When I shared that I was headed to Portland, Oregon for the weekend I asked for recommendations of places to go. Coffee shops were highly recommended! My sister and I decided that on our trip we would bike around the town and discover these Portland coffee shops. On our route we also set out to discover handfuls of murals and vintage shops. It made for a great day of exploring and snapping photographs, not to mention a great workout!
On your next visit to Portland, Oregon I would highly recommend doing something similar. There is so much to be seen! Portland is full of delicious coffee, artistic murals, and the coolest collection of vintage shops. We discovered most of these places on the NE and SE side of Portland.
5 Most Recommended Portland, Oregon Coffee Shops & What They are Known For
Stumptown Coffee Roasters
Hands down the most recommended Portland coffee shop was Stumptown Coffee Roasters. We stayed at the Embassy Suites which just so happened to be right across the street to a Stumptown (woot!). We both ordered a Vanilla Latte and both agreed that it was one of the best we have had. So we of course recommend it!
What they are known for: Stumptown was one of the first in the third wave coffee trend. Treating coffee as an artisanal foodstuff, like wine, rather than a commodity. They pride themselves in making relationships with their producers. The organic cold brew, French blend, and vanilla latte are great picks at Sumptown Coffee Roasters.
Heart Coffee Roasters
We found Heart Coffee while searching Pinterest for “Instagram Worthy” shops and Heart Coffee Roasters without a doubt is an Instagrammers dream. One of our favorite Abbotsford Coffee Shops, Old Hand Coffee, shared with us that they also loved Heart Coffee when I shared we were visiting on my Instagram stories. We found their staff to be super friendly and so willing to chit chat and share more tips about great places to visit within the area.
What they are known for: Heart Coffee makes all of their coffee and syrups in house. Their top sellers include their drip coffee and their espresso. They also have a small selection of pastries and were told that the Korvapiusti is a must try!
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Upper Left Roasters
This little shop was one that we discovered on our bike trip. We couldn’t bike past Upper Left Roasters without checking it out. They have lots of tables on the patio and a gorgeous set up inside. If you ask me, another Instagrammers dream. I loved their branding and their tall sign out front.
What they are known for: When I asked what they were known for I could barely finish before I got the answer of, “our avocado toast!” We were riding on a full stomach so neither of us tried it but I am thinking by that response it is a must try! For coffee drinks we were told that their cold brews and flavoured lattes are the most popular.
Nossa Familia Coffee
While we were on our trip we shared about our Stumptown Cofffee Roasters visit and a friend let us know that we had to try Nossa Familia Coffee. As this friend roasts his own coffee (Smoking Gun) we took his recommendation as a good one! We ordered the Earl Grey Tea Soda advertised on the sign in the front of the store, highly recommend!
What they are known for: Though we didn’t get to try we heard that the mochas are a must try, we also think the Earl Grey Soda’s should be on that list.
With multiple locations all over town you are bound to come across a Barista Coffee. We went to the one on 23rd Ave (across from Salt & Straw // another iconic Portland place!), and also saw a couple other during out Portland ventures.
What they are known for: I asked to order what they were known for at Barista and left with a Honey Marzipan Latte. They also have a rotating collection of cookies fresh made in house. Yum!
When you head into Portland, Oregon, have a blast! Enjoy all the beautiful sights, talk to people you don’t know and get coffee from all 5 of these Portland coffee shops. You will be glad you did!