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Jun 22, 2006 12:43 PM

Portland caffeine

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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.


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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.