Instead of doing one big Portland blog post, I've share some short dispatches of moments y fotos.
There are now a few in the past two months – you can check them out here: PDX | past posts
Hope you enjoy them.
This week we turn the stumptown spotlight to my love, COFFEE.
My favorite aspect of coffee shops is mostly the company, people watching, chatting, not chatting, and being in Portland was all of the above, y rain.
Overall a very pleasant experience.
Some simple details below – here we go:
✚ | Maglia Rosa at West End Bikes
1111 SW Stark St
Went to Maglia at least 3 times, the first time I got to talk for sometime with Phuong Tran (a teeny peek of her in the first picture behind the cart) She is a former barsita champ and an absolute pleasure to talk to.
La Ratta found this place from the internets, me thinks.
We walked there a very early morning and it was great seeing some of the early birds around town.
I love this trio, very much so. Stories in the making, like it's our full time job. Really.
✚ | Stumptown at the Ace Hotel
1026 SW Stark Street
After enjoying lunch at Lardo with Patricio, we were due to walk over to this famous spot.
Of course a couple of the baristas knew him, such a rockstar :)
Don't you love it when you run into your friends without planning to, in a visiting city. Look for a coffee place, find me. Here's la ♥QELI!
*Note: The restroom is cool.
Here is this picture again, because why not – I love it, so much good going on:
✚ | Barista
529 SW 3rd Ave
This spot was open on early Sunday morning. A coffee shop after my heart.
Dave, many thanks for reccommending this spot.
Quiet, nice, super good y open super early.
A nice detail, those clocks are all times from different Portlands: AR, CT, PA.
✚ | Fresh Pot
724 SW Washington
Had not really planned to stop by this shop but the large prints on the shop's walls drew me to it from walking across the street. Turns out it was indeed a coffee shop, but sadly closed on Sundays. Next time! :)
✚ | S Mystery cup of awesome
The latte came from a place where morning magic baristas know everything about expired film photography and japanese vintage macro lenses. Or I imagine some place like that exists. This coffee surprise from them was the BESTESSSSST.
/ All fotos taken with my LX5
Have a great weekend.
The sequence of events is in no particular order.