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."

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.

Winter micro-weddings at the Victorian Belle are so cozy and sparkly! Contact us for 2024 availability!  Photos by @megangallagherphoto  #victorianwedding #victorianhouse #winterwedding #portlandwedding #pnwwedding #portlandweddingvenue #christmaswedding #victorianchristmas
Don’t miss this lovely wreath making class with @wildflower_hill_floral on December 10th! 
Call (503) 298 6884 for reservations.
$75 includes materials for one festive wreath and charcuterie from our chef!  #pdxevents #portlandevents #pdxholidayevents #victorianchristmas #victorianhouse #victorianholiday
Join us for the best Holiday Afternoon Tea experience in Portland! Tickets are selling out fast for our luxurious tea featuring selections from @smithteamaker and pastries from @littlebananabakery ! Call (503) 298 6884 for reservations.  #holidayhightea #holidaytea #victorianhouse #victorianchristmas #victorianhightea #vintagechristmas #pdxevents #portlandevents #pdxeventspace #pdxweddingvenue #victorianweddingvenue
Dreaming of a vintage tea experience surrounded by lavish Victorian holiday decorations? Join us for Holiday Evening Tea featuring tea by @smithteamaker and pastries by @littlebananabakery !
Offered on December 1st, 15th, 17th, 18th, 22nd, and 29th with January dates coming soon. 
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Dreaming of summer nights at the Victorian Belle and dance parties in the gazebo! Contact us about available wedding dates for 2024 & 2025!  Photos: @natemeeds  #victorianhouse #victorianwedding #portlandwedding #oregonwedding #pdxweddingvenue #pdxwedding #pnwwedding #gardenpartywedding

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).