Slowburger

Portland, OR

Completed Fall 2013

Builder: B&G Builders

This stand-alone burger bar, located in The Ocean restaurant cluster in NE Portland, is a sister establishment to Slow Bar, a successful Southeast Industrial District bar and eatery. Slowburger is a new venue for the bar’s acclaimed burger, in a more accessible and family-friendly space. Dominek Architecture was engaged to design a space that maintained Slow Bar’s famous casual atmosphere while utilizing the clean and modern material palette of The Ocean building. Bright colors and quirky light fixtures are framed by dark wood surfaces while an updated version of Slow Bar’s iconic art installation hangs prominently inside.

 The small space includes a commercial kitchen, beer and wine bar, as well as traditional table seating. A large glass garage door opens to an outdoor seating area and fire pit, providing a pleasant and open feel during the summer months.