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Ristretto Roasters, Portland

August 3, 2013 Leave a comment

Ristretto Roasters closed its Beaumont branch and opened its doors at Couch Street just yesterday! Like when we were there at about 6pm, they were literally just opened for business, for like 3 hours or so?

Normally we go to the Nicolai branch but heard that RR was opening one at Couch St and we were pretty excited about it, because it has the latest opening hours, until 8pm, so you can grab a cuppa and chill later into the evening. Myself and T have found a lack of good coffee roasters that open past 6 in Portland, so needless to say, we were stoked to know of the new Couch St RR’s opening hours.

The place sits at a lovely corner of NE Couch and 6th Ave, and is apparently designed by Bamboo Revolution; the avant garde wooden furnishings are telling of that, and they serve awesome coffee, no less. And their iced coffee/cold brew comes in Ball mason jars, how cool is that?

Ristretto Roasters @ Couch St

Another cool place to chill with great coffee, hurray!

Ristretto Roasters
555 NE Couch Street
Portland, OR 97232
(503) 248-6767

Sweedeedee, Portland

Sweedeedee is a really cosy brunch place with a predominantly hipster clientele (at least that was when i was there this morning), and it is a blink and miss kinda place but I am glad we found it! They spin records, have pretty-looking cakes and pastries, and serve pretty decent brunch dishes! It’s evident lots effort went into the decor of the place, with shelves of neatly arranged jars and utensils, wooden touches and specials scribbled on a huge paper roll, for ease of refresh.

Sweedeedee, Portland
Breakfast Burrito (scrambled eggs, avocado, fried potato, lettuce and guacamole)

We had the breakfast burrito (scrambled eggs, avocado, fried potato, lettuce and guacamole) and potato plate (potatoes, fried egg and smoked trout)… both packed with goodness and weren’t too over the top (nor too oily).

Sweedeedee, Portland
Potato Plate (potatoes, fried egg and smoked trout)

However, the wait time was a bit of a gripe so it won’t be an ideal place if you’re in a bit of a rush. Also, there is the protocol of ordering before being allocated seats, which doesn’t work well for everyone. But it worked out well for us because it wasn’t that long a wait when we were there this morning.

Overall, great brunch place with a nice and lively atmosphere!

Sweedeedee
5202 N Albina Ave
Portland, OR 97217
(503) 946-8087
Opening Hours:
Mon, Wed-Sat 8 am – 4 pm
Sun 8 am – 2 pm
Closed on Tues

Barista, Portland

December 3, 2012 Leave a comment

Barista, Portland

Latte

Barista
539 NW 13th Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97209
Weekdays 6am to 6pm
Saturday & Sunday 7am to 6pm