4 Portland Coffee Shops to Beat the Winter Blues

Light and bright coffee shops in the Rose City.

Good Coffee

Lauren Simpson / Lauren Simpson

It can be hard to find a bright spot during the winter in Portland, Oregon. Rain, clouds and even some snow can make the months seem to drag on. Here are four light and bright coffee shops to grab yourself a pick-me-up and make the winter seem a little more bearable in Oregon.

Good Coffee

Lauren Simpson / Lauren Simpson

Good conversation and good drinks, truth in advertising is alive and well at Good Coffee. Equal parts coffee shop and neighborhood hangout, there is always a friendly face whipping up a caffeinated beverage behind the marble countertop. If you're feeling a little adventurous be sure to try one of their seasonally inspired drinks such as the smoked maple orange latte.

Kainos Coffee

Jeremy Pawlowski / Jeremy Pawlowski

Even during the dreary Pacific Northwest winters the bright pink, yellow and teal colors of this coffee shop's interior will make your winter blues melt away as you sip on some of their single origin roasts. You can also rest easy knowing that 21 percent of all profits are donated to various orphanages throughout the world.

Upper Left Roasters Portland Oregon

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A big and bright open space, Upper Left is the perfect spot to enjoy a sunny morning and sip on some of the city's finest coffee. Being one of the larger shops in the area it is the ideal location to grab a seat, open up your laptop and get some work done. As the hours roll by you'll be thankful for the amazing variety of sandwiches and toasts that they also offer.

Best Friend Portland Oregon

Jeremy Pawlowski / Jeremy Pawlowski

Rounding out the list is a little cart tucked away in Southeast Portland. In addition to coffee or espresso, be sure to grab one of their fresh made juices, smoothie bowls, featuring homemade granola, or a matcha latte. Be sure to chat with the owner Margaux, she's a wealth of knowledge and might just end up being your new best friend.

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