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ejohn Jul 20, 2006 05:49 PM

How incongrous is it that the foodies and Portlanders who flock to "buy local!" at the Portland Farmers Market also flock to the Starbucks when there is a great coffee place, locally run by a very nice apparently Middle Eastern man and his kids, across the street. Anyone else tried this place? His coffee isn't exactly the same each time but last Saturday's was terrific, and no line (and no chain coffee; I don't think SB is all that great anyway). Shop local, including coffee.

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    nagrom Jul 20, 2006 08:57 PM

    What coffee shop is it? I usually buy coffee at the market from one of the vendors there who sell coffee and can't think of where to shop is you are referring to.

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      ejohn Jul 21, 2006 04:34 AM

      Starbucks is on the Park Blocks about 3 blocks north of the market, this guy is across park from them. I think it says "juices" on his sign which might be why some people don't go in. I just hate being the only one in there, when the coffee is very good. Well, and I like his kids helping me. I have purchased from the vendor in the market but find it weak at times.

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        nagrom Jul 22, 2006 04:00 AM

        Oh, yeah, it always looked like a juice bar to me. Never even thought of getting morning coffee there. Always happy to know of good coffee.

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      Steve K Jul 20, 2006 08:12 PM

      Just what is the essence/definition of "local" in a "buy local" context anyway?

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