Exploring Portland

Portland is a unique place (just ask anyone who lives here—they’ll tell you) and I’m going to spend the next few months learning all I can about the city and  bringing it to you through this blog. For those who live here, maybe I can find some hidden treasures that you didn’t know about. For those of you who don’t, I hope to give you a reason to come visit or at least help you understand why Portland is not just ‘Seattle Lite.’ I want to find the places and stories that make Portland interesting.

One of my goals for Caffeinated PDX is to have it be an important source of information on the coffee shops and cafés of Portland (and wherever else my adventures take me). Over the next several months, I will be writing about Portland’s coffee culture and the people and places that make it unique. I hope to visit cafés, roasters and anyone else who has an interest in coffee in order to find the best that Portland has to offer.

As I visit the cafés, I want to give you a sense of each place’s offerings—the atmosphere, the amenities, foods, etc.—things you might want to know before you go. More importantly, I hope to catch up with the owners, managers and  regulars, to find out what they love about their café. There must be some good stories out there, and I plan to find them and share them with you. So if you know of any places in PDX (or around the Northwest) that are just can’t-miss, please tell me about  them. I want to check them out. Thanks!