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We're about to hit Portland for the first time, and we need to know where to go to find good espresso. We know Stumptown well -- any other suggestions?

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    1. re: benschon

      Another vote for Albina Press

    2. Though not as cozy as Stumptown, I always vote for Peet's (don't know where you are coming from), a Berkeley-based small chain. And Red and Black on S.E. Division is certainly worth a visit, although for very different reasons.

      1. I think Costello's Travel Caffe on 2200 block of NE Broadway does a good job with their espresso drinks.

        Link: http://www.costellostravelcaffe.com/

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        1. re: MyNextMeal

          As an added bonus, if you go to Costello's in the next few weeks you'll be able to catch World Cup games on the big screens. It was kind of insane when the US were playing, but it shouldn't be so bad now that they're out of it.

        2. One of the best espressos I've ever had came from a place called Fruition on NW 23rd. They're hit and miss, though.

          1. You can go to Piazza Italia on NW Johnson and have an Affogato. < expresso poured over a scoop of chocolate ice cream> or any flavor you like.

            1. Kobos Coffee


              They've been roasting in Portland since 1973. They also have a great kitchenware outlet store in the same building as the roasting plant.

              1. Blue Gardenia on Mississippi. I had the cold press coffee (or whatever it's called), and it was incredible. I think I could drink a gallon of it.

                1. Caffe Destino (they have Caffe Vita Coffee). 14th and Fremont.

                  1. For perfect espresso drinks--either Fresh Pot on Mississippi (Albina Press is OK, but for all the accolades and pretentiously displayed awards, I have had some subpar shots and concoctions there, not to mention some hilariously snobberific barista action) or this new place that also serves Stumptown on NE Killingsworth called "Exacto".

                    It is near Autentica which is a must try for brunch BTW. Exacto has a lot of families/kids but it is a nice open space and they care about quality control.

                    1. I really like Bipartisan Cafe on SE Stark. It's in Montavilla, and unfortunately, there's not a lot of other reasons to go, but they make a great latte.

                      1. Ooops. It is "Extracto" (duh) not "Exacto"!

                        1. hi there...half & half cafe on Oak St near Powell's serves Stumptown...good lattes...go during the day as I think it closes at like 6 or 7.