Kevin and Alex met at a Colorado pub in the spring of 2009.
She, a spunky sous chef with miniature pigtails sprouting from the back of her head. He, soaking up beer wisdom, sporting an ever-present trucker hat and you should have SEEN that mustache.
Kevin and Alex moved to Portland in 2010 where they worked in the local food scene until their mission of opening their own restaurant brought them to 1887 Main Street in downtown Washougal, the future home of OurBar.
It was the spring of 2012 and the air was magnetic with opportunity, you could taste it. They began to build; approving architectural renderings, enlisting the generosity and skill of friends and family and scouring the shelves of vintage stores for dishes with just the right blend of funk and function.
OurBar opened its doors in April 2013. A quiet introduction with just a few breakfast classics and lunch sandwiches on the menu. OurBar has since grown into a bustling downtown hotspot where colleagues meet for coffee, friends share laughs over lunch and families gather to brunch.
Kevin and Alex live in Washougal. They married in the summer of 2014 and are building a business, a life and a community together on Main Street.