Good Coffee will join Doug Adams’ Bullard in the soon-to-open Woodlark Hotel, serving grab-and-go breakfast kolaches made by the ‘Top Chef’ alum
The new pastry hitting downtown Portland isn’t a doughnut, but it’s close. Kolaches, a fluffy, filled pastry with Czech origins, will arrive at the incoming Good Coffee opening within the Woodlark hotel. Woodlark, for those who don’t know, is also the home of Top Chef finalist and Imperial alum Doug Adams, who will open his barbecue-heavy restaurant Bullard in December.
Adams is the mastermind behind the kolaches, which will have his signature Texas-meets-Oregon twang to them. He’s set on one kolache filled with Zenner’s jalapeno and cheddar sausage — the flavor is his take on the traditional Texas-style kolache, a variation that developed after a wave of European immigration to Texas in the 1880s. Adams is also playing around with flavors like grilled apples and smoked salmon with dill and creme fraiche, and plans to use meat ends from his smoker at Bullard for different rotating flavors. The selection will also include a kolache of the month, with fillings designed by local chefs. The chef says he grew up eating kolaches in Texas, a staple at events and family gatherings.
These breakfast pastries will be available at a cafe in the lobby from one of Portland’s rising star coffee companies. Good, which now has three locations across Portland, roasts and brews thoughtful and innovative coffee, served in chic and minimalist cafes with deep ties to the local community. Earlier this year, the company launched a rotating coffee blend called Common Good; 20 percent of its proceeds go to a chosen charity. The first Common Good roast is raising money for Kairos, an organization that provides high-quality education services and schooling to underserved Portland communities. This Good location will be the company’s first downtown coffee bar.
Beyond Good and Bullard, Woodlark will also be home to Abagail Hall, a cocktail bar from Adams and Multnomah Whiskey Library alum Jennifer Quist. All three businesses will open with the hotel this winter.
• The Woodlark Hotel [Official]
• Good Coffee [Official]
• Bullard [Official]
• Abagail Hall [Instagram]
• All previous Bullard coverage [EPDX]
• The 10 Most Anticipated Openings in Portland This Fall [EPDX]
• Kairos [Official]
• The Czech Pastry That Took Texas By Storm, And Keeps Gaining Strength [NPR]