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539 Northwest 13th Avenue, Portland, OR 97209
06:00 - 18:00
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Mon - Fri 06:00 - 18:00
Sat - Sun 07:00 - 18:00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I like they got lots of coffees from around the country. It's like a greatest hits of coffee and you can explore.

Thank Alzor S
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They know what they are doing here. Good local PDX coffee spot. I would suggest you never step foot in Starbucks in Portland, instead, go to great places like Barista instead!

Thank David I
Prineville, Oregon, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After reading reviews for the top coffee in the Pearl, opted for trying both Barista and Black Rock, given the proximity. Barista is significantly better coffee, and seemed more friendly, but if you want atmosphere and still great coffee, bring your laptop to Black Rock. The coffee tasted fresher and smoother at Barista, and if I am looking for freshly... More 

Thank reyfrijol
Richland, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I ordered an extra hot latte that was served luke warm. When I mentioned that it wasn't extra hot, the barista took it from me, dramatically dumped it in the sink and said they'd make another one. They don't offer skim milk, only 2% or whole. The 16 oz latte was served in a pint glass, so they need to... More 

Thank cwvw79
Aliso Viejo, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Cup of coffee and refill and small pastry $6.25 + tip. I did not go for the tiny $8 quiche which they had no way to heat. No value proposition here.

San Diego, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

After having heard so much and reading multiple reviews, we headed to Barista on NW 23rd Ave. We arrived just before 9 a.m...it was lovely and quiet with plenty of seating options, we even snagged a large booth! The fellow taking our order was very friendly (in our brief time here, a bit atypical for Portland baristas) and most helpful.... More 

Thank Albkino
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

I had heard a lot about Barista and thought it unlikely to be that impressed with a latte. I was wrong. It was heaven. A perfect balance of milk to coffee. The espresso was incredibly smooth with chocolate and earthy tones. Definitely stop by for a memorable cuppa joe!

1 Thank L8R
Houston, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Best coffee in Portland! The cappuccino and espresso macchiato are excellent, the espresso coffee has the perfect strength and level of acidity. The atmosphere is really nice, and the place very chic, modern, and great to work or study.

1 Thank Marukita
Vancouver, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Local Portland flavor abounds. The coffee was hot and tasty. I purchased a lemon flavored pastry and it was good. There are spots to plug in. Nice spot. Felt very trendy. Enjoyed my java.

Thank jumpa23
Ogden, Utah
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Being from Ogden, Utah, my husband and I don't exactly have ready access to exceptional coffee houses. The lovely vanilla lattes we each had at Barista were oh, so easily the best we've ever enjoyed. While at Moonstruck Chocolates' NW 23rd Avenue location, the Portland-born clerk there advised us that this was her favorite coffee shop in the city. A... More 

1 Thank Ditt56

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
07:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 539 Northwest 13th Avenue, Portland, OR 97209
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland>  > Pearl
  • Neighbourhood: Pearl

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?