Purrington’s Cat Lounge, Portland
UPDATE 2023: Portland Cat Cafe CLOSED
The first cat cafe in the Northwest -and the only Portland cat cafe- is closed. Since opening in 2015, Purrington’s has served as Portland’s first and only cat cafe. In 2019, the cat lounge underwent a major renovation and change of ownership. Purrington’s 2.0 has robustly served the Portland community, adopting out well over 300 cats. Owners Helen & Garret stepping away from the cat cafe, but are happy to entertain serious offers! Purrington’s 3.0, cat people?! NOTE:
Purrington’s closed in November 2022 and as of March 2023, there are no updates and no word of imminent reopening. Let’s goooo, Portland!
Oregon Cat Lounge Closed: Statement from Purrington’s Owners
Here is the statement posted to their Facebook page in early December 2022:
Thank you to everyone who adopted from us and walked away with a new companion or two. The mission of our business was to help cats find homes, and thanks to you, over 300 cats call themselves Purrington’s 2.0 alumni. Thank you to everyone who made us a part of your weekly or monthly routine. We loved nothing more than seeing familiar faces and having conversations. Thank you to everyone who trusted us and were vulnerable enough to share photos and stories of both joy and heartache.
Service is a privilege, and it was an honor to welcome you all into our space and try to provide you with an enjoyable experience. We were fortunate to meet so many wonderful people and work alongside some amazing staff members. Those daily interactions and connections are what we miss the most.
We don’t know what the future holds for Purrington’s, but what we do know is that we are proud of what you all helped us accomplish. We will be sure to let you all know of any developments. In the meantime, please know that our decision to step away was very hard and personal, and despite the whispers, had nothing to do with the city, our neighborhood, or our level of business.
We look forward to sharing the last of our adoptions with you in the coming days. We are happy to report that all of the cats went to new homes and are spending the holidays with their new families. We wish you all a joyous holiday season and thank you for your visits and kind words. They mean more than you know.
With gratitude, Helen and Garrett