Offering Dapper & Wise coffee and sneaker cleaning, Deadstock Coffee opened shop at 408 NW Couch St. this past month, and it boasts a serious love of sneakers, inspired in part by owner Ian Williams's former life as a janitor at Nike. The 410-square-foot Deadstock touts prized sneakers from Williams's collection, framed posters of sports greats, and a small selection of athletic gear for retail.
Williams helms the coffee bar, preparing espresso drinks and teas—non-dairy milk alternatives, a variety of syrups, and more in his toolkit. He learned his barista skills at a class at Dapper & Wise, and you'll find signature creations, like Zero Chill: a combination of Honduran iced coffee, black tea, and raw cane sugar "created for the @trillblazin homies."
But Deadstock is really all about Portland's epic sneaker community. "Come thru and ask what we're whipping, and even offer your ideas," says the website. For sneaker devotees, what could be better than having your own coffeeshop, where you can depend on discussing sneakers, sneaker design, and likely, the Trail Blazers?
Deadstock Coffee is open Monday to Friday, from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.