Many a Portlander swears by the strong, flavorful coffee at this big, bare downtown cafe with an art-school aesthetic. Whether you go for the French press, a latte, or a double shot of espresso, you’re sure to get a kick out of this brew. It’s so popular, in fact, that it’s become a chain, but it all started in Portland. Other local Stumptown locations: Ace Hotel, 1026 SW Stark St. ([tel] 503/224-9060); 4525 SE Division St. ([tel] 503/230-7702); 3356 SE Belmont St. ([tel] 503/232-8889).