About Us

Café Yumm! cofounders Mark Beauchamp and Mary Ann Beauchamp Café Yumm!® is a casual dining experience; a delicious process that takes you from pure ingredients to the savory first bite.

Founders Mark and Mary Ann Beauchamp have created a welcoming atmosphere and from the basics of rice and beans, developed a menu balancing a combination of elemental foods with a light-hearted sense of fun.

The process starts with the seed. The most fundamental form of life, the seed is a symbol of food in its basic form. Yumm! is the state of pure deliciousness contained in simple, nourishing, beautiful food.

We then apply our energy and passion. The flame transforms the basic ingredients into a satisfying, nourishing product. Yumm! is an act of passion: we love creating vital new flavors that fuel the soul.

The delicious, beautiful bowl represents the seed, transformed by flame. The bowl nourishes body, mind and soul. Yumm! is a welcoming place where flavors of many cultures meet 'round a bowl.

The final step in the process brings us full circle and represents the cyclical nature of life; life depends on the interrelationship of seed, flame and bowl. Yumm! What is it? Close your eyes, open your senses and savor the moment.

Visit one of our locations and enjoy the fresh vitality and natural simplicity of the Yumm!. You can read about our timeline here.

Café Yumm! is Oregon's first Benefit Company (tied with 28 others!).

We publish our Benefit Reports (available to the left) each year. Oregon's Secretary of State posts a complete list of Oregon-based Benefit Companies at this website.

Cafe Yumm! Benefit Company Report

Non magnum nisi bonum.
No greatness without goodness.