Portland, OR

A Small Coffee Shop Delivers Big Flavors in Portland: 3 Ways to Enjoy Breakfast

Trista Signe Ainsworth

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Photo by the Author: A Fresh Fruit Smoothie from The Coffee Shop in the Raleigh Hills area of Portland.

Just a short 20-minute drive from my home in Beaverton brought me to a lovely coffee shop that felt like it was in the middle of downtown Portland.

Located in a small strip mall off of Canyon in the Southwest Portland neighborhood of Raleigh Hills, this shop delivers on flavor and flair.

This place has everything that a serious coffee shop has, but they inject fun and whimsy into the mix. I love all of the breakfast and drink offerings they have.

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Photo by the Author: My barista was so friendly and knowledgeable. She made my avocado toast too!

As soon as I spotted this gem on Yelp, I knew I had to go check it out immediately. I fell in love with all of the fantastic photos of breakfast and delicious coffee.

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Photo by the Author: Thorton Coffee along with t-shirts and hats.

The fun started when I walked into the shop. A man who had been standing over by the window working his laptop put on a Jason mask. It made me jump for a second and then smile behind my face mask.

I love the sense of humor this shop has while maintaining safety protocols during the pandemic.

They are a small, local shop, and currently, they don't have indoor seating available. There is a small picnic table in front of the shop where you can sit and enjoy your coffee.

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Photo by the Author: I love the classic, fun vibe of The Coffee Shop.

I love the fun, local, supportive vibe this shop has. I noticed that they had local t-shirts, coffee, jewelry, and more for sale.

They serve locally roasted Thorton coffee, something I appreciate. When a shop cares enough to use local products, they are a winner in my book.

I decided to order a fresh fruit smoothie for my son. It is a blend of berries, pineapple, and orange juice. It was a beautiful purple color, and it did not come out of a package but was blended up fresh.

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Photo by the Author: Wow! There was even a heart in my to-go cortado! So sweet!

For myself, to taste the flavor of the coffee, I decided to order a cortado. It is not a drink I usually order, but I love how the notes of the coffee come through.

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Photo by the Author: Delicious Avocado Toast with a Fried Egg on Top.

Of course, I had to order their specialty breakfast: avocado toast with a fried egg on top.

It was one of the most beautiful, generous portions of this dish I have ever seen. The egg was perfectly cooked and fluffy. The avocados were perfectly ripe, smashed to perfection, and topped with yummy chili-salt seasonings.

They serve this monstrous breakfast on Grand Central Bakery's multigrain bread toasted to perfection to hold all of that scrumptious avocado.

I also noticed on their menu that they offer bagels and English muffins made by Kenny and Zukes in Portland. Local baked goods are a plus in my book.

They also offer some lunch sandwiches like a Cubano or a melted cheese and sausage sandwich.

If you become a big fan of this coffee shop, you can also support them by purchasing t-shirts, hats, and cups bearing their iconic logo. I love that they include a Jason mask t-shirt printed with "The Coffee Shop" on it. So much fun!

I love the heart and soul of this family-owned and operated shop who quit their day jobs to bring this coffee shop of their dreams into the world.

I look forward to coming in again to enjoy the warmth and heart of this place.

If you are searching for a fun local spot to try for your morning coffee and some breakfast, this is the place to check out! The best part is it is very close to Beaverton.

Location of The Coffee Shop: 4712 SW Scholls Ferry Rd, Portland, OR 97225

Website: https://thecoffeeshoppdx.com/

Hours: Tuesday-Saturday: 7:30 am to 4 pm. Sundays and Mondays: 7:30 am to 1 pm

Phone Number: (503) 707-4851

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