From Oregon Live: Starbucks has unveiled dozens of stores across the Portland area. But this time, the coffee giant will roll in its newest location and drop it on Northeast Halsey Street.
The Seattle-based retailer chose Portland as the site for one its newest store designs using renovated shipping containers. The new concept, which will be located along the greenway at Northeast 122nd Avenue, has been tried in Tukwila, Wash., Northglenn, Colo., and Salt Lake City, Utah.
The Portland location will be lowered from the truck on Monday and will open Sept. 9. It'll be the first with customized bike racks and landscaping for folks who want to walk or bike up, or drive-through.
The store is modular and largely constructed off-site, however, it will be permanent at that location, said a Starbucks spokesperson.
In a statement the company said it aimed to create a design that reflects Portland. "When designing this store for Portland, our in-house design team considered a variety of factors, including the world-famous biking culture, temperate climate, pet-friendly community, communal sensibilities, and residents who place as much importance on sustainability as we do. And of course Portland's love of coffee."