Portland has a cat cafe. It's called Purringtons. We went inside it. It's full of cats. So many cats.
So many. At Purringtons there are sad cats, happy cats, playful cats, sleepy cats, sassy cats, and even the elusive friendly cat.
It will feature all the fluff you need including local beer and wine, pastries, coffee, tea and "cat therapy." The cats are located in a petting lounge, next to the cafe; the soft, soft cat fur can't be where the food and drinks are made, because we have a health department.
But be still your heart rates, crazy cat ladies and gentlemen. You can't go quite yet. Purringtons Cat Lounge will open on January 24, at 3529 NE Martin Luther King Blvd., between Aphrodite Hair Salon and Jeanopoly. But as of Monday, there was not even a sign outside.
But it's not just a gimmick to get you in the cafe so you can pet up to 10 cats at the same time. You can also take them home. Purringtons' owner Kristen Castillo partnered with Cat Adoption Team, which means that each and every one of the cats is rudderless, an urchin, a transient. One of the objectives of this cafe, says Castillo, is to give these cats a safe and permanent place to live.
Anyway, enough with the words. Here are the cats.