Renata is a wood-fired Italian restaurant located in Portland’s Central Eastside district.  We have opened our doors during Phase 1, offering limited patio seating.  We strive to feed our community and support our local farmers. Through our pantry, we continue our whole animal butchery program, producing prime cuts and house-made sausages. We are also offering fully cooked dinner items Tuesday-Sunday.  These items, and many more, are available for curbside pick up or no-contact delivery. Renata is driven by family and food; we are always so grateful to be able to feed our guests, work with local farmers, and continue to be a part of the Portland restaurant community.

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Nick Arnerich

Nick grew up in Portland, Oregon and spent most of his first years at his parent’s restaurant Delevan’s. Over the last 15 years Nick has worked in some of the most acclaimed restaurants in the country including The French Laundry where he was Maitre d’ under the tutelage of Larry Nadeau.Most recently Nick was Director of Operations for the Delfina Restaurant Group in San Francisco.In 2013 Nick relocated to Portland to pursue his dream of owning his own restaurant.



Sandra Arnerich

A Colombian native, Sandra moved to the US to attend college. Food and wine were always part of her life and in 2005 Sandra moved to Canada where she enrolled in the Culinary Management Program at Fanshawe College. While in school Sandra secured an internship at The French Laundy where she later worked as dining room expeditor. More recently Sandra worked as a captain at three-star Michelin Benu in San Francisco.

Chris Wright

In Memorium

It’s easy to love Chris Wright, and to consider him a friend. He lit up every room he walked into. His eyes would twinkle, his smile mischievous, and it was always a great joy to watch him destroy a kitchen in the process of baking one of his famous peach pies.

It was truly an honor to have him as a beloved friend, but at Renata, he will always be our family.

Chris packed up his life in San Francisco and brought his legendary passion for hospitality and the wine industry with him to Portland, in support of Nick and Sandra’s dream. He was here for the endless days and nights of construction and opening, at birthday celebrations and holiday meals. It’s impossible to quantify the commitment and unflagging optimism that he poured into this restaurant.

In February 2016, Chris discovered that some nagging health issues were far more serious than any of us could have imagined. Chris was diagnosed with Stage IV Pancreatic Cancer and we sadly lost him – far too soon – on April 6, 2016.

It is an understatement to say that we were and are still heartbroken, but if anyone would insist that the celebration continued, it would be Chris.

Thank you for helping us remember our friend who was filled with so much love, passion, joy, laughter, friendship and kindness. We love you, Crispy.






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Private Parties & Events


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Phone: 503.954.2708


The PDR is an intimate space that is connected to the energy of Renata, while remaining private and tucked away. Up to 16 seated or 25 standing guests


A commissary kitchen by day, MSK transforms into a Chef’s Table experience at night. AV is available by request. Up to 22 seated guests


In warmer months the patio is available for cocktail receptions or family style meals. Up to 40 seated or 50 standing guests


We would love to speak with you about the option of buying out the entire restaurant and patio. Up to 120 seated or 200 standing guests


Located in the Rejuvenation Building at 1100 SE Grand Ave., Figlia is available for seated dinners or standing receptions with the Renata menu. Up to 40 seated or 60 standing guests

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Hours & Location

Renata is NOW open for dinner service.  We are open Wednesday – Friday from 5 – 8 and Saturday – Sunday 4 – 8.  Renata is available for take-out and delivery daily, 4pm-8pm. Our pantry items, including frozen meals and butcher cuts are always available.  Our new dinner menu is available Tuesday-Saturday. You may pre-order up to a week ahead of time. Thank you so much for your support and please stay safe!




626 SE Main St,
Portland, Oregon 97214
Phone: (503) 954-2708


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