Lovely Hula Hands 2

The second location of Lovely Hula Hands restaurant was located on N. Mississippi Ave. in Portland. The original two level brick building had suffered substantial neglect. In the design of the restaurant, we kept the brick shell, seismically reinforced the brick and gutted the interior. The second floor framing was dismantled to remove the molding and rotting joists, salvaging as many of them as possible. The salvaged joists went back to the project in the form of benches and tables. An employee stairway was added to access a second level kitchen capable of accommodating a kitchen staff. The design of the two story building was kept as simple and open as possible so that the artistic owners can display their fabulous collection of vintage "everything".