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Old 02-18-2010, 03:50 PM
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Will be in town for a conference next week and have most mornings free. What are some good local places to sit and grab coffee in the morning? I'll be staying near the convention center, but would prefer to get a little bit away from there (I've heard the Lloyd District is pretty generic compared to most of the city) and explore some places with a more local flavor.
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Old 02-18-2010, 05:45 PM
Location: Portland, Oregon
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Try these:

Rimsky-Korsakoffeehouse: Home of the casually threatening atmosphere (http://rimskys.blogspot.com/ - broken link)

Pied Cow Coffeehouse - Southeast Portland - Portland, OR

Stumptown Coffee Roasters - Home

A Roundup of Some of the Best Coffee in Portland Oregon
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Old 02-18-2010, 09:46 PM
Location: Portland, OR
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The Convention Center Light Rail stop is near Martin Luther King Blvd (4th street). Due east two Light Rail stops (free rail zone, no cost and MAX line at that stop eastbound) is the Lloyd Center /11th ave MAX stop. (and free rail ride back to CC. Take any of the Three lines, Red, Blue, or Green.)

To the south of the stop is Temptations Cafe {edit: but this isn't what you're looking for}
Temptations Cafe - Northeast Portland - Portland, OR

Take either Red or Blue Max line (again Free-Rail Zone) from CC stop to downtown Morrison / 3rd ave stop (3rd or 4th stop after crossing river) then choose:
- walk one block south to 2nd ave, and there should be several coffee shops for your choosing.

- walk two blocks north to Washington street to corner of Washington and 3rd and there should be a coffee shop / restaurant on SE corner. (Blueplate Lunch (?) counter now claims to be open for Breakfast and coffee in Mornings. High rated lunch counter type lunches.)

- I think there is a coffee shop two blocks south of Morrison St on SW Taylor and SW 2nd, but that could be a Starbuck's I don't remember right now.

--Aside: return to CC by Red or Blue MAX line at one block south of Morrison St on Yamhill, between 2nd and 1st street.


PS: Coffee at Powell's book store. try free Red or Blue MAX line 10th and Morrison then walk to Street car at 10th and Alder. Ride street car to 10th and couch. Powell's is the entire block to west of stop. Not far away is Powell's tech and science book store, which is also amazing, but alas, I don't think has a coffee shop.

Return to CC at corner of NW Couch and NW 11th street for street car. Exit at Taylor and 11th (AKA Central Library) walk one block south and one block east to 10th and Yamhill to board MAX blue or Red back to CC.

Last edited by philwithbeard; 02-18-2010 at 10:08 PM.. Reason: Powell's book store
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Old 02-21-2010, 11:28 AM
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Several of my favorites in SE Portland:

K & F Coffee - Gourmet Coffee - BellaSelva Organic Coffee on SE 26th and SE Clinton St.

Common Grounds Coffee House on SE Hawthorne St and SE 44th St.

Both small and eclectic with cozy seating areas.
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Old 02-23-2010, 06:29 PM
Location: Portland, OR
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Stumptown!!! Don't leave this city without trying it!!!
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