Food & Drink

Our 20 Favorite Coffee Shops in Portland

Prince, Portland Cà Phê, and More
September 28, 2021
Sip specialty coffee and snack on house-made stroopwafels at the Dutch-themed Prince Coffee. (Prince Coffee)

This is a big week for coffee—yesterday, September 29, was National Coffee Day, and tomorrow, October 1, is International Coffee Day. Luckily for coffee lovers, Portland happens to be one of the best cities in the world to celebrate. To help you get your caffeine buzz on, we've rounded up this list of 20 local coffee shops well worth your time, from Prince Coffee to Portland Cà Phê. For more ideas, check out our food and drink guide.

Cathedral Coffee
Just a stone's throw from Cathedral Park, this charming coffee shop offers specialty coffee from the local roastery Proud Mary alongside a selection of sweet and savory pastries from their in-house bakery, with gluten-free and vegan-friendly options.
Cathedral Park
Pickup, delivery, dine-in

Carnelian Coffee
Named after the glowing crimson-brown gemstone, this hip cafe roasts and brews its specialty coffee amongst plenty of "cool rocks." 

Coava Coffee
Former Portland Mercury news intern, reporter, and writer Claire Holley wrote in 2019, "Coava was started by veteran barista and specialty coffee roaster Matt Higgins out of his garage in 2008. More than 10 years later, it’s one of Portland’s favorite roasters and cafés. Coava’s Grand Avenue location shares a space with a bamboo furniture maker, which makes this spacious (and I mean spacious) minimalist café even better due to the cool bamboo installations throughout the shop. One of the neatest parts of the café is its bathroom—but you’ll have to visit Coava to see what I mean. Their second location is on Southeast Hawthorne at 26th, within walking distance of lots of fun vintage shops, record stores, and boutiques." The cafe is offering 15% off online purchases of 300g bags and instant craft coffee with the code COFFEE through September 30.
Downtown, Buckman, Hosford-Abernethy
Pickup, dine-in

Coffee Beer
As the name (rather straightforwardly) suggests, this laidback vegan spot offers both espresso and craft beer in one convenient location, in addition to pizza, sandwiches, snacks, CBD-infused drinks, and kombucha. 
Pickup, delivery

Deadstock Coffee
Claire Holley wrote, "Home of 'snob-free' coffee in Portland’s Chinatown, Deadstock also happens to be a great place for cool people and sneakerheads to mingle and discuss their favorite passions. But stop looking for a menu—Deadstock doesn’t have one. They figure you already know what you want, and they’re more than qualified to make it, whether it’s a mocha, drip, or cold brew. Plus, nearly everything they sell is locally sourced, from the coffee and tea to the chai and syrups. In-the-know Portlanders know it’s the place to be."
Old Town-Chinatown

In addition to all the usual espresso subjects, this cafe/restaurant/bar slings coffee mocktails, like the popular "Big Salty Russian" (a nonalcoholic take on the White Russian, topped with cinnamon chocolate coffee salt). 
Boise, Sellwood
Pickup, delivery, dine-in

Guilder Cafe
Inspired by Scandinavian coffee culture and named in tribute to The Princess Bride, this light-filled cafe and restaurant from Mike and Caryn Nelson serves coffee from its own in-house micro-roastery, Junior's Roasted Coffee. The business is also set to launch a coffee cart inside Powell's Books on Burnside.
Pickup, dine-in

Honey Latte Cafe
The inclusive, all-ages booking agency Honey Latte Presents opened this coffee shop venue presided over by a cat named Gourd in June. The cafe serves an espresso menu with Cave Painter Coffee, in addition to matcha, Diaspora Desi Chai, cardamom rose lattes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch lattes, Fruity Pebbles lattes, butterfly pea flower tea, and of course, the signature drink: a honey latte.
Pickup, dine-in

Keeper Coffee Co.
This coffee shop serves roasts from Coava and house-made pastries in an airy, picture-perfect setting.
Pickup, dine-in

Kopi Coffee Co.
This specialty coffee roaster on SE Burnside sources small-farm coffee from Southeast Asia. In addition to coffee, the menu also includes sweet and savory pastries and vegan burritos.
Pickup, dine-in

La Perlita
Located inside the Ecotrust building, this first-generation, BIPOC-owned coffee shop houses the roasting company Reforma Roasters, which sources its beans from Mexico, and has made a name for itself as a community gathering place with frequent pop-ups and other events.
Pearl District
Pickup, dine-in

Never Coffee
You'll find a wide selection of unexpected flavors, such as cherry lime matcha and yuzu salt, at this experimental Sunnyside cafe and roaster, which promises to "ruin commute times" with its coffee creations. 
Downtown, Sunnyside
Pickup, dine-in

Portland Cà Phê
This Vietnamese coffee shop from Kimberly Dam has developed a loyal following since opening in April. Dam previously developed roasts for local favorites like Matta and Mama Dút as well as her mother's restaurant House of Bánh Mì and is celebrating the first anniversary of the launch of her roastery this week. Her cafe serves single-origin coffee grown in the Central Highlands of Vietnam alongside bánh mi sandwiches.

Prince Coffee
Snack on house-made stroopwafels paired with specialty coffee from local roasters Heart, Proud Mary, and Coava at this Dutch-themed cafe.

Push X Pull Coffee
This welcoming roaster and cafe serves up espresso and cozy specialty beverages like the "Businessman" (a hot toddy-inspired drink made with an Americano, honey, blood orange bitters, and fresh lemon juice and topped with a splash of Topo Chico) and the "Suzy" (a latte with raw honey, Ceylon cinnamon, and Himalayan pink salt).
Pickup, dine-in

Soro Soro Coffee & Dessert
If you're looking for Instagrammable treats that taste as good as they look, look no further than this Korean coffee shop, which makes a variety of adorable cakes and pastries. The drink menu includes espresso, tea, hot chocolate, and flavored drinks like rose lattes and banana lattes, finished off with cute latte art.
Pickup, delivery, dine-in

Spella Caffe
Owner Andrea Spella took inspiration from the dark, rich espresso of his childhood, which he regularly drank with pastries from his grandmother's European bakery in Chicago, to start this pint-sized Italian-style cafe. The menu includes coffee and espresso drinks, affogato, gelato, Italian sodas, and shakeratos.

Tōv Coffee
Climbing into a bright red double-decker bus to drink Egyptian- and Turkish-style coffee might be one of the most unique experiences you can find in Portland (or anywhere, for that matter). The most popular drink is the cafe's signature "Mint Thing," an iced coffee with a pleasant minty flavor.
Pickup, dine-in

Two Stroke Coffee
See See Motor Coffee Co. may be the better-known motorcycle-themed cafe in Portland, but this spot is also worth checking out. Admire the bikes and other motorcycle paraphernalia on display as you enjoy locally sourced espresso, pastries, and bagels from Bowery Bagels.
St. Johns
Pickup, delivery, dine-in

Upper Left Roasters
Claire Holley wrote, "Upper Left Roasters is a great spot to grab an iced latte and breakfast on a warm day. The coffee shop is extremely airy, and on sunny days resembles an open-air café straight out of SoCal. A self-described 'boutique café and roastery,' Upper Left Roasters resembles many of the trendy, minimalist shops lining the streets of Southeast Hawthorne, just a block over. The food menu consists mostly of toasts on locally made bread from Little T Baker (another spot you should check out on SE Division and 26th), and open-faced sandwiches on their miche bread. We recommend the spelt toast with housemade macadamia nut butter, banana, and sea salt."
Ladd's Addition
Pickup, dine-in