Portland’s first cat cafe opens January 24

Purringtons Cat Lounge and the Cat Adoption Team announce grand opening celebration of Portland’s first cat café
 
 
Purringtons staff members with adoptable cat Gracie from Cat Adoption Team
Purringtons staff members with adoptable cat Gracie from Cat Adoption Team
PORTLAND, Ore. - Jan. 19, 2015 - PRLog -- Cat lovers in Portland, Ore., can get a taste of the cat café trend sweeping the nation when Purringtons Cat Lounge opens its doors on Saturday, January 24. The first of its kind in Portland and the sixth “cat café” to open in the United States, Purringtons Cat Lounge will house cats for adoption from the Cat Adoption Team (CAT).

The two organizations have been working together to make sure this unique coffee shop/adoption center is appropriate for cats and fun for customers.

“From the minute I heard about cat cafés, I knew it was something that Portland would love,” says Purringtons Cat Lounge president, Kristen Castillo. “Working with CAT ensures that Purringtons is good for cats and cats lovers alike.”

So far, eight cats have moved into Purringtons Cat Lounge, built to house six to 10 felines at once. Similar to CAT’s partnerships with other offsite adoption centers, adoptions from Purringtons will follow CAT's adoption policies, procudures, and fees.

“Having some of the Cat Adoption Team’s cats at Purringtons is a fantastic opportunity for people to meet and adopt these cats,” says Karen Green, CAT’s executive director. “Purringtons has made the cats’ comfort and safety big priorities, and we are excited for the café to open.”

In addition to housing adoptable cats, Purringtons Cat Lounge will serve local coffee from Extracto Coffee Roasters and tea from Portland’s The Jasmine Pearl, as well as beer by the bottle plus three rotating taps, wine by the glass, and, on the weekends, “Meowmosas.” Patrons also can purchase pastries and other light fare.

The grand opening celebration for Purringtons Cat Lounge will take place Saturday, January 24 from noon until 6 p.m. at Purringtons location (3529 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Portland, Ore). A limited menu will be available in the café, and guests can go into the cat lounge for free
30-minute visits on a first-come, first-served basis.

The café will open with full menu, reservation system, and regular hours beginning Sunday, January 25. Purringtons Cat Lounge will be open 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. To ensure that you can spend time with the cats, you can make a reservation for the cat lounge. Entry to the lounge is $8 per hour, or guests can sit with purchase in the café and watch the cats through a large window. For additional details, visit http://purringtonscatlounge.com.

The Cat Adoption Team, located in Sherwood, Ore. (14175 SW Galbreath Dr.), is open Tuesday through Friday from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday/Sunday from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, visit http://catadoptionteam.org.

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About the Cat Adoption Team
The Cat Adoption Team (CAT) is the Pacific Northwest’s largest non-profit, feline-only shelter committed to finding a home for every cat it takes in. CAT’s mission is to save the lives of homeless, unwanted, sick, and injured cats and to work with our community to provide feline expertise and quality programs and services for people and cats. CAT has found homes for more than 34,000 cats and kittens since it opened in May 1998. As a 501(c)(3) publicly supported charity, CAT relies on the generous support of individuals and organizations.

About Purringtons Cat Lounge
Purringtons Cat Lounge is the premier petting palace in Portland for kitty lovers. The sixth “cat café” to open in the nation, Purringtons is both a café and cat adoption center. Partnering with the Cat Adoption Team to house adoptable felines, the café is open to the public and offers reservations for cat visits in the separate “cat lounge” area.

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