Glyph Café & Arts Space
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Hugo Moreno and Sandra Comstock’s new cafe looks an awful lot like an art gallery, but that’s kind of the idea. Still, why would a pair of Reed college academics choose to enter the food and beverage industry? Simple, Moreno explains: When he and Comstock aren’t teaching or raising their children, they find themselves in cafes, sipping hot drinks, engaging in conversation, and taking in the paintings, photographs and spoken word performed there. “The idea here is to combine what we feel passionate about, and to showcase the works of artists,” Moreno says, a notion that includes the works of the people who expertly make your cappuccinos and properly steep your tea. In addition to hot drinks, Glyph serves cold ones too (wine and beer), and leans on local purveyors like Olympic Provisions to make meat and cheese boards, lamb meatballs and chorizo con queso. Keep an eye out for rotating exhibitions by local painters, as well as classical, jazz and indie rock performances by local musicians. And, writers have sway here too. In addition to featured readings, poets and novelists can display their sketchbooks and journals in the cafe’s shadowboxed tables. Chad Walsh, 1/29/2014