Coffee in Portland photo

Despite it’s more famous neighbour to the north having a reputation of the best coffee in North America, Portland coffee shops are not so bad either.
When I mean coffee I mean espresso, not the stuff that’s so common in the USA, that sometimes tastes like it was made last week.
So if you go to Portland and want to taste some good coffee then do your own tour of some of the most popular local Portland coffee shops.
Each Portland coffee house is unique and worth a visit while pouring over a magazine or local paper, or just people watching. Try Stumptown (where this photo was taken), Barista, The Albina Press, Fresh Pot, and the Red e Cafe, just to name a few.

Milk art coffee Stumptown coffee house, Portland, Oregon, USA

Milk art coffee Stumptown coffee house, Portland, Oregon, USA

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Vines of the Willamette Valley, Oregon

Despite the horrendous heat we have here at present, I’m fed up with drinking Chardonnays, Sauv Blancs, and any other white wine. I long for a pinot and hopefully in the next day or so I’ll be able to crack one open. Being a wine ‘enthusiast’ a visit to one of the holy grails of pinot, the Williamette Valley is a must do. Especially as we here don’t get to see many of Oregon’s finest. I wasn’t disappointed. 1/200 @ f13 50mm ISO100
Happy New Year!

Willamette Valley Famous for its Pinot Noir, Oregan, USA© 2010 Nick Katin

Willamette Valley Famous for its Pinot Noir, Oregan, USA © 2010 Nick Katin

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