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1300 SE Grand Ave., Portland, OR
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Ranked #36 of 3,541 restaurants in Portland
Cuisines: Coffee Shop
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English first
Eugene, Oregon
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76 reviews 76 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

I'm not a cool guy, but I needed to kill some time waiting to pick someone up, so I stopped in. They take making their coffee VERY. Seriously. Had a great individually dripped house cup. Drop in and enjoy!

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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

You can call if whatever you want. This is the best Cafe that I can actually say buy Local for, this is where Real local Coffe drinkers go. It's hidden from Tourist as it's on the East side. Find it. Drink it People.

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Champaign, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Have tried multiple types of coffee from Coava through on-line ordering and was happy to visit when in portland. Excellent latte at their brew location. Is minimalist so probably not for everyone. Am unhappy they no longer offer their original stainless steel permanent pour over filter - the reason that I placed my first order with Coava.

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Vancouver, Canada
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175 reviews 175 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Staff are surrounded by bearded folk in tight pants, however they remain friendly and welcoming. Coffee, most importantly, is brisk and as it should be. They could do to offer a food item or two, even just to take the edge off.

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Seattle, Washington
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

A fantastic purveyor of coffee in Portland's Central Eastside. I always stop here when visiting from Seattle. A definite priority if you are into coffee and want to sample some of the best Portland has to offer. Unusual coffee 'tables' , courtesy of the bamboo company that shares the other half of the warehouse-like space.

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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Coava shares the space with a bamboo woodwork shop so the atmosphere is really cool, with tools and tables in a large environment that is really unusual for a coffee place. Coffee is really good (only if your taste buds didn't get killed by Starbucks) and the best way to enjoy is to come with a friend and chat. Baristas... More

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013 via mobile

I loved the space the shop was in! Warehouse feel and beautiful wood! The baristas care about their coffee and us customers. As a specialty coffee guy, this places espresso was balanced , smooth, and bright. Loved it!

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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40 reviews 40 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

I ordered an iced coffee and Zucchini muffin which shooting a video in Portland and this was by far the best muffin I have had in a long time. It was moist and just overall delicious. The space itself is very large as if they build something else in the space. They serve your iced coffee in a small glass... More

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New Orleans, Louisiana
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

This place is amazing! I've been going here since it first opened and every time I go back I am again impressed by how great the coffee is, how nice the staff is, and how beautiful the space is! It is housed in a lofty windowlicious bamboo showroom on the east side of river. And they are always on the... More

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Portland, Oregon
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102 reviews 102 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

It is quite simple. I have been touring PDX coffee shops for some time now. This is the best one. Unpretentious and smack in the middle of all that is industrial serving the cheapest and best coffee around. Great coffee profiles and their Chemex is half the price of Stumptowns! I think price of coffee alone also beats my previously... More

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