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Italian Market Cooperativa Is Now Open in the Pearl District

The market, which comes from the team behind Irving Street Kitchen, sells pasta, pizza, gelato, and pantry staples

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A new Italian marketplace is open in the Pearl District, slinging Roman-style pizza, pasta, flowers, coffee, and local goods including produce, meat, and dairy.

Cooperativa comes from chef Sarah Schafer and Anna Caporael, previously of the now-shuttered Irving Street Kitchen. Portland Monthly first broke the news that the 5,000 square-foot market opened last week with a variety of Italian staples: Schafer has her fresh and dried pasta available to go, though PoMo reports it will eventually be offered for in-house dining alongside the currently available pizza and panini. The square, Roman-style pan pizza is offered by the slice, half slice, and full pie for taking home or enjoying on the patio.

The market will also house a bar, espresso counter, and gelato stand once it’s fully ready to go, but Cooperativa isn’t there just yet. While the cafe, run by Spella Coffee, is open for espresso drinks, neither the cocktail and wine bar nor the gelato stand is open yet. However, those who can’t wait for Pinolo Gelato to move can at least find its gelato for sale by the pint and half pint.

The actual market component includes products from a number of local farms and vendors, as well as imported items. Produce from local farms, meat from local butchery Tails and Trotters, and all sorts of pantry and kitchen staples from cheeses to pasta, sauces, olive oil, dry goods, sodas, and beans are available for shopping both in-person, and with an online store for later pickup.

Cooperativa is open at 1250 NW 9th AVE, Suite 100, from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday.

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