Portland has a tremendously awesome coffee scene that just continues to grow each year. Starbucks is often scoffed at here because there are just so many fantastic boutique shops that serve amazing coffee in Portland.
Here are the very best coffee shops in Portland.
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With a few locations around Portland, Water Avenue Coffee’s growing reputation as a go-to coffee shop in Portland is strong. This cafe has a lively atmosphere, friendly baristas, and even a menu that suggests the best roasts to try using their fancy Chemex machine.
Grab one of the recommended coffees here and pair it with some of their delicious breakfast.
Upper Left Roasters is home to high-quality coffee and modern decor. It has an interesting low-key vibe thanks to the many business-people that seem to set up shop here with their laptops open.
Having a cup of coffee at Upper Left while getting some work done just might be the best way to start your day in Portland.
Coava Coffee Roasters is another hip Portland-made java joint that tries to elevate their coffee game by thinking outside of the box. Rather than using paper filters, Coava uses its own metal filter for their Chemex machine.
Try a cup of espresso here or go for a fresh, hot cup of their house brew here.
Proud Mary is actually a popular Australian coffee shop chain but they have made a splash in Portland. The roasts here are of the highest quality and it is shown in their pricing ($10 for some coffees!).
If money ain’t a thang for you, try a $10 glass of their Panamanian Geisha. Drop us a line below and let us know if you think it’s worth it!
You can’t talk about Portland coffee without mentioning Stumptown Coffee Roasters. They are synonymous with quality brew in this city and they boast a wide array of coffees on their menu.
This chain has been serving the best coffees in Portland for 20 years and you need to enjoy a coffee here.
Tōv Coffee is a shop that has a bit of a different take on coffee as it serves Turkish coffee here. The flavours here are obviously a bit different and more bold but the result is the same: a tasty cup of java to enjoy.
What’s cool (or weird!) about this shop is that it’s a double-decker bus where you order your brew on the lower level and then head upstairs to enjoy it!
Case Study Coffee Roasters is another Portland coffee shop gem that gives its own unique spin on java creations. Here, they add sea salt (!) to their cappuccinos. The salt actually helps to elevate the cappuccino taste and each sip will taste better than the last.
If salt in your coffee isn’t for you, you can try an Americano here that includes a hazelnut puree in it.