Our Neighborhood

We Olive Pasadena is officially open! Here, owner Ervin Galvan shares his favorite things about the city he calls home.

Pasadena is an excellent home for We Olive because our values directly reflect what this city is all about. We focus on being involved in the community, providing a comfortable and educational atmosphere for shoppers, and an experience that is unique and exciting. Pasadena hosts many community events, prides itself on its historic architecture, and exudes a unique charm that entrances those who visit.

The perfect day in Pasadena…
A perfect day in Pasadena begins with coffee and breakfast at Copa Vida. After that getting lost in Old Town is definitely a must. The hidden shops nestled within discrete alleys make you feel as if you have been transported to another time. Lula Mae Gift Shop is one of our favorite shops for unique and whimsical gifts in Pasadena. Wandering around the city is tiring and lunch at We Olive would be a perfect interlude to the perfect Pasadena day. A nice glass of wine and cheese plate are perfect for an afternoon break. After lunch, there are plenty of museums to visit such as the USC Pacific Asia Museum or the Pasadena Museum of California Art. After museum touring, dinner at El Portal Yucatan Restaurant and a show at the Pasadena Playhouse would end my perfect day in Pasadena.

Favorite eats and drinks…
My favorite places to eat in the area are Osawa Japanese Restaurant – their dinner bento box is phenomenal!
Green Street Tavern has a croissant bread pudding that will trump any other bread pudding created.
Poke Salad Bar serves the freshest and most delicious poke bowls.
Café Santorini’s grilled octopus appetizer is a must try on their beautiful outdoor patio.
King’s Row Gastropub has some of the best cocktails in Pasadena. Their Moscow Mule is awesome and the seasonal cocktail is always a must-try.

Must-see attractions…
Don’t miss the Rose Bowl, Pasadena Playhouse, and the Norton Simon Museum.

Insider info…
Parking can be challenging in Pasadena, but there are plenty of public parking structures that allow for 90 min of free parking! Luckily, one of those structures is located directly behind We Olive Pasadena.