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Churro Confectionery 180 Xurros Is Moving

And it’s not the only one

180 Xurros

Jose and Cristina Chesa’s churro shop 180 Xurros is leaving its NE Broadway location, Portland Monthly reports. The cafe specializes in “xurros” — the name change specifies its Northern Spanish origins — served with the traditional Spanish drinking chocolate for dipping. 180 will find a new home likely near the couple’s other popular Spanish restaurant, Ataula, in Northwest Portland. Ataula is a stalwart on Eater Portland’s 38 Essential Restaurants.

180 was originally the sweeter side of sister restaurant Chesa, quite literally: 180 sat next door to the contemporary Spanish restaurant. The Nightwood, a women-run-and-operated venue, took over the Chesa space in 2017; the group will now acquire 180’s turf, as well. The Chesas have not landed on a new location, but stay tuned for updates.

Meanwhile, farther south, another Portland restaurant is moving. Mother’s Bistro & Bar, the popular breakfast spot often attracting around-the-block lines, has decided to move into a larger space within the Embassy Suites, Portland Business Journal first reported. The move should be complete in November, with shorter wait times and the hotel lobby serving as a waiting room for the restaurant. Mother’s will remain open at its SW Stark location, with a twist: The restaurant will change its name to Mother’s Velvet Lounge and Cafe, and the restaurant will serve a limited selection of “Southern comfort-focused” dishes, a press release reads. The menu will not change at the new Mother’s location, though chef-owner Lisa Schroeder plans a few menu additions for the future.

180 [Official]
180 [Facebook]
Mother’s Bistro & Bar [Official]
NE Broadway Xurro Shop 180 to Relocate [PoMo]
Mother’s intuition: Why Lisa Schroeder’s eatery is on the move [BizJo]
All 180 coverage [EPDX]
All Mother’s coverage [EPDX]

Mother's Bistro & Bar

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