See our Staff! Live! Onstage!


It's not just true of New York. Even in Portland, all of us here at Besaw's are otherwise creatively employed. Check out these events this February, featuring your favorite Besaw's faces:

One of our favorite servers left us earlier this month to finally pursue a full-time acting career. She is greatly missed, but we’re so excited for her. This month at Theater! Theater!, Our fabulous Eleanor O’Brien is performing her solo show, Good Girls’ Guide: Dominatrix for Dummies:

Eleanor O’Brien’s one-woman show Good Girls’ Guide: Dominatrix for Dummies dances with the desire we all have to be wanted.  From junior high proms to NYC nightclubs, O’Brien weaves a story of waiting to be picked, and discovers the ultimate antidote to shame and rejection.

Tickets for her show are available here.

Three of our other resident talents have events this month. Check out our Rock & Roll man Johnny as he plays next Tuesday night in his band, A VOLCANO with The Singing Knives and Stellar’s Jay at Plan B: 1305 SE 8th Ave, 8:00pm.

Our very own American Idol contender Suzanne Tufan opens for Her Ghost Kickstarter Benefit Show at Kelly’s Olympian: 426 SW Washington, Sunday, Feb 19th at 7pm.

And bartender Bobby Bermea invites you to My Soul Grown Deep: Reloaded! Free at the Kenton Library: 8226 N. Denver, Wednesday, February 22nd at 6:30pm.

The title comes from a Langston Hughes poem, perhaps his most famous, “The Negro Speaks of Rivers”. In My Soul Grown Deep, Langston Hughes himself guides the audience through 300 years of African-American poetry. BaseRoots captures these poems alive, in the air, still changing, still growing, bumping into things and finding a soaring moment before they settle into who they are. My Soul Grown Deep celebrates the breathing heart within these poems. And we use these poems to explore the breadth and width of African-American history. From Phyllis Wheatley to Saul Williams, this is not your granddad's poetry reading!

For more updates on all Besaw's doings, follow us on facebook & twitter! And as always, our fabulously creative staff performs for you every day at Besaw's: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner! Hope to see you soon!