Reader Survey 2015: Best Coffeehouse in Portland

Barista Coffee - Pearl District

The number of coffeehouses that have opened over the past few years made untangling the votes for Best Coffeehouse in Portland a challenge. We love our coffee, and judging by the comments, many of us have strong preferences about coffeehouses. For this survey I left out "Best Roaster" for another survey, because I … [Read more...]

Coffee Guide: Stumptown Coffee Roasters

Stumptown Coffee Ace Hotel

Some companies are game changers. Not just in their cities or industries, but in changing the overall culture. In the coffee industry, Starbucks is the obvious one. But so is Stumptown, and as Portland’s most powerful, “world dominating” roaster of all time, it brings out more heated debate, love, disdain and yes, … [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...]