News from Southwest Portland
Acapulco’s Southwest Gold in Multnomah Village has closed. Regrettable food, regrettable name. The space is being remodeled and will reopen as Casa Vaca, a “modern Mexican taqueria. Says the new owners, “Keeping the Mexican tradition alive in the village with our own fresh twist. Long time restauranteurs who grew up in SW Portland return to the neighborhood. Italian head chef and owner puts a bit of Mediterranean flair on the Mexican menu. Full bar with local brews and special margarita menu.”
All seemed fine until they got to the Italian chef adding Mediterranean flair, but I’m keeping an open mind. No word on the opening date as of yet, but they are actively hiring.
Just down the block from Casa Vaca, (brace yourself) “Sacred Money Studios and Prosperity Pie Shoppe” is getting ready to open. I know what you are thinking, and I agree, so it doesn’t need to be said here. Instead, a description from the Portland Tribune (the article is an… interesting read):
While just about anyone could use tips on budgeting, saving and the language of money, most can’t afford a meeting with a financial advisor who could provide this training. …She’s calling on her 14 years of experience in financial services to create a comfortable community gathering place where people can come to learn about money — or simply enjoy a slice of pie.
… Jaffe knows the shop is a bit unconventional, so she calls it “a yoga studio for money” to explain the concept.
While most people could stay home to do yoga — or to get their finances in order — she says they’re more likely to follow through if they have a scheduled class or coaching session to attend. Sacred Money Studios’ membership program is also similar to that of a yoga studio; patrons can purchase a monthly membership for unlimited access to classes and discounts at the pie shop.
…The pie shop will also offer an employment and money management program for women who are transitioning out of prison or domestic abuse situations.
I walked past a few days ago and looked in. They’ve spent a fortune, gutting it down to the studs, and it’s looking good; just about ready to open. Its at 7814 SW Capitol Hwy.
Now excuse me for a moment… I seem to have bitten my tongue.
I got a lot of email abuse after writing about the closure of the SW Portland New Delhi Indian restaurant, which was replaced by the Resplendent Table. It didn’t last, quickly closed, and is now being replaced by Palace Sports Bar. The address is appropriate – 9111 SW Barbur Blvd. A sports bar is probably the only business that has a chance in that sad little shopping center, as it is at least a 10 minute walk to the next bar. I would have said an adult toy store, but there is already one across the street. You have to love Barbur Blvd. PS. Don’t go to the Resplendent Table website – it’s got malware.