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Re: Portland

PostPosted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 10:12 am
by Mike Yung
Making a quick run down to Seattle (04/03) and Portland (04/04) this week for some r&r... this thread is just what I needed! Thanks guys...

Re: Portland

PostPosted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 6:51 pm
by Lorrie McCullaugh
When are you leaving Seattle for Portland, Mike? I'm in classes for the day, but if you're in town during the evening...

Re: Portland

PostPosted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 10:57 pm
by Mike Yung
Lorrie McCullaugh wrote:When are you leaving Seattle for Portland, Mike? I'm in classes for the day, but if you're in town during the evening...


Seattle 04/03/08 noonish 'til 04/04/08 morning (when's the best time to drive south on I-5 in the AM?).

Portland 04/04/08 afternoon until 04/05/08 noonish. Passing through SEA again before heading back to Vancouver at night...

Re: Portland

PostPosted: Thu Apr 03, 2008 8:46 am
by Matt Milletto
Mike, if you want to come by the school that would be cool! I'll be around all day tomorrow, free latte. :) give me a call during the day if so ... 503-232-2222

P.S. where are you staying, we have a great rate at the ace.

Re: Portland

PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2008 8:04 pm
by Brett Hanson
Brett Hanson wrote:We're on our way back this Fri - Sun, reprising last year's visit, this time with baby in tow. Beware other Ace residents!

Looks like rain and cold all weekend. Any ideas on where we can get our stroll and spro on while staying dry? Oh man, just when my plans might have me trapped in the Ace for hours with nowhere to go... They're really gone aren't they? You Maniacs! You blew it up! Ah, damn you! God damn you all to hell! :cry:

Boy, if it's rainy all weekend, we'll have to warm up with coffee. Think the wife will buy that one? Who all has the new hotness? Albina2 of course. Actually, I'll go to whichever Albina has Josh on bar this weekend. Where else should we go for the spro?

How about food? I don't think we can hit lovely hula hands this year as a family, but I don't want to be hanging at chuck e cheese either. Who has the good eats where the occasional fussing won't cause a riot? I'm hoping that Por Que No will still take us.

Does P-town do brunch? Or is it all about the bakeries? Talk to me party people.

I'd love to hook up and/or talk shop. We'll be locked down at the Ace starting around 9 for the boy's bedtime if anyone wants to stop by the hotel shop or bar to chat.

Cheers,


Ace checkin successful. Puttin the boy down and getting our snack on wf.

Any other hot tips for this weekend?

Re: Portland

PostPosted: Sat Apr 05, 2008 7:19 am
by onocoffee
If you go to Albina Press, be sure to visit The Meadow, 3731 North Mississippi Avenue. Salts, chocolates and more. I order salts from them but forgot to stop by during my last visit to Portland.

And the delicatessen near to the Ace is pretty decent.

Oh, and dinner at Pigeon is supposed to be most excellent.

Re: Portland

PostPosted: Sat Apr 05, 2008 7:38 am
by Brett Hanson
onocoffee wrote:And the delicatessen near to the Ace is pretty decent.


Agreed. I actually didn't make it to wf before passing by their menu and ordering some sandwiches for take out. Tasty.

Re: Portland

PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2009 12:41 pm
by Brett Hanson
Watch yourself Ptown!

I'm going to be at a technical clinic in South WA Mon-Thurs next week and am hoping to make it to Portland to soak up as much fun as I can in one night (before driving back to my hotel in Kelso).

Who has the new evening drink-on/snack-on hotness? The where-the-wild-uns-are part of the usbc site isn't up yet, so I need the latest tips.

Any coffeed'ers want to meet up? First round's on me.

I think I'm going to be relying on Lava Java for daily coffee during the clinic, so if you're aware of good coffee closer to Kelso, holler at me.

Re: Portland

PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2009 1:49 pm
by geir oglend
Logan, are you going through Olympia on your way back? I need some parts from Terry?
geir oglend

ps. Have great time and thanks for the party last week.

Re: Portland

PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2009 2:10 pm
by Matt Milletto
What night are you thinking? There are some cool new bars I need to check out ... Red Fox on N. Miss?

Re: Portland

PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2009 3:58 pm
by Ben King
I'm up for it-

Re: Portland

PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2009 4:07 pm
by Brett Hanson
I'm thinking Tues, Weds, or Thurs. You folks check your calendars and battle it out.

Re: Portland

PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2009 6:15 pm
by xristrettox
Kelso?

I'm so, so sorry. Them's be my old hooodz.

Watch out for the meth. Oh, and pregger teenagers.

Re: Portland

PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2009 11:42 pm
by Brett Hanson
xristrettox wrote:Kelso?
I'm so, so sorry. Them's be my old hooodz.
Watch out for the meth. Oh, and pregger teenagers.

I'd probably be down with them if I could get a few shots of hb before my 7:30am meetings.

It is uncouth for me to ask if you're open yet?

