Willamette Noodle Co. Opens Another Location

~update 7/9/12 Willamette Noodle Co is now closed 

This is from an email sent by the owners of Willamette Noodle Co.

We are so pleased to announce that we will be opening a second location - DOWNTOWN - in the space formerly occupied by The Arbor Cafe.

This all happened very quickly!
(less than 45 days from "Hey - did you know the Arbor is closing?" to "Congratulations - you have KEYS!") - and we are still working out all the details so bear with us and we'll let you know when we will be open.

Willamette Noodle Website


KandN said...

Yay for WNC!
What a boost to the local morale that a local business is doing well enough to have a second location!

Anonymous said...

This is great. I've always wished these guys had a decent location downtown somewhere instead of that random little building up NE. Good news.

Anonymous said...


Salem Man said...

I'm ordering the Spaghetti with meat sauce. My favorite. Can't wait.

Salem Dinner Table said...


Posted 12/22/2008 12:06 PM PST
Willamette Noodle Company, the pasta restaurant at 1405 Broadway Ave. NE, soon will be adding a second location, taking over the former Arbor Cafe space downtown.
“It all happened very fast,” said Janet Henry, who owns the restaurant with her husband, Robert. “A friend told us the Arbor was closing. We’ve been considering a second location for a while, keeping our eyes open for the right opportunity.”
The Broadway location opened in June 2003 and has garnered a loyal following despite its extremely limited seating.
The Henrys plan to open the new, larger location at 380 High St. NE by the first of the year, and they are redecorating it to reflect the look they’ve established with the first location.
“It was really important to keep the ambiance,” Janet Henry said. “We have a pretty strong identity, and we want to make sure we don’t lose that.”
The menu at Willamette Noodle Company Too will be the same, though the lunch menu will be expanded with specials to cater to the downtown lunch crowd.
Another nod to workers in nearby office buildings will be the addition of a small breakfast menu featuring espresso drinks and pastries, Henry said.
The Henrys expect the new location to be open until 8 p.m. Sunday-Thursday and until 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
“We’re hoping that we’ll be able to keep our momentum going downtown by being open on weekends,” Henry said.
Chef Robert Henry will shuttle between the two locations, and chef Michael Collier will oversee the other restaurant.
“We’ve got a great crew at Broadway,” said Janet Henry, who said although the couple are amazed at how quickly the whole endeavor came to be, they think everything will be great.
“The timing is tough with the holiday season, the weather and economy, but other than that, we’ve very optimistic,” Janet Henry said with a laugh.
The Henrys signed a three-year lease for the High Street location.
A phone number is not yet available.
— Marion Barnes Statesman Journal

Anonymous said...

I hope they have better food and service then the other location! Worst dining experience ever!!!!!