About Us

Verdigris Restaurant is a small, elegant, contemporary, French-inspired restaurant located in Northeast Portland, Oregon. Owners Johnny and Kristina Nunn are dedicated to creating a warm, personalized and memorable experience for every diner. Verdigris serves a blend of modern and traditional fare with an ever changing, seasonal menu and wine list. The cuisine is highlighted by simply prepared local produce, low temperature cooking with clean light accompaniments and ingredient driven desserts. The dining space was created to amplify the elements of the cuisine – tastefully simple, classic, and inviting. Our staff will provide all the extra touches that go into a memorable dining experience. We look forward to sharing a meal with you.

The Chef

 Nunn began cooking and refined his craft working at premier restaurants around the country, including San Francisco’s Farallon and Town Hall, New York City’s Eleven Madison Park, and Washington D.C.’s Cafe Atlantico, then traveled to Madrid, Spain to work at Memento. He moved to Portland in 2007 and opened restaurant five-0-three in West Linn. Nunn made significant contributions as Executive Chef to Portland restaurant institutions RingSide Hospitality Group and Brasserie Montmartre before opening Verdigris in 2015. Verdigris is the expression of Nunn’s dedication to locally sourced and globally minded food and dining he’s developed over the course of his career.