Need a Pick Me Up? Stop by One of These Top Coffee Shops in Portland

Portland, OR is one of the best coffee towns around. If you need some coffee in your life, visit one of these shops.

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1. Cathedral Coffee

7530 N Willamette Blvd
Portland, OR 97203

(503) 935-4312

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Cathedral Coffee combines colors and books, wood and windows combine to create one of Portland's most interesting spaces. Owner Austen Tanner enlisted friends from all over to help craft his coffeehouse, including Canadian graffiti artist David Brunning, who drew inspiration from the St. Johns bridge. Cathedral features Aussie outpost Proud Mary Coffee.


2. Blend Coffee

2710 N Killingsworth St
Portland, OR 97217

(503) 473-8616

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On a quiet stretch of N Killingsworth sits Blend Coffee Lounge, a beloved Overlook cafe that’s been around for over a decade, currently helmed by brothers Phil and Brad Yien. They go beyond the conventional espresso and offer a number of signature drinks like the Honey Badger (made with honey from Bee Local) and the tantalizing Espresso Fizz (espresso, Q Tonic, and Scrappy’s Orange Bitters). Treats come from Roman Candle Baking Co, Petunia’s (GF), goodmoon (adzuki bean cakes), and Tiger Tang. The adjacent lounge area is a super cute and comfy spot in which to relax with friends over a great cup of coffee and soak in the chill vibe of the neighborhood.


3. Prince Coffee

2030 N Willis Blvd
Portland, OR 97217

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When this cafe in Kenton, most coffee lovers expected it to be great. What surprised them was the cafe’s charm; it shares a tiny space with an upholstery business. Traditional pairings of fresh stroopwafels and coffee from Proud Mary, Heart, and Roseline roasters are delicious here. Folks, if you haven't met a stroopwafel, now's the time: It's a dense, criss-crossed pastry with a faint lining of vanilla and cinnamon, perfect dipped in your breve cappuccino.

4. Nossa Familia Coffee

1350 NW Lovejoy St, Portland, OR 97209

(541) 304-9234

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Northwest Industrial coffeeshop Nossa Familia ("our family" in Portuguese) is owned by Brazilian Augusto Carvalho Dias Carneiro, whose family has grown coffee since 1890. Coffee director and head roaster Rob Hoos holds court on a Loring Kestrel roaster (the least ecologically impactful roaster currently available), and the Nossa team works with a wide range of outstanding Brazilian coffees that are notable for the equitable treatment of farmers and workers. Here, you can get a shot of espresso and they can tell you the beans' entire story.


5. The Arbor Lodge

1507 N Rosa Parks Way, Portland, OR 97217

(503) 289-1069

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A sunny, woodsy shop opposite the Rosa Parks MAX station in North Portland, The Arbor Lodge is a true community space filled with young mothers, students, professionals, dancers, and old women dressed head to toe in teal. Owner CJ Speelman and the baristas have created a rare blend of quality coffee and quality community. For a taste adventure and a snapshot of Arbor Lodge history, try a shot of the house-roasted espresso blend, "Sasquatch," and a single-origin shot of longtime anchor Tanager Coffee Roasters, also owned by Speelman.

Article via: Eater - Portland, OR

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