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Extracto

Posted on 01 December 2012 by mattbaker

1465 Northeast Prescott Street
Portland, OR

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Another drive by whim. Extracto is a interesting spot located in a sort of strip mall string of shops with drum stores and a smell store. They have a really interesting space with a garage door that opens into a small room highlighted with a huge painting of a monkey riding a dragon. They have a great Synnesso machine and a pour over station with 5 or 6 funnels awaiting your order. They have yummy treats and great coffee. All the customers hanging out were men, but I don’t think it is mandatory to do work there. A cool spot of the beaten path.

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Sterling

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Sterling Coffee Roasters

Posted on 01 December 2012 by mattbaker

417 NW 21st Ave
Portland, OR 97210

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This place rocks on multiple levels. A small spot in Northwest portland and when I say “small,” I mean “SMALL.” Having maybe 5 tables and can seat probably 12 this plays has people coming and going all day. A great decor, with coffee plants decorating each table, it makes sense why this place is blowing up. The owners are your barista’s and they welcome you with their hipster vintage suits and smiles. Their roast is delicious and their espresso is made on a single group Synnesso machine (which I had not seen.) The price was a little high for my drink, but worth it because they made the shit out of my coffee. The Nicaragua blend was fantastic with a lot of flavor and very smooth. They roast well, barista well and decorate great. This is a “Must Stop” in Portland.

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Taborspace

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Tabor Space

Posted on 04 October 2012 by mattbaker

5441 Southeast Belmont Street Portland, OR 97215

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Tabor Space is a funky spot located on the hip Belmont street of Portland. What made me want to stop here is that it is in a church. I have seen this before and usually it is a ploy by the church to get people to come in and then hopefully indoctrinate. With Tabor Space that is not the case (or they hide it very well.) The first room is taken up mostly of stitch and bitchers and the counter sporting a small La Marzocco. However the second room is spectacular. With tables scattered about right in the heart of where the old church use to hold their sermons. Dozens of stained glass windows gives the room a yellow glow and the huge room with 30 ft ceilings gives Tabor Space a unique feel. They roast their own coffee and call it Ristretto Roasters and it is pretty good. Even though they took a little while to make our drinks, they pulled a pretty good shot. My favorite is since they are a church, they don’t charge you money! They ring you up and tell you what the “Suggested Donation” is. Sneaky… At any rate, this is a great spot a long your coffee tour mostly for the unique space.

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+ Knitting

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coava

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Coava

Posted on 04 October 2012 by mattbaker

1300 Southeast Grand Avenue Portland, OR 97214

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What a great place to pop up on Grand St. A huge space, I am unclear if they are ran by the bamboo furniture place they share the space with, or if it they just let them use their amazing tables, but either way this place rocks. At first glance it looks just like every other Portland coffee shop, but after looking around this place is way cooler. An open layout with lots of light, roasting on site, minimal design and great coffee this place is a must stop. Behind the counter they flaunt numerous trophy’s for their roasting and baristas skills. They rock an ambiguous machine and only have 5 things on the menu to order from, but that’s all you need from this spot. They deliver a delicious shot. One of my new favorite spots in Portland.

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Stumptown

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Stumptown

Posted on 25 September 2012 by mattbaker

128 SW 3rd Ave
Portland, OR 97204

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This is the staple and the standard in Portland. Every small coffee shop is fighting a uphill battle over this coffee shop empire. With locations all over Portland, Seattle and even put down roots in Manhattan. You can’t blame them for blowing up like a indie rock band. They roast their own beans, and it is damn good. They use a superior Synnesso machine in all their shops and they have the minimal, hip, indie layout that seems to match the identity of all that is Portland. You will not go wrong with your coffee if you stop in. The food selection is minimal and you might have to wait a little while in line, but you won’t be disappointed. This is the hipster mecca. Be prepared!

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Freshpot

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Fresh Pot

Posted on 25 September 2012 by mattbaker

4001 North Mississippi Avenue
Portland, OR

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There are a few Fresh Pots located around town, but my favorite one is located in the heart of the funky area of Mississippi street. It is great coffee, but certainly not in the top 10 coffee spots in Portland. I go there regularly because it is located in the perfect place if you are walking around Mississippi street. La Marzocco machine, good espresso shots and a great place to hang out. If this was in any other town, it would be the best, but with so many amazing coffee places this one does not stand out. Best to get your coffee and walk around.

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coffeehousenw111

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Coffeehouse Northwest

Posted on 25 September 2012 by mattbaker

1951 West Burnside Street
Portland, OR 97209

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This is a newer spot in Northwest Portland and is the bomb diggity boom (good!) Right on the corner of Burnside, this place got’s the goods. Great coffee, knowledge of their product and a great atmosphere. A minimal layout gives it a typical Portland feel and with some cool art on the wall this place will not disappoint. It might be hard to find parking there, but if you can this is a great spot to get your morning coffee before you launch off and see the city.

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Randomorder

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Random Order

Posted on 23 September 2012 by mattbaker

1800 Northeast Alberta Street
Portland, OR 97211

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Is a really cool (and small) coffee shop on Alberta street. They have been there as long as I can remember and they have some pretty solid coffee. With a La Marzoca and a cool staff they can give you exactly what you need. Not only do they have great coffee, they also have tons of pies to accompany your liquid deliciousness. A small and intmate seating area, but if you don’t mind people around you joining in on your conversation, this is a great place.

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Albinapress

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Albina Press

Posted on 23 September 2012 by mattbaker

4637 North Albina Avenue
Portland

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I really love this place. I usually go out of my way to stop here. Something about the layout and art on the wall really speak to me. Very minimal, but with lot’s of light and lot’s of beautiful people. I feel like when I walk in, I am in a American Apparel add. I feel like if I were to find true love, it might be at this place. The coffee is delicious, atmosphere dreamy and a can’t miss in the Portland coffee experience. Don’t have a lot of food options, but you might be able to fill up on sexy.

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Barista

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Barista

Posted on 23 September 2012 by mattbaker

1725 Northeast Alberta Street
Portland, Oregon

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This is a pretty interesting place. You can actually choose what type of roast/bean they use to make your drink. They have a huge selection of coffees to choose from also. If you love coffee, you are going to love this place. The staff probably knows more about coffee then Stephen Hawking knows about space. They are on their shit. With some of the best machines in Portland, this is your place. The ambiance is not award winning, but we are hear to appreciate the brilliance of coffee not socialize.

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