Stumptown's Owners Working on Deal to Sell Company, Writes Wall Street Journal

TSG Consumer Partners had bought a majority stake in 2011


Food & Drink
Stumptown Coffee Roasters may be getting sold... again. The Wall Street Journal reports (article behind paywall) that owner TSG Consumer Partners LLC is cooking up a deal to sell its majority stake in the Portland-based coffee retailer and roaster, a pioneer in the third-wave coffee boom.As Willamette Week and first reported back in 2011, Stumptown founder Duane Sorenson sold an estimated ...   More
Friday, May 8, 2015 by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Nov. 1, 1999: A new coffee shop opens on Southeast Division Street…

40th Anniversary
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 Washingt   More
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 RUTH BROWN

Jump the Stump

Changes are percolating at Stumptown—literally.

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   More
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 RUTH BROWN

Stumptown Brings In New President


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 ...   More
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 NIGEL JAQUISS

Moving Up Or Selling Out?

Can Stumptown Coffee stay true to its indie roots?

News Stories
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   More
Wednesday, June 15, 2011 RUTH BROWN

Stumptown Expands to L.A.


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, ...   More
Friday, June 22, 2012 by Ruth Brown

2011: The Costume Party

You didn’t need a funny outfit to make news this year, but it sure helped.

Cover Story
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    More
Wednesday, December 28, 2011 WW Editorial Staff

Searching for Shangri-Loo

Toiling to find Portland’s Palace of Pee.

Culture Features
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    More
Wednesday, January 4, 2012 PATRICIA SAUTHOFF

Voodoo Doughnut Went Through 44 Tons of Dough a Week

...and 49 other stats from Portland in 2011.

Culture Features
We've compiled a Harper's Willamette Week Index of fascinating Portland facts and stats from 2011.    More
Wednesday, December 28, 2011 WW Culture Staff

We Know What You're Reading

The most popular stories on in 2011.

News Stories
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   More
Wednesday, December 28, 2011 RUTH BROWN


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