That’s one of many components. “We’re trying to fire on all cylinders,” said Megan Davis. “It’s all the things we love to do and we haven’t found locally.” There will be indoor space for 88 people, and room for about 120 people outdoors. Dogs and kids are welcome. Two sets of cornhole, a sandbox, and a rock garden for kids to jump and climb will allow kids to play while their parents enjoy adult beverages.
There’s a true restaurant inside, including high-top bar seating (with plugs and Wi-Fi) and tables, a television, and indoor restrooms. The owners hired three distributors in order to get the right mix of craft beer from the Pacific Northwest (Washington, Oregon, Montana and Idaho) for their taps as well as wine, cider, kombucha and other nonalcoholic beverages.
The food cart pod has room for four trucks. Two have signed on to the project. The couple are actively seeking two other trucks that fit their vision of a space that operates for lunch, dinner, and after dinner until 9 p.m. The current roster includes The Bowl Shebang, a grain bowl truck similar to The Whole Bowl and The Mighty Bowl, and a truck called Homeport Pizza owned by a Washougal couple, Steven Baird and Maria Hart. Homeport Pizza serves wood-fired Napoletana pizza modified to suit a Pacific Northwest palate.
After years of waiting, the couple appear poised to realize their dream. “There are no investors. We live in Washougal and raise our kids here. It’s just me and my husband and we’re doing this to support our community,” Davis said.