About

Independent Restaurant Concepts (IRC) is an owner-operated hospitality consultancy that contracts with, and manages a collective of Portland area restaurants. Each IRC property has a unique concept and offering with the goal of delivering an amazing customer experience.

 

Principle owners, James Hall and Josh Johnston, got their start in 2006 with their first property, North 45, and have since expanded the portfolio to eight brick and mortar properties as well as an offsite catering company and consulting arm.

Team

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James Hall

Chief Executive Officer

Favorite Food: Burger no mayo

Drink of Choice: IPA

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Josh Johnston

VP of Sales & Marketing

Favorite Food: Sushi & Pizza

Drink of Choice: Perfect Pint of Guinness

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Linda Addy

Director of Operations

Favorite Food: Thanksgiving Side Dishes and Kimchi

Drink of Choice: Coffee & IPA

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Aaron Dionne

Culinary Director

Favorite Food: Something I haven’t tried before

Drink of Choice: Yes

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Amanda Payne

Training Director

Favorite Food: Sandwiches & Chips of All Varieties

Drink of Choice: IPA & Tequila

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Beth McKeever

Operations Controller

Favorite Food: Clam Chowder

Drink of Choice: Guinness with a Jameson back

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Jessica Apgar

Events & Catering Manager

Favorite Food: White Fish Salad on an Everything Bagel

Drink of Choice: Champagne

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Brady Kennedy

Marketing Manager

Favorite Food: Taco Truck Burrito

Drink of Choice: IPA

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Meredith Jaggard

Social Media Manager

Favorite Food: Vegan + pizza

Drink of Choice: Anything grown in a vineyard

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Corbin Weston

Bookkeeper

Favorite Food: Steak

Drink of Choice: Red Wine