A branch of the Portland chain of "Coco Donuts" opened on Sunday, February 12, in the street level of a new mixed use apartment building – the Brooklyn Yard Apartments – at 4790 S.E. Milwaukie Avenue, just north of the McLoughlin Boulevard overcrossing.
The pink and white casual coffee shop seats about 35. General Manager Mike Smith tells THE BEE, "This is our fifth site in Portland. We roast our own drip coffee, and all our pastry is made at our N.E. Broadway location. Our buttermilk bar is a favorite."
Owners Ian Christopher, Tevy Hul, and Prak Khou say they are pleased to finally set up in this quarter of the Rose City. "We serve coffee, espresso, a variety of teas, handcrafted classic donuts, croissants, chai tea latte, matcha latte," says Hul. "Currently we're using Water Avenue Espresso."
Opening day saw a flurry of activity in the sunny restaurant. "We're open Mondays through Fridays from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m., and weekends from 7a.m. till 4 p.m.," said Brynn Molzner, one of the staff of five. "So far, we're not serving lunches, but we may in the future."
For more information, call 971/302-7445, or go online: www.cocodonuts.com