Nearly four months after signing the lease for a new Portland space (and after a slight build-out delay), the cultishly beloved Jacobsen Salt Co. has officially announced it'll soon open a hybrid retail space/salt-focused tasting room/community space on SE Salmon Street, just around the corner from the upcoming restaurant/dairy Renata. In an announcement, founder Ben Jacobsen — who harvests the salt from the Pacific Ocean and processes it in Netarts Bay — says the Portland space will serve as a retail store from Monday through Friday, offering his line of culinary salts, which has now expanded to include flavored salts (like Stumptown coffee, ghost chili pepper, and Bloody Mary cocktail salts) and other "salt-inspired artisan products" (like sea-salt soap and salted licorice).
Jacobsen also plans to hold culinary events, dinners, and salt-making classes in the near future (in the past, the Netarts Bay production facility has hosted chefs like Chris Cosentino and April Bloomfield). The Jacobsen Salt retail store is set to debut on July 1; more information here.
· Jacobsen Salt Co. [Official site]
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