2930 NE Killingsworth St.
Portland, OR 97211
Dame is a neighborhood restaurant hosting chef Patrick McKee with his Estes menu. We are excited to share this food and extensive natural wine list with our guests. Estes is born from Italian family roots, seasonality and technique. The menu features straightforward and personal cooking -- handmade pasta, braised meats, and seasonal vegetable dishes. With a thoughtfully designed space, carefully curated natural wine selection, and warm hospitality -- Dame was listed as of Bon Appétit's "50 Best New Restaurants" in the nation.
Estes x Dame sources ingredients carefully through local farms and the kitchen cooks simply and seasonally to highlight the wonderful farmers we're lucky to work with. We source our wine with the same ideas in mind. Hand-harvested grapes grown organically, with minimal manipulation in the cellar.
Represented at this dinner by winemaker Tom Sivilli
John Paul, the irrepressible owner of Cameron, founded the winery in 1984. After working out of a roofless warehouse on the other side of the tracks in McMinnville, we moved to our current location in the hills above Dundee. Here, we planted Clos Electrique, a four-acre dry-farmed vineyard that included Pinot noir and Chardonnay. Clos Electrique was planted in a traditional Burgundian manner, using several different clones of each varietal. Over the years the vineyard has expanded to 7 acres. Varietals now also include Nebbiolo and a field blend of white Italian grapes.
John Paul came to winemaking from an academic background. After receiving a PhD in Marine Biochemistry, he realized that winemaking offered opportunities to use the right side of his brain and to drink at work. He therefore jumped academic ship and began working in the wine industry, with stints in Oregon, New Zealand, and California. After working as an assistant winemaker at Carneros Creek Winery in the Napa Valley, he took the high road north and started Cameron with his wife, Teri Wadsworth, and partners, Bill and Julia Wayne of Abbey Ridge Vineyard, Marc Dochez, and Shawna Archibald. The winery name was inspired by its location in Dundee and was named after the Paul family’s Scottish Clan.
Cameron Winery is dedicated to producing high-quality, hand-crafted and sustainably-farmed libations for the people. A small family operation, producing 3,000 to 4,000 cases annually, John is joined by his wife Teri, winemaker Tom Sivilli, vineyard manager Phil London, Matthew Layng, two cats, 10 chickens, 2 sheep and 2 hives of bees. John and Teri’s children, Tawny and Julian are also intimately involved in the winery’s happenings.