When Matt Brown and Jonathan Felix-Lund opened Great North Coffee in St. Johns in 2016, they came with some serious creds. Between the two they have held leadership roles with Clive Coffee, Coava Coffee Roasters, Stumptown Coffee Roasters, Barista, and Coffeehouse Northwest over the last 18 years. In January 2020, they opened a second location in Vancouver, WA., took over … [Read more...] about Coffee Guide: The Great North Coffee
A Coffeehouse Guide for Portland Oregon
This is a Portland coffeehouse guide to some of our favorite places in Portland. You'll find descriptions of the shops, an overview of their coffee, and interviews with coffeehouse owners and roasters. We've also added a handy map, so you can find our recommendations for some of the best coffee near you. This is not meant to be a definitive list of coffeehouses, just some of our favorites in the Portland area. We will add more as new favorites develop.
Lionheart is the best coffee in the Beaverton/Hillsboro area. Last year I was driving back from an early hike at Cooper Mountain in far SW Beaverton when Lionheart Coffee caught my eye and I stopped in. To my surprise, they had a 6.oz cappuccino - a rarity in the area, and even better, it was the best I have had on the west side. In late 2019 the coffeehouse opened a second … [Read more...] about Coffee Guide: Lionheart Coffee
A Guide to Great Portland CoffeePortland has a collective passion for coffee that’s borderline obsessive. It is easy to find beans freshly roasted to your tastes here, as well as that velvety ambrosia known as a properly made cappuccino. While we won’t claim Portland is the top coffee city in the world or the U.S. for that matter, the coffee here comes pretty darn close … [Read more...] about The Best Portland Coffeehouses
Either/Or Coffeehouse brings a whole new level of creativity to Portland coffee This review was updated in 2/2023 to reflect the opening of their 2nd, much larger location on N. Williams Ave., and their announcement of the closure of the original cafe in Sellwood.When I was a kid, I spent a lot of time at Either/Or Books in Hermosa Beach, California. For sentimental … [Read more...] about Coffee Guide: Either/Or
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