There Are At Least 14 Reasons To Attend Barista Nation Portland This Year

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Home baristas, hold on to your butts! Barista Nation Portland is fast approaching, with an epic home-barista-targeted event on Friday, October 17th, 2014. The event is hosted by Seattle Coffee Gear at its Portland location (26 NW 23rd Place), with more than a dozen wild throwdowns, no-holds-barred talks, and innovative labs. Not to mention free … [Read more...]

Mugs And Kisses: Roseline Coffee At XOXO, Portland’s Alternative Tech Festival

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When it comes to events that draw interesting, creative people together, having an appropriately interesting, creative coffee service is increasingly de rigueur. Whether that's global thinkers drinking coffee from a veritable army of top baristas at TED, or food and beverage luminaries sampling the pinnacles of Nordic coffee curation at MAD … [Read more...]

Build Outs Of Summer: Case Study Coffee In Portland, Oregon

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The summer isn't officially over yet. The winds are picking up, the nights are cooler, but we officially have until September 22nd before this series wraps. Over the last few months, a new shop has emerged in Sprudge's home base. Case Study Coffee opened the doors to its third location in Portland, Oregon. Situated in the bustling Albert Arts … [Read more...]

Schoolhouse Electric And Ristretto Roasters, Coffee In A Different Light

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Yes, it's in a barren, out-of-the-way area in what feels like the middle of nowhere, but Schoolhouse Electric and Supply Co. is most certainly worth the trek out to Portland’s NW Industrial District. Housed in a beautiful century-old warehouse building on Nikolai Street, the home furnishings store and showroom is also home to one of Ristretto … [Read more...]

In Honor Of National Doughnut Day, We Make A Voodoo Doughnut Affogato

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In the United States, the first Friday of June is National Doughnut Day, a holiday with its history dating all the way back to World War I. To celebrate, we went to Portland, Oregon's legendary Voodoo Doughnut, picked up the signature "Voodoo Doughnut" and made an affogato with it. We call it a Donutgato. Here's how to make one: First, start … [Read more...]

Portland Cafes Limit Service, Shut Down During Citywide E. coli Scare

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Trace amounts of E. coli have been found in Portland, Oregon water samples and a boil water alert has been issued for the most of the city, resulting in the emergency closures of several parts of the city's critical cafe infrastructure. We have contacted several establishments to find out what's what and figure out how cafes are addressing people's … [Read more...]

Sip & Shop: Coffee In 3 Tasteful Portland Boutiques

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High-profile combinations of coffee and other retail experiences are all the rage these days, with everyone from Toms to Urban Outfitters to Club Monaco to Acne getting in on the game. Though reaching a fever pitch in 2014, this trend is by no means new--Prufrock was "popping up" in the Present boutique in London in 2010--nor is it a trend limited … [Read more...]

Oscar Buzz: Portland Roasting To Serve Coffee At Academy Awards

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It's happening again. For the second year in a row, Portland Roasting has been asked to serve coffee at the prestigious Academy Awards ceremony at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles, California. Portland Roasting will serve Goose Hollow Blend (Equal parts organic Mexico and a pulped natural Catuai from Brazil) and their Decaf Vienna backstage at … [Read more...]

PDX: Stumptown Coffee Roasters Bids Adieu To French Press Program

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This morning, Stumptown Coffee Roasters locations in Portland rolled out a new coffee program. Cafes on Division and Belmont in Southeast Portland now serve filter coffee, effectively saying goodbye to their longstanding French Press service. On the face of it, this move might not seem like big news. But for coffee lovers in the Pacific … [Read more...]

Happy Cup Opens Flagship Cafe In Portland City Hall

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A giant dragon puppet dance. A homeless rights protest. A visit by hundreds of Japanese schoolchildren. In your average coffee shop, these would probably rank as major disturbances. But at Portland’s City Hall café, it’s just another ho-hum week. The new café, which opened January 21st and is operated by social enterprise roaster Happy Cup, … [Read more...]

Portland Strip Clubs Don’t Serve Good Coffee (SFW)

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Portland, Oregon is revered for its fine coffee and even finer strip clubs, a fact that many Portlanders are very proud of. There's a degree of social acceptability to strip clubs here in Portland that's hard to explain to folks from other parts of the world. At many Portland clubs, you're more likely to see cute couples of all orientations out on … [Read more...]

Check Out This Beautiful New Cafe By Barista PDX

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Portland celebrated the soft opening of Barista’s fourth location on Friday morning with a light snowfall. Despite the bitter cold and slippery sidewalks, foot traffic at the new shop was steady. From eager coffee enthusiasts to curious neighborhood passersby, a stream of customers visited throughout the morning to enjoy some coffee and … [Read more...]

World’s First Look At The New Heart Coffee Roasters

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Sprudge.com is the first to report on the opening of Heart Roasters' second location, now in public preview mode in downtown Portland at 12th & Alder (537 SW 12th Avenue). Our staff were among the very first recipients of an espresso shot at this new Heart location. The shot in a question? Ethiopia Guji, bright and clean and almost refreshing, … [Read more...]

Our 8 Favorite Moments At Bon Appetit’s Portland Food & Drink Festival

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  At just two years old, Portland’s premier food and drink festival, Feast, is but a toddler. This year’s festival was very similar to the inaugural year, with a few twists and tricks. Just like in year one, Feast featured four main tasting events. The Sandwich Invitational pits Portland and visiting chefs against one another to create the … [Read more...]

Adorable New Portland Cafe Is Adorable

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You'd think they were a dime a dozen, here in the land of purported twee, and in a way you'd be right: Portland, Oregon has a well-deserved reputation as a home to drop-dead adorable specialty coffee bars, and today we've got a new one to tell you about. Din Din is a lovely new multi-use restaurant, cocktail bar, and cafe space in Portland's … [Read more...]

Christopher David Experience Design, A New Interiors / Florist / Coffee Bar In PDX

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Sprudge.com is first to report the opening of Christopher David Experience Design, a brand new coffee bar, florist, and interior design showroom in Portland's Pearl District. Christopher David opened on August 20th, and is the combined achievement of interior designer Chris Giovarelli, florist Cosmin Bisorca, and coffee professional Kevin Nichols, … [Read more...]