While The Coop has under gone major renovations in the recent years the existing structure built in 1922 is largely unchanged. Prior to our ownership, the building was a home-based leather press operation that manufactured gloves and other accessories for local agencies, which included the Portland Police Bureau.
As a fifth generation Oregonian Solomon Pilip-Florea did not want to change the feel of the historic building totally. He undertook this project, then a vacant residential house (otherwise a dilapidated neighborhood nuisance) and restored the structure into a beautiful oasis for the Arbor Lodge neighborhood to enjoy. With the end result in mind, the Pilip-Florea family envisioned a nice quaint family friendly Rotisserie Restaurant where neighbors could meet, kids could play, all while enjoying some fantastic food and drinks.
With two recent additions into their family the Pilip-Florea’s have chosen to re-envision their concept. They are offering their facility to host events such as, weddings, family celebrations, and corporate gatherings. As a full service facility: commercial kitchen, full bar, ample seating and a fully enclosed landscape backyard, The Coop is a perfect atmosphere for life’s special events and gatherings.