The Unique, Wonderful City of Coffee
Portland is the Coffee Capitol
Move over Seattle, Portland has been named the Coffee Capitol of the United States. Portland is home to over 40 micro-roasters and hundreds of independent retail coffee businesses and has established itself as the pioneer in quality coffee. Portlanders have coffee running through their veins. When in town, you will be able to visit some of the most renowned coffee bars in the world for inspiration, and mingle with coffee entrepreneurs and career baristas.
Portland is a city located in the Pacific Northwest, near the confluence of the Willamette and Columbia rivers in the U.S. state of Oregon. As of the 2010 Census, it had a population of 583,776, making it the 29th most populous city in the United States. Portland has three times as many inhabitants as the next largest cities in Oregon, and is the third most populous city in the Pacific Northwest after Seattle, Washington and Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Approximately 2,260,000 people live in the Portland metropolitan area.
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Other Portland Influences
Culinary and Craft Beverages
“Portland … is America's new food Eden, a confluence of every fertile trend in contemporary gastronomy.” – TIME Magazine, Nov. 17, 2010
In Portland, a passion for seasonal ingredients — from salmon to Dungeness crab, pears to Marionberries, hazelnuts to chanterelle mushrooms — pervades kitchens throughout the city. Fine-dining restaurants and down-home food carts alike celebrate the region’s bounty with fresh, innovative creations.
Wherever you dine, you’ll find it’s hard not to eat local here — and harder still to resist.
It’s not just chefs who find inspiration in the Portland region’s bounty. Vintners produce ethereal Pinot noirs from the hillsides of the Willamette Valley, while microbrewers craft award-winning beers with Oregon-grown hops. The city is even home to a growing number of distilleries, which use local grains and fruit to create spirits with a distinctly Oregon flavor.
Travel & Transit
In Portland, you’ll find an award-winning airport, efficient light rail system, pedestrian-friendly city blocks and miles and miles of bike paths — all of which make getting around town a real pleasure.
Getting Here – Everything you need to know about arriving in Portland by plane or train.
Getting Around – Learn how easy it is to travel by light rail, streetcar, bus, bike, foot or car.
Maps - Find maps of the city and region and specialized transportation maps.
Portland Coffee Houses - Southeast
Water Avenue Coffee
1028 SE Water Ave. (on SE Taylor and Water)
Owned by Bruce Milletto and Matt Milletto
Coava Coffee Roasters (Roastery on site)
1300 SE Grand (at Main St, inside Bamboo Revolution)
Crema Coffee & Bakery (Bakery on site)
2728 SE Ankeny St (at 28th Ave)
3356 SE Belmont St.
4525 SE Division St. (at 45th Ave)
5012 SE Hawthorne Blvd (at 50th Ave)
Portland Coffee Houses - Northeast & North
1725 NE Alberta St (at 17th Ave)
*Select specialty beers on tap
Case Study Coffee
5347 NE Sandy Blvd (at 53rd Ave)
1615 NE 15th Ave (b/n Weidler St and Broadway)
Extracto Coffeehouse & Roastery (Roastery on site)
2921 NE Killingsworth St
1465 NE Prescott (at NE 15th Ave)
3808 N Williams Ave (at Failing St)
The Fresh Pot
4001 N Mississippi Ave (at Shaver St)
4637 N Albina Ave *Near Mississippi Ave
740 N Killingsworth St (at Albina Ave)
1006 N Killingsworth St (at Michigan Ave)
Daily 6a–8p (503) 998-1387
Portland Coffee Houses - Southwest & Downtown
128 SW 3rd Ave (at Pine St)
Stumptown (Ace Hotel)
1026 SW Stark (at 10th Ave)
603 SW Broadway (at Alder St)
Floyd’s Coffee Shop [in “Old Town”]
118 NW Couch St
11136 SW Capitol Hwy
While in Portland, you are within an hour or two of some of the most amazing outdoors experiences in the Pacific Northwest. Take an extra day or two before or after your trip to Portland to do some exploring. Here are a few of our favorites: