Albina Press is far from just a coffee shop – it’s a full-on coffee shop experience. I once brought an out-of-towner to Albina for a quick mug of Stumptown brew and he said he felt this place was the epitome of Portland culture. Local art hangs proudly on the walls and constantly rotates. It’s quirky to boot; not your grandma’s artwork. Natives bring their dogs and sit out front on the jam-packed wooden benches and fight for chairs and tables inside to soak up the ambiance.
Located just across the street from our office, we feel that we have some of the best people watching in town. It’s not uncommon for us to see people perching in the windows for hours on end. Those who love Albina have made it a home away from home.
Don’t go hungry – they don’t have a lot of food options other than a small selection of coffee shop treats. But do go ready for a pick-me-up because you’ll get one of the best cups in town. Bring a book because you won’t want to leave.