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…

Spella Caffe

Spella Caffe, located on 5th Avenue downtown, is definitely one of the smallest coffee shops in Portland. It’s hard to even call Spella a shop, as the inside of the shop only includes the espresso equipment, menu board, pastries, and a small standing area to pay. However, there is seating outside reserved for Spella customers….

Crisp

I’m a big fan of veggies, especially in salads. And I’m an even bigger fan when restaurants will let you completely customize your salad! Crisp, a fairly new salad-focused restaurant on North Williams, is one of these places.  I’ve been to Crisp a couple of times and customized my salad each time. For starts, you…