by Bettie DeWitt
Very soon now this heretofore empty retail location in the Encore will be filled with a bustling Ovation Café, a contemporary coffee, tea and snack shop with a menu of hot and cold beverages and various snacks chosen to befit their unique location. Not only will the residents and guests of the Pearl District benefit from having another tasty food and bev option but visitors to the Fields Park will as well!
The owners are experienced restauranteurs with a successful and popular 5-star restaurant in the suburbs of Wilsonville. Their plan is to offer local Flying Bean coffee, innovative espresso beverages (Salted Caramel Latte! Dark Chocolate and Bean Blender! served with flavored whipped cream – yum!) and Moroccan Mint Green tea. Light snacks will include cold sandwiches and hot paninis and the sweets will include giant cinnamon rolls, cupcakes and scones. Pastries will be fresh baked daily.
But we’re told it’s consistent, superior service that sets them apart from the rest. That’s a lot to live up to, but we have the highest of hopes!
The TI build-out will start soon and we are hoping eventually there will be seating on the sidewalk so we can not only sip on our Vanilla Latte Bean Blender but enjoy the Fields Park in all its splendor.
Later on in the summer let’s plan to stop by and introduce ourselves to Dee and her family and welcome them to the neighborhood!