Roste Chocolate House

Steelhead Architecture utilized the machines for the craft as part of the decor at Roste Chocolate House to give an eye catching centerpiece to the hip space.

  • area / size 500 sqft
  • Year 2020
  • The Roste Chocolate House is both a chocolate production space and cafe. It is located in Portland’s Pearl district with large window presence and visibility.

    The production equipment, particularly the beautiful chocolate roaster, is treated as art objects and placed on raised plinths at the entry to the space. A fluid ribbon of materials wraps the counter space and leads patrons from the front door, along the display counter and to the point of purchase. A rich material palette and warm lighting create a warm cafe space to enjoy an espresso with a variety of chocolate treats.

    Design: Steelhead Architecture
    Contractor: iBuild PDX Construction
    Photography: Josh Partee