Top 10 Coffee Shops

A lot of people have asked me recently about my favorite Portland coffee shops, so I decided to put together a list of my top 10 (in no particular order- these would be impossible to rank!) to spotlight some of my favorites! These shops are located all throughout the Portland Metro area and have different…

The Arrow Coffeehouse

The Arrow Coffeehouse PDX recently opened on the corner of NE MLK and Alberta. While it may be in NE, the shop is conveniently located off the freeway, making it accessible to most Portlanders. It also has a parking lot and ample seating, which are 2 features you don’t typically find in a Portland coffee…

Güero

Güero is a fantastic Mexican fast-casual restaurant and torta shop in the east-side Kerns neighborhood of Portland. I first went to Güero last year, when they were a simple food truck. I had a positive experience, but only recently returned. Güero closed down the truck and opened up a brick-and-mortar shop in the same neighborhood! …

Harlow

Harlow is easily one of my favorite Portland restaurants.  It’s the sister restaurant of both Prasad and Prasad East, and although the three restaurants possess a number of similarities, there are definitely some features of Harlow that set it apart from the rest. For starts, Harlow’s location is great– it’s in the heart of SE…

The Society Hotel

The Society Hotel may (obviously) be a hotel, but it also has a pretty awesome coffee shop in the lobby. The location is a perfect blend of old and new, historic and renovated. The hotel itself was built in the late 19th century as a safe haven for sailors.  Throughout the years, the location has…

Lionheart Coffee

Everyone knows that Portland is a cool coffee city, but Lionheart brings that special Portland coffee vibe and charm to the suburbs. Located off of Scholls Ferry in Tigard, you wouldn’t expect Lionheart to serve some of Portland’s best coffee. It’s a hidden gem! The shop serves coffee from numerous local roasters, including Ristretto Roasters,…

Rachel’s Ginger Beer

If you’re like me, you’ve probably heard of ginger beer, but have never had the chance to try it. Thankfully, Rachel’s Ginger Beer (which is super popular in Seattle) just opened its first location in PDX! The cool shop is located right in the heart of Hawthorne across from the Baghdad Theater. So, Rachel’s serves…

Cup & Bar

The perfect place for a chocolate and coffee lover, Cup & Bar provides high-quality Ranger chocolate and delicious Trailhead Coffee. The shop itself is quite large with ample seating. It also has cool wooden log seats and tables!  It was hard to decide what to order, but my friends and I ultimately decided on a…

Never Coffee

So I’m basically obsessed with this place. Delicious coffee, adorable decor, and an awesome mural make it nearly perfect. Located on SE Belmont right across from the popular brunch spot, Slappy Cakes, I can definitely see Never Coffee quickly growing in popularity.  The interior of Never Coffee is small, but there is still some seating…

40 LBS COFFEE BAR

This place is only a few days old, but it’s already one of my favorite coffee shops! Since my family knows the owners, I know how much time, effort, and thought went into each and every element of this shop. The decor is absolutely gorgeous and super high-end. It’s very industrial, but the awesome lighting…

Laughing Planet

Laughing Planet is such a classic local food chain and is one of my favorites for lunch and dinner. With such a large and diverse menu, there is always the opportunity to try something new and yummy!  From burritos to quesadillas, from bowls to salads, from smoothies to soup, Laughing Planet’s menu is hard to…

Commissary

Located on NW 19th and Lovejoy, Commissary is only blocks away from the ever-busy NW 23rd, yet is much quieter. The interior of Commissary is bright and airy, with simple wooden tables and flowers decorating each table. There’s also a super cool mirror on one of the walls that adds even more light to the…