Grandma Leeth’s Restaurant in Cedar Hills closed in 2010, when its founder relocated her family across the Atlantic Ocean.  Although we miss every one of our delightful, loyal customers, we have no plans to reopen at this time. 

Please contact us for inquiries regarding franchise opportunities, catering requests and brand extension ideas/opportunities at nextgen@grandmaleeths.com        


For current events scheduled on our calendar, please visit our Such A Deal Page
News relating to media is here.   Click on links in stories for live external links to news:
Metro Parent Magazine     January 2010

What a fantastic way to ring in the New Year for us - A rocking restaurant review (conducted in complete stealth, may we add).  Reviewer Emily Puro begins, “Since opening in 2007, Grandma Leeth’s has become a local icon - the innovative eatery was voted the region’s “Family-Favorite”...”  We are gratified that our efforts are paying off and very excited about the review, so hope you will click here go to page 36, and take a few minutes to read the in-depth, full page review.
Koddler.com     December 2009 - January 2010

Yes, that nifty website some of you who have relocated from elsewhere may already know about, has launched in Portland.  Watch them grow, and send in your entries to their calendar if you are responsible for an upcoming event.  We are very proud to announce that Grandma Leeth’s has been chosen as the featured business, and you can read all about it by clicking here ____________________________________________________
Beaverton Valley Times     December, 2009

Co-editor, Christina Lund thought highly enough about us to do a feature story after she visited Grandma Leeth’s Restaurant for a meal, completely undetected by us.  In the story, entitled “Grandma Leeth’s Plays Around with Comfort Food” she talks about how we particularly cater to “special needs eaters and families with young children”.  She covers how our team “strives to offer real choices for every member of the family” and “challenges families to raise their expectations when it comes to dining out”.  Click here for the rest of the story. ____________________________________________________
eHow     November, 2009

Elizabeth Fountain tells us about “Things to do with kids in Portland, Oregon” and among them is to go out to eat at Grandma Leeth’s Restaurant, serving “heartwarming food and entertainment for kids 2 to 9 while you eat quiche, pastas or a steaming curry bowl”.  Click here for the rest of the story. ____________________________________________________
Portland Examiner     September 7, 2009

Fifth generation Portlander, mother of three, and reporter extraordinaire, Sally Murdoch, writes:  “This place rules and they now have delicious gourmet lunches starting at $5.50. Dinnertime is a slice of heaven. You can check the kiddies into an enormous supervised and immaculate play area where they can do crafts or play. Or, if your kids prefer to be at the table, they'll bring toys to you. Nice staff, delicious food, great portions and some healthy choices as well. Closed Mondays, but they have something going on almost every day of the week, from storytimes, afternoon tea to dress up”.  For the rest of the article, CLICK HEREl
Gluten Free Portland. org     May 12, 2009

“Upscale Sesame Street” and “Generally, the place has a fun, energetic atmosphere and gives a person a nice feeling of being safe”, in addition to service that was “friendly and awesome”  were some of the highlights from the review completed by Gluten Free Portland dot org.     For the link to the entire review, including photographs, CLICK HEREl
CBS Radio Portland    May, 2009

The folks at KINK-FM have been saying the nicest things about us when they announce our gift certificates for sale on the air, so tune in while you are driving and let us know if you hear about us between the great music. 
                                                                         Hear the Announcement we snagged...
The Portland Mercury    April, 2009

In a short, but sweet review os Grandma Leeth’s ® Restaurant, the Portland Mercury says “From a relatively nondescript mall, this concept restaurant (based on the idea that kids can’t be expected to act like adults and adults without kids shouldn’t have to endure them) is one that actually works.”    For the rest of the review, CLICK HEREl 
The Beaverton Chamber’s of Commerce’s “Business Beat” .    April, 2009

Drew Zagorski penned a wonderful Member Feature, spotlighting Grandma Leeth’s ® Restaurant for the Beaverton Chamber of Commerce’s Business Beat publication, but it was his opening line that warmed our collective hearts:  It’s all about family...and family is everyone.      To read all about it, CLICK HEREl
Portland Picks  (again!)    March 13, 2009

Exciting stuff!  We were first picked in December 2007, now we have again in March!  This time we were picked as one of the top picks in town for Portland Picks’ Mommy Guide.  Read why the sassy ladies say you should come see us to “treat the kids - and yourself”.  Read more about us and their other picks too by clicking here
Examiner.    February, 2009

In her feature, entitled “Try a family date night at Grandma Leeth’s ® Restaurant”, reporter Angie Allee says the following about Grandma Leeth’s ® Restaurant:  “And get this...the food is SO GOOD, your kids won’t even know it’s healthy”  as well as “Grandma Leeth’s ® challenges us to ‘raise our expectations’ when dining out with kids.  Their wholesome and unique menu, superb service, and fun atmosphere have sure raised mine to a new level.”  For Angie’s entire article,  CLICK HEREl
Things and Places for Kids      January, 2009

