Hollywood District’s Nectar Cafe Is Expanding


“Pardon our dust.”

I was down in the Hollywood District the other day and noticed a bunch of changes have come to the little shopping center at NE Hancock and 41st Avenue: Portland Pastimes closed; Teal Flamingo moved into that space; and Nectar Cafe is moving into the space Teal Flamingo previously occupied, conveniently right next door.

Nectar Cafe is a popular vegan restaurant in the neighborhood that is known for, among other things, roasting their own coffee beans. Their food menu is filled with sandwiches, salad, soup, and wraps; I’m particularly fond of the tofu banh mi that features Obon’s tofu misozuke, as well as their homemade berry bars—all vegan. And they have a brunch menu filled with delicious things. See their menu here.


The tofu banh mi at Nectar Cafe. Comes with a side salad with a very tasty green dressing.

It makes sense that they would take the opportunity to expand—you’ll find people there throughout the day enjoying a meal, meeting up with friends, or working. Plus they host works by local artists on their walls. No doubt they could use more space. As for when they are planning to be open, “excuse our dust” usually means a good chunk of dedicated time for a reno; I’d hazard a guess of at least a month, depending on what needs to be done (it’s possible they just need to cut a doorway through the wall).

I look forward to seeing the new space when it’s open (and having one of their great banh mi sandwiches). Best wishes to Nectar Cafe as they build out a beautiful new cafe!


Nectar Cafe
1925 NE 42nd Avenue, Portland
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Bridgetown Bites is written by Meg Cotner, a food loving freelance writer, editor and published author in Portland, OR.

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