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!

One response to “Coffeeneuring with Graham in Portland… Featuring Randonneur Cameos!

  1. Went to the Block House Cafe and didn’t get the cinnamon roll pancakes? Hi Graham!

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