Thirsty Café, located at 504 NW WaNaPa Street in Cascade Locks opened for business on July 1st 2019. The café features a variety of handcrafted espresso drinks, sweet and savory pastries and smoothies in a comfortable and cozy setting and is open 7 days a week. Thirsty started as a lifelong dream of a warm, cozy place to enjoy a latte where owners Michelle Sobaski and Shawna McCormick wanted to bring truth, hope and joy to their customers. Thirsty features the convenience of a walk up window and the comfort of a beautiful French farmhouse themed café. Hand lettering, Edison string lighting and plants on every table are just a few of the details that add warmth and welcome visitors. Michelle and Shawna hope their business will appeal to both local residents and visitors to the area. Thirsty Café brews coffee from Hidden River Roasters out of Camas, Washington. Michelle and Shawna received start up financing through the Columbia River Gorge Oregon Investment Board, staffed by Mid-Columbia Economic Development District (MCEDD), to bring Thirsty Café to their community. Read more about Thirsty Café here.