Bula Kava House

Kava (Piper methysticum, of the pepper family) is a shrub grown throughout Oceania, and the aromatic roots of the kava plant are used to make an intoxicating natural beverage that affects everyone differently—but most people describe a mild euphoria, relaxed muscles, and a relief of anxiety. Kava has been enjoyed regularly by the people of the South Pacific for thousands of years, and it is an integral part of the religious and social traditions of island culture—and the source of much mysticism and lore. Bula Kava House (located at 3115 SE Division Street in Portland) is Oregon’s first Kava Bar, and they offer the finest fresh kava from Vanuatu, Micronesia, Melanesia, and Polynesia. (Excerpts from the Bula Kava House website)