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cleopatra999 Oct 22, 2010 11:04 PM

Where do we go for the best coffee in Portland? I assume there are places that roast their own beans?? Have car, will travel!! We are espresso fans, no drip or clover needed.


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    cheeseisheaven Oct 23, 2010 06:55 PM

    My new favorite is Oblique coffee roasters, their coffee is smoooth


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      cleopatra999 Oct 24, 2010 09:32 PM

      thanks so much, so far we have been to Stumptown, Northwest Coffeehouse, Barista. Intend on getting to Oblique, Spella and Coava and hopefully at least one more. Such great coffee! You are all very lucky here :)

      4525 SE Division St, Portland, OR 97206

      1. re: cleopatra999
        cleopatra999 Oct 28, 2010 08:41 AM

        Ended up getting to Oblique, Coava & Heart. My favorite was Heart, second was Coava, but they win out because of their showroom, absolutely gorgeous!! Also Coava has really cool ceramic to go cups for $15, and you get a $15 gc for them, great deal.

        We stayed at a hotel in Gresham for our last night and I searched for a decent cup in the AM, ended up at Silk, it was okay, nothing like in the city. Then on the way home stopped at an espresso cart just off the highway, we had a good laugh, because the espresso just got worse the further from Portland we drove. I am home now and I miss it already....sigh :(

        1. re: cleopatra999
          JillO Oct 28, 2010 08:08 PM

          And, btw, thanks so much for reporting back in all of these threads, much appreciated!

          Glad you had a good time here!

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      JayinPortland Oct 22, 2010 11:30 PM

      Downtown, Spella (520 SW 5th, M-F 7:30-4) is one of the best. My personal favorite is Ristretto, 2 locations on the East Side - NE 42nd & Fremont, and N. Williams a few blocks north of Fremont. Barista at 13th & Glisan in the Pearl is another good choice, as is Coffeehouse Northwest at W. Burnside & 19th.

      Collect 'em all!

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      1. re: JayinPortland
        Nettie Oct 23, 2010 07:38 PM

        Barista is my favorite (especially the one on NE 17th and Alberta), but neither it nor Coffeehouse Northwest roast their own beans. Sterling does roast their own in very small batches in a tiny corner next to the Trader Joes in NW, and is run by some guys from Coffeehouse Northwest. Extracto does quite a bit of roasting and has two NE locations (15th and Prescott and 30th and Killingsworth). My absolute favorite roaster right now is Coava on SE Grand and Main, which does amazing coffee in a beautiful showroom.

        Coffeehouse Northwest
        1951 W Burnside St, Portland, OR 97209

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        SusieS Oct 22, 2010 11:16 PM

        Stumptown coffee in The Pearl is fabulous!! Enjoy!!

        4525 SE Division St, Portland, OR 97206

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