The name of Stumptown is widely recognized from coast to coast. And let’s be honest – the company’s title doesn’t even come close to describing how tall it has grown and how many branches have spread from this coffee empire. When cruising around Rip City, it’s a must to go back to the company’s roots and see where it all started. The original shop on Division Street is the OG café where the first roast took place back in ’99. Makes you wonder if they had any idea what effect they would have on the coffee scene when they were opening the doors of this simple shop.
Shortly after came the Belmont location for the southeast crowd, and it’s just as nostalgic to the local Stump following. Downtown on 3rd Avenue is Stumptown’s largest café, just up from the Willamette River, slinging brew by the cup – an easy pick-up when you’re on the move.
If you’re up for a lesson on tasting, stop in the headquarters on Salmon Street built into an old lumber factory. They offer daily samplings of different coffees to see if you’re the full-bodied cowboy coffee drinker you say you are.
It’s safe to say Stumptown’s roots are planted deep in Portland’s culture. It would be a coffee sin to not check out how it all came together when hitting the concrete in PDX. Did we mention they just opened a massive coffee bar in the Portland International Airport? Good luck sleeping on your next flight.