Purringtons Cat Lounge

Purringtons Cat Lounge (sometimes Purrington's Cat Lounge or simply Purringtons), is a cat café located in Portland, Oregon, in the United States. The establishment bills itself as "the first cat cafe and adoption center in the Pacific Northwest".[1]

Purringtons Cat Lounge
Purringtons Cat Lounge is located in Portland, Oregon
Purringtons Cat Lounge
Purringtons Cat Lounge
Location in Portland, Oregon
Address3529 NE Martin Luther King Blvd.
LocationPortland, Oregon, U.S.
Coordinates45°32′55″N 122°39′43″W / 45.54860°N 122.66184°W / 45.54860; -122.66184Coordinates: 45°32′55″N 122°39′43″W / 45.54860°N 122.66184°W / 45.54860; -122.66184
Owner
  • Kristen and Sergio Castillo (2015–2019)
  • Garrett Simpson and Helen Harris (2019–present)
OpenedJanuary 24, 2015 (2015-01-24)

Description and historyEdit

Purringtons opened on January 24, 2015 at 3529 Northeast Martin Luther King Blvd. in the Boise neighborhood.[2] More than 300 people attended its opening.[3] The business is owned by Kristen and Sergio Castillo. Kristen was inspired to create Purringtons in October 2013, after seeing her friend share a video from Le Café des Chats in Paris.[3] The business has partnered with the Sherwood-based rescue organization Cat Adoption Team (CAT) to facilitate cat adoptions.[3]

The cafe was expected to close in November 2018.[4][5] However, ownership transferred to Garrett Simpson and Helen Harris in January 2019. The reopening date has not been announced.[6] After being closed for nine months and undergoing a renovation, Purringtons reopened in February 2020.[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Purringtons Cat Lounge". Purringtons Cat Lounge. 2016-07-12. Retrieved 2016-07-16.
  2. ^ "A Look Inside Purringtons, Portland's First Cat Cafe (VIDEO)". Willamette Week. 2015-01-20. Retrieved 2016-07-16.
  3. ^ a b c Lackey, Kayo. "Oregon's First Cat Cafe: a Look Inside Purringtons Cat Lounge . Arts & Life". OPB. Retrieved 2016-07-16.
  4. ^ "Purringtons, Portland's only cat cafe, to close". OregonLive.com. Retrieved 2018-10-11.
  5. ^ "Portland's Only Cat Café Is Closing". Willamette Week. Retrieved 2018-10-11.
  6. ^ "Portland's Only Cat Cafe Is Reopening Under New Ownership". Willamette Week. Retrieved 2020-02-09.
  7. ^ Smith, Suzette. "Portland's Ethical Cat Cafe Purrington's Returns, Now With More Treats". Portland Mercury. Retrieved 2020-02-09.