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A Guide to Portland Coffeeshops with Air Conditioning

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Has the internet mentioned anything about the weather today? Just in case you've been under a (nice, cool, shaded) rock, temperatures are set to hit the high-90s by later this afternoon, then remain third-level-of-hell hot for the rest of the week. With that in mind, last Friday's Open Thread asked readers to shoutout their go-to coffeeshops for midday air-conditioning breaks.

Here now, a handful of places recommended by readers, but the list certainly doesn't end there. Proprietors, if you'd like your spot added to the list, speak up in the comments. This map will be continuously updated until this heat wave breaks.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. 26cafe

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2723 NE 7th Ave
Portland, OR 97212
(503) 284-6033
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This diminutive space offers Tristero and Nossa Familia coffee, Dragonfly Chai, and Brasilena, an Italian cold espresso blended with mineral water. One reader warns that indoor seating can be kind of scarce, but on less hellish days, there's a back patio. Wi-Fi equipped.

2. Oui Presse

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1740 SE Hawthorne Blvd.
Portland, OR 97214
(503) 384-2160
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For a midday workspace, Oui Presse offers the best procrastination tools: a rack of magazines, baked goods, and killer ice cream. For actual working: Stumptown coffee. Wi-Fi equipped.

3. Heart Coffee

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2211 E Burnside St
Portland, OR 97214
(503) 206-6602
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Seats can sometimes be hard to come by, but the in-house roasters at Heart have AC and are Wi-Fi equipped.

4. Common Grounds Coffeehouse

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4321 SE Hawthorne Blvd
Portland, OR 97215
(503) 236-4835
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Cozy SE Hawthorne neighborhood spot Common Grounds serves Caffe Vita coffee in a room that a tipster describes as "was nice and chilly and couchy... I actually got cold. It was beautiful." Wi-Fi equipped.

5. Posie's Bakery And Cafe

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8208 N Denver Ave
Portland, OR 97217
(503) 289-1319
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Up in North Portland, the Posie's Bakery serves Ristretto Roasters coffee, ice cream, and ice cream sandwiches. Says one reader: "Great cold press and free Wi-Fi to boot!"

6. Cacao Drink Chocolate

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414 SW 13th Ave
Portland, OR 97205
(503) 241-0656
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As one commenter says, the chocolate slingers at Cacao "gotta keep the chocolate cool," meaning pumping AC. In addition to cold drinking chocolate, the spot serves Caffe Vita coffee. Wi-Fi equipped.

7. World Cup Coffee & Tea

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1740 NW Glisan St
Portland, OR 97209
(503) 228-4152
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This flagship location of World Cup is where all the brand's coffee is roasted, and offers a relatively quiet spot for laptop squatting. Wi-Fi equipped.

8. Courier Coffee

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923 SW Oak St
Portland, OR 97205
(503) 545-6444
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According to a reader, downtown's Courier Coffee "keeps their place nice and cool" while pouring its unique roasts. The space is tiny, which is probably how it stays cold. Wi-Fi equipped.

9. Ford Food and Drink

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2505 SE 11th Ave
Portland, OR 97214
(503) 236-3023
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This airy cafe serves Stumptown cold-brew on tap, as well as beer (on-tap and in 22-ounce bottles), if that's more your daytime thing. Wi-Fi equipped.

10. Woodlawn Coffee and Pastry

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808 NE Dekum St
Portland, OR 97211
(503) 954-2412
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Woodlawn's neighborhood spot serves Stumptown coffee and housemade pastries by Firehouse pastry chef Gretchen Glatte. Wi-Fi equipped.

11. Case Study Coffee

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5347 NE Sandy Blvd
Portland, OR 97213
(503) 477-8221
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This onetime Stumptown account now roasts its own coffee in an inviting space that's also perfect for business meetings. Wi-Fi equipped.

12. Sisters Coffee Company

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1235 NW Marshall St
Portland, OR 97209
(800) 524-5282
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This import from Southern Oregon offers its own house roasts and specialty teas (any of them are available iced) in a nice workspace with free Wi-Fi.

13. Alma Chocolate

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140 NE 28th Ave
Portland, OR 97232
(503) 517-0262

Another spot that has to keep its chocolate cool, Alma offers cold-press coffee, pints of ice cream, and something called "coco tonic" — a cold coconut water and chocolate drink. No Wi-Fi.

14. Pip's Original

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4759 NE Fremont St
Portland, OR 97218

The newish doughnut shop Pip's Original offers mini-doughnuts, Extracto coffee, and housemade sodas for those looking for a less-caffeinated kick.

15. Blue Star Donuts

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Washington St
Portland, OR 97205
(503) 265-8410
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Blue Star's satisfying doughnuts may sticky up your laptop keyboard, so if that's a concern, order up some Stumptown coffee and bask in the twelve | west building's AC. Wi-Fi equipped.

16. The Arbor Lodge

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1507 N Rosa Parks Way
Portland, OR 97217

This North Portland neighborhood spot serves Coava Coffee and Nuvrei pastries. Wi-Fi equipped.

