Dubbed 'home of the American coffee culture,' the city knows what it it takes to make a great brew. In a 2016 survey of 100 American cities, Portland came out victorious boasting the largest number of roasters per capita, as well as the highest number of cafes. With that many places to enjoy a great cup of joe, one would think there is little room left for discovery – and that can't be further from the truth. Portland continues to introduce unexpected additions to its coffee scene: see Oracle Coffee, run by "vegan straight-edge anarchist" Andy Hurley (the drummer of Fall Out Boy), or one of the first brewer-roastery combinations in the nation, called Modern Times.
Choice here is truly endless, but if you want to see where it all began, try the original location of Stumptown Coffee Roasters (now a chain with outlets from New York to LA) at 4525 SE Division Street; it's argued Portland's fame as a coffee city first emerged from this very tiny space.