Looking For A Coffee Shop With Shade

I am looking for a coffee shop where I can sit outside yet be in the shade. It’ 100 degrees out there but I can’t stand this sterile air conditioning one more minute. It would be best if the coffee shop was on the north side of the street. I am a bit stumped. Heh. Stumped. Stumped Town? I am definitely stumped in Stump Town.

I thought about Palio but they don’t have decent outside seating. Tiny’s in SE has a back deck. It could be an option but I quit smoking so that seems out. Perhaps Crema? They have outside seating on the north side of their shop. Muddy’s could be a good spot simply because you can sit in the shade.

Heck – I will expand a bit. How about a nice, shaded place that serves beer where I can get some wifi. A guy has to get his work done!

15 Comments so far

  1. george (unregistered) on July 10th, 2007 @ 4:20 pm

    albina press has excellent iced coffee and north facing outdoor seating. and when the sun hits due west, head to the front, which is east facing.

  2. brock (unregistered) on July 10th, 2007 @ 4:56 pm

    floyds has a nice shaded area, 16th/morrison

  3. Julian Chadwick (unregistered) on July 10th, 2007 @ 5:19 pm

    The Live Journal Portlandiphile site gets this kind of question and answer all the time.

    Here is a suggestion–pied cow on SE Belmont

  4. Nolando (unregistered) on July 10th, 2007 @ 5:42 pm

    Jim & Patty’s (original Coffee People) on 50th & Fremont has a great little garden/shaded spot next to their coffeehouse which is, indeed, on the North side of Fremont. Oh and they have wi-fi, too.

  5. bflo (unregistered) on July 10th, 2007 @ 5:43 pm

    The White Eagle actually has a perfect east-facing side porch that is 100% shade in the afternoon. Beer and fries, maybe? And a burger?

  6. hhw (unregistered) on July 10th, 2007 @ 5:46 pm

    Night Light and Clinton Corner Cafe at SE 21st & Clinton (I know Clinton Corner has wifi; don’t know about Night Light).

    Press Club (though their outside is probably in full sun at the moment) at 26th & Clinton.

    LeGare’s Cafe at 16th & Clinton (don’t know if they have alcohol).

  7. Alex Williams (unregistered) on July 10th, 2007 @ 5:51 pm

    HHW — That’s it. I am headed toward Clinton. Plus, I am getting a haircut tonight at Rudy’s so it’s in the hood!

  8. Annoid (unregistered) on July 10th, 2007 @ 5:53 pm

    Julian, sadly this site is turning into LiveJournal. “Where do I go for coffee?” – “What do I cook for veggie friends?” – “How do I stay cool?” – “OMG Harry Potter!”

  9. Alex Williams (unregistered) on July 10th, 2007 @ 6:30 pm

    Funny. Is it suddenly uncool to ask the community for a place to go when it is hotter than any day of the year and all you want is to get out of the #$#% office? And perhaps, out of the comments, your memory is sparked? Places you had not considered? This is a community blog. And, yes, there are folks like myself who have kids, who love Harry Potter. And, I am not sure if I understand the Live Journal reference. What are you implying about Live Journal, a blog platform that millions of people use? Do you have something against the people who blog there? Umm…is it not high brow enough?

    And, by the way, I am at the Press Club, inside, drinking a beer. It is cool. Later, perhaps, I’ll get that iced coffee and drink it outside. But, for now, thanks to all who offered suggestions.

  10. Irritatid (unregistered) on July 10th, 2007 @ 11:26 pm

    Alex, I think Annoid has two points:

    1. There is a community who does this now on LiveJournal. Their function is exactly this kind of question. Perhaps you could ask there. Maybe (I dunno, I can’t speak for Annoid) the post that should be here is “look where I found a coffee shop with shade” and not asking where to get one.

    2. Whether Annoid is implying it or not, I will just say it: LiveJournal (it’s one word) is like the kindergarten of blogging. It has some really nice community features, sure, but most people who start there eventually take off the training wheels and move on to “real” blogs. This is a blog with several authors. That does NOT make it a community. So if you think you can ‘ask the community’ of the Portland Metroblog, think again.

  11. Redheaded Stepchild (unregistered) on July 11th, 2007 @ 1:46 am

    Jesus! Sounds like someone (or two) needs a nap.

    If you don’t like what’s in the blog, don’t read it, but there’s no need to criticize the nice folks here.

  12. hhw (unregistered) on July 11th, 2007 @ 8:43 am

    For folks who are curious about the Livejournal group mentioned above, Portlandiaphile, it’s here:


  13. Kai (unregistered) on July 11th, 2007 @ 10:04 am

    I’ve been on damnportlanders and it’s not anywhere close to what we do here. Every once in a while I think it’s okay to ask for some feedback and the vegetarian question was really helpful. I got some really good suggestions from people and I know from talking to some of the lurkers (my friends) that it was helpful for them as well.

    We’ve have asked for suggestions Annoid, so let us know what you want to read about. Oh and Alex Night Light does have WiFi and the patio is shady and cozy, plus they have a good selection on their taps.

  14. Himself (unregistered) on July 11th, 2007 @ 10:42 am

    This blog is definitely a little immature at times, much like livejournal or myspace. But… WHO CARES?!?

    As if complaining about it brings the quality level up. Come on, folks, if you don’t like it, shut up, move one, and get a life. Start your own damn blog if you’ve got something to say and want to set the topics. That’s what I did. :)

  15. karen Beninati (unregistered) on July 23rd, 2007 @ 7:33 pm

    Alex I think you found the coffee shop we met at it!! hey I lost your email.. send me an email


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