Last week I attended the grand opening party of Broth Bar, the creation of sisters Tressa and Katie Yellig. Broth Bar is the baby brother of Salt, Fire and Time, Tressa's mainly online business, serving up homemade, nutrient-dense foods like broth, coconut yogurt, date truffles and kombucha.
At Salt, Fire and Time, Tressa found that her customers preferred to pick up in person and to interact. So she wanted to create a hub where people could do just that. Thus, Broth Bar was born.
Broth Bar is bright and clean, with a little counter space to watch the rain while having a cup of hot broth with a friend. It also offers the other products made by Salt, Fire and Time, as well as some other locally-made healthy foods. Tressa also stocks some non-local favorites, like high-quality cod liver oil.
While I visited, I enjoyed some very rich miso broth, and went home with a gluten-free handpie, some fancy maple syrup, mineral drops for my water, and Salt, Fire and Time's delicate coconut yogurt.
Broth Bar is in a great, centrally-located neighborhood, just north of East Burnside at 115 NE 6th Ave. Like every other close-in Portland 'hood, it seems to be evolving at at rapid rate, with adorable new shops and sleek offices popping up.
As a a traditional food lover, I love to see a new way we can interact with traditional foods. I hope Portlanders and our visitors find Broth Bar and get inspired!