The Pacific Northwest is the hub for the gourmet coffee craze. Where better than Portland to observe National Coffee Break Day on Friday, January 20? Celebrate with a beverage from one of these top coffee shops near Portland homes for sale.
- Case Study Coffee Roasters - 5347 NE Sandy Blvd., Portland, OR 97213
The brew at Case Study Coffee Roasters will bring you in, while the cozy interior will entice you to stay. Comfortable chairs, clean lines, and plenty of lighting create an ambiance that's perfect for working on your laptop or reading a good book. Punch up your beverage with one of the homemade syrups. Hazelnut is a particular favorite among customers. Follow them on Facebook for information about art exhibits and live music. Case Study is open daily from 7 a.m. - 4 p.m.
- Roseline Coffee - 1015 SE 11th Ave., Portland, OR 97214
The name Roseline Coffee holds a two-fold meaning. In addition to referencing Portland's status as Rose City, the name pays tribute to the foam "rosetta" that's characteristic of barista art. With notes such as white peach, lilac, red apple, and kumquat, Roseline's coffee smells as wonderful as it tastes. Their roasts have become so well-known that they're being sourced by coffee shops as far away as Colorado. Hours are 8 a.m. - 3 p.m., seven days a week.
- Stumptown Coffee - 128 SW 3rd Ave., Portland, OR 97204
Started in 1999, Stumptown Coffee is so iconic that they have their own Wikipedia entry. Founder Duane Sorenson is considered one of the pioneers of coffee's "third wave," which refers to high-quality beans featuring distinctive flavors. Sorenson also developed a reputation as a staunch supporter of independent coffee farmers, often paying well above market price for beans in recognition of their labor. Stumptown supports local artisans with a rotating gallery of art shows. Hours are 7 a.m. - 3 p.m. on weekdays and 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. on weekends.
- Tov Coffee - 3207 SE Hawthorne Blvd., Portland, OR 97214
Customers often do a double-take when they first spot Tov Coffee, which is housed in a bright red English double-decker bus. The "building" sets the charmingly quirky tone for the cafe, which specializes in Egyptian and Turkish coffee drinks. Owner Joseph Nazir, a native of Egypt, christened his shop with the Egyptian word for "perfect." Their signature Mint Thing, consisting of cold brew coffee and fresh mint syrup topped with half-and-half or chocolate milk, is such a hit that it's now canned and sold in various retail outlets. Hours are 8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Monday, 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Thursday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Friday, and 8 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
- Barista - 539 NW 13th Ave., Portland, OR 97209
While the names of most coffee shops highlight java, the owners of Barista chose to honor the friendly and knowledgeable staff members who skillfully pour the drinks. As a three-time winner of the Northwest Barista Competition, owner Billy Wilson is himself a rockstar barista. Rather than focus on a single brand of coffee, Barista sources from nearly a dozen major roasters around the country, including San Francisco's Sightglass. Refine your own barista skills by taking home a bag of beans from one of the featured roasters. Barista is open weekdays from 6 a.m. - 6 p.m. and weekends from 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.
- Broobee Café - 433 NW 10th Ave., Portland, OR 97209
The future of coffee is here now at Broobee Café. Staff member Billie is a robotic "barista" who would be right at home in Star Wars' classic cantina. If you're lucky, you may catch Billie in the middle of a dance. Drinks are brewed to order using the finest quality Arabica beans. Pastries are supplied by Alex Wilson of The Hungry Hero Dessert Café, winner of Sugar Rush, a dessert competition on Netflix. Broobee Café is open 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. daily except Monday when closing time is 2 p.m.
- Oracle Coffee Company - 3875 SW Bond Ave., Portland, OR 97239
Vegans need coffee too, as demonstrated by the success of Oracle Coffee Company. In addition to a rotating selection of coffees from roasters around the country, Oracle offers a number of plant-based pastry and milk options. Andy Hurley, the drummer of the emo-punk band Fall Out Boy, is one of Oracle's co-founders, adding to the shop's hipster cred. Hours are 7 a.m. - 5 p.m., seven days a week.
Portland manages to be a trendsetter while maintaining a relaxed, laid-back vibe. Contact us at Coldwell Banker Bain for cheerful and experienced assistance from our brokers with all your real estate needs.