Mar 14, 2024 - News

Take a look inside Soho House Portland

A photo of the interior of a building.

The club lounge showcases artwork from local artists. Photo: Courtesy of Christopher Sturman

Soho House Portland, located inside Central Eastside's historic Troy Laundry building, will open its doors this month — the first Pacific Northwest offering from the members-only club.

Why it matters: It's a huge win for the city as it works to rebuild its reputation and inject renewed enthusiasm via big-name developments and revitalization projects.

  • We also beat out both of our neighboring big-city rivals, San Francisco and Seattle, in scoring a Soho House.

Context: Soho House was founded in 1995 in London by Nick Jones as a place for creatives to connect and share ideas.

  • Since then, the company has grown to 43 cities across the globe and is known for its exclusivity and long wait list of hopeful members.

The latest: Axios Portland toured Soho House Portland earlier this month for a look at its accommodations, amenities, and food and drink offerings.

  • The house has panoramic views of the city from the rooftop terrace, which includes a 62-foot infinity-edge pool set to open later this spring.

The vibe: Unsurprisingly, Soho House Portland offers the same chic, sophisticated midcentury interior one would expect from an ultra-luxe private club — exposed brick, concrete columns, colorful tile work and vintage-inspired furniture.

What's inside: The club is spread throughout two floors — plus the rooftop — in the Troy Laundry Building, which until 1983 acted as a commercial laundry.

  • On the first floor you'll find the front desk, cafe — featuring beans from Upper Left Roasters, leaves from True Tea, and pastries from Dos Hermanos — plus a gym. Members have access to daily fitness programming like yoga and Pilates.
  • Upstairs is the member lounge area, a co-working space, locker rooms (with a sauna and steam room), an entertainment venue, and restaurant and bar.

Dig in: Chef Matt Sigler — best known for his pasta-making skills at Il Solito and since-shuttered Renata — helms the culinary program here with Soho House's North America executive chef Andrea Cavaliere.

  • The Italian-centric menu has Pacific Northwest flair and utilizes open-fire cooking. There will be handmade pasta, grilled veggies from Oregon farms like Flying Coyote and meat from Olympia Provisions.
  • An extensive wine list will feature vintages from Oregon wineries like Beaux Frères, Domaine Roy, and Archery Summit.

What's next: Soho House Portland opens for members Monday.

  • Membership starts from $487.50 quarterly. Apply here.
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The entertainment venue, complete with a permanent stage and green room, can be used for private events or hosted performances. Photo: Courtesy of Christopher Sturman
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The second-floor restaurant. Photo: Courtesy of Christopher Sturman
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The second-floor bar located inside the restaurant space. Photo: Courtesy of Christopher Sturman
A photo of a workout studio with yoga mats and a barre mirror.
The gym also has a room for fitness programming like yoga and Pilates. Photo: Courtesy of Christopher Sturman
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