Roste Chocolate House / Portland / Gabe Headrick

Introducing Roste Chocolate House, a delightful blend of chocolate production and cafe nestled in Portland’s vibrant Pearl district. What sets this establishment apart is its authentic chocolate production display, where patrons can witness the art of chocolate-making firsthand. The combination of exposed services and green highlights adds an industrial yet inviting charm to the space, creating a unique ambiance that captivates visitors from the moment they step inside.

Designed by Gabe Headrick / Steelhead Architecture / IBuild PDX Construction

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Photographed by Josh Partee, Published with Bowerbird

At Roste Chocolate House, the production equipment, including the exquisite chocolate roaster, is proudly showcased as art objects on raised plinths at the entry, inviting patrons to explore and engage with the chocolate-making process. A fluid ribbon of materials wraps around the counter space, guiding guests from the front door to the display counter and ultimately to the point of purchase. This thoughtful design not only enhances the flow of the space but also creates an immersive experience for visitors.

Designed by Gabe Headrick of Steelhead Architecture and constructed by IBuild PDX Construction, Roste Chocolate House boasts a rich material palette and warm lighting that envelops patrons in a cozy and inviting atmosphere. Whether indulging in an espresso or savoring a variety of chocolate treats, this charming cafe provides the perfect setting for moments of delight and indulgence.

Architects Description

The Roste Chocolate House is both a chocolate production space and cafe. It is located in Portland’s Pearl district with large window presence and visibility. The production equipment, particularly the beautiful chocolate roaster, is treated as art objects and placed on raised plinths at the entry to the space. A fluid ribbon of materials wraps the counter space and leads patrons from the front door, along the display counter and to the point of purchase. A rich material palette and warm lighting create a warm cafe space to enjoy an espresso with a variety of chocolate treats.

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