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Pearl, Portland
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  • Kellen T.
    "My favorite coffee spot in all of Portland."(4 Tips)
    DANIEL
    "Great espresso?! Guys, how about greatEST."(42 Tips)
    Akaash S.
    "What a beautiful cafe with beautiful coffee and beautiful baristas!"(20 Tips)
    Tim R.
    "Order any of the three coffees available for brewing by Vacuum Pot."(2 Tips)
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  • Gillian V.
    Coffee, cold brew, and tea are all 👍☕️
  • Greta S.
    Greta SkudraAugust 21
    Hazelnut latte is the best latte I've ever had!!
  • Tatiana K.
    Very cosy place to drink great cafe au lait👌🏻
  • Ashleigh W.
    Iced almond latte - Amazing
  • Liz D.
    Liz DohertyMarch 14
    Best Vanilla Latte I've ever had!
  • Taner A.
    Taner ADecember 29, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    The best coffee shop is the one that can make a good easy drinks such as drip coffee, and this place does it really well! Strongly recommended!
  • Wilson F.
    Wilson Favre-DelerueNovember 5, 2016
    Charming little coffee stall with delicious coffee and a small, interesting selection of beans.
  • Miles J.
    Miles JordanMay 4, 2016
    Best coffee I've ever had. Hands down.
  • D²
    April 21, 2016
    A favorite place to grab a cup of coffee, sit back and relax, while watching life in the Pearl.
  • Alex P.
    Alex PayneApril 18, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Restroom code is now 1113.
  • Pei 👻 W.
    Pei 👻 WenMarch 26, 2016
    Impressive showcase of great coffee around the world.
  • Sung H.
    Sung HwangMarch 11, 2016
    Aaamazing!!! Had a coldbrew, cortado, and latte. The cortado was done right and it was one of the best. The vibe is quite chill. Will come every morning for the rest of the week in nw portland.
  • CRUZiiiE
    CRUZiiiEFebruary 26, 2016
    Best tasting Cold Brew I've had in PDX!
  • M K.
    M KJanuary 22, 2016
    Mean cortado!
  • Mike B.
    Mike BodgeJanuary 2, 2016
    Favorite coffee shop in portland...serving the best coffees roasted in the region. All of their locations are great.
  • Zack S.
    Zack SheppardNovember 13, 2015
    There's a secret surge protector hidden under this lamp in the corner if you need some power outlets.
  • Joey B.
    Joey BrantleyOctober 12, 2015
    Small shop in the Pearl but serving up some of Portland's best.
  • Carina W.
    Carina WetzlhütterSeptember 25, 2015
    the americano.
  • Joel B.
    Joel BradySeptember 17, 2015
    Always excellent coffee.
  • Laurissa
    LaurissaSeptember 16, 2015
    Great almond milk latte.
  • Tim H.
    Tim HainesAugust 15, 2015
    A solemn temple dedicated to espresso. 😑 Phenomenal coffee.
  • Gene L.
    Gene LuAugust 14, 2015
    Been here 50+ times
    Make sure to check your smile after the lemon poppy seed cake.
  • Andrew B.
    Andrew BennettJuly 22, 2015
    Beautiful location. Passion, knowledge, and great service are behind this coffee joint's success. (´ ‿ `)
  • Michelle L.
    Michelle LeeJuly 20, 2015
    Washroom code: 3223
  • Scot O.
    Scot OlsenJune 22, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Tiny shop with a ton of heart. Great baristas and even better coffee. Plenty of tables to work at and outdoor seating for when it's nice.
  • Gretchen H.
    Gretchen HaysMay 27, 2015
    Soy latte was perfect for me! Distinct espresso taste without a bitter bite and the soy milk wasn't too sweet. Highly recommend.
  • Kaley P.
    Kaley PerkinsMay 16, 2015
    Chai yum :-D
  • AJ T.
    AJ TragethonMay 12, 2015
    3223 is there when you need it
  • Bryce G.
    Bryce GillespieMay 3, 2015
    Cappuccino is super delicious and the serving size is perfect!
  • Chet M.
    Chet ManciniApril 27, 2015
    Excellent laid back espresso. Met owner who is super nice. Come in afternoon for siphon demonstrations and tastings.
  • Travis R.
    Travis RamseyApril 16, 2015
    Cortado and salted chocolate cookie
  • James Y.
    James YoungMarch 13, 2015
    Perfect location, latte and teas.
  • Courtney J.
    Courtney JillMarch 4, 2015
    Iced vanilla latte.
  • Jared
    JaredFebruary 15, 2015
    Great spot for a coffee and the coffee is top notch.
  • ℳansour α.
    My first time, my last time. I ordered a cappuccino but it didn't taste like one. The seating area is for a sandwich place, not a coffee place.
