Get cooking quick with a commissary kitchen in Portland

If you’ve ever walked around Portland, you’ve seen the signs in every window that say “Keep Portland Weird.” Well, now it’s time to keep Portland fed. With CloudKitchens, you can easily start feeding the masses from a commissary kitchen—Portland-style—in just a few weeks.

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Why commercial kitchens in Portland?

Portland routinely ranks as one of the country’s top food destinations, and it’s not hard to see why: When you combine fresh ingredients, diverse cultures, and an obsession with trying new things, culinary magic is bound to happen.

If you hope to be that “next new thing” in the city’s food scene, you need a place to work your magic. But the region’s rising rent prices make opening a restaurant easier said than done.

Luckily, there’s an alternative. With CloudKitchens, you can start cooking in a professional kitchen without breaking the bank. And we do more than pair you with a high-quality commissary kitchen—we handle all the complexities of running a delivery-only restaurant, too.

Every CloudKitchens commercial kitchen comes with a tablet and our proprietary software that streamlines order-taking, fulfillment, and delivery. Beyond helping you hand the right orders to the right drivers, we also take care of kitchen cleanup and maintenance, giving you the freedom to head home and relax after a hot day behind the grill.

Above all, we’re here to make your life easier. Together, we’ll have you running Portland’s new must-try spot in no time.

01

Turn-key

solution

Open a commercial kitchen in as little as 6 weeks with less capital, and leverage our proven model for delivery.

02

A team to

support you

We handle the logistics and fulfillment to make sure your orders are delivered with more accuracy, in less time.

03

New customers at

your fingertips

Our commercial kitchens are located in densely populated areas with the highest volumes of delivery orders, so you can reach more customers online.

04

Manage orders on

one tablet

Streamline your virtual restaurant's online ordering and delivery platform orders from one single tablet. Our technology integrates all your delivery apps in one place, allowing you to focus on the food.

05

Build multiple food

concepts

Maximize your order volume by running multiple brands and cuisines out of a single commercial kitchen.

06

Lower costs, higher

profits

When your labor, real estate costs, overhead, and cost of goods go down, your profits go up.

*Level of service dependent on facility
HOW WE COMPARE

Commercial kitchens versus traditional restaurants

200
ft2

Real Estate

Pay only for the space you need, rather than for empty dining rooms and waiting areas.

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4

Staff required

We provide all your support staff, and there’s no need for front-of-house labor, so you can work with a smaller team.

~
6

Weeks to launch

Our facilities are move-in ready and we can help you navigate the permitting process.

~
30
k

Investment

Avoid the $1 million+ startup cost on your own restaurant to start seeing profits faster.

~
6
months

Breakeven

With a ghost kitchen, you can break even in as little as 6 months with a 10% profit and $1M in annual sales.

Kitchen Specs

All you need and more under the hood

We offer kitchens for modern-day chefs and help get you set up with specialized equipment and minimal fuss.

Space

  • Private kitchen
  • Driver pickup area
  • Staff locker area
  • Restrooms
  • Mop wash
  • Cold & freezer storage
  • Dry storage

Services

  • Order pickup & processing*
  • Courier handoff
  • Cleaning & maintenance
  • Safety & health inspections
  • Delivery logistics
  • Extraction & ventilation
  • On-site support staff
  • Delivery software
  • *Level of service dependent on facility


Equipment

  • 3 compartment sink
  • Prep sink
  • Hand sink
  • Commercial hood
  • Tablet
  • Grease-trap/interceptor

Utilities

  • Gas points
  • Power outlets
  • High power lighting
  • Cold & hot water lines
  • Gas/fire safety system
  • WiFi
  • Trash / recycle
  • Ethernet connections
  • Grease/trap cleaning
  • Hood/flue cleaning
  • Pest control

FAQ

Questions?We are here to help.

What is a commissary kitchen?

In a nutshell, commissary kitchens are full-scale, commercial-grade facilities that chefs and food entrepreneurs can rent by the hour (or month). Traditionally, restaurateurs have used these shared-use kitchens as additional space, often for prep work, storage, or—in states where food truck owners can’t cook in their trucks—as full-on kitchens.


How much does it cost to start cooking in a commissary kitchen?

Because you can cut down significantly on staffing expenses and ignore the cost of décor entirely, operating out of a commissary kitchen is extremely affordable. When you partner with CloudKitchens, you can get started in your own space for as little as $30K.

Compare that to the $1 million+ it can cost to open a brick-and-mortar restaurant in high-cost-of-living Portland, and it’s no wonder that ghost kitchens are growing in popularity.


Are commissary kitchens profitable?

While profitability ultimately comes down to your marketing efforts, pricing, and margins, operating out of a commissary kitchen can certainly make it easier to earn money. Because you’ll have fewer expenses overall, you’ll likely enjoy larger margins. As such, your food business may be able to turn a profit sooner than the average brick-and-mortar restaurant.


How does a commercial kitchen help your existing restaurant grow?

Operating a commercial kitchen concept and business model allows restaurant owners to serve a wider clientele while minimizing overhead. Commercial kitchens also give you the flexibility to try out new menus or even new restaurants, all within one commercial kitchen space.


How much do commercial kitchens cost?

The cost of opening and operating a commercial kitchen will vary. When you work with CloudKitchens, you can get your ghost kitchen up and running with an investment as low as $30k (compared to the average $1 million for a brick-and-mortar, traditional restaurant).


Start cooking with us today