A longtime Portland soup company serves its last bowl


Kamasouptra, which has been serving “steamy hot soup” in Portland for 12 years, is closing its doors for good.

Owners Drew Kinney, Mike Jerome, Sarah Haley and Joe Jerome are leaving the take-out soup company to seek “new adventures”, Kamasouptra posted on social media Tuesday.

Kamasouptra’s space in the Portland Public Market will be occupied by a neighbor, Yardie Ting, who offers Jamaican cuisine.

Kamasouptra has been a popular restaurant with the downtown crowd over the years and at one time operated branches in Freeport and the Maine Mall in South Portland. Menus typically offered a changing variety of a dozen homemade soups, including vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options.

Online, the company shared some information about the owners’ adventures.

Drew Kinney now teaches cooking students in Utah. Mike Jerome “bouncing between” his Brunswick restaurants: Flip Brunch Bar, Bolos Kitchen, Cantina & Candlepin and Fat Boy Drive In. Sarah Haley works with him.

But not all owners are planning for the foodie future: Joe Jerome is focusing on his Phippsburg-based fishing guide business, North East Salt Water, according to the post.

“We will miss all of our customers who have supported us over the years,” it read. “Have a supper life!”


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