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Water Avenue Coffee

90% of Water Avenue's coffee is hand delivered to their partners

Founded in 2009 and named after the street they started on, Water Avenue Coffee sets the bar high in a city obsessed with its coffee. Hyper local — 90% of their coffee is hand delivered to their partners — and passionate about environmental, social, and economic stewardship, Water Ave Coffee's foundation is built upon long lasting relationships with their partners and neighbors.

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A barista making a cortado at Water Avenue Coffee
A variety of drinks and food at Avenue Coffee
A barista makes a fresh cup of coffee with roasted beans at Water Avenue Coffee


The interior of the roasting warehouse location of Water Avenue Coffee.

Roasting Warehouse, Portland

On the banks of the Willamette River in Portland Oregon’s Southwest Industrial District, Water Avenue Coffee Roasters, founded by craft coffee pioneers, began roasting coffee in small batches in the winter of 2009.

The interior of the southeast location of Water Avenue Coffee.

Southeast, Portland

Water Avenue’s first brick and mortar coffee shop opened in June 2010, providing the facilities necessary for innovation on a much larger scale. Quickly gaining citywide recognition, Water Avenue received the “Best Bean in Portland” shortly after. The following year, Seattle Weekly recognized Water Avenue’s El Salvador Pacamara as its Best Espresso of 2011.

A shot of the Southwest location of Water Avenue Coffee.

Southwest, Portland

In 2016, Water Avenue Coffee opened a second coffee bar in downtown Portland. Willamette Week included the downtown location in a 2016 list of "Our Favorite 11 New Cafes and Roasters in Portland."