Gustav's was the first restaurant in Portland to feature a French rotisserie in the lobby when opened in 1992.


Gustav's was the first pub-style restaurant to serve a variety of German imported beer and local breweries like Widmer - the largest collection at the time.


The first menu only included fondue, soups, salads, sausages, sandwiches and shepherds pie - no schnitzel, mashed potatoes, red cabbage, sauerbraten....


Guten Foods employees at the annual fundraiser golf tournament to raise money for Zenger Farms and New City Initiative.


During a 1997 visit to Spaten brewery in Munich, Suzeanne was told that our three restaurants served more Spaten Optimator than any account worldwide.


Our most-popular menu items are fondue and schnitzel.


Portland’s first family of food, Suzeanne Mager and her dad Horst, opened the first Gustav’s, Portland’s original bier hall, in 1992


Team building exercise at the annual company retreat in Gearhart, Oregon

About Us

Guten Foods is the owner and operator of two of Portland’s oldest and most popular restaurant concepts: Der Rheinlander and Gustav’s. The company was founded by Horst Mager, “Portland’s first celebrity chef,” in 1963 and remains a family operation today, with Horst’s daughter Suzeanne purchasing the company in the 1997.

Under Suzeanne, the company has focused on providing fresh, seasonal and high quality German and European cuisine – with a Northwest twist – in a casual and festive atmosphere. Its bars offer original and seasonal cocktails alongside an unparalleled selection of imported German beers, as well as Oregon craft beers, and Northwest and domestic wines. Guten Foods also is committed to ensuring the highest level of customer service and satisfaction.

Guten Foods’ newest concept, Gustav’s Bargarten, is set to open at Keizer Station in 2015, offering a unique, contemporary and open space to socialize and enjoy fine food and drink with family and friends – new and old alike.

Be sure to visit our careers page for a complete list of openings across all of our properties.

Contact Us

If you are contacting us regarding a donation:

We are proud to support and partner with Zenger Farms and New City Initiative for our Community Giving program. While we we wish we could support all causes, unfortunately we cannot, but we thank you for thinking of Gustav's for your event or organization.

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