Is Dose in the old Portland Brew location? I havent been since September but from what I see on their map, they're right next to Gran Cru Wines on Murphy which I thought was a Portland Brew. I'll be back there in May & drive past that every morning on the way to the TACA festival so I'll have to check it out.
Theres also a place I went to once called the Frothy Monkey that wasnt bad. Its in a great neighborhood too. I havent been to Crema so I'll have to check it out. I went to Bongo Java once & wasnt impressed. I had to return my cappuccino twice because the girl didnt understand that I wanted a hot cappuccino. The first one she made couldnt have been over 110-115 degrees & I told her it wasnt anywhere near hot enough so she made a new one & it might have been 5 degrees hotter. Again, told her it wasnt nearly hot enough & she made another one that might have made it up to 130 degrees, at that point I gave up. I dont have to have my cappuccinos super hot but come on, 150 degrees is good, not 110-130! Oh yeah, and it took her over 5 minutes to make the first one (I watched her the whole time & she had to have ground a half pound of coffee before she had my shot...seems a bit way off to have to pull that many shots to get the grind right!)