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Health Cafe Holiday Has Opened in its New Downtown Digs

The health food cafe that closed unexpectedly this winter has reopened downtown

The new cafe space at Holiday
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Those missing Holiday’s juices and lattes are in for a treat: The short-lived cafe from coffee legend Duane Sorenson has reopened downtown, according to its website. That being said, Holiday isn’t serving any food made to order currently, focusing on coffee and sticking to juices and grab-and-go options in a cold case.

Last spring, the pizzeria and bakery Roman Candle quietly shifted into Holiday, a juice bar and restaurant specializing in so-called “plant-based” dining. For those unfamiliar, plant-based sort of fits somewhere between vegan and vegetarian — sometimes people mean fully vegan, and other times there’s more room for things like eggs or honey. Holiday stayed mostly vegan, with a few exceptions — some milk or eggs here and there.

The cafe closed without notice at the end of the year, but Sorenson told Portland Monthly that “the current location on Division wasn’t sustainable and difficult to operate.” Instead, he found a spot in the former Heart Coffee next to Bistro Agnes. Currently, the cafe serves a limited food menu of pre-packaged options from hot-off-the-press Japanese cafe Giraffe and pastries from chickpea-heavy bakery Little Bean, but employees say the cafe will eventually offer some of its bowls to-go in the grab-and-go section. Holiday is open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 537 SW 12th Avenue.

Holiday [Official]
Holiday [Instagram]
Here’s What Went Down with Roman Candle’s Quiet Transformation Into a Health-Conscious Cafe [EPDX]
Holiday Moves Downtown, Paiche Closes, and More PDX Food News [PoMo]

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