Kurt Huffman Discusses Ongoing Struggles for Portland Restaurants

Kurt Huffman, founder of one of Portland's most renowned restaurant groups ChefStable, sees trouble in the future of Portland's culinary scene. Identifying a rising trend amongst locals to favor the obscure and interesting over the tried and true, Huffman explained in a recent Munchies article that "there are a lot of people who are just experimenting with their restaurants and don’t know how to properly train their staff, or aren’t prepared, or don’t understand how hard it is going to be, or that are undercapitalized."

Huffman furthered that "food can’t just be good anymore; it has to be good and interesting" for the restaurant to survive, and even then there are no guarantees. 

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