Brazilian-inspired café offers superfood acai bowls
Portland, Ore. – June 15, 2015 – Carioca Bowls today announced its grand opening on Saturday, June 20, from 9 am to 6 pm. Located at 827 NE Alberta St, Carioca (Care-ee-o-ka) Bowls is Portland’s first authentic acai (ah-sigh-ee) café. Cariocas are the natives to Rio de Janeiro and embody health, wellness, and vitality. The Cariocas were some of the first to embrace the acai bowl as a way to nourish their active lifestyles. Carioca Bowls strives to make the most delicious and nutritious organic acai bowls blending with Sambazon Organic Acai and other organic fruits all topped with superfoods ranging from coconut oils to nut butters and hemp seeds.
“We are thrilled to welcome Portlanders to the grand opening of Carioca Bowls to taste the goodness of our acai café menu and experience acai the way it is supposed to be served,” said Chief Acai Master Matthew Lau. Carioca Bowls also operates Full Lotus PDX which offers classical Yoga and meditation by donation and both are inside Good Life Medicine Center. This is truly a one-stop shop for health, wellness, and vitality. “Our mission is to be an accessible, welcoming place where people can always share and learn new information about health and wellness”, commented Chief Yogi Richard Matusow. Lau and Matusow were both executives at Sambazon and other natural foods companies for the past 15 years. Matusow is a certified yoga teacher with over 1,000 hours of training and has spent many months living in ashrams in India.
In addition to the acai bowls, Carioca Bowls also offers organic oatmeal and greek yogurt with gluten free options, raw organic coconut water on tap, and will be adding more non-alcoholic beverages on tap as well as a fresh cold-pressed juice program. Throughout the grand opening festivities, there will be acai bowl specials, giveaways from various vendors, samples, and more. The family-friendly entertainment lineup includes kids music starting at 10 am with Mo Phillips followed by Mr. Ben at 11 am. From 1 pm to 2 pm, capoeira dancers from Capoeira Sao Salvador with Mestre Pedro Cruz will perform. Bloco Alegria will start at 2:30 with some Rio Style Samba music. The giveaways will continue with a free three-month membership to ME Fitness, T-shirts, wooden bowls/spoons, and acai jewelry.
Carioca Bowls invested in the restoration to the property both indoors and outdoors to create a gorgeous garden patio and intimate indoor café. Renovations continue with a new pergola just installed, new outdoor tables/chairs/umbrellas, and a 700-square-foot outdoor yoga/performance platform. The murals and inspirational sayings are being painted by local muralist Christian Grijalva.
OPENING HOURS: Mon-Sat 9am-6pm, Sunday 10am-6pm
About Carioca Bowl Located at 827 NE Alberta St, Carioca (Care-ee-o-ka) Bowls is Portland’s first authentic acai (ah-sigh-ee) café. Cariocas are the natives to Rio de Janeiro and embody health, wellness, and vitality. The Cariocas were some of the first to embrace the acai bowl as a staple. Carioca Bowls strives to make the best organic acai bowls blending with Sambazon Organic Acai and other organic fruits all topped with some of the most innovative, local and organic superfoods.
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