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Helena Loureiro

Montreal · QC · Canada

Last updated: July 8, 2021

Helena Loureiro is the Executive Chef and owner of Portus 360 and Restaurant Helena in Montreal.

Adopting Québec as her new home over 30 years ago, she warms the hearts of locals by sharing the culture of her native country; Portugal. Her modern and creative cuisine, directly inspired by her travels and her grandmother’s family recipes, have helped her create a reputation as one of Montreal’s top chefs.

A few years following the completion of her studies at l’Institut de Tourisme et d’Hôtellerie du Québec, her dream of opening her own restaurant was realized when Portus Calle opened its doors in the heart of Montreal’s Portuguese neighborhood.

In 2012, she opened her second restaurant on McGill Street, the Helena, which drew inspiration from the high ceilings and style of the breweries in Old Lisbon.

In the spring of 2016, the Portus Calle was reborn as Portus360 and moved the top of the “Tour de Ville”, a cultural beacon in Montreal.

Meticulous in her work, Helena uses only the finest quality ingredients, sourced locally and from Portugal. Energetic and devoted to her work, she is constantly on the lookout for new ideas, the perfection of her craft, and to learn continuously, despite the mastery of her art.

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