Your morning routine isn’t complete without that first cup of coffee, no matter where you are. Not everyone has access to that stuff at home, so the proliferation of coffee shops has made it easier than ever to find a quality variety of great coffee. For example, if you’re in Portland, Oregon, you’ll have plenty of options to find the perfect mug to start your day or even to sprinkle some life into the later parts of it. Here are the top five places to get coffee in Portland.
Hawthorne Boulevard in Southeast Portland is home to a quaint little place perfect for quiet mornings or evenings. While the coffee is excellent, the real jewels of Oui Presse are the atmosphere and baked goods, including its heavenly PB&J, to which its many patrons can attest. If you’re looking at Portland houses for sale around the southeast and need a reason to stay longer, Oui Presse has what you need to kick back and relax.
Kerns Neighborhood on the EastSide of Portland has one of the best coffee shops in the entire city, Heart Roasters. If you’re a coffee fanatic, Heart Roasters has the perfect mix of flavors for you. Their espressos are their namesake, providing light and peppy roasts for both the casual drinker and the aficionado. But don’t count their regular brews out, as they’ll always have you returning for more. Make sure to spend as much time as possible in their spacious cafe and enjoy the atmosphere.
Never Coffee is a tad smaller than the other entries on our list, hosting a more low-key jazz club vibe for its customers. But that doesn’t mean the atmosphere isn’t to die for — quite the opposite. There is never a dull day at Never Coffee, from the background music playing throughout the day to the beautiful art on the walls to the vibrant food and drinks available.
Proud Mary is a part of a larger Australian chain that found its way to the U.S. in precisely one spot: Portland’s 18th Avenue. If you’re looking to spend a bit more for some luxury coffee, this is one place you don’t want to miss. The high ceilings, polished tables, and sublime food and drinks more than earn this place’s higher prices, and it should go without saying that the coffee is some of the best in the city.
Guilder serves a specific clientele, if you couldn’t already guess. This little Alameda cafe was made with fans of the film The Princess Bride in mind. The place is named after the movie’s kingdom and hosts several menu items that reference the story’s characters, such as Fred Savage Toast, Buttercup Toast, and the Humperdinck. The lobby also contains a striking dispenser reminiscent of Count Rugen’s terrible machine. If this seems like your speed, stop by and have fun storming the castle!