Excellent Cuisine Restaurant

UPDATE – Excellent Cuisine is now open from 9:30 AM to 10:00 PM daily. A new website for the business offers images of the menu and testimonials. They can be contacted by phone at 503-946-8830 or you can order delivery from any of these three services: Postmates.comGrubhub.com,  and Seamless.com.

Update from November 14th , 2020.

UPDATE – Excellent Cuisine had a soft opening this week with one Yelp reviewer posting his first impressions. The restaurant also now has a DoorDash page available for placing home delivery orders.

Original story from October 15th , 2020.

A new bar and restaurant will soon open in the former Wong’s King Seafood location. A recent Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) liquor license reveals that Excellent Cuisine is opening at 8733 SE Division, Suite 101.

The King Plaza building prominently displays a new Excellent Cuisine sign, replacing the Wong’s King Seafood sign. Not too much information is available regarding the new establishment. The liquor license application paperwork shows a checkbox for “Video Lottery Machines” on site. The application was filed by Y & W Trading LLC with owners Yu Xiong Zhang and Wan Fang Kuang. The owners’ names are listed on the application but crossed out and replaced with the LLC.

In the coming months, expect to see more information on the cuisine type and an opening date. Based on current indoor dining restrictions, it’s likely to be a while before they open. However, many are already excited to see this location filled with another restaurant.

Rose City Beer Collective

A new online business is setting up shop in Montavilla, offering home delivery of local beers. Called Rose City Beer Collective, owner Joel Banta expects to start delivering boxes to the first customers early in 2021.

“Rose City Beer Collective is a Beer of the Month subscription box that will exclusively feature beer from Portland Breweries,” described Banta. Montavilla is host to business operations for the company, but all customer interactions will occur online at the company’s website.

Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) is currently evaluating Rose City Beer Collective’s application for off-premises sales. However, Banta expects the process to be complete by the end of the year. Banta explained that once the license is issued, Rose City Beer Collective will reveal the subscription service details and reach out to potential customers. “We will then do our advertising push hopefully in the month of January and put out our first box in February 2021.”

Although Rose City Beer Collective targets sales beyond the Montavilla neighborhood, they will be a welcomed new business to the community. As more taprooms, microbreweries, and specialty beer sales take hold in the area, Montavilla could soon become a primary destination for the craft beer enthusiast.