Backspace (Now Closed)

115 NW 5th Ave (btw NW Couch & Davis), Portland, OR 97209
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  • "he vegan mac n' cheese will knock your socks right off" (2 tips)
  • "... vegan, or buy a Viso. Look awesome with your laptop/netbook." (2 tips)
  • "They've got poetry slams and great coffee." (2 tips)
  • Amber C.

    Coffee. Internet.

    Amber C. · March 20, 2009
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  • SPIN

    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.

    SPIN · July 22, 2011
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  • PDX P.

    One of the only good venues in Portland to see music for under-21 crowd

    PDX P. · July 19, 2011
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  • Brian G.

    don't pee on the seat in the bathroom

    Brian G. · October 10, 2009
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  • Jack N.

    Hang out at backspace. Buy something vegan, or buy a Viso. Look awesome with your laptop/netbook.

    Jack N. · March 13, 2009
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  • Cacophonous_Joy

    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

    Cacophonous_Joy · October 27, 2009
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  • Robby R.

    have an Americano.

    Robby R. · August 6, 2009
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  • aaronpk

    Impressed by the entirely vegetarian menu!

    aaronpk · October 19, 2009
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  • Merrick M.

    get an organic carrot cupcake (the carrot is a carrot!)

    Merrick M. · October 6, 2009
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  • Eleven Mag P.

    Lots o great shows .. Usually all ages!

    Eleven Mag P. · November 10, 2011
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  • Nate D.

    Essential PDX Wifi and coffee spot.

    Nate D. · November 7, 2011
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  • april b.

    Awesome Americano.

    april b. · October 20, 2010
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  • aaronpk

    Still have good veggie options but they also have real meat now, so be careful when ordering "turkey"

    aaronpk · June 13, 2011
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  • Stephen A.

    See those cookie next to the checkout... Grab one, you won't be disappointed!

    Stephen A. · November 15, 2010
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  • Scott D.

    Vegan club sandwich has no meat but is a hefty meal all the same. What a sandwich!

    Scott D. · February 21, 2010
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  • Chavtastic J.

    find the barrista with the encyclopedia knowledge of beer and ask him to recommend something in a bottle.

    Chavtastic J. · August 19, 2010
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  • Phillip E.

    They've got poetry slams and great coffee.

    Phillip E. · August 13, 2010
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  • 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

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  • Dylan B.

    On Thursdays they get a pastry that is amazing. Wish I knew the name but can always grab it by sight.

    Dylan B. · January 10, 2010
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  • Crystal B.

    Although the Philly "steak" and cheese bears only a faint familial resemblance to its meaty cousin, it is still quite yummy and satisfying in its own right.

    Crystal B. · October 13, 2009
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  • Zaq M.

    This cake is a lie.

    Zaq M. · September 13, 2011
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  • Paul A.

    Get some Pieku pie at backspace....it's delicious!!!

    Paul A. · April 22, 2011
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  • Paul A.

    Get some Pieku pie at backspace....it's delicious!!!

    Paul A. · April 22, 2011
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  • Stephen A.

    Great place to stock up on Viso!

    Stephen A. · November 15, 2010
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  • Aaron R.

    he vegan mac n' cheese will knock your socks right off

    Aaron R. · July 11, 2010
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  • Michael C.

    Great internet cafe. Good shows and food too!

    Michael C. · June 6, 2010
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  • Lindsey M.

    Portland Poetry Slam every Sunday! Awesome!

    Lindsey M. · June 2, 2012
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  • Ryan T.

    Good coffee and tea, but my god, that's a lot of homeless people and slackers o_0

    Ryan T. · August 8, 2011
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  • Evey S.

    It's all about the blue couches lazy afternoons filled with cold press sammiches nothing better to do than reading.

    Evey S. · August 6, 2011
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  • Aaron R.

    The grilled cheese tomato soup combo is deliriously good

    Aaron R. · February 11, 2011
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  • Jessyka O.

    Best coffee since I've moved to Portland. They even remembered me after just the 2nd time I visited. Soy latte is A+

    Jessyka O. · August 26, 2010
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  • Dylan B.

    The best treat on a Thursday is the trailmix bar.

    Dylan B. · January 28, 2010
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  • Paul F.

    Courtesy Co-work Spaces by Kronda A.

    Paul F. · February 15
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  • Jason X.

    Closed. #woof

    Jason X. · November 9, 2013
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  • Tiffany M.

    They are no longer serving food from the kitchen.

    Tiffany M. · November 2, 2013
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  • Dacoda N.

    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.

    Dacoda N. · September 24, 2013
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  • Sepp W.

    Trumer Pils, real great Austrian beer.

    Sepp W. · August 28, 2013
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  • Paul F.

    Courtesy Vegan Portland by Natalie N.

    Paul F. · June 24, 2013
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  • Selectress I.

    The green & gold sammich is killer diller!

    Selectress I. · May 21, 2013
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  • Michael H.

    Internet is malfunctioning

    Michael H. · April 30, 2013
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  • Selectress I.

    Check out the prints & merch area! All kids of local art, books, your favorite band's gear...

    Selectress I. · April 2, 2013
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  • Charles C.

    Do yourself a favor. Skip this place. The attitude is they are all that. There was only one other customer there.

    Charles C. · April 25, 2012
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  • Jade B.

    $3 min credit card, coffee is only a buck fifty so be prepared.

    Jade B. · March 20, 2012
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  • Stacy A.

    The coffee isn't my favorite. Perhaps try a beer or coffee, starting at $4.

    Stacy A. · March 15, 2012
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  • Melissa F.

    Loose leaf tea. Nuff said :D

    Melissa F. · February 10, 2012
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  • Julie M.

    Hemp milk latte

    Julie M. · February 8, 2012
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  • Sera F.

    If you like mochas, you have to try the chocolate here. So good.

    Sera F. · February 1, 2012
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  • The Daily Meal

    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

    The Daily Meal · June 19, 2011
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  • Michelle

    Best. Place. Ever.

    Michelle · November 7, 2010
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  • Steve M.

    Play the new pinball table; World Cup Soccer, and score a goal!

    Steve M. · October 3, 2010
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