Black Bear Diner Announces New Restaurant Opening in Portland, Oregon
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Black Bear Diner Announces New Restaurant Opening in Portland, Oregon

Family dining franchise expands Oregon presence with eleventh diner in the state.

REDDING, Calif. - (BUSINESS WIRE) - March 04, 2019 - Black Bear Diner, the fast-growing, family dining concept that offers a one-of-a-kind experience and home-style comfort food classics in a friendly, bear-themed atmosphere, has announced it is officially opening its doors tomorrow, March 5, in Portland, Oregon. The franchise-owned restaurant will be located at 3737 SE 82nd Avenue.

The opening marks Black Bear Diner’s 11th in the state and first in Southeast Portland, bringing its home-style breakfast, lunch, and dinner comfort food classics to the Portland community, including Corned Beef Hash, Beyond Burger, and Bigfoot Chicken Fried Steak. The Portland diner is 5,118 square-feet and has a capacity of 144 guests.

“Our newest restaurant in Portland doesn’t look much different than the first restaurant we opened in 1995, and we still offer the same delicious burgers, meatloaf, chicken-fried steak and other comfort food classics that our guests have come to love,” said Black Bear Diner Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer Bruce Dean. “Black Bear Diner is excited to continue to expand in Portland and we look forward to introducing our style of delicious food and genuine hospitality to more guests.”

Recognized as one of the country’s fastest-growing franchises and a disruptor in the family-dining segment, Black Bear Diner has been acknowledged for its growth and performance, especially compared to numerous competitive brands. The company has opened seven new diners since 2019.

About Black Bear Diner

Founded in Mt. Shasta, Calif., in 1995, Black Bear Diner brings home-style comfort food classics and personal service back to the dining experience. The quickly growing family dining concept, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, offers a vast, enticing menu anchored in hearty portions and excellent value, with service rooted in genuine hospitality. The franchise now operates 127 locations in 13 states and growing. Black Bear Diner has been consistently recognized for its significant growth and outstanding performance. The company has been recognized as a Top 10 Customer Service Winner, a Top 10 Fastest-Growing Chain and a Top Disruptor from Nation’s Restaurant News. Franchise Times has called Black Bear Diner as one of the “smartest-growing brands” in the country. For a full menu and additional information, please visit

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SOURCE Black Bear Diner



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