Tina Morton of All Things Crafty, in her review says if you “need a break but don’t want to pay big bucks for a sitter...Grandma Leeth’s ® in Cedar Hills is the place to go!”  She also remarked “My son had a blast while I got some crafting done”.   Click here for more, including photographs
Grandma Leeth’s ® Restaurant voted Portland’s Family-Favorite Restaurant.    September, 2008

It’s official.  Grandma Leeth’s ® was voted Family-Favorite Restaurant of the year!  Come see for yourself what the fuss is all about and why after more than 400 votes this year, we’ve won Metro Parent Magazine’s ‘Happy Highchair Award’.  To our customers and all our other supporters who have helped us deliver the Grandma Leeth’s ® vision and who voted for us - Thank you from the bottom of our collective hearts!    To read the article in Metro Parent Magazine (page 25) , CLICK HEREl
Dylan’s Voice:  A Fundraiser for Children with Developmental Disabilities.    July 23. 2008

As part of the launch of our Raise Your Expectations campaign, Grandma Leeth’s ® committed to donating a whole 15 percent of its proceeds on Wednesday, July 23, 2008, to children with developmental disabilities, via the Arc of Multnomah-Clackamas.  The Arc has promised to restrict proceeds from this event, so that funds will go directly to families needing respite care.  So inspired were our own employees by the cause that they decided, entirely without prompting of any sort, to donate 15 percent of their own paycheck from July 23rd, and customers like the Hoben family actually gave to the cause ahead of the event, in case something changed in their lives and they couldn’t come in!   

A huge thank you from us to the following supporters, for their participation and/or communication of this important event:  

PortlandFoodandDrink.com (and the generosity of Food Dude!) 
Metro Parent (thanks Marie!)
NW Kids (thanks Jessica!)
Dave’s Killer Bread (for your generosity, the speed of your offer - and that bread, OMG! We believe.)
Garner & Gina Pruitt, and Elisa Boynton with The Lake Oswego Music Academy (an amazing place for aspiring musicians!)
Rita’s Calligraphy
Smith Barney (thank you, Chris Dunnaville!) 
Portland Family Magazine (thank you Janna, for squeeking us in!)
The Arc of  Multnomah-Clackamas (for their work and Bob’s passion that made our decision an easy one)  
Jason, Chris and the crew at Tigard’s Cash & Carry store, for orchestrating a generous gift certificate.
Ed Okamoto for the special gift from Charlie’s Produce and quite literally the sweetest tomatoes we have ever tasted.

Thanks to everyone who participated in one way or another.  We are honored to share the world with you.

Raise Your Expectations.    June, 2008

On our one year anniversary, we have had a lot of learnings and many changes from where we began, that has been about more than just perfecting our design so our space fulfills what we have intended for it.   Grandma Leeth’s ® Restaurant is making a business of taking care of the overlooked diner, - beyond young children and the parents or caregivers of those young children, but also discerning diners who have food preferences arising from necessity or choice, and in the past, have often found it easier to just stay home.  Click on any of the news sources below for more details:

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NW Kids.    June 2008

NW Kids highlights Grandma Leeth’s ® emphasis on special dietary needs, including vegetarian and vegan choices, in the cover story of their Food Issue for the year.  “Parents retreat to a casual dining atmosphere, amenable to conversation, and the children retreat to a fun-filled, kids-only “performance area’, filled with activities and learning, staffed by trained childcare professionals”, say the NW Kids’ editorial staff.   Click here for the link to NW Kids’ Restaurant Guide.
BETTER Portland, Fox TV (Channel 12).    April 2008

The adorable IT Moms, Marni Renison and Holly Resnick, from Fox TV’s Better morning show made their way to Grandma Leeth’s ® in April and gave us a fantastic review as well.  The only trouble they ran into was that their kids didn’t want to leave!  Thanks to the power of technology, you can watch the video feed off the Fox website:  Click here for the link

The Oregonian.    March 2008

Appropriately titled, “So little time, So much to do”, the Oregonian featured Grandma Leeth’s ® as the venue that makes a quiet dinner out... with kids(?), possible.  The article highlights that our “grown-up menu features vegan- and vegetarian-friendly dishes, and Northwest wines and ales.  Unlike many kid-themed restaurants, the menu lists no deep-fried foods.”
Portland Mercury.    March 2008

Grandma Leeth’s ® participated in a very special event called Dine for Darfur on March 4, 2008.  We pledged 25 percent of our sales for the day to Mercy Corps’ critical relief efforts in the Darfur region.  For more information on Dine for Darfur, and how Portland-area restaurants are helping,  please visit   www.dinefordarfur.org   and the coverage in Portland Mercury in this link.  Our thanks goes to Mercy Corps and Mt Hood Beverage company for the part they played in organizing our efforts around this important cause.
Portland Tribune.    February 2008

