Portland's bike-delivered coffee roaster, Trailhead, and the brand-new Ranger Chocolate Company are teaming up to open Cup and Bar. It's part coffee and chocolate tasting room, offering tours of the the production facilities, and branded gear and products for purchase. But it's also a sit-down cafe, where guests can have wine, beer on tap and light bites.
The hybrid cafe/factory is scheduled to open in February 2015 at 118 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., in a renovated warehouse one block north of the Burnside Bridgehead.
With names like Trailhead and Ranger, it's a safe bet the decor will have at least a few forest-y elements. And according to Ranger's Facebook page, they're sourcing slabs of fir from a downed tree on a relative's farm to make the countertops and tables.
The addition of Ranger and Trailhead to theEastside makes the area truly a hotbed of food artisans. They join Jacobsen Salt and Bee Local Honey, Ristretto Roasters, upcoming Ancient Heritage Dairy (when Renata finally opens), Woodblock Chocolate, urban wineries like Clay Pigeon and Cooper's Hall, and a long list of breweries, including The Commons' new facility, which is also set to open in early 2015.
Stay tuned for more info.