Saturday, May 23, 2009

The Morning Star Cafe

I just got an email from J.D. Ray with pictures of his cafe in Portland, which has recently reopened in a new space with a steampunk inspired decor. (My plans for world domination march forward, as J.D. says "the pictures, projects, and general ideas on things that you've posted on your blog were instrumental in us developing the decor for our cafe.")

The cafe features warm coloring, fabulous light fixtures, and a lovely gear laden mural.

Thanks for sharing, J.D. -- I know I'll be visiting next time I'm in Portland!


Amy Skidmore said...

Very cool. I wonder if any of JD's patrons recognize the style.

Marcheline said...

If it were mine, I would have tables with clockwork gears under the glass tops. You could DIY it, get clock gears in lots on ebay, wouldn't cost much and it would look amazing, as each one would be different.

barefootsavage said...

Didn't know how else to "share" this. But thought everyone would appreciate it.

Anonymous said...

Man now I want to move to Portland OR even more.

Holly said...

Another reason for me to visit Oregon!

Holly said...

Alice, that is wicked cool!

femminismo said...

Lucky me, who lives in Oregon and can go there when I'm in the "big city." Found you through Don. It's not every day you "meet" someone who inspired a restaurant. If I inspired one, there would be soft, downy beds, big pillows and everyone could wear pajamas and no makeup. But someone would be busy changing the egg yolk and coffee stained sheets. - Jeanne in Oregon

Anna said...

Such a fan of your blog! Never comment but always enjoy. I've added you to my links on my touchstone site. Thanks for your writings. Anna

Phillip Valdez said...

I may have to jostle myself over the river and rustle up a cup of joe! (yes-I do live in PDX)
I wonder if they would show my Victorian SteamPunk Mech that I just completed?

Phillip Valdez said...

Oops! My mech is at on flickr or at

Thanks for looking

Unknown said...

What a fascinating, most perfect blog.

I'll be visiting JD's place when I visit Portland!


Michelle @ OnceLostJewelry said...

Oh my gosh! I love the cog wall! I don't know if I will ever get to Portland, but if I do, I will definitely pop in :)
This is my latest fav:
What do you think? I love hearing ppls opinions!

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SteampunkSupply said...

Wow, what a great shop! Now I need a cuppa! Thanks for sharing the photos.


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