Stumptown Baristas Find Me Irresistible

C-Block and I go down to the Ace Hotel Stumptown occasionally (b/c there is also a bar?) to mix it up from the downtown and to get that sweet coffee without the Mayor of Belmont knowing–he knows when you’ve been sleeping, he knows when you’re awake, and he really knows if you are on SE Belmont (between SE 14th and 34th, otherwise he does not know).

Apparently, my obvious hotness (or C-Block’s), has caused a great American Writer (Esquire Yo!) to get his coffee in a bunch. I apologize Mr. David Katz. We can’t help being ridiculously good-looking.

Got my Coffee, Stumptown Coffee,Aalto Lounge,  Se Belmont, Portland, Oregon, 97204

From the fine journalism (award-winning, what you got?) that is the WW:

The January issue of Esquire arrived in my mailbox on Friday with a special gift: a hilarious rant (sadly, not available online) by section editor David Katz that might be about the Stumptown Coffee in the Ace Hotel.

The evidence is circumstantial: Katz complains that he is forced to wait interminably in a cafe attached to his hotel in “Seattle or Portland or Brooklyn” (just when did that trio start to make sense?) while the barista dotes on a young thing (“her right pant leg is rolled up a few inches”) taking her sweet time to order a cuppa the “High Mountain Sumatran Mild.”

And that’s got him steamed. He writes…Oh, you know that you want to know what he writes…so here ya go

New York, New York | It Looks Like Stumptown and Ace Hotel Cometh

First, I believe that Ace Hotel is from Seattle, not Portland, but they say Portland in the article. Second, I used a picture I took here of Maegan at the Stumptown Annex rather than the one they used.

From the City Room of the NewYorkTimes

Meagan at Stumptown Annex, 352 Se Belmont St, Portland, OR 97214, (503) 467-4123

Stumptown in SoMa? Only if There’s Room to Roast

The neighborhood south of Macy’s on Broadway may already be getting a nickname, SoMa, but will New York coffee lovers soon call it Stumptown?

There has been speculation that Stumptown Coffee Roasters, the chain of cafes and “roasteries” based in Portland, Ore., might be planning an outpost in the lobby of the Ace Hotel, a Portland transplant that is scheduled to open on 29th Street and Broadway in 2009…continue reading

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Nov 9-11: 2007 North West Regional Barista Competition

This is in Seattle (SeattlePipeline is a coming), not Portland, but Stumptown and other baristas or Oregon will be reprezent-zent-zenting!
3352 SE Belmont St, Portland, Oregon, 97214 -- Stumptown Annex


The Specialty Coffee Association of America presents the 2007 North West Regional Barista Competition hosted by Zoka Coffee Roaster & Tea Company, November 9-11 at Coffee Fest Seattle. Premier baristas throughout Washington, Oregon, and Alaska will test their skills on the espresso machine against one another for the title of 2007 North West Regional Barista Champion. The winner of the 2007 NWRBC will go on to compete in the semi-finals round at the 2008 United States Barista Championship occurring May 2 – 5, 2008 at the SCAA’s Annual Conference & Exhibition in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

The competition encourages and recognizes excellence and achievement in the art and skill of serving and preparing espresso. Competitor’s must impress the judges as they prepare and serve 12 coffee beverages, including four espressos, four cappuccinos and four original signature drinks of their own creation – all within 15 minutes. Competitors are judged on station cleanliness, taste, beverage presentation, technical skills and total impression.

In conjunction with:

WA State Convention Center – 800 Convention Place
Seattle, WA 98101


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