  • Michael A.
    Michael AbramsJanuary 1, 2015
    A little slow but great espresso
  • Dietra E.
    Dietra EvansDecember 11, 2014
    Could be hipster hangout
  • Dylan B.
    Dylan BoydDecember 8, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    Dark chocolate mocha. Get one.
  • Ros H.
    Ros HodgekissNovember 10, 2014
    Great coffee and people watching from their patio.
  • Dirty B.
    Dirty BirdOctober 22, 2014
    When you need a great coffee to warm you up, this is the place!
  • Carolyn M.
    Carolyn MSeptember 28, 2014
    Friendly baristas, great coffee.
  • Benjamin C.
    Benjamin ChaitSeptember 27, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Great coffee choices, but seating can be limited.
  • Amy M.
    Amy MatsunoSeptember 2, 2014
    Coffee for the elite! Pricy but high quality, clean coffee. Try the semi-sweet chocolate iced mocha and sit outside to enjoy Portland's Pearl District.
  • James C.
    James CarrollAugust 30, 2014
    Delicious vanilla latte and super nice staff.
  • Marci D.
    Marci DarciAugust 17, 2014
    The iced chai is STRONG. Stick with the 12oz
  • Kellen T.
    Kellen TerrettAugust 11, 2014
    My favorite coffee spot in all of Portland. Tiny, and expertly made.
  • Joan S.
    Joan StephensAugust 10, 2014
    Bittersweet mocha
  • Phil T.
    Phil TorontoAugust 9, 2014
    Have you had a cup of coffee from a vacuum pot yet? Today should be the day that that happens whether you answered yes or no.
  • Elliott C.
    Elliott ChengerAugust 8, 2014
    Fantastic ambiance and great coffee, stop reading and go!
  • Max T.
    Max TheWestieAugust 7, 2014
    The best cappuccino, I have ever had!
  • Jake S.
    Jake SzymanskiAugust 7, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Mandatory: Make sure to select your espresso
  • George S.
    George ShankAugust 6, 2014
    Sweet Jesus the lemon quick bread is amazing.
  • DANIEL
    DANIELMay 2, 2014
    Great espresso?! Guys, how about greatEST. Seriously, I slurped down a cup a day during my stay - and I fully set out to try a couple from all the local acclaimed. Stop reading this tip and GO INSIDE!
  • Eater
    EaterMay 1, 2014
    Called a “revolutionary shop” by Feast Portland co-founder Mike Thelin, this trio of coffee shops not surprisingly also has some of the “best baristas around.” Read more
  • Lauren .
    Lauren 🌸April 5, 2014
    Best coffee I've had - worth the wait!
  • Ethan C.
    Ethan ChenMarch 2, 2014
    Try the Cuvée beans for espresso. Awesome stuff from Austin.
  • Beth S.
    Beth SavageFebruary 25, 2014
    Wireless code: abcdef1234
  • Chris M.
    Chris MessinaSeptember 24, 2013
    What to Order: Besides Stumptown, Wilson also offers coffee from small, local roasters — so try whichever new one’s available.
  • Kevin A.
    Kevin AssemiSeptember 14, 2013
    Sea Salt chocolate chip cookie surprisingly AWESOME!!
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsSeptember 11, 2013
    A high-end, quality focused, multi-roaster cafe in the Pearl.
  • Danny D.
    Danny DoneSeptember 8, 2013
    Great place to relax and people watch on a hot day.
  • Ros H.
    Ros HodgekissJuly 29, 2013
    Great spot for working in the Pearl, but really, don't miss the coffee - it is indeed a loving cup.
  • Danny C.
    Danny CastilloJuly 18, 2013
    look for the poster with the van
  • Chanelle S.
    Chanelle SinclairJuly 12, 2013
    cappuccinos, all day.
  • Paull Y.
    Paull YoungJuly 3, 2013
    Seriously good coffee. If sunny, get a seat out on the deck.
  • Diana
    DianaJune 29, 2013
    The flourless chocolate and walnut cookies are amazing!
  • Bfortch F.
    Bfortch FortchJune 13, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    There's a restroom down the hall and left. Code is 8050
  • irishboyinlondon
    irishboyinlondonJune 13, 2013
    Great place with really friendly staff too! Had a lemon and poppyseed scone with my coffee which was very good!
  • Marie C.
    Marie CrossMay 27, 2013
    Amazing dirty chai
  • Randy T.
    Randy ThioMay 23, 2013
    If you're planning on coworking, make sure your laptop is fully juiced. You won't be using your power cord here.
  • Dan V.
    Dan VApril 1, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Get a breve macchiato
  • Matthew M.
    Matthew McdonaldMarch 29, 2013
    Awesome coffee. Good place to chill out at
  • William K.
