Central Kitchen Online Food Hall expands to offer takeout from four of its culinary platforms at Thirsty Lion locations in Oregon
Food from Killer Wings, Southern Jewel, Soy Joy, and Pizza and Spice can now be ordered—along with Thirsty Lion’s menu—with curbside takeout available from Thirsty Lion’s Tigard and Tanasbourne locations. Thirsty Lion Tigard is located at 10205 SW Washington Square Rd.; Thirsty Lion Tanasbourne is located at 2290 NW Allie Ave. in Hillsboro. Hours vary, see full details and place to-go orders at a new website: CentralKitchenFoodOnl
John Plew, President and CEO of CEG, explained, “Central Kitchen has been open for three months now and thanks to the mandated shutdown, we’ve had a chance to see what really works. We’ve taken the three platforms with the best success—our Southern fried chicken and sides, wings, and Asian cuisine—and are now rolling them out at our Thirsty Lion locations in the Portland area, along with a new pizza option that we are confident will be a hit as well.”
The Central Kitchen Food Hall in southeast Portland will continue to offer takeout and delivery from its six concepts, which include Thirsty Lion, Southern Jewel, Killer Wings, and Soy Joy, plus Tequila Sunrise and BYOBurger. All menus have been designed under the direction of Keith Castro, CEG’s VP of Food and Beverage Executive Chef.
Plew said the success of the online food hall concept, which was originally conceived as a pivot in response to the pandemic, has led his team to create Central Kitchen brands in its other markets as well, including Arizona, Colorado, and Texas.
The original Central Kitchen Online Food Hall is located at 816 SE 8th Ave. and is open daily from 4-9 p.m. for curbside pickup; place orders at CentralKitchenPDX.com.
About Concept Entertainment
Concept Entertainment is a hospitality management company based in Portland, Oregon. It has a firm commitment to providing extraordinary guest experiences and over 30 years of experience developing and operating creative restaurant, bar, and entertainment concepts. CEG founded Thirsty Lion Gastropub and Grill in downtown Portland in 2006 and scaled the brand to expand regionally. Today it has two Oregon locations, plus eight stores in Arizona, Colorado, and Texas. In 2018, Full Service Restaurant News named Thirsty Lion one of 12 of the most successful emerging restaurant chains in the country. CEGHospitality.com