Expo doesn’t end when the staff of the Oregon Convention Center asks you kindly for the third time to please leave the premises. The full Expo experience is a multi-sensory, pan-location three-day undertaking. It’s a marathon, not a sprint, but luckily there is coffee everywhere and at all times to keep you properly girded for the many festivities lasting into the AM hours.
And lo the post-Expo happenings are myriad. So many, in fact, that you’d be excused for missing a few. Luckily, your friends here at Sprudge have you covered. We’ve compiled—and will be constantly updating—a list of all the best events, parties, and shindigs taking place off-site during the extended Expo weekend.
Have an Expo party you want included? Let us know!
Thursday, April 20th
Expo Game Night
Join Sprudge Editor at Large Jenn Chen and Pacific Foods’ Nathanael May for a low-key, non-alcoholic night of board games away from the madness of Expo. Taking place at Pacific HQ, there will be vegan snacks provided by Pacific as well as a selection of non-alcoholic beverages sourced by yours truly. RSVPs are not required but are encouraged and can be made here.
707 SE Belmont St — 6pm to 9pm
Deluxe Coffee Getdown by Proud Mary Coffee, Barista Magazine, and Roast Magazine
Drink and dance the night away at the Proud Mary roastery to get you ready for a wild weekend. There will be DJ sets by Lem “Sexyfoam” Butler and B Line Dot.
3961 N. Williams Ave, Portland — 7pm to late
Apero Hour by Minor Figures
Alternative milk makers Minor Figures are hosting a little gathering ahead of the official start of Expo, with a cheeky splash or two. Join Minor Figures at Ardor Natural Wines for a few drinks and some low key hangs.
4243 SE Belmont St Unit 400, Portland — 4pm to 7pm
Cxffee Black at Deadstock CoffeeMinor Figures
Cxffee Black will be screening their Sprudgie Award winning film “Cxffee Black to Africa” at seminal Portland coffee shop Deadstock Coffee. This is your chance to watch this remarkable film and meet the team at Cxffee Black.
408 NW Couch St, Portland— 3pm to 5pm
Throwdown at Kafiex
Why not take a quick trip across state lines over to Vancouver, WA to pregame a little latte art throwdown? Hosted at the Kafiex roastery, proceeds from the event will go to Grounds for Health and Cafe Femenino to continue their work expanding access to women’s health care in producing countries.
100 Parkway Pl, Vancouver, WA — 5:30pm, first pour at 6pm
Friday, April 21st
Cafe Imports Producer Roaster Party
Come hang with roasters from across the country as well as Cafe Imports’ producer partners who made the trip to Expo. Taking place at Olympia Provisions Public House, small plates and free drinks will be available for all who attend. RSVP here.
3384 SE Division Street, Portland — 5:30pm to 9pm
Stumptown x Oatly
Join Stumptown and Oatly at The Evergreen for a night of drinks, plant-based bites, Oatly affogatos, an Oatly latte art jam, and live music from Shabazz Palaces with special guests Abronia and DJ Lapaushi. RSVP here.
618 SE Alder St, Portland, OR — 7pm to 12am, with VIP hours beginning at 6pm
Black Rabbit x Deadstock Coffee Karaoke Party
Black Rabbit Service and Deadstock Coffee are teaming up for a karaoke shindig. Sponsored by the Hemro Group, the party will going down at the Black Rabbit Service office.
6322 NE Halsey St, Portland, OR — 8pm to late
MiiR x Claima SCA Expo After Party
Join Miir as they team up with Claima for a night of drinks and appetizers and to learn more about Claima’s “Claim a Seat” campaign. RSVP here.
726 SE 6th Avenue, Portland — 7pm to 9pm
Big Lebowski Party by Eversys
Grab a Sioux City Sarsaparilla and a 12lb ball and head over to the Grand Central Bowling Alley for a Big Lebowski-themed party hosted by Eversys. Urnex will be providing the swag so make sure you bring something to carry it all in (The ringer cannot look empty, dude).
808 SE Morrison St, Portland — 7pm to 11pm
A Reel Cool Coffee Party by See See Motor Coffee and Coffee Business
It’s a premier, it’s a throwdown, it’s a darn good time. Come watch the show premier of Coffee Breath, stay for a throwdown with Espresso State of Mind (with a $1,000 prize pool no less), and have yourself a hand-brewed coffee from Fincas Mierisch.
