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Cogeo patrons local coffee shops and cafes. This blog consists of the coffee shops and cafes our team has worked at. Our intention of sharing these places with others is to provide everyone the opportunity to support these local businesses as well.

We hope you enjoy! - The Cogeo Team 

 

Westside PDX


Coffeehouse Northwest

Noted by most Portland locals as having the best espresso in Portland. The shared working table, natural light, and old building brick decor promotes a great 'sit and stay' friendly work environment. Parking can be tricky if you are unwilling to pay; it'll be a walk either from up the hill by Washington Park or further down into NW Portland.

Coffeehouse Northwest
1951 W Burnside St
Portland, OR 97209

wifi password: summertime (as of July 8th, 2017)

yelp https://www.yelp.com/biz/coffeehouse-northwest-portland

 
 

Breken Kitchen

Nestled in the 'not so secret anymore' deep Pearl District, this is a local fan favorite. Like Coffeehouse Northwest, the original building decor gives this place a true old-school, 'real' charm. The coffee is strong, the food is excellent and reasonably priced, and the space is large enough to handle the crowd fluctuation throughout the day. An additional perk is the free parking allocated directly in front of the coffee shop (all day free, limited) and the generous 1-4 hour free parking scattered around the building. This is a great place to both work alone and host meetings to impress locals and foreigners alike.

Breken Kitchen
1800 NW 16th Ave
Portland, OR 97209

wifi password: breken123 (as of July 8th, 2017)

yelp https://www.yelp.com/biz/breken-kitchen-portland

 
 

Behind the Museum Cafe

Behind the Museum Cafe is a Japanese-themed cafe directly behind the Portland Art Museum, as insinuated by the name. It is not officially associated with the museum, but it surely adds value to any museum-goer's experience. 

The Cogeo team routinely boasts about this place having 'the worst' macha latte in Portland (and by worst, we mean best). It also has some of 'the worst' natural lighting in the city...perfect for a bright, grey, and rainy day. 

A casual vibe embodies the atmosphere, but there is plenty of work opportunity at the shared table near the window as well. It does not have wifi, but access to Xfinitiwifi and Umpqua Bank's free wifi makes this a non-issue.

Breken Kitchen
1229 SW 10th Ave
Portland, OR 97205

wifi: none

website: http://behindthemuseumcafe.com/sitemap.html 

yelp: https://www.yelp.com/biz/behind-the-museum-cafe-portland

 
 

Dragonfly Coffee House

Deep Northwest Portland is still one of the better kept secrets that still remains within the city's limits. Dragonfly Cafe plays along with the neighborhood vibe brilliantly; localism still ensues. 

Upon walking in, you will feel welcome and comfortable. Varying micro-areas allow for any type of visitor the pleasure of a familiar curated experience. Equally unique is a built-in walkup window for outside customers on the run. Lighting is great, the drinks are creative, and the staff are very friendly. Overall, a solid option for any occasion.

Dragonfly Coffee House
2387 NW Thurman St
Portland, OR 97210

wifi password: goodcoffee

website http://www.thedragonflycoffeehouse.com

yelp https://www.yelp.com/biz/dragonfly-coffee-house-portland

 
 

JoLA Cafe

For years and years, John's Landing was a passer-through's town between wealthier suburbs south of Portland and the City itself. Now, with the push outward to find more affordable real estate and self-creation of trendy and hip neighborhoods, John's Landing is a new hot spot. 

JoLa is a short phrase that represents John's Landing. This cafe once started as a small coffee shop in the middle of a sleepy local neighborhood. Now, it's a hip spot with great avocado toast, artisan-quality coffee drinks, and alcohol on tap.

Shared work spaces are a fantastic plus to JoLa, and posting up for multiple hours is encouraged here, whether it for work, socializing, or play. Great natural light on grey Portland days is another plus to JoLa.

JoLa Cafe
5915 SW Corbett Ave
Portland, OR 97239

wifi: coffeebean

website: http://www.jolacafe.com

yelp: https://www.yelp.com/biz/jola-cafe-portland

 
 

Daily Cafe

Daily Cafe is located in the heart of Portland's Pearl District. As its name suggests, it is a true cafe with a full food and drink menu. The space is comfortable and the workers are friendly. Nothing about the Cafe sticks out as a special, must-see quality, but the location and pleasantry of the the space offers an nice option for dining, meeting, and work needs in a convenient part of town. 

