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 wanted to concentrate on things like service, feel, and the … [Read more...] about Reader Survey 2015: Best Coffeehouse in Portland
Portland Coffee House News and Reviews
Portland Oregon is known for its coffee scene, so we tend to cover a lot of news and reviews of coffee houses. You'll find examples of some of our favorites from all over the Portland metro listed here.
When readers voted a year ago for the Best Coffee Roaster in Portland, there was a bit of an upset, with Ristretto Roasters barely edging out Stumptown coffee. This year things have flipped a bit. Let's review the top three 2012 results first:Ristretto Coffee Roasters - 27.9% Stumptown Coffee Roasters - 27.2% Coava Coffee Roasters - 9% They were followed distantly by … [Read more...] about Reader Survey 2013: Best Coffee Roaster in Portland
A newcomer on the Portland coffee scene, Water Avenue Coffee started as a pop-up shop named Temporary Coffee during the construction of their permanent space in 2009. They officially opened in 2010 in the up and coming Central Eastside Industrial District, on, you guessed it, SE Water Avenue, next to Clive Coffee in a complex that houses the American Barista School, making this … [Read more...] about Coffee Guide: Water Avenue
Spella Caffe has their own unique rhythm in Portland’s crowded café world. If there’s any proof that Portland roasters and cafes are highly individualized, then Spella is it. Master Roaster and owner Andrea Spella has been in the coffee business for decades, but has a different approach to café ownership, design and roasting than his Portland coffee brethren. This is … [Read more...] about Coffee Guide: Spella Caffe
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, admiration than any other “artisan” coffee business I can think … [Read more...] about Coffee Guide: Stumptown Coffee Roasters