Coffeeneuring with Graham in Portland… Featuring Randonneur Cameos!

Today’s coffeeneuring guest post comes from the coffee-loving city of Portland. Graham, randonneur and coffeeneur, put together a succinct summary of his coffeeneuring with a memorable self-portrait at the end to round out his photo set. 

After seeing his as well as other Portland coffeeneurs’ contributions, I have put this city on my coffeeneuring tour wish list.

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1.  Saturday 10/12

Oblique Coffee Roasters
3039 SE Stark St, Portland, OR 97214

Mocha.

This ride was a familiar one. I was with my wife, as usual, in July. I was going to Oblique, as usual, in July.

The difference was that it wasn’t July, it wasn’t 6 a.m., and they weren’t going to be showing the Tour on the big screen.

Total 4.0 miles.

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2.  Sunday 10/13

The Block House Cafe
302 Ferry St, Dayton, OR 97114

Mocha with whipped cream.

Dayton is a small town and this is the best place for miles around. I was on my way to lunch with my daughter in Salem where she is a college student.

Total 64 miles.

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3.  Saturday 10/19

Saint Honore Bakery
2335 NW Thurman St, Portland, OR 97210

Coffee (never disappointing at St Honore)

The only boulangerie in my collection, this was the fueling stop for a solo ramble exploring the “nosebleed” section of Portland (>1000′ above downtown).

Picture is of the wife and son of a co-worker, whom I ran into there.

Total 52 miles.

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4.  Sunday 10/20

Ristretto Roasters
555 NE Couch St, Portland, OR 97232

Doppio espresso.

My only intentionally randosocial event of the coffeeneuring season. I met four other randos there.

The photos are on Facebook, for crying out loud.

Total 17 miles.

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5.  Saturday 10/26

Bipartisan Cafe
7901 SE Stark St, Portland, OR 97215

Decaf doppio espresso.

Late night coffeeneuring outing with my wife. Trouble finding a table. The place is deservedly popular.

Total 4 miles.

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6.  Sunday 10/27

Stumptown Coffee Roasters
128 SW 3rd Ave, Portland, OR 97204

“cold brew” coffee, iced.

This stop was part of a short, solo urban ramble.

Total 15 miles.

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7.  Saturday 11/2

Starbucks
102 East Main Street, Hillsboro, OR 97123

Doppio espresso.

This was a fueling stop on the way to the start of the Oregon Randonneurs’ Verboort Populaire. It was not part of the Populaire.

Picture is of Kelly and Chris, a rando couple who had the same idea, and were, like me, headed to the start of the 100k.

Total 12 miles.

Thank you, Graham, for your guest post. I particularly liked the guest appearances of other Portland Randonneurs in your photo set. Nicely done!

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