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.
1. Saturday 10/12
Oblique Coffee Roasters
3039 SE Stark St, Portland, OR 97214
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.
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.
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.
4. Sunday 10/20
555 NE Couch St, Portland, OR 97232
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.
5. Saturday 10/26
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.
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.
7. Saturday 11/2
102 East Main Street, Hillsboro, OR 97123
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!