Though there are many amazing plants in bloom, springtime in Portland can be soggy business. Around the studio this means lots and lots of hot beverages. Fortunately, in our Northwest Portland Neighborhood we have access to amazing artisan coffee and tea. We often start the morning with our friends at Risttretto Roasters who make the best coffee drinks around. Lucky for us they are right downstairs in the Schoolhouse Electric Factory building.
Sometimes, we like to get out and see the rain from a different vantage. Today we took a trip to Steven Smith Teamakers– where the vibe is Zen and the tea is serious. They'd prefer you enjoy a cup of tea in their beautiful teahouse but you can take one to go if you have your own mug or cup. The spicy chai (No. 33) is our new favorite. We grabbed a bag of packaged tea to take with us back to the office and recommend you do the same!
Last week we were inspired by our co-worker Jayson's vintage wool sweater. Turns out it was made right here in Portland, Oregon at Dehen Knitting Company! When we investigated further we learned more about Dehen – an amazing company with a rich history of providing authentic knit goods, and we felt a kinship to their commitment to quality and craft.
From their site: Dehen persevered and continues to provide crafted product, still made in Portland, Oregon, often on machines that are older than the people that operate them.
Machines that are older than the people that operate them??! That sounds familiar!
This week Egg Press got a special delivery – a new Heidelberg press from Salem, Oregon. It will take a little time to get her up and running –some new parts here, a little oil there, and she'll be good to go. We are celebrating our new press and paying homage to our existing Heidelberg with a short film: Frau Heidelberg.
Happy Monday to you all. It is a VERY happy Monday at Egg Press HQ – the sun is shining, and our gluten free co-worker Lisa (manager of all custom jobs here at EP) made a batch of the most delicious gluten free vegan cookies to share with us all: the BabyCakes Thin Mint. As a result, the cookbook has been added to our wishlists (even the butter-lovers among us). Until cookbooks are in hand we'll reference the recipe on the Baby Cakes NYC blog.
We love you Lisa!