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]