Mar 15, 2024 - News

šŸ‘€ Portland's newest exclusive club

A photo of a lounge with pendant light fixtures and mid-century furniture with a large window.

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

Soho House Portland, located inside Central Eastside's historic Troy Laundry building, will open its doors Monday ā€” 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 our neighboring big-city rivals, San Francisco and Seattle, in scoring a Soho House.

Context: Soho House has grown to 43 cities worldwide since 1995, and is known for its exclusivity and long waitlist of hopeful members.

The latest: Axios Portland toured Soho House Portland earlier this month to 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.
A photo of a room with a kitchen and furniture.
The second-floor restaurant at the new club. Photo: Courtesy of Christopher Sturman

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

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

  • On the first floor, you'll find the front desk, cafe ā€” featuring beans from Upper Left Roasters, leaves from True Tea, and pastries from Dos Hermanos ā€” 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 a restaurant and bar.

Dig in: Chef Matt Sigler ā€” best known for his pasta-making skills at Il Solito and since-shuttered Renata ā€” 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 pasta, veggies from Oregon farms like Flying Coyote and meat from Olympia Provisions.

āœšŸ½ We want to hear from you: What do you think about Soho House's arrival in Portland? Take our survey.

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