A Letter From the Owners
April 1, 2020
Thank you for an incredible 6 years in business and 3 years as a brick and mortar. It has been a rollercoaster but we never could have done it without the steadfast support of this community. You’ve trusted us to feed your families, host your parties, and curate your beer, wine & cocktail selections. You’ve stood by us while we found our footing and adapted to every obstacle placed along our way. Your love and support has pushed us in ways we never could have anticipated and we are a better, stronger business because of it.
Facing one of our biggest challenges to date, you’re giving us the confidence to persevere and find new and exciting ways to feed you and connect you with each other, even if it’s remotely. We are intensely humbled by every one of you. Know that every order is individually celebrated by the two of us, the only current employees at the restaurant. It brings hope and optimism at a time that gives us very little of either. We will forever be grateful to each of you for that.
Please visit our website to find ways to order takeout & delivery, buy shirts, gift cards, or even sponsor a meal for families in need. We’ll be here as long as it takes to fulfill each and every order with our sincere appreciation.
We look forward to continue being a neighborhood eatery in SW Portland for many generations. Your support during this time will ensure we have the opportunity to do so.
With endless gratitude,
Julia & Cheryl
etc... eatery was founded on two basic principles, a love for the Pacific Northwest and an unwavering level of inclusivity. We believe that everyone deserves access to great local fare, custom craft beverages, an authentically safe space, and the ability to host a superb event.
etc... eatery is proudly a woman-owned Portland based business.
Julia webster & Cheryl Scollo, long-time friends and business partners, began entertaining the idea of etc... eatery in 2014, both frustrated with their day jobs and wanting more. They wanted to facilitate an environment where they could build a community of local food purveyors, artisans & small businesses and grow together. After more than 5 years of planning, adapting, learning, and curating, etc... eatery has become a resource for local fare, comfortable atmosphere, and a food culture that showcases the best of what's being made right here in the Pacific Northwest.
"When you have more than you need,
build a longer table, not a higher fence."
One of the cool things about etc... eatery is that we are in a constant state of evolution focused on the concept of intentional randomness. When we settled on our name, we wanted it to feel undefined and fresh; a little bit of everything. We went into the industry with a vision of becoming whatever the community needed and adapted quickly to the demand for dietary sensitivity in our menus, a safe community gathering space, special events and private dining, and, of course, a family-friendly eatery.