Doug Pitassi is something of a Renaissance man, possessing the kind of broad industry experience that has made him more than qualified to offer his expert insight on topics ranging from gastronomical to nautical in nature. Mr. Pitassi’s vast experience and varied interests have enabled him to spend time in places like Galveston and Portland, earning praise from his Texas neighbors for his boating expertise and gratitude from his Oregon neighbors for his unique insight into the Portland culinary scene. While Mr. Pitassi has always demonstrated a keen interest in learning about any subject at all, his knowledge of Portland’s restaurant culture has been the source of his most recent professional efforts.
As the author of a book detailing the best that Portland’s dining scene has to offer, Mr. Pitassi has positioned himself yet again as an expert in an industry undergoing exponential growth in the Pacific Northwest. In his most recent book, Mr. Pitassi offers a detailed analysis of Portland’s best-known restaurants along with some of the more underrated options he feels are deserving of equal praise. The result is a book that is ideal for both longtime Portland residents along with any first-timer completely unfamiliar with the area.
Mr. Pitassi’s professional career is remarkable in its diversity, but that does not mean he is deserving of the “Jack of all trades, master of none” tag. His professional output has indeed been quite varied, but Mr. Pitassi has earned a reputation for his full investment in every endeavor in order to gain the kind of knowledge necessary to become an all-encompassing resource for others.