Aviary restaurant sent out a press release today confirming they will reopen on December 6th 2011, with the new bar following a few weeks later. I toured the space a few weeks ago (glasses and rubber nose, of course), and can confirm, it is much larger. There is a lot more floor space, a full bar(!), and a nice roll-up … [Read more...] about Aviary Restaurant Reopens Tuesday
After a fire which caused enough damage to close the popular Barista Coffee and Aviary restaurant on July 5th, both are finally getting near reopening. Barista is holding a celebration this Saturday night at 7 pm. They will open for regular business at 6 am on Monday. Aviary restaurant is at least a month out from … [Read more...] about Aviary Restaurant Expands, Barista Coffee Reopens
Aviary and Barista Coffee reopening still pending after July 4th fire Where are Aviary and Barista II? They have been closed since a fire destroyed the roof on July 4th. I've been told by several people the repairs haven't started, as the insurance company and the landlord are arguing over terms. I can … [Read more...] about Fire Recovery Slow for Aviary & Barista and More News
The fire department saying illegal fireworks were the cause of a fire that burned the roof of the building that houses popular NE Alberta stops, Barista Coffee and Aviary Restaurant on July 5th 2011. In a quick interview, Billy Wilson owner of Barista said "the building suffered major water damage, with a flood running … [Read more...] about Two-Alarm Fire Causes Thousands in Damages to Barista and Aviary
Last year Stumptown Coffee Roasters won by a significant margin. This year, Barista Coffeehouse surged and came very close to tying their score, with only 1% of the vote separating them. When you factor in the number of Stumptown stores versus the two Barista locations, it's a pretty impressive showing. Ristretto … [Read more...] about Survey 2011: Best Coffeehouse in Portland
Sure, you thought that you’ve been in Portland’s hippest coffee shops, sipped on single-origin French press while enjoying the pour over bar, sleek furnishings and espresso equipment that likely is worth more than your car. But now that’s water under the bridge. Add all of that to a high definition surround sound … [Read more...] about Interview – Billy Wilson: Barista Coffee
Byron Beck says that Bruce Carey Enterprises is opening a pizza place in the Pearl District "Word is that Via Tribunali will pop up downtown and will be a co-venture with another restaurant group that's already started to make a splash in the Portland market. No word on when Via Tribunali will actually open, as the … [Read more...] about New Restaurants: Barista, Bunk Bar, Little Big Burger
Barista Coffee, Billy Wilson's new venture is now open at 539 NW 13th street. He's got some beautiful equipment including a stunning vacuum pot, and coffee from Stumptown, Ecco Caffe and Chicago's Intelligentsia: you can pick which bean you want them to use for your cup. This makes for some interesting comparisons. Of … [Read more...] about Barista Coffee NW 13th Open, Is It Bad Manners to Photograph Food?