CBD on Congress Street Closing

Coffee By Design owner Mary Allen Lindemann has announced she’ll be permanently closing the coffee shop on Congress Street. The Congress Street location was the original CBD that opened in 1994.

It is with deep sadness that I share that we will be permanently closing the Coffee By Design Congress Street coffeehouse. This is a difficult announcement to make. I wanted to take a moment to express my gratitude for the support this community has always given this special place in Portland.

You can read the full announcement on instagram. It also indicates that the decision is unrelated to the recent steps by the CBD staff to form a union and concludes with,

I am immensely grateful for the support of our customers, our dedicated employees, and our partners throughout the years. To our true believers – you know who you are – you have been patrons and also dear friends. We are honored to have you in our lives. While Coffee By Design Congress Street is closing its doors, the memories we have created together will live on. We hope to see you at Diamond Street, India Street and online.