1642 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland — 5pm to 10pm
The Royal Coffee SCA Party
Join the team at Royal Coffee for a trip across the Willamette for some downtown hangs. Taking place at the Bistro Alder inside the Dossier Hotel, there will be drinks and small bites for all who attend. RSVP here.
750 SW Alder St, Portland — 5pm
Anthem Coffee Imports 30th Anniversary Party
30 years in the coffee industry is no small feat and well worth a celebration. That’s why Anthem Coffee Imports is hosting a get together at the Spirit of 77 for some post-Expo food and drinks, in honor of their three decades in the business. RSVP here.
500 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Portland — 5pm to 9pm
Saturday, April 22nd
2023: An Espresso Odyssey by La Marzocco
La Marzocco knows how to throw an Expo party and they’re going space-themed this year. Taking place at Revolution Hall, it will be a “night of celebration, great music, and space-themed surprises.” Food and drinks will be available for all (2 drink and 1 food ticket will be provided upon entry). It’s first come, first served, and once the venue reaches capacity, that’s it, so make sure you arrive early.
1300 SE Stark St #203, Portland — 8pm
The Brewlyweds Show by The Barista League
Have a little retro fun with a Newlyweds-style gameshow, hosted by The Barista League. Hosted at the White Owl Social Club, come watch “celebrity coffee couples” answer questions about their partners. There will be food and drinks, prizes, and a vinyl DJ spinning music all night long. RSVP here.
1305 SE 8th Ave, Portland — 6pm to 1am
Saturday Soul Social by Soul Chai x Color of Coffee Collective
Join Soul Chai and the Color of Coffee Collective at Prince Coffee for an SCA appreciation and networking event. Mingle with fellow coffee professionals and enthusiasts alike, and learn how we can make the industry more diverse, inclusive, and equitable.
4523 NE Fremont St, Portland — 7am to 10am
Meet & Greet with Asian Coffee Producers
Come meet coffee producers, roasters, and baristas from Asia who have made the trip over for Expo. Sponsored by Kopi Kedaya/Goodel Indonesia, CoTrade Importers, Project Coffee NY, and New Math Coffee, the event will take place at Portland Ca Phe, and snacks and drinks will be provided. The event will roll into the Coffee Asians Kickback immediately following. All are welcome.
2601 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Portland — 5pm to 7pm
Coffee Asians Kickback by @CoffeeAsians
Join the community of @CoffeeAsians on Instagram at Ca Phe for a chill kickback event. Expect yummy drinks and food in a fun, low-key friends vibe. Allies welcome!
2601 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Portland — 7pm to 10pm
Cropster x Coffee Business x Algrano Party at Water Avenue Coffee
Meet up with the crew from Cropster, Coffee Business, and Algrano at Water Avenue Coffee for a Saturday early evening hangout.
1028 SE Water Avenue, Portland— 4pm to 7pm
Higa Coffee Happy Hour
Celebrate the coffees of Rwanda and Burundi with Higa Coffee, as they take over the Breakside Brewery Slabtown location. Come meet the producers, play a few games, and have a drink or two. No RSVP needed.
1570 NW 22nd Ave, Portland — 6pm to 10pm
Sunday, April 23rd
Coffee Prom by Go Fund Bean
Go Fund Bean is hosting their first even in-person fundraiser at McMenamin’s Crystal Ballroom. Known as the Coffee Prom, it will be a night of dancing and good times, including a buffet dinner and non-alcoholic drinks as well as a silent auction benefitting GFB’s 2023 and 2024 programming. Items up for auction include “coffee swag, online lessons, and all-expenses-paid vacation packages.” The theme of the Coffee Prom is swag, and “outfits and costumes fit for the theme are highly encouraged.” Tickets for the event are available on a sliding scale, with a minimum price of $20; $40 is the suggested donation. Tickets can be purchased here.
1332 W Burnside St, Portland — 6pm to 11pm
Coffee Breath at Upper Left
The local coffee docuseries Coffee Breath will be featured at this Sunday night shindig, hosted at Upper Left Roasters and presented by La Marzocco, Pacific Barista Series, and Black Rabbit. Expect beers from Little Beast Brewing and great local food, plus a fun vibe. No ticket required!
1204 SE Clay St., Portland — 6pm to 10PM.
This list is updating regularly, so stay tuned!
Have an Expo party you want included? Let us know!