A Fresh Cup

Sisters Coffee Pearl

With new treats and a beautiful remodel, a treasured café reopens.

The team behind Sisters Coffeehouse (1235 NW Marshall St, 971-279-2957, sisterscoffee.com) surely weren’t thrilled when fire and flooding in an upstairs residence forced them to shut down operations for four months. But sibling owners Jared, Jesse, and Justin Durham made the most of a challenging situation, and in January they reopened their light-filled café, introducing several terrific improvements.

The first thing return customers may notice is a significant change in layout—the fireplace has been replaced with plush leather seating. “It was tough to see it go, but once we realized we would quadruple the seating in that area, it was an easy choice,” says Justin. Other elements, many designed locally, include new suspended globe lights and wall sconces, a brighter and larger espresso bar with quartz counters, and additional seating upstairs.

There are new breakfast items and drink offerings, too, including nitro cold brew on tap and tacos made from Three Sisters Nixtamal tortillas and filled with organic potatoes, black beans, and soyrizo or smoked bacon. Wild coho lox with house-made chèvre, dill, shallots, and capers on a Bowery bagel is another new favorite. And following the recent closing of neighbor BridgePort Brewing, the café unveiled a sandwich in their honor. The Bridgeport Biscuit features whiskey-peppered bacon, a cage-free fried egg, and arugula on a cheddar-chive biscuit. Swing by for a bite—the kitchen is open until 1 p.m.

–Andre Collins | Photo by Michelle Mitchell