Gumba is a low-cost, high-end dining experience. Jesse has been cooking in the kitchens of Portland since 2004, including the iconic Bar Mingo/Cafe Mingo, where he learned the simple and basic foundation of Italian cooking. Gumba, however, is not the simple and basic food that one would expect from Italian food, rather inspired by roots that extend deep and go far beyond the landscapes of Italy. This is not Italian food. This is food inspired from a life long love of eating.