The fast-casual, build-your-own-salad restaurant Garden Bar Salad Co. has just opened its third location—this one across the street from the Keller Fountain downtown. With its clean, white-tiled walls, the 40-seat space maintains the Garden Bar look, and you can expect the same roster of signature and build-it-yourself salads. What's new are cold-pressed juices, courtesy of Greenleaf Juicing Company, which will train and host a Garden Bar employee who'll travel to Greenleaf to press juices there on-site, a Stumptown Coffee espresso program, and teas by Steven Smith Teamaker—all of which will be augmented by a carefully selected regional beer and wine list. The tea program should be dialed in this week, with the juice rolling out in two week's time and adult beverages kicking off this summer.
Owners Ana Chaud and Christopher Handford are just getting warmed up, and they tell Eater all other Garden Bar locations will soon roll out Green Leaf juices, and Garden Bar locations that stay open evenings will add beer and wine to the mix, too. This stands for all future locations, as well.
Speaking of which, Chaud and Handford have announced plans to open two more Garden Bars, including one in the Postal Building on SW 3rd Avenue (mid-February), and in the Hassalo on 8th building in the Lloyd District (mid-March). And don't think that's where it ends: Chaud and Hanford have signed a lease on another location (with two more locations in the works), the details of which they're keeping mum, for now.
Garden Bar Park Square: 100 SW Market St.; Hours: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, with closing hours to expand to 7 p.m. mid-year.