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Market of Choice brings abundant choices and unique shopping experience to the Goat Blocks
Story By Pamplin Media Group, Portland Tribune
Photo by Jonathan House
May 25, 2017
Eugene-based Market of Choice opened their newest Portland grocery store today at the Goat Blocks, a mixed-use development project in a historically industrial area of southeast Portland, that is being transformed into a revitalized neighborhood.
The Goat Blocks features upscale apartments, restaurants, a cider house and hardware store, with Market of Choice as one of the anchor retailers. It will be the only grocery store within a 1-mile radius and the fourth Market of Choice location in the greater Portland area. The Belmont store will employ approximately 130 people.
"We're eager to join the southeast Portland community," said Market of Choice CEO Rick Wright. "With all the new housing popping up in the neighborhood, we think our store will be an excellent fit."
The new 26,000-square-foot market will feature a large produce selection, scratch-made baked goods, specialty cheeses, a beer and wine shop, whole health and bulk items, a full-service meat and seafood department, and a gourmet deli and kitchen offering take-away meals created by in-house chefs. It will also have a growler fill station and wine bar, as well as a juice bar.
Roll up-garage doors and a dining bar, in addition to outdoor seating, will make the market a gathering hub. Free underground parking and plenty of bike parking will be provided for customers' convenience.
"We are very excited about everything the store has to offer," says Store Manager Anthony Joos, who recently relocated his family from Eugene. "I'm looking forward to biking to work and getting to know the neighborhood," he says.
What you'll find at Market of Choice:
Bakery: Scratch-made baked goods from high-quality ingredients, as well as retail bakery items, such as gluten-free items, gourmet chocolates, candies and more.
Barista: Coffee drinks, tea, made-to-order smoothies and more.
Beer & Wine: Extensive beer and wine. Growler fill station with several on-tap choices, including beer, wine and cider. Wine bar for tastings.
Bulk: A variety of nuts, dried fruits, trail mixes, pastas, rice, grains, seasonings, honey, nut butters and more.
Cheese: The best of the best from Oregon and around the world, including cheeses, charcuterie, salts, vinegars, nuts, preserves and crackers.
Juice Bar: Formulated, freshly juiced fruit and vegetable blends, cold-pressed for maximum nutrition.
Grocery: Natural, organic, local, conventional and gluten-free choices, including affordable, high-quality staples and hard-to-find epicurean items.
Kitchen: Gourmet take-away entrees and sides. Sandwiches, salads, soups and wraps, pizzas, grill burgers, burrito bar, sushi station, poke and wok.
Meat & Seafood: Locally raised, natural and organic meats and West Coast-caught seafood. Pan-ready entrees, ground beef made fresh daily, in-store with quality cuts, as well as house-made sausages.
Produce: In-season organic and conventional choices from Oregon and around the Northwest, in addition to dried mushrooms and exotic produce.
Whole Health: Natural and traditional supplements, personal care items, dietary products, natural cosmetics, analgesics.
Market of Choice's Belmont store is located at 1090 SE Belmont St., Portland. The grocery store is open 7 a.m to 11 p.m. daily. Shoppers will find Market of Choice's ad specials every week in the Portland Tribune.