Name: Courier Coffee
Address: 923 SW Oak St, Portland, OR 97205
Hours: Monday-Friday 7am-6pm, Saturdays 9am-5pm
Vibe: Not a regular or coffee expert? Probably not wanted here.
Coffee & Food: My five dollar mocha was sadly sub par. It was pretty heavy, dense and had a slight burnt flavor to it. The first few sips were promising as there was the tiniest bit of foam, but once we moved past that moment, it went downhill as the mocha fell flat.
Seating: There are a few bar seats (largely taken up by either regulars or friends of the baristas) as well as two small one/two-seaters along the edge, one larger four person table and two seats at the window. It did feel small and many people took their coffee to go (despite the rain) because there was seemingly no place to sit. (But they do have white-ish tabletops for those looking for grammable surfaces)
Overall: As soon as I walked in, I instantly wasn’t crazy about this spot. But since it was raining and I had work to do, I decided to stick it out. The vibe was extremely uninviting and pretentious which is so much the opposite of most of Portland, which was disappointing to say the least. It seemed like a group of regulars and if you weren’t part of that group, they kind of stared at you until you left. The coffee wasn’t great, the interior could have been better and of course, they could have been nicer. All in all would not go or recommend to anyone, especially when so many great shops are out there in PDX!