Rocky Butte Espresso Bar: an Update

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Photo credit: Rocky Butte Coffee Roasters

I stopped by the Rocky Butte Espresso Bar earlier this week and thought I’d share an update on what’s up with them these days. First, my latte with a touch of cardamom syrup (from Portland’s own Holy Kakow) was very good, and it was great to chat with James Helms, one of Rocky Butte’s owners (Parkrose’s Bryan Atkinson is another owner) and barista extraordinaire. We love having them out here in our little corner of Portland (Sumner-Roseway-Madison South), which I continue to enjoy more and more the longer I live here. Continue reading “Rocky Butte Espresso Bar: an Update”

Rocky Butte Espresso Bar is Open

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Photo credit: Rocky Butte Coffee Roasters

Today the Rocky Butte Espresso Bar opened up for business in a space on the corner of NE Fremont and 85th Avenue. There’s not much in the way of cafe action out here east of 82nd Ave, so their arrival is a much-welcomed development. We first learned about the new spot from James Helms, one of the owners of Rocky Butte Coffee Roasters, over on Nextdoor, and the response by the community was heartening and impressive. I can attest to the fact that their coffee is delicious, and having had a cup today when I stopped by reminded me of just how tasty it is. Continue reading “Rocky Butte Espresso Bar is Open”

Portland Area Food Events, November 30-December 7

Portland Night Market

The Portland Night Market is back!

Each week we will bring you a roundup of public food events in the Portland metro area. It’s not every single event that’s going on, but the ones in particular that catch our eye. Want to submit an event? Fill out this form. Listings curated by Meg Cotner.

Holiday Ale Festival
Until December 3, 2017; 11am-9:30pm (except Sunday, December 3 at 11am-5pm)
Pioneer Courthouse Square

50+ “potent winter ales” and food consume all of Pioneer Courthouse Square under a big tent. Tickets include a souvenir glass and 12 beer tickets for $35—cash only—at the door. 21+. More information. Continue reading “Portland Area Food Events, November 30-December 7”