Located in a retail pocket in North Portland near an I-5 freeway exit and Portland Community College, Red E Café can be easy to miss. But it’s worth the hunt, as an example of how simple but thoughtful execution can create an exceptional neighborhood café and in-house roaster worthy of national notice. Indeed, Red E has been noticed and was recently featured in this round-up in … [Read more...] about Coffee Guide: Red E Café
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.
Things you don’t need to know about Heart Coffee Roasters but I’m going to tell you anyway: Owner Wille Yli-Luoma is Finnish, and he’s a well-regarded pro-snowboarder. Why does this matter? It adds to the distinctive personality that is Heart Coffee. He has a Finnish sensibility around nature and science, combined with a professional sportsman’s intensity.“I don’t believe … [Read more...] about Coffee Guide: Heart Coffee Roasters
Some Portland cafés are sleek and polished, with expensive build-outs and stone countertops, while others look to a classic, yet polished style with antiques, gilded mirrors, and bow-tied staff. Then there’s Courier, who proudly keeps their DIY, almost punk rock aesthetic at the forefront, in a thrift store meets shared rock and roll band house vibe. What began as a home … [Read more...] about Coffee Guide: Courier Coffee
Sterling Coffee owner Aric Miller and his talented crew are purists and perfectionists: whatever you order, you can be sure you'll get top quality. But that’s all you need here where baristas are known to toss a just-made cappuccino if the ristretto or foam isn’t to their standards. They really don’t like to serve espresso and even cappuccinos in to-go cups, feeling it messes … [Read more...] about Coffee Guide: Sterling Coffee Roasters
Although Matt Higgins has been in the coffee business for over a decade, he began Coava, as many Portland roasters have, out of a humble garage in 2008. Just a few years later, Higgins still roasts on his trusty Probats but has moved out of the garage and into a retail shop, which he shares with Bamboo Revolution. The café includes a coffee bar and space they designed together … [Read more...] about Coffee Guide: Coava Coffee Roasters