Townshend’s expanding in Eugene


Townshend’s Tea plans to open its first teahouse in Eugene, where founder Matt Thomas graduated from University of Oregon.

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Townshend’s Tea plans to open its first teahouse in Eugene, where founder Matt Thomas graduated from University of Oregon.

For a class project a decade ago at the UO business school, Thomas worked on the idea of serving loose-leaf tea in a coffeehouse-like atmosphere.

After graduation — and a brief stint in marketing for a medium size company — he picked up the idea again, launching his first teahouse in northeast Portland in 2006. A second followed in Bend two years later.

Read more at The Register-Guard.

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