A Coffee Lover’s Guide to Portland, Oregon

Brianna Ciccotelli

Portland, Oregon is one of the most popular destinations for beer drinkers and coffee drinkers alike. Known for its plethora of microbreweries and coffeehouses, Portland is definitely the place to go if you’re on the search for new coffee and looking to up your Have Visited These Coffee Shops list. If you live in or are visiting Portland anytime soon, don’t forget to get your coffee break in and visit some local coffee shops while you’re there.

Where To Stay

If you’re traveling to Portland, The Society Hotel should definitely be at the top of your list of places to stay. Filled with history and remnants of the past, The Society Hotel is a boutique hotel in downtown Portland. Back in 1881, the building was a safe place for sailors to stay when in town and now it’s a place travelers can temporarily call home. Through the years it has gone through many renovations including the 1891 new floor edition and the 2013 restoration that ultimately led to the opening of The Society Hotel. Their mission is to make every traveler feel at home and feel connected to the city of Portland somehow. You can read more about the history and book your visit on their website today!

Society Café

Located in the heart of The Society Hotel, Society Café is a lounge, cafe, and bar featuring all of Portland’s best coffee and beer. All food is made fresh by the staff and it’s an ideal way to experience just what Portland has to offer—that is, when it comes to food, beer, wine, and coffee. Featuring Heart, Ristretto, and Roseline Coffee Roasters, the Society Café is a one-stop shop for all of Portland’s finest.

Stumptown Coffee Roasters

Founded in 1999, Stumptown Coffee Roasters takes pride in their careful care and love for the art of roasting coffee. With locations in Portland, Seattle, New York, Los Angeles, and New Orleans, they’re quickly growing their coffee community. Be sure to visit one—or all—of their five locations across Portland.

Nossa Familia Coffee

The Nossa Family has been growing relationships and coffee in Brazil for over a century. Nossa Familia Coffee has the vision to create a coffee company while simultaneously making the world a better place. These environmentally friendly roasters have two locations in Portland and one in Downtown Los Angeles and have plans to open new cafés soon. Be sure to stay on the lookout for their growing coffee family.

Coava Coffee Roasters

Coava Coffee Roasters gets its name from the word coava, meaning unroasted or green coffee. Coava got its start in 2008 inside a garage and has grown into one of the premier coffee roasters in the United States. With four locations in Portland and one in San Diego, it’s slowly becoming a top rated coffee spot.

Upper Left Roasters

As one of the newest roastery cafés in Portland, Upper Left strives to be a vibrant place for residents and visitors of Portland to come hang out and grab a cup of coffee. They roast ethically sourced, single-origin beans and blends and are available for wholesale. Visit their location in Portland’s Ladd’s Addition neighborhood!

Either/Or

Either/Or is located in the neighborhood of Sellwood. This one-of-a-kind shop features espresso flights, offers handmade sodas, and brews locally roasted coffee. Enjoy brews from Roseline Coffee Roasters, Slightly Coffee Roasters, Bespoken Coffee Roasters, 49th Parallel Coffee Roasters, Camber Coffee Roasters, and Heart Coffee Roasters.

Spella Caffé

Spella Caffé takes pride in serving espresso in the Italian tradition. Not only does Spella serve classics and Italian espresso drinks, but they also serve Italian sodas, pastries, biscotti, and of course, gelato, sorbetto, and affogato. You will for sure fall in love with this Spella Caffé and the heart and soul they put into their creations.

Heart Coffee

Heart Coffee Roasters aims to provide uncompromised quality with their green coffee straight from Central America, South America, and Africa. They also offer monthly, bi-monthly, and weekly coffee subscriptions. Visit one of their three locations in Portland!

Tov Coffee & Tea

Tov Coffee & Tea serves Egyptian coffee and tea straight out of a double-decker coffee bus. Cool, right? They have all of your favorite espresso drinks plus some unique Egyptian favorites! This is a must stop spot if you’re looking for some new flavors in your life.

Roseline

Roseline is an independent roaster that started with a dream to simply roast the best coffee possible. With a fitting name—as Portland is the city of roses—they have seen some major success in Portland and hope to continue this success in 2018. We recently caught up with Justin Dedini, Lead Roaster and Green Buyer, over at Roseline Coffee. Be sure to check out the feature to learn the inside scoop on everything Roseline.

Courier Coffee

Courier Coffee started as a home-roasting service served on a bicycle. Stop by Courier for a cozy space, a hot cup of coffee, a deserving pastry and enjoy music played from an old-school vinyl record.

Barista

We’re not sure if you could have a more fitting name. If you want exceptional coffee served by the best of the best baristas, stop in one of Barista’s five locations in Portland. You’ll have to taste it for yourself.

Albina Press

For those who simply want a cozy space to grab a cup, Albina Press is for you. Complete with couches and art on the walls, Albina Press is the go-to spot if you want to feel at home in Portland.

Case Study Coffee Roasters

Case Study has been roasting coffee in Portland since 2010. With three locations in Portland, including one downtown, they’re always welcome to say hello in person. They also offer catering, so if you’re looking to caffeinate your guests at your next event, consider Case Study Coffee.

No matter if you live in Portland or are visiting soon, these coffee shops are must-stop spots in town. Don’t forget to book your stay at The Society Hotel as well and enjoy everything Portland has to offer.

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