    William KilljoyMarch 21, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Good lattes, however the general confusion btwn people not knowing where to stand, where to wait, and the baristas slow careful prep make for a clusterfuck of too cool and too late for work.
  • DJJERM
    DJJERMMarch 16, 2013
    Even when it is busy, it's well worth the wait...
  • Tucker
    TuckerFebruary 23, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Look at the photos. They're quality.
  • James T.
    James ThomasJanuary 30, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    The baristas know their coffee. Just ask for a recommendation if you aren't sure which roast to choose.
  • James T.
    James ThomasJanuary 10, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Rotating espresso beans. Just ask the delightful baristas for whatever is pulling well today.
  • Nour A.
    Nour Al KudsiNovember 23, 2012
    Amazing espressos, and the no flour chocolate cookies are a great pairing :)
  • Angelina B.
    Angelina ByeonOctober 26, 2012
    You can buy Stump Town coffee ground beans
  • Dylan B.
    Dylan BoydOctober 19, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Try a late afternoon dark chocolate mocha. So good
  • Christopher S.
    Christopher SellersOctober 9, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    • Great coffee • minimal atmosphere •
  • John B.
    John BergquistSeptember 30, 2012
    When a an agent needs cover and excellent coffee #DDOsafehouse #thedirectorate
  • Amy C.
    Amy CerconeSeptember 9, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the Wild Berry Brioche
  • Chris H.
    Chris HoughAugust 8, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Great Espresso, but ZERO Outlets
  • Luke Kash Y.
    Luke Kash YunJuly 27, 2012
    Take a break from ad life.
  • Duncan D.
    Duncan DavidsonJune 13, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Instead of focusing on any one roaster, Barista focuses on showcasing great coffee from around the world. The constantly variety and high execution makes this one of my favorite cafés in the world.
  • Alicia L.
    Alicia LuebbenJune 7, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    The best dark chocolate mocha is town. Pricey, but worth it.
  • Kyle R.
    Kyle RMay 10, 2012
    almond!! so good.
  • Christiaan M.
    Christiaan McPhersonMay 6, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    This is one of the best cafes in Portland. The shop is small and elegant, the staff extremely attractive and knowledgable. This is the go to place for all your coffee needs. (4 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more
  • Akaash S.
    Akaash SainiApril 24, 2012
    What a beautiful cafe with beautiful coffee and beautiful baristas! The espresso is rotated fairly quickly to accommodate a wide variety of roasters from around the world! (4 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more
  • Lu C.
    Lu CaoApril 24, 2012
    Go for soy latte!
  • Scott S.
    Scott SullivanMarch 31, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Cold press, amazing
  • Kelly S.
    Kelly ShaferSeptember 23, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Best vanilla flavoring anywhere
  • Ryan S.
    Ryan SaulAugust 29, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the french press coffee if you need a fix. 2 bucks for a 12 oz of some very bold brew.
  • MerrickAugust 2, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Ask for a cold brew, especially on a nice summer day.
  • Morgan K.
    Morgan KJuly 12, 2011
    Had a plain ol' cappuccino--the foam was decadent... Read more
  • Carrie H.
    Carrie HoganJune 21, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Best nonfat vanilla latte in town.
  • Brian A.
    Brian AckroydMay 11, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    If they have Ritual, get it! My favorite coffee!
  • Don A.
    Don AguirreApril 19, 2011
    The best espresso shot I've ever had! Ever. Ever. Ever.
  • Dom M.
    Dom MurphyApril 15, 2011
    Without question - the best coffee in PDX
  • Christiaan M.
    Christiaan McPhersonSeptember 27, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    This is my favorite coffee place in the city, best coffee hands down.
  • Shawn B.
    Shawn BMay 25, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Een the decaf is fantastic
  • Marcelino A.
    Marcelino AlvarezFebruary 9, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Get the featured espresso. Make it a double. Have a conversation with your barista. And enjoy the scenery.
  • Kacey T.
    Kacey TeelFebruary 4, 2010
    Yummy fudge and sweet citrus taste in the Siberia Estates Verve.
  • Jascha K.
    Jascha Kaykas-WolffJanuary 17, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Soy lattes here are amazing especially when paired with a fresh blueberry scone.
  • Marc A.
    Marc A-NJanuary 7, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Vacuum brewed coffee is fun to watch brew!
  • Jacob G.
    Jacob GrierSeptember 29, 2009
    Been here 25+ times
    Go to Barista for fantastic espresso or coffee in a vac pot
  • Tim R.
    Tim RothJune 8, 2009
    Order any of the three coffees available for brewing by Vacuum Pot. You will not regret it.
  • Eri V.
    Eri VacorJuly 2, 2016
    Excelente café!
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