Hot Takes: Top 5 Comments of the Week, August 31-September 6


We herewith collate—with minimal commentary—the most cogent, interesting, thoughtful or witty comments to have washed up on our virtual shores this week. Congratulations, commenters: You have won nothing but our esteem. 5. Beaverton was busy celebrating itself on September 6, so we joined in—sort of. One reader says we could have done that celebrating with way better coffee.icyravens  writes:No ...   More
Sunday, September 7, 2014 by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Portland Strip Clubs Serve Terrible Coffee, Enterprising Reporters Report

Except Sassy's, apparently.


Food & Drink
"We’re not a strip club," the owner at Hillsboro's Dream Cup Espresso bikini barista shop told our writer. "We’re a classy business that sells a good cup of bikini coffee." Now we know why he was so eager to make the distinction: In news surprising to probably no one, the coffee served at strip clubs is apparently awful. Looking to combine Portland's two great claims to fame—you ...   More
Thursday, December 12, 2013 by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Coffee Issue 2013: Gadget Inspector

Food Reviews & Stories
A roundup of inexpensive coffee-brewing gadgets made and sold in Portland.   More
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Coffee Issue 2013: Hook It to My Veins

Portland’s best new cafes of 2013.

Food Reviews & Stories
Cathedral Coffee 7530 N Willamette Blvd. 6:30 am-7 pm daily. A vibrant oasis in the subdued residential stretches of St. Johns, Cathedral Coffee is a trendy outlier in “all the way out there��   More
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 WW Staff

Here is a List of Every Coffee Roaster in Portland (We Think)


Food & Drink
On multiple occasions when putting together this year's coffee issue, I thought "I wish there was a list of every coffee roaster in Portland." The closest thing was this one we wrote a couple of years ago. But things change. I've updated the list with every new roaster I'm aware of (please let me know if I'm missing one and I'll add it to the list), plus a few from not-quite-Portland-but-pretty-close ...   More
Friday, November 23, 2012 RUTH BROWN

Dr. Know: Mocha-vores

Is there a locally grown morning jump-start?

Dr. Know
Portland is the land of the coffee hound, but it’s also the home of zealous locavores. Coffee won’t grow anywhere near Oregon, so it’s hard to be both of those things at the same time. Is th   More
Wednesday, July 3, 2013 MARTY SMITH

Portland Wins 2013 NW Barista Competition

Portland rules, Seattle drools.


Food & Drink
Even if you don't give a toss about the Sounders-Timbers rivalry (and we don't [Speak for yourself! -Ed.]), there's still a cheap thrill to be had every time Portland beats Seattle in another competitive arena of physical prowess: making coffee. Portland dominated at last year's Northwest Regional Barista Competition in Tacoma, while Seattle baristas barely showed up to compete. But with this ...   More
Monday, February 4, 2013 RUTH BROWN

Craigslist Human-Poop Coffee Guy Speaks

And he sounds oddly sincere about pre-pooping your coffee for you.


Food & Drink
Portland blanketed the Internet memescape yet again for its gourmet-absurdist foodie-ism, this time in the form of a Craigslist post (now offline, but screenshotted here) from a person claiming that they would be making their own kopi luwak coffee—otherwise known as cat-poop coffee—by eating and defecating the coffee personally.Kopi luwak, in case you didn't know, is considered the most expensive ...   More
Thursday, December 13, 2012 by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Inbox: The Joys of Coffee

Letters to the Editor
A great coffee issue for a great coffee city [“The Caffeinator,” WW, Nov. 21, 2012]. I live in Melbourne, Australia, a city with a massive coffee (and cycling) culture. I visited Portland a fe   More
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

Klatch of 2012

Our favorite new Portland coffee shops.

Food Reviews & Stories
In the process of putting together this year’s coffee issue, we visited a coffee shop that delivers only by bike, a coffee shop in a bike store, a coffee shop in a motorcycle store, and a coffee   More
Wednesday, November 21, 2012 WW Staff


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