In a story on mothers of young children who start new businesses, Joseph Gallivan features founder, Sharon Richardson, and writes about Grandma Leeth’s ® in a way only a customer can.  In fact, it was after he experienced the concept as a parent that the idea for the article came to him.  Joseph refers to Grandma Leeth’s ® a “family restuarant that is dramatically split down the middle...diners on one side; on the other is a play area where, for a fee, professionals look after kids (age 2 to 9).  They can eat in their space, behind glass, or they can join their family at mealtime.  The kids are quieter than the adults.”  Click here for the link
Portland Picks.    December 2007

Those fabulous, happening ladies at Portland Picks featured us as one of their top picks for the Portland area, in a review appropriately entitled Take our Kids - Please.  In it, Grandma Leeth’s ® is described as “A place where you can leisurely dine with adults on yummy, healthy food and fabulous drinks while your children are entertained by their professional staff.”  

PreSchoolRock.com.  October 2007
Regional Correspondent, Charlana Albios, informs readers in her review about insightful and essential details that include “What PreSchoolers will Love about Grandma Leeth’s ®” and “What Parents will Love about Grandma Leeth’s ®”.

NW Kids.  September 2007
In a review called Grandma Leeth’s Makes Family Dining a Breeze, editor Jessica Davis refers to Grandma Leeth’s ® as “A Compelling Alternative for the Entire Family” and “a True Win-Win experience”.  We are also highlighted in NW Kids’ Family Friendly Eateries section.
Metro Parent.  September 2007

Grandma Leeth’s Adds to Family-Friendly Fare Options    (PDF file with Article on Page 8 and our 1st Ad on Page 12) 

The Oregonian.  Living section, August 31, 2007

Grandma Leeth’s ® is featured prominently in The Oregonian, with a full color photograph on the front page of the Living section in an article by Jill Rehkopf Smith, entitled Dining without whining: Grandma Leeth's joins the ranks of eateries that cater to kids -- so parents can enjoy a meal in peace
KGW Channel 8 Morning Team.  July 30, 2007   Out and About with Drew Carney

Dinner’s Ready at Grandma Leeth’s             (Click here for the video coverage)

The inimitable Drew Carney and Steve Hanson from the morning news team at Portland’s KGW Channel 8 truly gave us a reason for an early (5:00-7:00am!!!) start to our day on Monday, July 30, 2007, when we went live with the morning news team.    A HUGE thank you to customers, employees, and friends who came out to join us, responding so favorably to our seemingly ridiculous request at terribly short notice, in practically the dead of night.  YOU ROCK!!!

Yahoo!      July 23, 2007

Grandma Leeth's Unveils New Concept in Family Entertainment and Dining
Kids’ Painting Party

Kids called the shots on Thursday, July 5, 2007, when they applied the final coat of paint and exhibited their fine-arts skills during a kids' painting party to celebrate the opening of Grandma Leeth's ®.  Designed exclusively for young children and their families, the Parent and Child Retreat features an entirely new concept in U.S. family entertainment and dining.  The results, as you can probably tell from the photographs, were breath-taking.  Come in and view these, and another magnificent creations by young artists that adorn our space.

Founded, owned and operated by Portland residents Sharon and Clent Richardson, Grandma Leeth's ® Restaurant opened its doors in July 2007.  Grandma Leeth’s ® offers World Comfort Food from about a dozen different countries with the care, choices, and comfort of a home kitchen, Northwest wine, beer and coffee, alongside supervised play for 2-9 year olds.  For caregivers of young children, Grandma Leeth’s ® offers a family dining venue in which children eat well, enhance their social skills, and acquire intellectual stimulation through interactive, hands-on activities. Meanwhile, adults dine on comfort food, inspired by cuisines from a dozen different countries.  Grandma Leeth's ® nutritional, flavorsome and affordable menu, alongside an interactive environment for children provides a compelling alternative for the entire family."

Grandma Leeth’s ® Restaurant 
Raise Your Expectations.

10122 SW Park Way,   Portland,  OR 97225
(At Hwy 26 and 217; On Max light rail @Sunset - red & blue lines)

(503)29 1-7800 T             (503)29 1-7899 F

Open Tuesday - Sunday,  from 10:30am

We invite you to stay as long as you’d like, but you will need to get to us before our last seating, which, is usually at 7:30pm.  Note that later seatings are available on Fridays and Saturday by advance reservation.  We are closed on Mondays, and for about 2 weeks in total annually:      For winter break, on Thanksgiving Day, and the Fourth of July.

Reservations are accepted and always recommended if you are coming with children.

Comments? Questions?  Answers?   We would love to hear from you.
Call us at (503)291-7800 or Email us at :  Info@GrandmaLeeths.com

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Reservations are accepted and always recommended if you are coming with children.

Comments? Questions?  Answers?   We would love to hear from you.
Call us at (503)291-7800 or Email us at :  Info@GrandmaLeeths.com



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