In the last eight years, Kathy Compton sold one restaurant, served as a chef at a local winery and started another restaurant - all within a five-mile radius of her hometown.
, who grew up in Forest Grove
, says she
has "practically always been in the restaurant business" in one form or another.
The former owner of Café Bouchee in Forest Grove (she sold that eatery in 2004), Compton
eagerly watched a new brick building go up on the corner of Main Street and 19th Avenue last year, as her husband, Donald Compton, moved his dental practice and created a corner space for her new restaurant.