THE SAYLER FAMILY
The Founding Brothers
In 1946, Art and Dick Sayler came west from North Dakota looking to make their way in the world. They pooled their money and bought a small restaurant out in east Portland called the Old Country Kitchen. It was a small place serving steak, chicken and the occasional rabbit dinner. Art and Dick had a vision. They knew that post- WWII America hungered for a quality steak dinner at prices that even the common man could afford, and from its humble origins they built the Old Country Kitchen into one of Portland’s most popular restaurants. Their specialty: great dinners, friendly service, good prices.
The Next Generation And The Next
Art’s sons Jerry and Gene were brought into the business early on and guided the OCK through the 1970s, the '80s and into the '90s. Today, with Gene still at the helm, his sons Bryan and David manage the restaurant. Three generations of the Sayler family who have always been committed to great dinners, friendly service and good prices.