The VC Will Get a New Home

As we all sadly learned at the beginning of the year, the Virgina Cafe is to be destroyed as part of some new office space downtown.

Today we hear that they have found a new place – just four blocks away – to relocate. And the best part…

“the goal is to close the current location at 5 p.m. Feb. 28 and open the new location a few minutes later, as soon as customers carry their barstools the four blocks between the two sites.”

I hope the OLCC will let ’em carry their drinks too.

12 Comments so far

  1. McAngryPants (unregistered) on September 26th, 2007 @ 12:32 pm

    The new location will be smoke free!!!

  2. Cami (unregistered) on September 26th, 2007 @ 1:46 pm

    I’m so glad they will have a new place, I have alot of fond memories of the VC

  3. Steve (unregistered) on September 26th, 2007 @ 2:42 pm

    Ooh, smoke free… so, will they have a kid play area? Kid menu? High chairs?


  4. pdxrocket (unregistered) on September 26th, 2007 @ 2:58 pm

    What’s with everyone always thinking you need to have smoking and drinking together? I’m so sick of that BS; I’m a perfectly good alcoholic and hate the smoke. 2008’s initiative to ban smoking in bars and restaurants can’t get here soon enough.

    I have always thought they should put all smoking areas on top of buildings. That way everyone can still smoke (like a chimney) and the rest of us can be happy.

  5. martin (unregistered) on September 26th, 2007 @ 3:19 pm

    Just as some wish there were more smoke-free bars (and said wish will soon come to fruition), I wish there were more dog-free parks. So I hope we ban dogs soon. I also wish there were more dairy-free restaurants. So I hope we ban butter soon. I wish there were more car-free streets. So I hope we ban Toyotas soon. I wish there were more kayak-friendly sloughs on the coast. So I hope we ban fishing trawlers soon. Man, the list goes on and on. Too bad we banned what I like first.

  6. b!X (unregistered) on September 26th, 2007 @ 3:47 pm

    Oddly, the new location was announced awhile ago. So I’m not sure why The Oregonian thought this was newsworthy.

  7. Steve (unregistered) on September 26th, 2007 @ 3:47 pm

    Sign me up for the dog-free parks.

  8. divebarwife (unregistered) on September 26th, 2007 @ 4:17 pm

    Yeah, but B!X – the Merc didn’t tell us they were going to make the patrons carry all the barstools down the street – that just made me laugh!

  9. stephenmatthew (unregistered) on September 27th, 2007 @ 3:29 am

    Did someone say dog-free parks?

    Where do I go?

  10. Steve (unregistered) on September 27th, 2007 @ 9:36 am

    “…dog-free parks?

    “Where do I go?”

    Outside of Portland. Thank you, Jim Francesconi.

  11. Rob (unregistered) on September 27th, 2007 @ 11:47 am


    They’re moving, not closing… and what a great location! And smoke free too! Talk about great news! Then again, the smoking ban is coming soon anyway.

    It may be old news, but it’s new to me.

  12. Brandon (unregistered) on September 27th, 2007 @ 11:53 am

    I hope the owners don’t forget to transfer “the dank” to the new location.

    Yeah, that’s a lame Simpsons reference.

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