เที่ยวพอร์ตแลนด์ โอเรกอน – Courier Coffee Roasters, Portland, OR (EN)

You can’t visit Portland, Oregon and miss out on their great coffee scenes. After all, this town, after Seattle, is the ground for great hand-roasted coffees and everything else that involves this staple drink. When I came to the US Pacific Northwest for the first time back in 1995, Seattle’s Best Coffee was on a roll. A big roll. Seattle was during its soul-searching period about coffees with lots of people exploring the world of hand-roasting coffees and the bean selections that drove up the numbers of independent coffee shops across the city. The coffee-drinking culture in Seattle was also making its way southward to Oregon. Back in...

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Seattle’s Capitol Hill (EN)

Then yesterday at Capitol Hill's Melrose Market we lunched at Homegrown where they serve these contemporary sandwiches. Mine was half a portobello mushroom with goat cheese with a cup of corn chowder and my hubby went for a full turkey and bacon (and also a cup of the thick soup :). Hot Lips' marion berry soda was also so lovely. A post shared by Ohhappybear (@ohhappybear) on Sep 6, 2013 at 7:22am PDT Being about 1.5 miles (or about 2.4 k.m.) northeast of Seattle downtown, Capitol Hill is outside the usual tourist map. But as far as I know, being outside of the tourist map means this area is rich and lively with the local vibes, be it the...

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