(Now Closed)
Performing Arts Venue, Internet Cafe, and Café
Old Town Chinatown, Portland
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  • Melissa T.
    Melissa TurnerMay 17, 2015
    The artwork was always SO good. ♥
  • Paul F.
    Paul FenwickFebruary 15, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Courtesy Co-work Spaces by Kronda A.
  • Jason X.
    Jason XNovember 9, 2013
    Closed. #woof
  • Tiffany M.
    Tiffany McClainNovember 2, 2013
    They are no longer serving food from the kitchen.
  • Dacoda N.
    Dacoda NelsonSeptember 24, 2013
    If you need an extremely strong pick-me-up, try the Guayake Yerba Matte canned drinks. The mint flavor is the best and they'll hit you like a carafe of coffee.
  • Sepp W.
    Sepp WidyAugust 28, 2013
    Trumer Pils, real great Austrian beer.
  • Paul F.
    Paul FenwickJune 24, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Courtesy Vegan Portland by Natalie N.
  • Selectress I.
    Selectress InstigatahMay 21, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    The green & gold sammich is killer diller!
  • Michael H.
    Michael HarveyApril 30, 2013
    Internet is malfunctioning
  • Selectress I.
    Selectress InstigatahApril 2, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Check out the prints & merch area! All kids of local art, books, your favorite band's gear...
  • Lindsey M.
    Lindsey MatsonJune 2, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Portland Poetry Slam every Sunday! Awesome!
  • Charles C.
    Charles CApril 25, 2012
    Do yourself a favor. Skip this place. The attitude is they are all that. There was only one other customer there.
  • Jade B.
    Jade BaranskiMarch 20, 2012
    $3 min credit card, coffee is only a buck fifty so be prepared.
  • Stacy A.
    Stacy AustinMarch 15, 2012
    The coffee isn't my favorite. Perhaps try a beer or coffee, starting at $4.
  • Missa F.
    Missa FleckFebruary 10, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Loose leaf tea. Nuff said :D
  • Julie M.
    Julie MarinoFebruary 8, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Hemp milk latte
  • Sera F.
    Sera FaeryFebruary 1, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    If you like mochas, you have to try the chocolate here. So good.
  • Eleven Mag P.
    Eleven Mag PdxNovember 10, 2011
    Lots o great shows .. Usually all ages!
  • Nate D.
    Nate DiNiroNovember 7, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Essential PDX Wifi and coffee spot.
  • Zaq M.
    Zaq MosherSeptember 13, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    This cake is a lie.
  • Ryan T.
    Ryan ThompsonAugust 8, 2011
    Good coffee and tea, but my god, that's a lot of homeless people and slackers o_0
  • Evey S.
    Evey SuelzleAugust 6, 2011
    It's all about the blue couches lazy afternoons filled with cold press sammiches nothing better to do than reading.
  • SPIN
    SPINJuly 22, 2011
    Part coffee shop, art gallery, internet café, and all-ages music venue, it's a chill hangout space that could only exist in Portland. The Thermals love it for the awesome vibe & good people.
  • PDX P.
    PDX PipelineJuly 19, 2011
    One of the only good venues in Portland to see music for under-21 crowd
  • The Daily Meal
    The Daily MealJune 19, 2011
    A progressive day/nightlife concept for Portland’s brainy set, Backspace Café merges an artistic coffee house ethos with a brews-and-games bar scene. Read more
  • aaronpk
    aaronpkJune 13, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Still have good veggie options but they also have real meat now, so be careful when ordering "turkey"
  • Portland Geek Council of Commerce and Culture
    If you're a geek and a sucker for free coffee, be sure to be here Saturday 6.11.2011 from 9-10am for Olympathon registration and house coffee. #pdxgeeks Read more
  • Paul A.
    Paul AnthonyApril 22, 2011
    Get some Pieku pie at's delicious!!!
  • Aaron R.
    Aaron RayburnFebruary 11, 2011
    The grilled cheese tomato soup combo is deliriously good
  • Stephen A.
    Stephen AaseNovember 15, 2010
    Great place to stock up on Viso!
  • Stephen A.
    Stephen AaseNovember 15, 2010
    See those cookie next to the checkout... Grab one, you won't be disappointed!
  • Michelle
    MichelleNovember 7, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Best. Place. Ever.
  • april b.
    april barrettOctober 20, 2010
    Awesome Americano.
  • Steve M.
    Steve MattisonOctober 3, 2010
    Play the new pinball table; World Cup Soccer, and score a goal!
  • Kevin Y.
    Kevin YoungSeptember 4, 2010
    Mahjong on Saturdays at 1pm
  • Jessyka O.
    Jessyka OelschlagerAugust 26, 2010
    Best coffee since I've moved to Portland. They even remembered me after just the 2nd time I visited. Soy latte is A+
  • daniel g.
    daniel gosleeAugust 24, 2010
    vegan mac n cheese is no longer on the menu, but if you're lucky and ask nicely they will make it for you. might tale awhile though
  • Chavtastic J.
    Chavtastic JinxAugust 19, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    find the barrista with the encyclopedia knowledge of beer and ask him to recommend something in a bottle.
  • Phillip E.
    Phillip EmeryAugust 13, 2010
    They've got poetry slams and great coffee.
  • Beckey B.
    Beckey BookmanJuly 25, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    The bands here are Awesome!!! Not to mention the food is choice too!
  • Rodrigo G.
    Rodrigo GallardoJuly 13, 2010
    The "chicken" salad sadwhich is the awesome!
  • Aaron R.
    Aaron RayburnJuly 11, 2010
    he vegan mac n' cheese will knock your socks right off
  • Michael C.
    Michael CorbettJune 6, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Great internet cafe. Good shows and food too!
  • Jake D.
    Jake DenningMay 31, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the Sugar-Cane Cola; It's $2, and the cheapest way to get free internet. One of my favorite places to go when I travel up to Portland for shows at Satyricon on 6th ave.
  • Luke R.
    Luke RzewnickiMay 31, 2010
    Cool spot. Needs a little interior design work. It's a bit too thrown together and uninspired.
  • Larry W.
    Larry WilliamsApril 13, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Going to the OEN PubTalk on Wednesday night to hear Tom Turnbull talk about the failure of Splashcast. Read more
  • Scott D.
    Scott DuncombeFebruary 21, 2010
    Vegan club sandwich has no meat but is a hefty meal all the same. What a sandwich!
  • Dylan B.
    Dylan BoydJanuary 28, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    The best treat on a Thursday is the trailmix bar.
  • Dylan B.
    Dylan BoydJanuary 10, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    On Thursdays they get a pastry that is amazing. Wish I knew the name but can always grab it by sight.
  • Cacophonous_Joy
    Cacophonous_JoyOctober 27, 2009
    Been here 100+ times
    eat yummy vegan food (including awesome cupcakes!), hang out for a beer and free wi-fi, then enjoy lots of fun dorkbot projects every other Monday! Read more
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