Perhaps it is our winter weather or the mentality of the natives, Portland is well know for its coffee culture. Yes, Starbucks started here in the Pacific Northwest, but since they went corporate, the locals prefer our locally owned coffee shops. You’ll find them in every neighborhood.
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Can’t move more than a block before you get your morning double latte? Drag yourself across the street to our neighbors who actually roast their own beans right on site. You can sometimes smell the aroma from the hostel! They usually have a stack of daily papers from the local Oregonian to the NY Times sitting on the counter near the door for your reading pleasure. If you prefer, sink into one of their cozy chairs with your laptop or your favorite book. They’ve got yummy baked goodies, sandwiches, and decadent desserts, too. 1740 NW Glisan St., right across 18th Ave from the hostel.
Receive a 10% discount when you show your HI-membership card.
It’s 1:00am and you’re wide awake. Why not stay up a little longer? This local coffeehouse, chess den, and venue for open mike readings stays open ‘til 2:30am. You can even sit outside under the heat lamps and watch the interesting nighttime characters pass by. 712 NW 21st Ave., go 3 blocks to 21st Ave, turn right, go 2.5 blocks; located between Irving and Johnson.
Receive a free size upgrade on any drink when you show your HI membership card.
They think they are French and you might too! The bakery reminds you of the classic and timeless boulangeries of Paris and their breads, pastries and sandwiches are to die for! 338 NW 21st Avenue (& NW Flanders Street) ~ 3 blocks from the hostel.
Amazingly fresh donuts old school style -the kind you grew up with! 709 SW 17th Ave.
Buy 2 donuts and get 1 Free OR 1 Free Donut with the purchase of an espresso drink when you show your HI membership card!
A wide selection of delicious sweet or savory crepes, Stumptown coffee and espresso drinks in a cut and cozy renovated Victorian house. A perfect place to hang out and people watch. 2287 NW Pettygrove St.
Cute, electic, laid back, and good coffee. Vegan treats too! 1214 NW 21st Ave.
Coffee House Northwest
Great ambience, and even better coffee. They have a menu of different brewing methods for your coffee. 1951 W Burnside St.
Dragon Fly Coffeehouse
The warmth and comfort of a true coffeehouse. 24th & NW Thurman.
A coffee house that knows how to merge art, music, excellent coffee and food. It is also Portland’s premier music venue for all ages shows. 115 NW 5th Ave, between NW Couch and NW Davis.
All they do is serving exceptional coffee. 539 Northwest 13th Avenue.
Roasts their own coffee in-house, using a specially-modified small-batch Sivetz roaster. 911 Northwest 14th Avenue.
A Portland coffee roaster that revolutionized the coffee movement in Portland with its high quality standards. A must-do when you are visiting. The closest locations to the hostel are:
128 SW 3rd Ave. (between SW Ash & Pine St.) and 1022 SW Stark St.
Coffee should be an experience, not just a routine, they say. Expect exceptional coffee in a modern coffee house. 603 SW Broadway (& Alder).
Pied Cow Coffee House
Coffee, Tea, Desserts, and Snacks. Located in an old Victorian house with a funky, vintage decor, like bean bag chairs and satin ceiling drapery. Outdoor seating is also available in the garden. 3244 SE Belmont St.
Good coffee and desserts at reasonable prices, in a funky old house with down-to-earth service. 707 SE 12th Ave. (between Morrison and Stark St.)
More than a record store, but a place to chill all day long, with Stumptown coffee, free Wifi, listening stations, pinball and a nightly happy hour and live music.8 NE Killingsworth (at the corner of Williams).
Mississippi’s trendiest coffee spot. Windows for people watching, conveniently located next to Mississippi records. 4001 N. Mississippi Ave.
A vibrant neighborhood cafe specializing in extraordinary handmade sweet & savory pies. Feeling like cocktail & pie? They specialize in this, too, and therefore stay open until 11pm. 4637 North Albina Ave.