Wednesday, August 8, 2007
LATTE WORTH THE WALK
When Stumptown was still just one shop, my friend in Seattle recommended it (she knew the owners), so I tried it and was hooked. When I visited Portland, I used to make my boyfriend drive me to SE from Aloha just to get coffee. I buy bags of it from New Season to have at home. Now I make my coworkers walk with me to the downtown 3rd street location, even though its a hike from our office, but it's so worth it! I agree that the staff sort of look down their noses at anyone not wearing enough black, and it's not exactly a cozy coffee shop, but the coffee overshadows all of that. 4 stars in hopes that the staff will say hello when I approach the counter next time.
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Pros: Coffee, skilled baristas
Cons: Service without a smile