Starbucks Coffee, Portland

April 2nd, 2012 by retail design blog

A.R.E. Awards – Specialty Food Retailer – Outstanding Merit

This is the first company-branded store in Oregon to serve beer and wine alongside Starbucks’ coffee and tea beverages and to offer customers an elevated evening food program. For a new, unique look while maintaining the iconic Starbucks brand, designers developed an Artisan Concept echoing the industrial past of urban markets. Inspired by 1930s Modernism, the motif includes exposed steel beams, masonry walls, factory casement glass, and hand-polished woodwork.

Salvaged coffee bean dispensers were hung along with messaging to depict the Starbucks Roast Story, while subtle references to the local community include a bike tube artwork installation. Community table bases and tops, wood wall cladding, wood bar fronts and bar tops, and banquette seating were all manufactured using locally sourced materials. Ceiling heights that ranged from nearly 24 feet to 16 feet were brought down to make the space more inviting through the use of large, industrial pendants connected to a metal grid.






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