Opening in 2015, the Kingsland Kitchen food cart has become one of the city’s hottest food carts, with the O’s restaurant critic Michael Russell even deeming its full English breakfast the “best in Portland” in that same year. It’s since been serving those breakfasts and meaty sandwiches downtown in the SW 5th and Oak food cart pod. And this summer, Kingsland Kitchen will open a brick-and-mortar restaurant just a few blocks away, in the same building as the Embassy Suites Hotel, at SW 3rd and Pine.
Owners Chris and Holli Payne tell Eater the brick-and-mortar Kingsland Kitchen will be 1600 square feet, seat 75, and offer counter service for breakfast, brunch, and lunch. The menu is expanding, and it’s also adding beer and wine.
The Kingsland Kitchen food cart is still open, but the Paynes have put it up for sale. If all goes as planned, Kingsland Kitchen will open mid-to-late summer 2017.