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1. 26cafe

2723 NE 7th Ave, Portland, OR 97212

This diminutive space offers Tristero and Nossa Familia coffee, Dragonfly Chai, and Brasilena, an Italian cold espresso blended with mineral water. One reader warns that indoor seating can be kind of scarce, but on less hellish days, there's a back patio. Wi-Fi equipped.

2723 NE 7th Ave
Portland, OR 97212

2. Oui Presse

1740 SE Hawthorne Blvd., Portland, OR 97214

For a midday workspace, Oui Presse offers the best procrastination tools: a rack of magazines, baked goods, and killer ice cream. For actual working: Stumptown coffee. Wi-Fi equipped.

1740 SE Hawthorne Blvd.
Portland, OR 97214

3. Heart Coffee

2211 E Burnside St, Portland, OR 97214

Seats can sometimes be hard to come by, but the in-house roasters at Heart have AC and are Wi-Fi equipped.

2211 E Burnside St
Portland, OR 97214

4. Common Grounds Coffeehouse

4321 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97215

Cozy SE Hawthorne neighborhood spot Common Grounds serves Caffe Vita coffee in a room that a tipster describes as "was nice and chilly and couchy... I actually got cold. It was beautiful." Wi-Fi equipped.

4321 SE Hawthorne Blvd
Portland, OR 97215

5. Posie's Bakery And Cafe

8208 N Denver Ave, Portland, OR 97217

Up in North Portland, the Posie's Bakery serves Ristretto Roasters coffee, ice cream, and ice cream sandwiches. Says one reader: "Great cold press and free Wi-Fi to boot!"

8208 N Denver Ave
Portland, OR 97217

6. Cacao Drink Chocolate

414 SW 13th Ave, Portland, OR 97205

As one commenter says, the chocolate slingers at Cacao "gotta keep the chocolate cool," meaning pumping AC. In addition to cold drinking chocolate, the spot serves Caffe Vita coffee. Wi-Fi equipped.

414 SW 13th Ave
Portland, OR 97205

7. World Cup Coffee & Tea

1740 NW Glisan St, Portland, OR 97209

This flagship location of World Cup is where all the brand's coffee is roasted, and offers a relatively quiet spot for laptop squatting. Wi-Fi equipped.

1740 NW Glisan St
Portland, OR 97209

8. Courier Coffee

923 SW Oak St, Portland, OR 97205

According to a reader, downtown's Courier Coffee "keeps their place nice and cool" while pouring its unique roasts. The space is tiny, which is probably how it stays cold. Wi-Fi equipped.

923 SW Oak St
Portland, OR 97205

9. Ford Food and Drink

2505 SE 11th Ave, Portland, OR 97214

This airy cafe serves Stumptown cold-brew on tap, as well as beer (on-tap and in 22-ounce bottles), if that's more your daytime thing. Wi-Fi equipped.

2505 SE 11th Ave
Portland, OR 97214

10. Woodlawn Coffee and Pastry

808 NE Dekum St, Portland, OR 97211

Woodlawn's neighborhood spot serves Stumptown coffee and housemade pastries by Firehouse pastry chef Gretchen Glatte. Wi-Fi equipped.

808 NE Dekum St
Portland, OR 97211

11. Case Study Coffee

5347 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland, OR 97213

This onetime Stumptown account now roasts its own coffee in an inviting space that's also perfect for business meetings. Wi-Fi equipped.

5347 NE Sandy Blvd
Portland, OR 97213

12. Sisters Coffee Company

1235 NW Marshall St, Portland, OR 97209

This import from Southern Oregon offers its own house roasts and specialty teas (any of them are available iced) in a nice workspace with free Wi-Fi.

1235 NW Marshall St
Portland, OR 97209

13. Alma Chocolate

140 NE 28th Ave, Portland, OR 97232

Another spot that has to keep its chocolate cool, Alma offers cold-press coffee, pints of ice cream, and something called "coco tonic" — a cold coconut water and chocolate drink. No Wi-Fi.

140 NE 28th Ave
Portland, OR 97232

14. Pip's Original

4759 NE Fremont St, Portland, OR 97218

The newish doughnut shop Pip's Original offers mini-doughnuts, Extracto coffee, and housemade sodas for those looking for a less-caffeinated kick.

4759 NE Fremont St
Portland, OR 97218

15. Blue Star Donuts

Washington St, Portland, OR 97205

Blue Star's satisfying doughnuts may sticky up your laptop keyboard, so if that's a concern, order up some Stumptown coffee and bask in the twelve | west building's AC. Wi-Fi equipped.

Washington St
Portland, OR 97205

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16. The Arbor Lodge

1507 N Rosa Parks Way, Portland, OR 97217

This North Portland neighborhood spot serves Coava Coffee and Nuvrei pastries. Wi-Fi equipped.

1507 N Rosa Parks Way
Portland, OR 97217

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