Daily Cafe
902 NW 13th Ave
Portland, OR 97209

wifi: 0000000000

website: http://dailyinthepearl.com

yelp: https://www.yelp.com/biz/daily-cafe-portland

 
 
 

Eastside PDX


Cup & Bar

Don't be surprised if you find Cup & Bar's seating area full of designers, coders, and intellectuals alike. This hyper-local coffee shop is hip (roasting warehouse included). Especially delicious and unique is their Ranger Cacao Tea. It's exactly as it sounds...and it's a gem. 

The baristas know their stuff, so test their knowledge - they are very friendly. Also take home a bag of their trailhead coffee beans...you won't be disappointed..it's some of the best you can find in the city.

Unlimited, free customer parking immediately next door is an additional hidden perk for Cup & Bar in this otherwise busy district.

If you are going to pick one coffee shop to represent some of the best of Portland's local coffee scene, Cup & Bar would top the short list.

Cup & Bar
118 NE Martin Luther King
Portland, OR 97232

wifi: thepassword

website: http://www.cupandbar.com

yelp: https://www.yelp.com/biz/cup-and-bar-portland

 
 

Fly Awake PDX

The ultimate anti-work tea house in Portland. Specialty teas from all around the world nestled in an unassuming alley just off Mississippi Avenue.

Fly Awake PDX
909 N Beech Street
Portland, OR 97212

wifi password (no wifi available)

yelp https://www.yelp.com/biz/fly-awake-pdx-portland

 
 

Southeast Grind

A blast from the past.

Curious what Portland used to be back in the 80's and 90's? Take one step into Southeast Grind and you'll experience the hyper-local, rainy day vibe of Portland's past. A great place to post up for a while to get work done...or simply sip. Paleo and organically-minded, expect the best ingredients in anything they do here.

Southeast Grind
1223 SE Powell Blvd
Portland, OR 97202

wifi password pumpkinspice (probably seasonal)

website www.southeastgrind.com

yelp https://www.yelp.com/biz/southeast-grind-portland

 
 

Upper Left Roasters

The hipster atmosphere at its finest. Here you'll find better than average coffee, lots of shared space for longer-term working or relaxing, and lots of natural light and white wall energy to keep things light and fresh.

Upper Left Roasters
1204 SE Clay Street
Portland, OR 97214

wifi password: unknown

website http://www.halfpintcafe.com

yelp https://www.yelp.com/biz/upper-left-roasters-portland

 
 

Half Pint Cafe

If you haven't met Marco, you haven't truly experienced the Portland coffee scene. He opened this fancy little shop in 2011, mostly in service of all of the techies moving in to the refurbished building where it resides. The cold brew is some of the best in town; make sure you order it (and don't add cream).

As of this writing, this place has a full 5 stars with 133 reviews on Yelp. Is that something that ever happens anymore these days?

Half Pint Cafe
537 SE Ash Street
Portland, OR 97214

wifi password: chillimax

yelp https://www.yelp.com/biz/half-pint-cafe-portland-2

 
 

Cellar Door Coffee Roasters

The pride of the local neighborhood, Cellar Door Coffee Roasters doesn't disappoint in its corner-spot vibe. Especially nice is the open floor plan and windows, which allows for great natural light to enter on sunny and rainy days alike.

Expect to experience the baristas knowing most everyone walking through the door.

Cellar Door Coffee Roasters
2001 SE 11th Ave
Portland, OR 97214

wifi: elephant

website: https://www.cellardoorcoffee.com

yelp: https://www.yelp.com/biz/cellar-door-coffee-roasters-portland

 
 

Extracto Coffee Roasters

Local to the Northeast Portland neighborhood, Extracto attracts a social, noisier crowd in the mornings and a quieter, productive crowd in the afternoons. A true coffee craftsperson's delight, with beans and ingredients that rotate constantly from all over the world. Come here a be productive - the baristas love it. Balanced, productive, local, and comfortable.

Extracto Coffee Roasters
2921 NE Killingsworth St
Portland, OR 97211

wifi: spacecat

website: http://www.extractocoffee.com

yelp: https://www.yelp.com/biz/extracto-coffeehouse-portland

 
 

Townshend's Tea - Division

Don't be surprised if you walk into this tea heaven and find absolute silence; its a local peaceful sanctuary environment for those in the neighborhood. This doesn't mean you can't post up with a laptop or social conversation, but buyer beware - some stares your direction might occur. 