Re: Portland

PostPosted: Sat Feb 07, 2009 12:07 am
by xristrettox
uncouth? not at all. and no, not open yet. give her 2 weeks.

Re: Portland

PostPosted: Sat Feb 07, 2009 12:56 am
by Phuong
Hi Brett!

I don't believe there is anything closer to Kelso. It will take about 20 minutes to drive to Ridgefield, but we'll make sure it's worth your drive down. :)

Looking forward to seeing you,

Phuong

Re: Portland

PostPosted: Sat Feb 07, 2009 1:18 am
by Brett Hanson
Hey Phuong- no doubt! The Lava Java opens at 6:30, right? Do you have a web site hiding somewhere?

Re: Portland

PostPosted: Sat Feb 07, 2009 1:23 am
by Brett Hanson
xristrettox wrote:uncouth? not at all. and no, not open yet. give her 2 weeks.

I think I speak for everyone (ok, me) when I say "it's time for a soft opening... say Weds?"

Turn the soft opening into a latte art throwdown and I'll even supply the prize-- the prettiest little wood and copper 8-cup press pot starbucks was ever sued for.

Re: Portland

PostPosted: Sat Feb 07, 2009 10:22 am
by naznar
might as well branch out and try some courier coffee!!!
Little Red Bike cafe
http://www.littleredbikecafe.com 8am-2pm.
they serve my coffee - ray will be on bar this weekend. Also you are welcome by my workshop 40th and hawthorne - call ahead 503-545-6444 thats my cell. im in and out today, weekends get busy. weve got a three group spring lever on our bench this morning.
Cellar Door coffee roasters is on 11th and Harrison below ladds edition in se. they roast thier own coffee too.
Half and Half Cafe is right across from ace hotel and Powells books, they serve courier coffee too.
joel

Re: Portland

PostPosted: Sat Feb 07, 2009 2:57 pm
by xristrettox
Brett Hanson wrote:
xristrettox wrote:uncouth? not at all. and no, not open yet. give her 2 weeks.

I think I speak for everyone (ok, me) when I say "it's time for a soft opening... say Weds?"

Turn the soft opening into a latte art throwdown and I'll even supply the prize-- the prettiest little wood and copper 8-cup press pot starbucks was ever sued for.


eesh, that would be pushing it. equipment install is on wednesday, and there's a lot of unfinished work to be done. more than welcome to go have a look, but i don't think it will latte-art-smack-downable.

Re: Portland

PostPosted: Sat Feb 07, 2009 5:01 pm
by Brett Hanson
xristrettox wrote:
eesh, that would be pushing it. equipment install is on wednesday, and there's a lot of unfinished work to be done. more than welcome to go have a look, but i don't think it will latte-art-smack-downable.

Thurs, then? I always hold housewarming parties the second the last box is dropped on the floor by my pals.

Do you really want a bunch of coffee hooligans visiting en masse right after you put the finishing touches on the place? Wouldn't you rather have Josh standing on your bar yelling "skin to win" at Baca before you have a final chance to sand and sanitize the joint... before customers show up and ask you why there's size 12 all star footprints on the hand off plane?

Re: Portland

PostPosted: Wed Feb 11, 2009 5:24 pm
by Ben King
Tonight, 6:00 at the Albina Press North, if anyone's up for it.

Re: Portland

PostPosted: Tue Feb 24, 2009 11:28 pm
by Brett Hanson
Ludicrously long overdue...

A big thanks to my fine Ridgefield and Portland area hosts. As always, you were endlessly accommodating and a delight to hang with. For the folks I caught briefly like Kristina or those I missed, I'll catch you yet...soon...

Billy- it seems like I was unintentionally coffee stalking you, regardless, your vision for coffee is inspiring to hear. I'm looking forward to seeing it in completed form soon.

Ben- it's always fun to get a construction industry/coffee geek perspective I can relate to, though your home spro setup is unquestionably out of my league. Next time the lowbrow lowdown meal is on me and we'll have more than a chugged pint at redfox. Good luck on the adding that 2nd story.

Phuong and Cam- what can I say -- you're fantastic coffee people, gracious hosts, entertaining conversationalists. The Lava Java and the work you do there continues to delight. I'm not alone in looking forward to your upcoming projects. I only wish you were farther North on i-5.

Cheers Portland... I hope to see you all again very soon.

Re: Portland

PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2012 7:54 pm
by Brett Hanson
I think it's actually possible the visit above was my last to Portland before today. Sheesh.

It goes without saying these folks still have game.

I'm curious to poke my nose in at all the new shops since 2009 tomorrow morning before I enter a windowless room of meetings all day. After seeing Lava Java, Albina Press #1, and Barista #2 today, the folks below are still on my hit list for this tour.

Coava 7-6
Sterling 7-3
Heart 7-7
Red E 6-8
Water Avenue 7-5
Barista 6-6
Salt & Straw 7-11

Tips are always welcome and that's how I learned of Salt & Straw. I'm not above ice cream at 7AM with my coffee.

Talk to me...