Backspace

(Now Closed)
Performing Arts Venue, Internet Cafe, and Café
115 NW 5th Ave (btw NW Couch & Davis), Portland, OR 97209, United States
Reservations:
No
Drinks:
Beer
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Wi-Fi:
Yes
Total Visitors
2,269
Total Visits
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  • Paul F.

    Courtesy Co-work Spaces by Kronda A.

    Paul Fenwick · February 15, 2014
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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 McClain · 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 Nelson · September 24, 2013
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  • Sepp W.

    Trumer Pils, real great Austrian beer.

    Sepp Widy · August 28, 2013
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  • Paul F.

    Courtesy Vegan Portland by Natalie N.

    Paul Fenwick · June 24, 2013
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  • Selectress I.

    The green & gold sammich is killer diller!

    Selectress Instigatah · May 21, 2013
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  • Michael H.

    Internet is malfunctioning

    Michael Harvey · 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 Instigatah · April 2, 2013
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  • Lindsey M.

    Portland Poetry Slam every Sunday! Awesome!

    Lindsey Matson · June 2, 2012
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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 Baranski · 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 Austin · March 15, 2012
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  • Melissa F.

    Loose leaf tea. Nuff said :D

    Melissa Fleck · February 10, 2012
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  • Julie M.

    Hemp milk latte

    Julie Marino · February 8, 2012
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  • Sera F.

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

    Sera Faery · February 1, 2012
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  • Eleven Mag P.

    Lots o great shows .. Usually all ages!

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

    Essential PDX Wifi and coffee spot.

    Nate DiNiro · November 7, 2011
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  • Zaq M.

    This cake is a lie.

    Zaq Mosher · September 13, 2011
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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 Thompson · 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 Suelzle · August 6, 2011
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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 Pipeline · July 19, 2011
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Paul A.

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

    Paul Anthony · April 22, 2011
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  • Aaron R.

    The grilled cheese tomato soup combo is deliriously good

    Aaron Rayburn · February 11, 2011
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  • Stephen A.

    Great place to stock up on Viso!

    Stephen Aase · November 15, 2010
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  • Stephen A.

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

    Stephen Aase · November 15, 2010
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  • Michelle

    Best. Place. Ever.

    Michelle · November 7, 2010
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  • april b.

    Awesome Americano.

    april barrett · October 20, 2010
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  • Steve M.

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

    Steve Mattison · October 3, 2010
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  • Kevin Y.

    Mahjong on Saturdays at 1pm

    Kevin Young · September 4, 2010
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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 Oelschlager · August 26, 2010
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  • daniel g.

    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

    daniel goslee · August 24, 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 Jinx · August 19, 2010
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  • Phillip E.

    They've got poetry slams and great coffee.

    Phillip Emery · August 13, 2010
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  • Beckey B.

    The bands here are Awesome!!! Not to mention the food is choice too!

    Beckey Bookman · July 25, 2010
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  • Rodrigo G.

    The "chicken" salad sadwhich is the awesome!

    Rodrigo Gallardo · July 13, 2010
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  • Aaron R.

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

    Aaron Rayburn · July 11, 2010
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  • Michael C.

    Great internet cafe. Good shows and food too!

    Michael Corbett · June 6, 2010
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  • Jake D.

    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.

    Jake Denning · May 31, 2010
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  • Luke R.

    Cool spot. Needs a little interior design work. It's a bit too thrown together and uninspired.

    Luke Rzewnicki · May 31, 2010
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  • Larry W.

    Going to the OEN PubTalk on Wednesday night to hear Tom Turnbull talk about the failure of Splashcast. Read more

    Larry Williams · April 13, 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 Duncombe · February 21, 2010
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  • Dylan B.

    The best treat on a Thursday is the trailmix bar.

    Dylan Boyd · January 28, 2010
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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 Boyd · January 10, 2010
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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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  • Josh H.

    A good source of vegan friendly food. Steer clear of the Spicy Avocado Sandwich if you're a wuss like me! Wuz way tooooo spicy.

    Josh Hundley · October 23, 2009
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