Chris Scott is the general manager at The Original Dinerant, a diner-meets-restaurant mashup in Portland by Sage Restaurant Group (SRG). Chris has been working in restaurants since the age of 15, when he began his first job as a busser at Alessandro’s in downtown Portland. Since then, Chris has held multiple front-of-house positions at countless restaurants across the city. Due to his well-rounded experience Chris possesses an in-depth understanding of every aspect of the guest experience and the details that make for a truly memorable meal.
A Portland native, Chris originally wanted to be a chef. Prior to registering for culinary school, however, Chris’s father suggested he become familiar with the industry by working at Alessandro’s. Although Chris veered off the culinary school path, his work ethic and passion for the hospitality industry made him a front-of-house success. As a result, SRG brought him on as an assistant manager at Urban Farmer Steakhouse, in 2010, followed by a promotion to senior restaurant manager at Departure Restaurant + Lounge before becoming GM at The Original in May 2014. Under his thoughtful leadership, The Original is today a renowned Portland dining destination and gathering place for transient guests and locals alike.
In his free time, Chris is the chef of his own kitchen, where he plays with ingredients, flavor profiles, and techniques inspired by the many talented chefs he has worked alongside throughout his career.