Word on the street — and Facebook — is that Coffee Plant, one of my all-time favorite Portland Stumptown shops and the creator of the Kung-fu fighting corporate coffee campaign, is closing its 5915 SW Corbett cafe in John’s Landing this Friday, March 11, and moving its gluten-free bakery to a new locale not yet announced, sans the coffee (I think).

This comes on the heels of the downtown 724 SW Washington Plant closing last December; the space was thankfully picked up by another great local coffee shop, The Fresh Pot.

Before I had time to do a review of Coffee Plant or run a Q&A with my friend and Coffee Plant proprietor, Mike Miller, it’s time to bid adieu. But, not before thanking Coffee Plant’s awesome crew for some memorable times and a creativity the patrons of Coffee Plant will never forget — from baristas snapping photos on their iPhones of the beautiful coffees they just made before serving their loyal customers to fun and offbeat marketing campaigns to savoring the shots during those early sleep-deprived parenting days to arguably the best gluten-free pastries in the city.

Stay tuned for the next chaper of the gluten-free side of the business at www.glutenfreegem.com. One can’t help but wonder if the bakery’s marketing slogan will take on the Pillsbury Dough Boy or Monsanto.

Farewell photo from the closing of downtown Coffee Plant