Holiday, the new-ish health food cafe from Stumptown founder Duane Sorenson, is closed on SE Division until it moves into a new space this spring, according to a sign posted in the restaurant’s window. The cafe, which was originally a pizzeria and bakery called Roman Candle, slowly transitioned into its new identity as a health-conscious restaurant and juice bar last spring, going public with a Portland Monthly story in May 2018.
In a recent story in the Oregonian, Sorenson said the new location will be downtown, in the Heart Coffee location next to Bistro Agnes. He’s leased the Southeast space to the Submarine Hospitality folks — Submarine’s Joshua McFadden took over the neighboring Ava Gene’s in 2016. The O’s story alludes to the space becoming a pizzeria once again, but nothing is confirmed just yet. It’s unclear when the restaurant will specifically reopen; calls to the restaurant have gone unanswered.
Update, January 3, 2019, 9:23 a.m.
This story has been updated to include new information about where Holiday is moving and who is taking over the space.
Update, January 4, 2019, 8:40 a.m.
This story has been updated to include the location of the new Holiday.
• Holiday [Official]
• Holiday [Instagram]
• Popular plant-based cafe Holiday has left Southeast Portland [The O]
• Here’s What Went Down with Roman Candle’s Quiet Transformation Into a Health-Conscious Cafe [EPDX]