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cafe for food lovers.​

Chef/Owner Spencer Ivankoe began his culinary journey at a very young age, and knew right away that it was his passion. After culinary school he spent most of his time working at The Bernards Inn (Bernardsville, NJ),  Public (New York, NY), and Little Rascal (New York, NY) .  Upon a decade working on the line, he went back to school to pursue a concentration in Operations Management from Baruch College. In 2016, Spencer moved to Portland, a place he has always called a second home.

Spencer and his team focus on creating healthy and seasonally inspired menus by teaming up with local farms, purveyors, coffee roasters, tea makers, and wineries. Every part of the cafe has been designed with the customer experience in mind - from the chic, industrial interior, locally sourced menus, and the relaxing music that fills the space.

From all of us at Cafe Rowan, we just want to say; "to those who we are lucky to call regulars, we thank you for your support. To those who have yet to visit, we look forward to welcoming you soon." 



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