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Join me, Delilah Marvelle, throughout my journey of creating Meridian: The Historic Tea House. Don't expect a mere afternoon tea coddled with scones, cakes and sandwiches. Envision an unforgettable dining experience of tasting historic foods that have been erased by time.


Meridian will find its home in downtown Hillsboro within an extraordinary building whose own 128-year-old narrative starts with a daring bachelor and Oregon pioneer named Jacob Swanger. Curious? Good! Stay tuned every first of the month as I explore the building's fascinating history while I also embrace the daunting adventures of doing a massive rehabilitation that will restore it back to its birth year of 1891.


Each month and each post will slowly bring me closer to its opening day.


How long will it take? Only the building knows...

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