Happy 1 Year to Us

Today marks one year since we opened the doors to the cafe. What's changed in a year? Well, let's see:

Sure we ate vegetarian burritos from Santa Cruz for dinner.

Sure we're about to get four hours of sleep tonight.

Sure we cleaned someone's vomit up from the restroom floor this morning.

Sure we still don't have a sandwich board.

Sure we have cooked in this kitchen for a year and mixing spoons and spatulas are still the most coveted items.

Sure the cash register still beeps at us annoyingly just to prove to us we will never fully know how to properly work it.

Sure I still have minor panic attacks when the clock has yet to strike 7:50am and a noticeable line has wrapped itself amongst the sidewalk waiting...waiting...waiting...to get in.

But the point is that one year ago we opened the front door and we haven't looked back.

And here's what we are celebrating with this time:

mini Oregon peach pies

espresso experiments

semi-busted refrigerators

pony love

(no picture, sorry)
Southern challa french toast with Oregon peach compote, vanilla Kentucky bourbon butter and real maple syrup

Tomorrow night is the real celebration as we're having a dinner party for the whole cafe crew. Food porn, reactions and details to follow...
In the meantime, to all of you who have made our first year possible: WHEW! We made it! Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. XO


AnnMarie said...

i have to say reading that post made some wetness gather at the corners of my eyes...congratulations, soooo much love-a.m.

Tim D. Roth said...

Remember those statistics about how many restaurants fail in their first year? I didn't think so. You guys rock, and I think you're going to be a valued, permanent fixture in North Portland for years to come. The love and hard work you've put into the café are uncommon and I think people (myself included) will continue to seek out establishments such as yours where the experience is more than just good food. Wish I could celebrate with ya. I'll be tipping back a macchiato in your honor!

Silver Bee said...

congratulations! love your passion!!

we had a freezer repaired yesterday, must be something in the stars...

Anonymous said...

We love you guys! Congrats on your anniversary! We wish you many many more. :)

Rabbit and the Duck said...

Congrats on your first year! I'm on the other side of the globe (Australia) but love reading about your food and drooling over all the fantastic desserts!