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Carioca Bowls debuts second location

Speaking of Slabtown, craft açaí bowl hotspot Carioca Bowls debuted its second location in the up-and-coming neighborhood just last weekend. The new cafe, found at The Carson apartment building at Northwest 21st Avenue and Raleigh Street, is the budding chain’s new flagship, with a streamlined user experience (similar to a salad or poke bar) featuring both “Signature Bowls” and a “Build Your Own” menu with a choice of base blend and toppings.

A New Spot for Customizable Acai Bowls Is Coming to Northwest Portland

An Alberta Street smoothie bowl shop will soon deliver Brazilian staples to the Slabtown neighborhood. Carioca Bowls is opening a new location in Northwest Portland, complete with açaí bowls, cheese bread pão de queijo, and a vegan version of the bean stew feijoada, The Oregonian first reported.

Ice cream, açaí bowls join Northwest Portland’s rapidly growing Slabtown neighborhood

Northwest Portland’s rapidly developing Slabtown neighborhood continues to grow its restaurant roster. Just a few weeks after XLB announced plans to open a second location in the fully renovated Leland James building (2175 N.W. Raleigh St.), and days after Ruby Jewel opened its fourth ice cream shop and test kitchen at 1650 N.W. 23rd Avenue, craft açaí bowl hotspot Carioca Bowls announced it will join the party.

Summer Eats We’re Crushing On Right Now

Northeast Alberta’s acai haven recently upped their game with a new slew of specialty acai smoothie bowls, each more deliciously decadent than the last. We’re dreaming of the Leblon, which sports a blended base of acai, dark cherry, peaches, and apple, and is topped with granola, banana, chocolate sauce, and your choice of toppings. (We always pick Honey Mama’s fudge!) Not your jam? Opt for the triple-coconut Copocabana or the peanut butter-packed Ipanema.

Carioca Bowls Brings Açai Bliss and Donation-Based Yoga to NE Alberta

"Carioca Bowls and Full Lotus Yoga, two sister operations sharing one seriously blissed-out space, are the creation of Richard Matusow and Matthew Lau...At Carioca Bowls, açaí lovers can indulge in a veritable buffet of toppings and add-ins to the cold, refreshing berry base, as well as smoothies and juices, organic coconut water on tap, oatmeal blended with amaranth and pepitas, toast with house nut butters, kombucha, Stumptown cold brew nitro, and more.....If you ask us, it sounds like Brazilian berries and Indian bliss blend even better than coconut water and açaí.

Carioca Bowls Launches Hot Food Menu

"To accompany its cold açaí berry bowls and donation-based yoga, Carioca Bowls...has instituted an all vegetarian and vegan hot menu with about 10 new bowls...Carioca adds the Samba Bowl, based on chef Matthew Lau's Brazilian feijoada family recipe, a black bean stew topped with house-made pico de gallo and toasted farofa (manioc with onion and garlic)."