The Meating Place has been feeding Hillsboro and beyond with the highest quality meat for the better part of 40 years, and lately growth has been a constant. Owner Casey Miller first studied the meat trade under founder Steve Crossley, and when he re-opened the butcher shop and cafe in 2013, he quickly started outgrowing his space. After two years of constant renovations, he and his wife Annie exhausted all expansion possibilities and knew it was time to look at a new, larger space to move into.
As luck would have it, the perfect spot was right next door.
“We decided to expand our 7,000 square foot butcher shop and custom shop into a much larger 21,000 square foot space next door to better serve both our retail and our custom customers,” the Millers explain. “Our customer base has steadily grown in all three of our sectors – butcher shop, café, and custom shop. In order to keep up with the demand and quality of our products, we knew we needed a larger facility to provide the excellent service and quality we hold ourselves to.”
When the expansion is complete, butcher shop customers can expect a much larger selection of high-end meat, including charcuterie, ready-to-eat meals, a bigger selection of house-smoked sausages, larger variety dry goods, and even wine. Their popular café will soon have more room to serve and seat diners with fan favorites like their Elk Burger, Gouda Mac ‘n’ Cheese, and Breakfast Burritos. Finally, The Meating Place will increase their capabilities for custom shop customers, too, with a larger facility to process more wild game and livestock, better serving the multitude of local farmers who partner with The Meating Place.
After more than a year of construction, including all the headaches that come with it, the Millers are looking forward to the next phase of their business with an excitement only matched by their community.
“We are looking forward to getting back to running our business,” Casey says. “The construction phase is challenging and has consumed a lot of our focus, so we’re excited to return our focus back to offering great meat to our customers.”
“Everyone is really excited,” Annie adds. “Our customers are thrilled that our local butcher shop is growing to better serve the meat demands of our community.”
Until construction wraps up, you can still visit The Meating Place at 6495 NW Cornelius Pass Road in Hillsboro for the highest quality meat and finest customer service in town.
Stay tuned for grand opening dates for our new facility – the new and improved The Meating Place is coming soon!