LATEST NEWS FROM MAPLEWOOD
A NOTE FROM JO
Maplewood began 10 years ago as a simple coffee shop that was built around quality local coffee, tea & baked goods served with sincerity & care. In 2016, we expanded to include a working kitchen. Now, it’s time for the next evolution.
I cherish all the memories, lessons, & relationships that have been born from this creation. After much careful thought, I have decided it’s time to turn over the reigns to allow Maplewood to grow fully into its potential. I am excited to have Dan & Laura become the owners and take it to the next level. They hold the same principles of community that are at the center of this project.
It has been an honor to serve this wonderful community.
In the meantime, I will focus on my acupuncture practice, parenting my son in his last year of high school and figuring out what my next adventure will be. I hope to see you around Maplewood!
If you are interested in acupuncture, you can find information on my practice at Jowhitsell.com.
With love for this amazing space & community- Jo
MEET THE NEW OWNERS
Dan has extensive culinary training and history with over 18 years of experience in Portland and Kansas City (Farm-to-Table, Fine dining, European-style bakery – even cooking on a 🚂). He has been busy testing new menu items to round out your favorites.
Laura has a business background and is an entrepreneur at heart. She’ll be managing the back office and taste testing.
A few years ago, Dan and Laura were exploring Portland neighborhoods and stumbled upon Maplewood Coffee & Tea. They instantly fell in love with the cafe and felt inspired to buy a house and move to this area of Portland. They live in the neighborhood with their two lively kids and two dogs.
The couple is passionate about quality food and drink, the Maplewood community, and sustainable business practices.
|Renovations are almost complete and we plan to re-open this Fall. There’s a new back deck, front counter, updated kitchen, and fresh look. Stay tuned for more updates and special events.|
We are always thrilled when we get attention from the local media and organizations!
- Maplewood Coffee & Tea – a hidden treasure – SouthwestConnection
- Coffee Shop opens in Southwest Portland’s Maplewood neighborhood, The Oregonian
- Welcome Addition to SW PDX, The Tea Buds: A Journal of Tea Explorations