Portland, Oregon 2013
Building type: Commercial
Project type: Japanese Deli & Grocer
Project scope: Tenant Improvement
Client: Giraffe Goods
Size: 480 SF
Located within the playful artisan curios retailer, Cargo, Giraffe Goods is a delicious grab-n-go deli, saké shop and purveyor of Japanese specialty goods.
The design approach for this thin and narrow space matched Giraffe’s minimal opening resources. Plug and play components were carefully integrated into a custom order counter and sleek display shelving to showcase myriad colorful Japanese products. A small dine-in seating area overlooks the bustling Central Eastside District street, providing a quick pause for patrons before continuing on with the day. The Giraffe Goods bay is highlighted by the ruddy brick walls and large Douglas Fir beams and ceiling, direct functional elements that make up the character of this historic industrial building.