PDX_Coffee_Shops is a review of various coffee shops around Portland, OR


This wiki page serves to answer one question:

Which coffee shop is appropriate for which occassion?

Right now, only information for coffee shops around the Pearl District is available. But this will change — with your help. A Field Guide to Coffeeshops around Northwest Portland

Your job is, either to:

  • Add a new coffee shop under
    • The Ideal For category
    • The Localities
  • Add bits of information on a coffee shop under
    • Atmosphere
    • Amenities
    • Ideal For
    • Wifi Rating
    • Pro Tip
    • Aside

Ideal For

  • Working Individually, where volume and distraction are issues
  • Coworking/Group Meeting, where size of space, wifi access and amenities are issues
    • Small
    • Medium
    • Large
  • Client Meeting, where atmosphere ("impressionability") is an issue
    • Small
    • Medium
    • Large
  • Working Late, where late=after midnight, at least.


Pearl District




N. Portland/St. Johns


  • Village Coffee in Multnomah Village (7781 SW Capitol Hwy) 503.244.3954 no wifi, cash only, great atmosphere, fantastic espresso drinks
  • Baker and Spice in Hillsdale (6330 SW Capitol Hwy) awesome bakery that serves great espresso drinks
  • Grand Central Baking Company in Multnomah Village 503.977.2024 (3425 SW Multnomah Blvd) Bakery with sandwiches, salads and espresso drinks

Vancouver, WA


  • Silk Espresso, 3030 NE Hogan location
    • Atmosphere - spacious, bright (plenty of daylight), variety of spots to sit
    • Super friendly staff (especially Leah)
    • In a shopping center; close to Mt. Hood Community College
    • The bagels are awesome. =)





  • Silver Creek Coffee House & Howard Hinsdale Cellars (wine bar) - 111 N. Water Street. 503-874-9600.
    • Atmosphere - Casual in the coffee shop, a few outlets available.
    • Amenities - Tables, sofas, deck overlooking Silverton Creek. Food available.
    • Ideal For - Working individually; not usually busy. The wine bar might be good for a meeting.
    • Wifi Rating - Good.
    • Pro Tip - The outlet in the bookshelf in the corner (by the window) is loose; prop the plug with one of the teddy bears.
    • Aside - Lots of locals hang out here. Close to Silver Falls State Park. From 205 take the Mollala/Oregon City exit, follow Route 213 down into Silverton, when you hit the fork, make a left onto Water and the coffee shop is on your right. About 40 minutes from 205.

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