America's Best Coffee Cities
No. 2 Portland, OR
Oregon’s hipster haven is probably rolling its collective eyes at coming in second to Seattle, but it may get the last laugh: Portland’s hottest coffee, Stumptown, now has branches in Seattle and is offered in increasing numbers of high-end coffeehouses around the nation. At Stumptown’s Annex location, you can participate in free public cuppings each weekday at 3 p.m. Serious coffee drinkers also love Barista, in the Pearl District, and Courier Coffee (near famed bookstore Powell’s), where the staff pride themselves on their 23-karat-gold filters and on playing vinyl records rather than CDs.