Of course, I insisted that it be at their original location on Division Street.
By dad fixes their delivery trucks. So whenever they drop off and pick up a truck, they also drop off a pound of coffee. Sometimes it's whole beans. Sometimes it's pre-ground. Sometimes, if it's a thoughtful person, he or she asks my parents what kind of coffeemaker they have and give them the correct grind. To my dad, Stumptown is just the coffee shop down the street.
To coffee connoisseurs, however, Stumptown is revolutionary or fantastic or whatever other adjectives you'd wish to use.
The area has changed quite a bit over the past several decades, becoming quite trendy even. The much-lauded Pok Pok - Portland - Oregon is just down the street.
We both ordered cappuccinos.
And with free WiFi, sat and worked for a few hours.
I'm not a connoisseur, but I do appreciate a good coffee.
By the way, you know why it's called Stumptown, don't you?
That's Portland's nickname.
Back when the pioneers cleared the land so they could settle, there were so many tree stumps that Portland was called "stumptown."
You also know how Portland got its name, right?
In 1845, Francis Pettygrove, from Portland, Maine, and Asa Lovejoy, from Boston, Massachusetts, could not agree on a name for the town that was being platted out on their claim.
So they tossed a coin.
And that's how Portland got its name.
There's also the story about a war that was almost started because of a pig, but that's enough Oregonian trivia for one post. :)
All Oregon posts can be found with the tag Series: Oregon, but I suggest reading this particular trip in this order:
I'm Coming Home
Bunk Sandwiches - Portland - Oregon
Horsetail Falls (Winter) - Columbia River Gorge - Oregon
Multnomah Falls (Winter) - Columbia River Gorge - Oregon
Wahkeena Falls (Winter) - Columbia River Gorge - Oregon
Bridal Veil Falls (Winter) - Columbia River Gorge - Oregon
Shepperd's Dell Falls (Winter) - Columbia River Gorge - Oregon
Latourell Falls (Winter) - Columbia River Gorge - Oregon
Crown Point Vista House (Winter) - Columbia River Gorge - Oregon
Stinging Nettle Soup
Stinging Nettle Tea
Nai Xao Xa Cuon Banh Trang (Vietnamese Sauteed Lemongrass Venison Rice Paper Rolls)
Thirsty Lion Pub and Grill - Tigard - Oregon
Argyle Winery - Dundee - Oregon
Hawks View Cellars - Sherwood - Oregon
Clyde Common - Portland - Oregon
Teardrop Cocktail Lounge - Portland - Oregon
The Secret Society - Portland - Oregon
Toro Bravo - Portland - Oregon
Spanish Radicchio Salad with Manchego Olive Vinaigrette
The Tao of Tea - Portland - Oregon
Random Order Coffeehouse and Bakery - Portland - Oregon
Stumptown Coffee Roasters (Division St. Original Location) - Portland - Oregon
Stumptown Coffee Roasters (various locations)
4525 SE Division St.
Portland, OR 97206
Monday to Friday 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
1 year ago today, Chipotle Shrimp Tacos.
2 years ago today, How to Make a Kiddie Pool Raised Bed Garden.
3 years ago today, Chao/Doufu Ru (Vietnamese/Chinese Fermented Bean Curd).
4 years ago today, Egg Rolls Stuffed with Bananas and Mangoes with Nutella Dipping Sauce.