A very Melbourne-esque café that serves damn decent Intelligentsia coffee.
The Fresh Pot
724 SW Washington St, Portland, OR 97205, USA
A grungy little café with nice peeps and pretty good coffee. The barista sprayed me with steam from across the room, but she assured me it was an accident.
603 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205, USA
S’alright. Bit too much Gotham, not enough flavour.
Floyd’s Coffee Shop
115 NW 1st Ave, Portland, OR 97209, USA
Another of Portland’s smaller, non-Starbucks like cafes. Uses Stumptown beans and turns a decent cup. Still getting used to the giant sizes over here. Standard cups here are usually 8 ounces which is about 250mls. For smaller cup ask for a 5 ounce.
Stumptown Coffee Roasters
128 SW 3rd Ave, Portland, OR 97204, USA
Pretty damn delicious espresso. When it came out it had that fantastic oily coffee smell, and taste to back it up.
212 SW Stark St, Portland, OR 97204, USA
Mother’s seems to be an institution in Portland. It’s *gigantic* and packed out with diners, and the food matches the hype. The coffee on the other hand does not. Weak and insipid espresso.
Heart Coffee Roasting
2211 E Burnside St, Portland, OR 97214, USA
Great roaster and coffee house. Excellent espresso and baristas. I had a cappuccino with the house blend, which was fantastic. My second coffee was a single origin in a Gibraltar (the american equiv of a piccolo latte), which was also pretty close to pe…