Lots of Old News and a Rare Mushroom Find!

There is a new chef at the Brasserie Montmartre. Chef Johnny Nudd will lead the kitchen beginning July 24th. From the press release - “Talented yet humble, and with experience in San Francisco, New York, and Europe, Chef Johnny is the kind of chef I like to collaborate with,” says Chureau, former chef-owner of … [Read more...]

Barista Coffee III Photos – Opening Soon

Barista III Portland - Window

  The newest Barista will be open as soon as the final inspections take place, hopefully by July 25th. Billy Wilson's new store is located in the busy downtown ‘Jewelry District’ at 529 SW 3rd avenue. The 500 square foot store in the historic Hamilton Building, focuses on take-away, but window counter and bar … [Read more...]

Coffee Guide: Barista

Barista Coffee Alberta

Owner Billy Wilson used to be referred to as a “Rock Star Barista” due to his suave, heavily tattooed looks, and three winning Northwest Barista Championship titles. These days, he's left all of that behind, and as a father of two, he spends most nights at home. Billy says that he's hung up his competition hat, and is … [Read more...]

Barista Coffee to Add 3rd Portland Store

Barista 3 Portland interior

Barista fans rejoice! Owner Billy Wilson has announced that a 3rd coffeehouse will open in the 'Jewelry District' at 529 SW 3rd avenue in downtown Portland. The 500 square foot store in the historic Hamilton Building, will focus on take-away, but window counter seating will also be available. Think white penny tile, … [Read more...]

Portland Shines in 2012 Barista Competition

Cup of coffee

Portland baristas placed in the top six positions in the 2012 Northwest Regional Barista Championship competition, beating out competitors from Washington, Montana, Idaho, Wyoming and Alaska. On the last day, Devin Chapman from Coava Coffee in Portland took first place. This marks the first time a competitor has won … [Read more...]