PDX: Come To The “Fika” Book Launch Party With Us On May 15th


The world is thirsty for Fika! The new book from Sprudge Paris staff writer Anna Brones and illustrator Johanna Kindvall has taken the internet by storm, garnering totes posi press from the likes of T Magazine, Huffington Post, Eater, and even the Swedish tabloids. Published by Crown Publishing imprint Ten Speed Press, Fika is an annotated […]

Stumptown Releases Nitro Cold Brew In A Can On National Cold Brew Day


Today is National Cold Brew Day and, to celebrate, Stumptown Coffee Roasters is debuting its newest cold brew product: the nitro cold brew in a can. What is it? Nitro cold brew, introduced to Stumptown cafes in June 2013, has become a popular product for the brand, shipping kegs of the stuff to bars, cafes, and offices […]

Portland Cat Cafe To Open Burger Joint Called “PurrBurgers”


What goes better with a nice sloppy burger and fries? A mug of coffee and a side order of cute! That’s what Purr Daddy’s Cat Lounge owners think, and they’re testing this theory with a brand new Portland burger joint called “PurrBurgers” slated to open later this year. The spot will be located at the intersection of […]

Inside Purringtons Cat Lounge, Portland’s Very First Cat Cafe


Purringtons Cat Lounge opened its doors over the weekend in Northeast Portland, Oregon, making it the very first cat cafe in the city, and the latest in a growing trend of cat cafes in North America. The first cat cafe ever opened in 1998 in Taiwan, and it’s taken nearly a decade and a half for the […]

Good Coffee 2: Schoolhouse Electric Boogaloo


Not even three months after the opening of their Division Street café, the second location of Portland’s newest multi-roaster coffee company, the nearly-unGooglable Good Coffee, officially opened Monday. Centrally located on the corner of 12th Avenue and Salmon Street in inner Southeast Portland, the café’s bustling atmosphere contrasts nicely to the relaxed, neighborhood-y, sit-and-read-the-Sunday-paper feel of […]

Baked Goods Rival the Maine Attraction at Tandem Coffee, Portland


When last we visited our neighbors to the north—okay, not that far north, but almost—at Tandem Coffee in idyllic Portland, Maine, excitement was mounting. Not just for the roaster’s continued growth within the esteemed culinary world of Portland, but for the big news that they’d be opening a second, larger—conveniently located, even!—shop on the west […]

Thailand Meets Stumptown: Lee Ayu of Akha Ama Coffee

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Lee Ayu is not your average coffee entrepreneur. Born in the Akha tribal village of Maejantai, located in a remote national park in northern Thailand, Mr. Ayu is the founder of Akha Ama Coffee, a multifaceted coffee company that fuses social enterprise with small business ownership on the farm, cafe, and wholesale level. Working directly […]

10 Videos From Barista Nation Portland Now Available

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On Friday, October 17th a Portland, Oregon edition of Barista Nation was held at the brand new Seattle Coffee Gear showroom in Northwest Portland. Barista Nation is a globe traveling coffee education and community building event series, and Barista Nation PDX featured seminars and workshops geared toward the home barista. The whole thing was captured on video […]

There’s Finally “Good Coffee” In Portland

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Plenty of new coffee shops have opened in Portland in recent years, including Heart West, Barista 3 and 4, and Coava 2, but Good Coffee is the first all-new coffee company the city has seen in a long while. Founded by brothers Nick and Sam Purvis and their friend and business partner Dustin Evans, the […]

Extreme Outdoor Coffee Brewing? There’s A Blog For That.


Portland, Oregon based barista Bethany Hargrove (Barista) has stunned us in the past with fabulous barista competition routines. We met up with her again last week in Palm Springs at the 2015 Big Western Regional Coffee Competitions, where she helped judge fifty-two barista competitors from thirteen states. It was there we learned about her hobby […]

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


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 food and wine! […]

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 Symposium, or all manner of art-world folk enjoying Intelligentsia’s long-running […]

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 […]

Schoolhouse Electric And Ristretto Roasters, Coffee In A Different Light


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 […]