# 71 John Gorham - Toro Bravo, Tasty, MEC, Pollo Bravo and more

John Gorham carries a big stick in the Portland food world.  His restaurants are known and held in high esteem not only in Portland, but all over the US.  One of the major reasons he keeps expanding is that it's the best way to make sure he takes care of the talent at his restaurants and gives them room to grow in their careers and in the organization.  The results can be seen in the lines outside his restaurants: Toro BravoTasty N Sons, Tasty N Alder, Mediterranean Exploration Company and Plaza del Toro.  We talked to John about his growing restaurant empire just as he and his powerful staff embarks on opening Pollo Bravo and Shalom Y'all.

Also mentioned in this episode:  

http://apizzascholls.com/ http://www.clydecommon.com/  http://woodsmantavern.com/  http://bamboosushi.com/  http://www.pizzajerkpdx.com/  http://www.grainandgristle.com/