Division Street, Here We Come!

We’ll be closing our Couch St. shop on May 28th, and opening in our new digs at 3402 SE Division St. early June!!! Stay tuned for more details.

Our Secret Weapon: Jesse Marvin

May 16, 2024

In the quest for late night musical adventures and shared love of a mutual friend and Portland Legend, Nathan Junior, Jess Marvin met our Noah in the mid 90’s. Since then, he’s been in Noah’s circle and on the Portland scene, swashbuckling around town, swinging hammers, pounding nails, and peppering anyone who will listen with a colorful story, tall tail, or legendary fable. Jesse, also known as “Marv” (fun fact: is married to a Jesse!), spent a decade at local coffee giant, Stumptown, helping them grow their operation and retail footprint across the country. When he’s not on the construction site, he’s nursing a mean case of tennis elbow and working on birdhouses and custom benches, soon to be released on instagram at @hey.goodbuddy. We’ll hopefully have a few in stock at the new location! Go check him out!!!

Hidden Treasures in the Wall

May 9, 2024

Last week, during an afternoon routine of drywall patching over at our new spot on Division, we opened up a wall and discovered…. (any guesses?!) A hidden trove of vintage beer cans, whiskey bottles, and newspapers dated to 1936! That certainly wasn’t on our Bingo card, but what a cool surprise! Did you know Rainier Beer used to be brewed in San Francisco? Us either!

Found in the wall

A newspaper from July 3 1936 called The Enterprise

This includes a list of 14 “don’ts” for a happy forth of July

Rainer cans

Scotch, Whiskey Bourbon and Gin bottles

Del Monte tomato Juice can

A pack of Old Gold cigarettes

Acme/Ild Tankard and Hop Gold beer

Velvet pipe and cigarette tobacco

Restoring the Floors

May 2, 2024

Turning an old print shop into a cute lil’ corner grocery is a lot of work, but when we saw these floors we knew we were doing the right thing. They’ve been covered under layers of carpet, vinyl, and industrial adhesive for over 70 years, but look at ‘em now: they’re positively glowing!

April 18, 2024

We’ll just come right out and say it:

WE'RE MOVING OUR PORTLAND SHOP!

It’s a big change, but we just couldn’t pass up the opportunity to take over the incredible space at 3402 SE Division, formerly Anders Printing and right next door to our BFFs Lauretta Jean’s!

These past 5 years on Couch Street have been incredible–and we’re going to miss our beloved inner east side community–but we’re excited to explore the exotic lands of SE Portland. The building that will be our new home is pretty special. It was built over 100 years ago and in its first incarnation it was the neighborhood general store (that’s it in the photo above, when it was known as the ‘Jos T. Harris Grocery’!); we’re thrilled to be returning this historic building back to its original intended use.

Of course our pals Fulamingo are coming with us, so you can expect the same amazing assortment of Japanese snacks, pantry ingredients, and sake as we’ve always had. Same goes for our homewares section, featuring handmade and vintage goods from our friends Davis Co. and HeyDay, plus seeds, ‘zines, and other great stuff from the Culinary Breeding Network.

The new space offers some other perks: outside seating, room for more local produce and space for our expanding deli program (have you tried our new sandwiches?) Did we mention the original fir floors?! It’s truly dreamy, and if the stars align we’ll be completely moved in and open for business on June 1st. Watch this space for more details as we get closer to that date… we’ve got some fun stuff planned ahead of the move!

And, as always, we owe a HUGE thank you to all of you. Your continued support has seen us through a wild half-decade, and we’re more excited than ever for the coming years.

Image of Jos T. Harris Grocery via efiles.portlandoregon.gov