Celebrating its first year in business this month, Fire and Stone, the neighborhood eatery that opened in the former Wilshire Market building in Beaumont Village, has restored its popular weekend brunch service.
The bakery began offering brunch again on Saturdays and Sundays in November. Served from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., the menu features “build your own” omelets and roasted hash, biscuits with gravy and french toast made from Fire and Stone’s house-baked challah bread. You can also walk-in on weekend mornings for pastries and freshly brewed coffee.
“We’re getting back to where we wanted to be in the beginning,” said owner Jeff Smalley. “We’ve hit a groove now and we’re getting a lot better at what we do. Our team is really hitting its stride. We haven’t strayed from using the best stuff we can find. We’ve accelerated our direct relationships with farms and continue to use locally-sourced ingredients. I’m proud of all the work we’ve done with this space and I want to share it with the neighborhood.”
In that spirit, Smalley has devised a strategy for preserving the historic Padrow’s Pharmacy sign on the western side of the building – which had been unearthed during a previous remodel. As the original sign was painted on the exterior of the glass, age and exposure to elements have badly flaked the chalky paint. Graffiti has further marred the sign’s surface and complicated preservation efforts.
Smalley has contracted with Signs Now in Parkrose to create a replica decal that mirror’s the sign’s original design and intent, except that the words “Coca-Cola” will be replace with “Alameda, Beaumont, Wilshire,” to honor the primary neighborhoods that Fire and Stone serves. The original paint will be scraped clean soon and the new decal should be installed before the end of the year.
“Saving that sign has been a concern for our neighborhood,” said Smalley. “We want to be a good neighbor and make sure it’s taken care of.”
The neighborhood pizza tavern has also begun offering “Game Day” specials for Trailblazer and Timber games, which are broadcast on a large-screen TV over the bar. Pepperoni and Margherita pizzas can be had for $10 each and 16 oz. Old German Pounders are available for $2. For more information, or to order online, visit fireandstonepdx.com.