Looking for cat cafes in Oregon?
Like many states, there just aren’t enough cat cafes in Oregon!
At the time of writing this, there was just one cat cafe, but it’s an awesome one and you’re sure to have a great time meeting the cats and enjoying some food and drinks if you drop by.
Here are the contact details for cat cafes in Oregon, I hope you find that you’re near to one!
Cat Cafes in Oregon
|Cat Cafe||Tel Number||Address||Website|
|Purrington’s Cat Lounge||503-334-3570||Portland, OR||purringtonscatlounge.com|
Purrington’s Cat Lounge
Address – 3529 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Portland, OR 97212
Phone – 503-334-3570
Website – https://www.purringtonscatlounge.com/
Purrington’s Cat Lounge is a “neighborhood café in Northeast Portland, Oregon, offering coffee, tea, beer, wine, and food.”
The space is split into two areas, the cafe, and a cat lounge. In the cat lounge, cats roam freely and have a large number of kitty furniture items to play with.
Reservations are required, so be sure to check out what time slots are available on their website before heading over!
What to Expect at a Cat Cafe
If you’ve never been to a cat cafe before, you’re in for a real treat.
Basically, you get to enjoy drinks and food while being surrounded by cats. Personally, I can’t think of why there aren’t more cat cafes!
One really important thing I will point out is that you should always visit the website of the cafe you’re planning on going to before you arrive.
You will almost certainly need to book a time slot, as cat cafes can only allow a small number of people in at a time to ensure the cats are not stressed by the amount of foot traffic.
Some cat cafes will also ask you to sign a waiver of some kind. This is just to ensure the safety of their cats – and you – from a legal standpoint, it’s completely normal.
When you’re in a cat cafe, it’s up to you to enjoy the drink, food, and cats. Every cafe is different, you never know how many cats will be there, but there’s usually plenty.
Something else to keep in mind is that most cat cafes are also pet adoption facilities. They take in at-risk cats in need of a home and usually have them up for adoption.
It’s a great way to generate some interest in these cats and either give them a happy new home in the cafe or ultimately at the home of someone who comes through the door.
Where Do Cats Come From in Cat Cafes?
Something that comes as a surprise to many is that the cats in cat cafes are not bought or found just for the amusement of customers – they’re cats in need of a home.
Almost every cat cafe I’ve reviewed had a partnership with a local cat rescue or shelter and was taking in at-risk cats.
This is the most ethical way I can think of to run a cat cafe. Whatever thoughts you might have had about cats being used to make money, put them to one side.
The mission of cat cafes is to raise awareness of homeless cats by effectively acting as an adoption center with the added benefit of being able to have some coffee and food.
Most of the donations go to helping improve the lives of the cats in the cafe, or to the rescues where there are many more cats in need.
If you’re a cat lover, whatever you can do to support the cat cafes in your state will go a long way to helping at-risk cats.
Find a Cat Cafe Near You: State Listings
If you want to find more cat cafes near you or across the US, please click any of the states below to see a list of cat cafes in that state:
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*All information was as correct as possible at the time of publishing. If you can see any of the information is now out of date, please drop me a message and I’ll update it, thanks!
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