SISTERS COFFEE: THE PEARL


It’s not often the we get a chance to design a space twice, but when we got the call that Sisters Coffee experienced severe water damage from a fire in their building, we hopped down to the site and got the new design started within days. The original Pearl District outpost of Sisters Coffee was designed and built in 2011 and was their first full-service location outside of Sisters, OR.

This project is a true Phoenix. Its re-birth is reflective of both Sisters Coffee’s evolution and our studio’s growth as designers. Sisters in now lead by second-generation siblings, and the interior serves as a visual representation of the changing of the guard. The modbar, situated on a horseshoe-shaped peninsula celebrates the drink preparation process and the Sisters’ baristas, who are notoriously the nicest in town.

Project Team
Jeff Guggenheim, Emily Sue Wu

Project Snapshot
Location: Pearl District, Portland, OR
Size: 2,000 sq. ft
Completion: Spring 2019
Photography: Josh Partee