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Coffee Fix: The Best Spots to Refuel When You Visit Portland

11 months ago by matthew

Picture this: you just landed in Portland, Oregon around two p.m. on a Friday and you’re completely exhausted. Part of you wants to go to that nice hotel room and take a short nap but you just landed in a brand new city and the other part of you doesn’t want to waste a second that you could be out exploring. Well, there’s only one answer.

Coffee. The elixir of life, rocket fuel, liquid energy. Whatever you call it, its a traveler’s best friend when you’re drained and just looking to push through a few more hours of exploring in a new city.

Luckily, Portland is one of the best cities in the United States to experience some quality caffeine and we’ve got a ton of favorite spots that we can’t wait to share with you. So without further ado, here’s a list of coffee shops all over Portland that we absolutely recommend you check out during your next visit to the Pacific North West.

Have you visited the Portland area and have some favorite spots we didn’t mention here? Let us know in the comments! We’re always looking for new spots to indulge in a dark roast or frothy cappuccino.

1. Case Study Coffee

This coffee shop is a Portland native and definitely a classic when it comes to top coffee spots in the city. Its been around since 2010 and has locations in three different parts of the city: Downtown, Alberta, and Sandy Boulevard!

The shops have aesthetically pleasing decor and their menu features a bunch of coffee alternatives as well, so if coffee isn’t your thing, no fear there is definitely still something for you to be found at Case Study Coffee.

IG // @casestudycoffee

2. Stumptown Coffee Roasters

Stumptown is another Portland based coffee shop that we love. While its a slightly bigger chain than Case Study and a few other places in the Portland area, Stumptown fixes a mean cup of coffee and a list of Portland hot spots wouldn’t be complete without giving them a mention.

Stumptown Coffee Roasters has locations throughout five different parts of the city, and they even have shops in cities like Seattle and New York as well! If you’re looking for a famous and well-known place to grab some coffee in Portland, Stumptown Coffee Roasters is the spot for you.

IG // @stumptowncoffee

3. Coava Coffee Roaster

Coava is a true Portland coffee gem. It’s a cute shop with a plethora of coffee options so you’ll definitely find something that suits your tastes. Coava Coffee Roasters has four locations in Portland and one in San Diego as well!

Coava may be a relatively young coffee shop in Portland, having opened its doors in 2008 just ten years ago, but it absolutely should not be overlooked when it comes to quality coffee spots in the Portland area.

IG // @coavacoffee

4. Upper Left Roasters

Upper Left is a new coffee shop located in Southeast Portland. This cafe is incredibly cute and has a great vibe if you’re looking for a spot to chill after a day out adventuring around the city. After walking in, we guarantee you’ll already feel at home, and the cafe’s awesome community vibe will have you wanting to make a return visit before the end of your trip, we certainly did!

IG // @upperleftroasters

5. Cathedral Coffee

Last but certainly not least on our list, Cathedral Coffee is another one of our favorite coffee spots in Portland. Located near Cathedral Park, which was a feature on our recent breakdown of 10 Most Instagram-Worthy Spots in Portland, Cathedral Coffee is the perfect stop on your photo-taking adventures through the city.

Its currently a small coffee roaster but they have a large variety of options and offer a delicious brunch menu on the weekends as well! Between the great atmosphere, tasty coffee and prime location, Cathedral Coffee is a must stop spot before checking out Cathedral Park or any other areas of Portland for that matter!

IG // @cathedralcoffee

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