Rainy Portland has long had a reputation of a coffee town, but lately the city's love affair with tea is as hot and steamy as a freshly brewed pot of oolong. These tea shops go beyond the basic bag of English Breakfast — many of these shops are making their own blends, offering gaiwan or afternoon tea service.
The map features tea houses both traditional and cutting-edge, as well as the opportunity to sip teas in Portland’s beloved Lan Su Chinese garden or on a forested hillside in the Portland Japanese garden. Other tea shops below provide live music, tarot readings, tea-infused cocktails, and tea tasting flights. Not every given cafe or restaurant pouring tea appears on this map; every spot here has a very obvious focus on tea, with food or coffee playing a supporting role (if available at all). Find some of Portland’s finest places to drink tea on the map below. For those seeking coffee, our cafe and roaster maps should be a better fit; bubble tea can be found on the Eater Portland boba map. For more strictly afternoon tea service, see this map.
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