Einstein Bros. Bagels Closing Three Portland Locations

Denver chain also discontinuing Kettleman-style boiled bagels.


Food & Drink
Three of Einstein Bros. Bagels' Portland locations, on Southeast 11th Avenue, Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard and Southwest Scholls Ferry Road, were permanently closed on Friday, April 12, representatives from the Colorado-based Einstein Noah Group have confirmed. Eleven other Portland-area locations will remain open.Two of the closed Einstein Bros. locations once bore a much different ...   More
Monday, April 15, 2013 by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

BagelGate: Kettleman's Bagels "Will Not Change"


Food & Drink
The entire city of Portland was rendered shocked and dismayed yesterday with news that local chain Kettleman Bagels—known for its delicious, chewy boiled New York style bagels—has been acquired by Noah's Bagels—known for its bagel-shaped pieces of dough. Most distressing was a line from the press release from the Einstein Noah Restaurant Group (which also owns Einstein Bagels and Manhattan Bagels) ...   More
Wednesday, November 30, 2011 RUTH BROWN

BagelGate: Kettleman to Become Einstein Bros.; Portlanders Hit Back


Food & Drink
News that Portland's Kettleman Bagels had been sold to the vastly inferior national chain Noah's Bagels in November last year was met with sadness and anger, but employees told WW that they had been assured "nothing is changing" except the name.Well, that turned out to be a stinking pile of excrement: The company yesterday announced that all five Kettleman locations will be rebranded under another ...   More
Tuesday, January 31, 2012 RUTH BROWN

Murmurs: Gambling on a New Lottery Boss.

The Oregon Lottery generates more than $500 million a year, most of it from video gambling machines in bars and taverns. Longtime Lottery Commission Chairman Steve Ungar is stepping down and Gov.    More
Wednesday, May 2, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

BagelGate: Former Kettleman Employees No Longer Allowed to Accept Tips


Food & Drink
More bad news about Kettleman Bagels being purchased and chewed up by national chain Noah’s Bagels. First, Portlanders lost out on great (that is, authentic) bagels. Turns out the employees of the newly branded Einstein Bros. Bagels lost out, too: They’re no longer allowed to accept tips—even a little change in the jar. The Einstein Noah Restaurant Group tells WW: “[W]e want our employees to ...   More
Tuesday, May 1, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

Schmear Apparent

We miss Kettleman’s bagels, too. Who can replace them?

Food Reviews & Stories
Kettleman Bagels is in zombie mode. Things have slipped fast since the beloved local bagelry sold out last November to Colorado-based Einstein Bros. Kettleman’s superb boiled bagels...   More
Wednesday, February 22, 2012 PENELOPE BASS


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