Our most frequently requested location is finally open!
We have been looking to escape downtown for years, and this year felt like as good as any to make the move. When an opportunity presented itself that included Bamboo Sushi, Salt & Straw, and St. Honore as neighbors, we jumped on it. We love the slower pace and family vibes of Lake O (and surrounding communities), and are excited to be bringing our brand of health to our favorite little PDX lake town.
KURE Hawthorne operates out of one of Portland's first food carts. It also happens to be our first location! Despite having been home to five other businesses prior to ours in it's 13 years standing (many of which went on to relocate in the same neighborhood), the 'hut' had been abandoned for some time when we found it. Needless to say, it needed some major TLC, so that is exactly what we gave it.
With tremendous support from the surrounding neighborhood and community, KURE Hawthorne proudly became a part of the area's eclectic landscape. Tucked beneath Mt. Tabor park, surrounded by Portland Craftsman bungalows and blocks away from the Hawthorne shopping district, 'K1' as we call it is happy to call South East Portland home.
Our downtown shop opened in March of 2013 in the central business district. We fell in love with the area immediately, because the moment the doors opened we began meeting such fantastic people. Surrounded by boutique hotels, Pioneer Square, high rise buildings and other small businesses, we made friends with all sorts of folks from just about every industry, profession and walk of life. Between the tourists and the locals, KURE downtown is situated in Portland's own miniature melting pot. There almost couldn't be a better place to blend drinks for the people!