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March 05, 2021


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Did the Kitchen Kettle family eventually open the "Beef and Brew" restaurants?? Seems like the Beef and Brew guy was the son of Kitchen Kettle folks?? George Sabin?? Long time ago - details kinda fuzzy.
B & B was definitely the rage for a time....in 1970's??

Kitchen Kettle was the BEST restaurant ever, the atmosphere, the service and most of all the food. My boyfriend (now hub) took me there for dates - loved the lobster. Sad to see it close many years ago, if any family still around, hope proud of how great a restaurant it was.
Thanks for posting.

Oregonian Obit from 4/12/2009 Gene Thomas Spathas 12/3/1932-4/7/2009

"In 1957 Gene married Claidia Mickelson and together they opened Claidia's Tavern the following year.----A savvy businessman, Gene also founded and owned the Kitchen Kettle, Steak & Skewer and Beef & Brew restaurants"

From the Oregonian 1/17/17 "Tasty Memories"
The Kitchen Kettle This longtime restaurant at SE 103rd an Stark St. opened in 1951 by Morris and Grace Dournian, who later sold the business to Gene Spathas and George Sabin. They expanded the restaurant to included a banquet room and upgraded the look of the dining room.

Oregonian Obit. George Sabin 1935-2006

In 1964 he developed his passion for the restaurant business, he and Roberta opened their first of many restaurants, The Kitchen Kettle, in SE Portland. While still owning the Kitchen Kettle George designed and built nine additional restaurants including 14 Grains, Valentino's, and the seven restaurant chain, Beef and Brew. George sold these restaurants at the peak of their popularity and built a new restaurant, Brubaker's, in Hazeldell, Wa. in 1981

Beef n Brw was great, and I loved Valentinos!!! Spent many evenings there!

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