Although the pandemic has taken away many of life’s normal pleasures, excellent coffee has persisted: Roasters donated coffee to nurses and protesters, and many cafes built makeshift takeout counters as a way to protect their staff and customers. Many of the city’s cafes, known for their cozy atmosphere and impressive takes on local roasters’ coffees, have begun reopening in one form or another, whether it’s for an indoor cardamom latte, a Japanese iced coffee on a patio, or a takeout mason jar of cold brew.
Many of Portland’s standout coffee shops roast their own beans, but this map is meant to highlight the cafes doing exciting things with other roasters’ beans, whether it’s combining coffee with spices like cardamom and cloves, or making coffee mocktails with foam and cinnamon-chocolate coffee salt. Plus, many of these cafes have a standout showing of pastries and snacks, like vegan scones and stroopwafels. For cafes that roast their own beans, this map will deliver the goods. Remember, maps are not ranked; rather, they’re organized geographically.
The latest CDC guidance for vaccinated diners during the COVID-19 outbreak is here; dining out still carries risks for unvaccinated diners and workers. Please be aware of changing local rules, and check individual restaurant websites for any additional restrictions such as mask requirements. Find a local vaccination site here.Read More