Drip City

Everything old is new again in Portland’s coffee scene.

Cover Story
Why is Portland, of all places, the capital of American coffee culture? There’s no overt explanation why a city celebrated for its slacker attitude also devotes so much energy to the roasting and    More
Wednesday, April 6, 2011 BEN WATERHOUSE, RUTH BROWN

Meet Portland's New Barista Champion


Food & Drink
A few weeks back, we profiled local coffee bar and roaster Coava Coffee, which has been grabbing the attention of the coffee world with its innovative brewing methods. This week, the company is making headlines for another reason: it just won both the Northwest Regional Barista Competition and Brewers Cup, which were held in Tacoma, WA, on the weekend.Also making the trip to throw down for Portland ...   More
Tuesday, February 1, 2011 RUTH BROWN

Free Coffee with Jazz Hands at FlavourSpot

Food & Drink
Jazz hands—we've all seen ‘em, and now they'll get you free coffee and maybe even some free waffle sandwiches at beloved local cart FlavourSpot (all three locations). All month long for "Jazz Hands January" you'll get a free drip coffee with the purchase of a waffle and the display of electric, sparkly finger dance moves. Spreading some much needed warmth and cheer through gloomy winter, they ...   More
Thursday, January 13, 2011 RACHAEL DEWITT

Quick Bites: Trebol's New Cart and Spella's Last Cup

Food & Drink
A new taco cart in downtown Portland isn't usually noteworthy, but this one is probably worth a mention: On Monday, North Portland locavore Mexican restaurant Trebol launched a new cart in Old Town called Costillas Diablas. Tucked away on NW 2nd and Everett, the small, one-man operation offers some incredibly competitively priced lunch fare compared with less sophisticated taquerias in the area. ...   More
Thursday, October 7, 2010 RUTH BROWN

Bean There: New York Magazine Gaga Over Stumptown Coffee

The latest sign New York's love affair with Portland has gotten completely out of hand: Portland's coffee king is invading New York itself, and the Big Apple doesn't mind. Instead, New York Magazine today published a massive profile spread of Duane Sorenson's Stumptown Coffee—including a chart of Stumptown's brewing process, a map of where New Yorkers can find a cup, and a taste test against ...   More
Monday, April 20, 2009 AARON MESH

Live Review: Stumptown Coffee Producers Panel

Stumptown Producers Panel, Leftbank Cafe, Thursday, Oct. 8 We gathered in the airy, chi-chi industrial environs of Leftbank Café—before Stumptown's first-ever Producers Panel—for a coffee tasting. Hundreds of us did, and it occurred to me that even 10 years ago this would have been unthinkable, or at least absurd: fodder for a Seinfeld episode. “Coffee and what?” “Just ...   More
Friday, October 9, 2009 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Time Mag Asks: Is Stumptown the new Starbucks?

Okay, the answer to that question is HELL NO. Starbucks is all about cushy lifestyle porn. Stumptown is all about beans. (And the tight pants—Ed.) Still, the born-in-Portland, beloved-by-New Yorkers coffee roaster reached a new level of notoriety today when it was heralded in a story in Time magazine titled, "Is Stumptown the New Starbucks—or Better?" Writer Josh Ozersky (who won ...   More
Tuesday, March 9, 2010 KELLY CLARKE

DRINK: A Peek at Public Domain Coffee Shop and Portland's First SLAYER.

It was all smiles and no attitude last night at a party to celebrate the opening this weekend of Public Domain, Portland's newest specialty coffee shop. The rehabbed café—formerly known as Portland Coffeehouse—on SW Alder and Broadway, is exactly what you'd expect of a carefully, but cautiously designed corporate coffeehouse for high-quality coffee. The bar is located in an island ...   More
Wednesday, April 28, 2010 HANNA NEUSCHWANDER


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