Portland au Lait.

Poppa’s Haven

Some originality from the Starbuck’s usual. Probably the best place to hit up on the west side of Portland! Features Sleepy Monk Roasters from Cannon Beach, Oregon.

Website: http://www.poppas-haven.com/

Address: 800 NW Murray Blvd. Portland, OR 97229

Read the post here: https://weatheringyourappetite.wordpress.com/2013/07/14/if-you-need-starbuck-relief/

Steven Smith Tea Shop

Tea zen right here.

Read the post: https://weatheringyourappetite.wordpress.com/2013/07/04/wont-you-stay-for-steven-smith-tea-miss-bennet/!

Address: 1626 NW Thurman St. Portland, OR 97209

Website: http://www.smithtea.com/shop/

Little Boba Truck

Website: https://www.facebook.com/littlebobatruck

Best boba I’ve ever tasted. Check out their Facebook page! Milk tea is dark and bold while their tapioca is sublime.

Stumptown Coffee Roasters

Website: https://www.stumptowncoffee.com/locations/

Iconically Portland with robust, bold blends. My parents even generously sent me beans from home knowing that I’d miss this stuff. If you’re visiting Portland, swinging by Stump is a MUST.


Address: 8235 SE 13th Ave #2, Portland, OR 97202

Vanilla lattes are prime. But not just vanilla–all the syrups are housemade and are quite famous!


Spella Caffe

Probably THE best latte I have ever, ever tasted. The texture is smoother than anything I’ve ever encountered. It’s a tiny little shop in downtown Portland but it packs quite a celebrated reputation with Italian roots.

Address: 520 SW 5th Ave, Portland, OR 97204



Website: http://baristapdx.com/

Barista is a proud patron of famous roasters like Sumptown and Coava, but it sets itself apart from the rest with smooth textures and hefty mugs. (Note: adding the housemade vanilla syrup gives the drink a much sweeter taste.) Simple yet elegant minimalist black decor adorns the place with nooks of small marble counters facing giant windows that give a clear view of the street.

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