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Kure Owners Say Hot Food Menu Was the Plan All Along

K4, Kure’s new brick and mortar, is located right next door to Ruby Jewel in Portland’s West End.

In a few short years, Kure's Nick Armour and Nate Higgins have taken their juicing operation from a little food cart on Hawthorne to three brick and mortars—the last of which, Armour says, gives them the space to realize their original plan of supplementing fresh juices with hot savory bowls of vegetable goodness.

Kure Kitchen—or K4, as Armour and Higgins like to call it—now serves two new hot cereals (a quinoa and almond milk coconut version, and a seedy, oat and maple version), a trio of new salads, and four hot "macro" bowls. So what the heck is a macro bowl? Think nutritional rice and quinoa bases mixed with a variety of vegetables, herbs, and proteins, such as black beans, red cabbage, cucumber, pickles, mint, ginger, and grated beets.

Like all Kures, K4 still offers plenty of smoothies, freshly squeezed juices, and a quartet of açai bowls.

The new Kure seats 18 inside, with seating for another dozen on the sidewalk. Armour and Higgins say their plan is to eventually retrofit the other two brick-and-mortar locations with the hardware necessary to offer the new expanded menu.

Kure Kitchen: 408 SW 12th Ave., 855.777.5973. ext. 4; Hours: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday through Monday, with expanded hours on the way

Kure Juice Bar

408 Southwest 12th Avenue, , OR 97205 (855) 777-5873 Visit Website