Meow! Portland cuddles up to first kitty cafe

Area cat lovers got a taste of the cat cafe trend sweeping the nation when Purringtons Cat Lounge opened Saturday, Jan. 24. The first of its kind in Portland and the sixth “cat café” to open in the United States, Purringtons Cat Lounge will house cats for adoption from Cat Adoption Team (CAT).

“From the minute I heard about cat cafés, I knew it was something Portland would love,” says Purringtons Cat Lounge President, Kristen Castillo. “Working with CAT ensures that Purringtons is good for cats and cat lovers alike.” 

So far eight felines reside at Purringtons, located at 3529 NE MLK Jr. Blvd. Admission is $8 per hour, or guests can sit with purchase in the café and watch the cats through a large window. Learn more at