Tressa has been making bone broth and other nourishing, healing foods commercially in Portland for over six years. She began making and selling her health-supportive menu of prepared foods – bone broth, cultured vegetables, kombucha and more – via a CSA model from a shared kitchen in Southeast Portland.
She even hosted popular pop-up dinners and educational events in the production space. That's how she established herself as a nutrition educator, and she's since taught a variety of old-world cooking and nutrition classes all over the city.
Custom bone broth at Broth Bar — Photo courtesy of Allison E. Jones / Broth Bar
Tressa’s built a loyal following locally, but she also ships her bone broth nationwide.
Broth Bar will be located over in Portland’s Central Eastside, a hotbed for culinary innovation at NE 6th Avenue near Couch Street.
Salt, Fire & Time’s savory bone broths will be served in the sleek, chic Broth Bar space, along with a menu of optional add-ins like miso, soft-boiled egg, kraut, kelp noodles, grated turmeric and chicken hearts.
Broth Bar will also offer Salt, Fire & Time’s whole-leaf, traditionally brewed kombucha on tap, as well as a short menu of grab-and-go lunch items.
Broth Bar will be a retail shop for Salt, Fire & Time’s jarred bone broths; coconut yoghurt; jerkies; and other traditional, nourishing products.
Tressa will host nutrition education events and classes in the space as well, similar to those she’s led at venues throughout Portland, including the the National College of Naturopathic Medicine.
A healthy cup of bone broth — Photo courtesy of Allison E. Jones / Broth Bar
Bone broth is considered an old-world remedy for healing a wounded gut, improving digestion, soothing the nervous system, rebuilding cartilage and comforting the spirit.
What makes Salt, Fire & Time’s bone broth stand above the rest is that the Yellig sisters source bones directly from farmers and ranchers in the Pacific Northwest who raise their animals on pasture. They're grass-fed and grass-finished (and free of hormones, antibiotics and GMO).
Tressa cooks them in small batches with care for three days, in order to release beneficial nutrients. The nutrition of her bone broth is supported by scientific testing that she's had done to identify the broth’s micronutrient content. All of this makes Salt, Fire & Time’s bone broth some of the highest quality available in the country.
Current offerings include beef, lamb, turkey and chicken bone broth, and they'll soon add bison and pork.
Broth Bar is sure to be Portland’s next must-try beverage café, where customers will sip to their health with a mug of warm, soothing, savory bone broth.