This post is a break from the usual Los Angeles county cofffee scene as I visited Portland, Oregon. As a city considered to be one of the pioneers of third wave coffee, I had to check out some of the places that the locals and tourists often frequent. The first stop was Heart Coffee Roasters in Northeast Portland. The space had modernistic elements such as a marbled countertop, walls of white and charcoal grey, and potted plant fixtures. There were also vintage elements such as a large faded world map poster, and an enormous Probat industrial coffee roaster that is impossible to miss.
A steady stream of customers came and went, but due to the spacious layout, it was never uncomfortably crowded. On a chilly Portland morning, this was an excellent location to enjoy my coffee and chocolate croissant in a quiet part of town.