by chef jorge castillo quintal

The Victorian Belle Mansion

Meet Our Chef

Jorge Castillo Quintal joined the team at the Victorian Belle in the fall of 2021. With decades of hospitality experience behind him, Jorge has enlivened the Belle's catering menu with international flavor and artistic panache.

His recent resume includes fifteen years at Andina, the Pearl District ambassador for Peruvian cuisine. During his tenure as Sous Chef, Jorge won an Iron Chef competition in Portland. He also traveled to the Kahala Hotel in Hawai'i at the invitation of the Food Network to compete before a panel of more than twenty international judges. While in Hawai'i, he taught resort chefs the techniques of Peruvian Cebiche preparation.

Born in Tekax (pronounced tay-cash), a small town in the Yucatán Peninsula, Jorge spent his childhood imagining life in bustling tourist cities like Acapulco and Tijuana. When a family friend invited him to work at Club Internacional, he moved to Cancún and began as a dishwasher. It wasn't long before his gregarious nature drew him out onto the restaurant floor to bus tables. After learning English, he worked as a server and bartender, honing his skills mixing cocktails for his family and friends at home in Tekax.

From Cancún, he moved to Tijuana, then back to Cancún again as he waited on his Visa to allow him entry into the United States. From Costa Mesa, California, to Las Vegas and Albuquerque, Jorge traveled throughout the Southwest, working in restaurants and developing his innate hospitality skills. Eventually he landed in Portland where he worked his way up in restaurant kitchens from prep, to Garde Manger, to Sous Chef at Andina.

The flavors and visual artistry Jorge brings to his craft at the Victorian Belle are a culmination of his vast experience. Jorge's creativity, friendliness, and determination to learn new skills draw from a well of perseverance. "Not everything is easy," Jorge says, "but with patience, everything is possible."

The mansion is beautiful, the staff is so sweet and accommodating, and the food was phenomenal!


Contact us for information about our in-house catering, venue rentals and availability.

Off-Site Catering

Planning an event at your home or another venue but still need amazing catering? We offer select menus for off-site events from November through April. Availability during our peak wedding season (May-October) is limited to weekdays.

Contact us for information and menus!

Chef Jorge Castillo

the venue

The beautiful Victorian Belle mansion and gardens will take your breath away.

Our History

Learn more about the history of the Victorian Belle Mansion.

Did you know the Victorian Belle (AKA the David C Cole House) is listed on the National Register of Historic Places? 

Join us Friday, April 5th for a guided tour of the Belle to learn about the mansion, her past owners & their (mis)adventures, and what makes this property unique in Portland!

Tickets $10 on our website or at the door.

Bubbles & bevs available from 6:00 to 6:15
Guided tour from 6:15 to 6:45
Explore the mansion and grounds from 6:45 to 7:30

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Reservations are now open for our Mother’s Day weekend afternoon tea! 

We feature pastries from @littlebananabakery and tea from @smithteamaker for an absolutely decadent Victorian tea service! 

Call (503) 298 6884 for reservations 

Seatings at 2:30, 3:00 & 3:30 and last 60-90 minutes. Browse the mansion and gardens after your tea service at your leisure. 

$65-$70. More info on our website at

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We’re hosting the BEST non-traditional & alternative wedding show with @beyondtheveil_events ! Seriously you don’t want to miss it. 

Saturday, March 30th from 1:00 to 5:00. 

Tickets on our website at

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Join us on Sunday, April 7th for our Historical Fashion Afternoon Tea! We’re excited to welcome a presentation of women’s fashion modeling styles from 1800 to 1960. The fashion show will follow tea service, after which you may explore the mansion and gardens! 

Seating at 1:30

Pastries by @littlebananabakery and tea from @smithteamaker 

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In honor of Women’s History Month, we present Amanda Cole:

The historic Victorian Belle Mansion was built in 1885 as a gift from David C Cole to his wife, Amanda. Constructed of lumber milled entirely from the property, the original building costs came to $8000, a large sum in those days.

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One of Portland's best wedding venues, the Victorian Belle Mansion is a private 2.5-acre estate located just 10 minutes from downtown, and 20 minutes from Portland International Airport (PDX).