In the food and drink world, there are some natural pairings: peanut butter and jelly, pineapple and pizza (sue us), and coffee and alcohol. Mixing coffee or espresso with liquor is a time-honored tradition, from spiked coffees topped with cream to cold-brew-infused coffee drinks.
Since coffee is the only thing Portland beverage culture prides itself on as much as its breweries, many bars in Portland take Oregon-roasted coffees as a component in their cocktails, turning beans into tinctures, syrups, and concentrates. Others rely on coffee spirits and liqueurs made by Portland distilleries. But in all of the drinks on this map, coffee plays some role, whether it’s in the chorus or top billing. On this map, you will find 12 places to get buzzed while getting your buzz on. Just remember that caffeine does affect your perception of intoxication, so maybe stick to just one or two at the most of these boozy, caffeinated drinks. Per usual, this map is not ranked; rather, it’s organized geographically.
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