The owner of Portland’s down-home-cookin’ joint Russell Street BBQ approached us when looking for someone to refresh her charming restaurant. Housed in a cavernous 1909 building, this well-regarded and authentic barbecue spot was in need of some updating. We wanted to make the space feel more like home: welcoming, approachable, clean, and fun. The owner’s personality shines through accent pieces she already had: aged whiskey barrels as bar tables, an adorable bucking pig logo, and corrugated metal accents in the entry. We brought these accents together with new paint, new mason jar and tin bucket lighting, and a new feature wall with a logo that stretches all the way up to the 15 foot high ceilings. Find out about Allison’s experience trying Russell Street’s tasty BBQ. Impeccable painting and staining by Painting Oregon.