Please do yourself a favor and order the Mt. Hood Chai (not on the menu). This 'secret' menu item is a winter holiday morning in a cup. Regular milk or coconut milk are the best choices for the drink's base. 

If you are a tea connoisseur, Townshend's is your one stop shop for rare and common teas alike from all around the world. 

Townshend's Tea - Division
3531 SE Division St
Portland, OR 97202

wifi: everyday

website: http://www.townshendstea.com/division-street

yelp: https://www.yelp.com/biz/townshends-portland-3

 
 

Cathedral Coffee

Walking into Cathedral is akin to walking into your best friend's eclectic, multi-room hodgepodge that just works. Don't be surprised if you see college students roaming the various stop spots within with laptops...or the occasional date. 

Have some fun and just chillll at the local's local spot that will hardly ever be listed in any top 10 lists for all of the right reasons.

Cathedral Coffee
3531 SE Division St
Portland, OR 97202

wifi: open network

website: www.cathedralcoffee.com

yelp: https://www.yelp.com/biz/cathedral-coffee-portland

 
 

Guilder

Guilder is your classic open-spaced, industrial coffee shop. Two levels rule this grand space, with lots of physical (and mental) space open on its upper floor. This shop is especially filled with natural light opportunity, which makes it a great rainy day option. Workers and intellectuals alike coexist happily together at Guilder. Simply put - just a solid option for its functionality.

Key Bonuses:

- Free coffee refills

- Reasonable prices

- Free parking in the back of the building

Guilder
2393 NE Fremont St
Portland, OR 97212

wifi: Guilder207

website: https://www.guildercafe.com

yelp: https://www.yelp.com/biz/guilder-portland-2

 
 

Elevator Cafe & Commons

Shared offices surround this common area in a hip Portland office space. People flock from offices and outside to create a vibrant energy throughout. Don't be surprised to overhear conversations about all topics: beer, investment deals, and marketing proposals. This is a fantastic place to plug in if you really want to get shit done with others getting shit done (added bonus: lots of natural light).

Elevator Cafe & Commons
1033 SE Main
Portland, OR 97214

wifi: elevator

website: http://www.elevatorpdx.com

yelp: https://www.yelp.com/biz/elevator-cafe-and-commons-portland

 
 

Rocking Frog Cafe

Rocking Frog will make you feel like you are in your grandparents' library, with shelves of encyclopedias, board games, quaint chairs, and a cozy fireplace. Ultra neighborhood vibe that operates on its own time.

They are famous for their doughnuts, so make sure you do not miss out on the decliciousness that is a fresh batch of dough.

Elevator Cafe & Commons
2511 SE Belmont St
Portland, OR 97214

wifi: easydoesit

website: http://rockingfrogpdx.com

yelp: https://www.yelp.com/biz/rocking-frog-cafe-portland

 
 

The Living Room Coffeehouse

Sellwood is just far enough away from Portland to avoid the initial recent onslaught wave of gentrification (minus the increase in the cost of real estate). The Living Room Coffeehouse stays in tune and does not disappoint. This feed & mill turned coffeehouse space is an overly-large space provides the true comfort of multiple 'living room' setups to taste. Whether it's the larger window overlooking a dreary Portland block, or desire to plop on a comfy armchair next to a bookshelf, Living Room Coffeehouse delivers something fun for everyone.

Great music is a plus! Definitely one to check out if the pure vibe of a neighborhood coffeehouse is your thing.

The Living Room Coffeehouse
2511 SE Belmont St
Portland, OR 97214

wifi: livingroom

website: http://thelivingroombyadsideo.com

yelp: https://www.yelp.com/biz/the-living-room-coffeehouse-portland

 
 

Locale

Locale opened at the end of 2016 with a relatively small fan base. The strategy for its success is found in its name - hyper local. This spot only needed word of mouth to reach heights of tremendous success. After all, it is located at the very north end of a trendy Mississippi; any walking passerby would easily window shop curiosity of this unassuming place if they are a part of the pay-attention-to-detail club. 

So hip, so hip! The very definition of hip...go experience it. No detail is left unexamined and consciously decided. Comfort meets function at Locale, both in its physical and culinary experience.

Locale
4330 N Mississippi Ave
Portland, OR 97217

wifi: mississippi

website: https://www.localepdx.com

yelp: https://www.yelp.com/biz/locale-portland