Next month (late September) SCAA will have its annual leadership meetings in Portland to plan for the big Event next spring. I haven't been to Portland in an embarrassingly long time, but of course I hear a lot about the local coffee scene.

 

So, please, what are some of the "can't miss" coffee bars in town? (a few great restaurants wouldn't hurt, either)

 

Thanks!

Views: 273

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

A few Indy Coffee Bar Recommendations:

 

Barista

Coava

Coffeehouse NW

Heart

Red E

Sterling

Water Avenue

Honestly... that's it right there Matt.  I might include Coffeehouse 5, I always get solid shots off of them.  Stumptown as well, although I've been preferring Barista (Pearl) for my Stumptown shots as of late.  I hear that Water Avenue place is pretty lousy ;p jk, Matt.

 

-bry

BTW, top coffees in PDX as of late:

Stumptown Honduras San Vicente

Coava Honduras David Mancia

(I promise I like origins other than Honduras, lol)

Sterling's new Yirg is pretty solid

Matt do you guys still have "The Delicious?" lol that was seriously an awesome coffee.  Got some from Anthony at Paper Tiger here in Vancouver.

 

Marshall, If you make it across the Columbia River, we'd love to have you over at Compass.

Bryan Wray said:

Honestly... that's it right there Matt.  I might include Coffeehouse 5, I always get solid shots off of them.  Stumptown as well, although I've been preferring Barista (Pearl) for my Stumptown shots as of late.  I hear that Water Avenue place is pretty lousy ;p jk, Matt.

 

-bry

Second on that Stumptown San Vicente Honduras.  An excellent cup that we're serving right now in Baltimore at Spro.
It's not necessarily in PDX, but Paper Tiger Roasters in Vancouver, WA is the sweetest little shop.

P.S. I am a partner in Water Ave, and have a bit of bias. :) It's awesome that Vancouver WA has a coffee crawl and blossoming coffee scene. I need to cross the mighty Colombia soon!

 

Coffeehouse 5 and Public Domain too!

and of course check out Stumptown Ace Hotel and other locations

Matt Milletto said:

P.S. I am a partner in Water Ave, and have a bit of bias. :) It's awesome that Vancouver WA has a coffee crawl and blossoming coffee scene. I need to cross the mighty Colombia soon!

 

Coffeehouse 5 and Public Domain too!

Can I add

 

- Extracto

- Ristretto

 

to the list? Not as well-known, but worth trying. Also, I can't let anyone come to PDX without recommending 2 restaurants:

 

- Olympic Provisions on SE 2nd

- Pacific Pie on SE 7th

 

Both provide a very unique atmosphere and the best food on this side of the Willamette River, in my opinion.

Oh... yeah... duh to Public Domain, Extracto and Ristretto.  My bad for forgetting those.  Especially Public Domain.  I've had some rough shots at the other two, but they are usually fairly consistent and solid.

 

Paper Tiger isn't what it was 3 weeks ago, sadly.  The shop is up for sale and the awesome baristas that worked there abandoned it when the owner/roaster starting dropping quality to increase profits.

 

I give Paper Tiger 3 more weeks before it isn't open.  It's really too bad, it was awesome to have another roastery in our town.

 

Having said that, Joshua, stop in to the downtown cafe on Wednesday morning or the Roastery location on Wednesday afternoon and I'll be more than happy to pass ya a freebie (Compass Coffee).  More shameless plugging for this thread :)

 

-bry

Thanks for all the great tips!

Reply to Discussion

RSS

Barista Exchange Partners

Barista Exchange Friends

Keep Barista Exchange Free

Are you enjoying Barista Exchange? Is it helping you promote your business and helping you network in this great industry? Donate today to keep it free to all members. Supporters can join the "Supporters Group" with a donation. Thanks!

Clicky Web Analytics

© 2021   Created by Matt Milletto.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service