Portland has long fancied itself a coffee town, but it wasn’t until a chilly November day in 1999 that it became the
coffee town. That’s the day a young heavy-metal-loving stoner from
Food Reviews & Stories
When news broke in 2011 that Duane Sorenson’s caffeine
fiefdom had been sold, many observers—this newspaper included—expected
big changes at Stumptown Coffee Roasters and its cafes were immi
Stumptown Coffee is continuing its evolution, bringing in an experienced beverage-industry veteran to be its new president.The new hire is Joth Ricci, until now the chief operating officer of First Beverage, an investment and consulting firm. The industry publication BevNet, which broke the news of Ricci's new job, reports that he's previously served as CEO of Jones Soda and also served as general ...
Can Stumptown Coffee stay true to its indie roots?
Since WW first uncovered the sale of Stumptown
Coffee to a large investment firm, the public discourse about Portland’s
famous coffee roaster has changed from “Has it sold?” to “What happens
Food & Drink
Heads up, parochial Portlanders: those of you who got your knickers in a twist when Stumptown expanded to New York should set your fists to shake: Stumptown is opening a roastery in Los Angeles, according to Eater LA.As you'll all remember, Stumptown founder Duane Sorenson sold the majority share in the company to San Francisco-based investment firm TSG last year, citing expansion into "Chicago, ...
You didn’t need a funny outfit to make news this year, but it sure helped.
All Images WW Photo IllustrationsDavid Wu’s tiger suit was the tip-off that 2011 was going to be a strange one.
The year opened with a
sitting congressman posing in a child’s orange-and-black
Like so many others, this voyage of discovery begins with a game of Ms. Pac-Man.
I’d lost, again, and decided to regroup by ridding my body of the PBR
that was surely affecting my game. Instead
Among its many other crimes against journalism, the Internet has shown writers and editors what people really want to read when no one is looking.
We now know that a
slide show called “10 Reason
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It's no new news that Stumptown Coffee founder Duane Sorenson is opening a restaurant on Southeast Division Street next to the original Stumptown Coffee location (though here's a little factoid: the business was originally registered as Haymaker in 2008, changed to Bow and Rifle in January this year, then changed to its current name, the less violent-sounding Woodsman Tavern, two weeks later), but ...