Noah and I (Lauren) Blakely purchased “The Riverenza” business as they patiently awaited the arrival of our son, Parker. People often say that we took on two babies at once and boy has it been a wild ride.
Noah frequented the old stone building when he was finishing high school in the Dalles, OR. He always dreamed of owning it one day. Life took him to San Francisco, CA where he met me. We married and decided to move to a slower paced city when we learned that we were expecting a son. The cafe seemingly fell into our laps, and we’re thankful it did.
Cheers to “slower paced”.
Photograph captured by the talented Alexa Schmidt