Steve and Carima Salameh

Steve Salameh - Owner

Meet Steve Salameh, the brains behind Port & Park. With over 35 years of experience in Chicago's bustling food scene, Steve's journey began in England before he found his calling here in the Windy City. He's worked alongside some of the city's top food and drink pros, soaking up knowledge like a sponge.

Steve lives and breathes good food, great drinks, and even better company. He's all about bringing people together over a delicious meal and a well-crafted cocktail. As the heart and soul of Port & Park, Steve's mission is simple: to create unforgettable moments of joy through fantastic food and stellar service.

Proudly wearing the hat of founder, Steve is committed to making Port & Park a place where everyone feels like family. So, join us in raising a glass to Steve, and let's keep making memories, one meal at a time!


Meet Carima Hareas Salameh, the heart and soul of Port & Park. With a passion for hospitality that started at just 14 years old, Carima has been in the restaurant game for years. A seasoned traveler, you'll often find her not only in the restaurant, but also jet-setting to destinations like Italy or France. Whether she's serenading a guest on their birthday or ensuring every child leaves with a smile and a toy, Carima's dedication to customer happiness knows no bounds.

From the bustling atmosphere of the restaurant to the serene halls of the Louvre in Paris, Carima is there every step of the way. She knows that great food and service are paramount, and she works tirelessly to ensure that every guest leaves with a smile on their face and a satisfied stomach.

As the owner of Port & Park, Carima is committed to creating unforgettable experiences for her customers. Join us in celebrating Carima's warmth and dedication, and let's continue spreading joy, one meal at a time!