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Sunday, July 4, 2010

T. Paul's Urban Cafe

The Urban Cafe, Astoria, Oregon July 3, 2010
"The Urban" is definitely one of my all-time favorite eateries. It's on Commercial Street with no view of the river, but the restaurant makes up for that in spades. It's been called "hip" and "trendy," and I suppose it is, but mainly I enjoy the excellent healthy food, friendly owners and staff, pleasant and sometimes-quirky decor, and the unusually upbeat atmosphere. Paul and Theona have gone out of their way to make sure the customes feel the love. The sign on the dappled wall to the right says, "Expect A Miracle." I have to paraphrase their slogan, because I may not get the words right: "Eat Well, Love Much, Laugh Often." That sentiment is expressed throughout. This is a place where people care, and the public has paid the owners back by keeping the place full when many other restaurants are nearly empty. It's unusual that I was able to get this shot. Several tables of diners had just left. Often there is no waiting - there simply seems to be a "flow." If this is due to good Feng Shui, they have done that right, too.
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Halcyon said...

I love this reflection. There is so much going on in this photo and the colors are really nice too.

Hope you are enjoying a long weekend!

Francisca said...

Everything about this post is warm, the photo, the story. (Are they paying you for this outstanding plug? They ought to!! :-D)

cieldequimper said...

So, what's on the menu?

Regina said...

Nice cafe and ambiance.
Great shot.


Anonymous said...

nice photo....of an over priced tourist trap

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