Happy Sparrow still Chirping

 “My wife is having a love affair with this place,” was the customer comment I overheard yesterday at Happy Sparrow in SE PDX. And who can blame her? Fresh from the oven sweet or savory kolaches, seasonal barista concoctions, a great selection of loose leaf teas and the friendliest service in town. What’s not to…

Happy Sparrow Still Smiling

 No better place to spend these dreary winter days than the Happy Sparrow in SE PDX. Warm up with a pot of fresh brewed loose leaf tea – nice choices from local merchants, Jasmine Pearl. And treat yourself to one of the mouth-watering, right-from-the-oven kolaches. I stopped in yesterday for a poppy-seed fix and had to try their…

Kolaches Come to Southeast PDX

Newlyweds from Texas, who were childhood friends in Vietnam, opened a café in Portland specializing in a Czech pastry. Now that’s diversity! She is a former project manager, he a former hairdresser. Neither had restaurant experience nor family in the Northwest.  They ventured out on their own and opened the business during the worst economy…