Starbucks

★★★☆☆
  • 3639 SE Hawthorne Blvd

    Portland, OR 97214

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  • 503-234-1757

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For those of you who have a knee-jerk reaction to the word "Starbucks," read this review as if this were just a little unnamed coffee shop. This is a comfortable corner coffee shop in the heart of the Hawthorne neighborhood. It's got a fairly quiet, relaxed atmosphere, really good, strong coffee, and some of the friendliest baristas ever. Now, how would that sound to you if you didn't know it was a "big evil Starbucks"? Pretty good! I love the indie coffee shops as much as the next native Portlander; but I'm not going to turn my nose up at a good coffee spot simply because it bears the Starbucks logo. If you can get past your self-righteousness and face the truth - this place serves tasty coffee - you'll find this a nice little spot in which to take a java break. (If you're still having issues overcoming your snobbery, you should note, this is a "historical" Starbucks and was here long before the brand became so terribly politically incorrect.)

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★★★★☆

For those of you who have a knee-jerk reaction to the word "Starbucks," read this review as if this were just a little unnamed coffee shop. This is a comfortable corner coffee shop in the heart of the Hawthorne neighborhood. It's got a fairly quiet, relaxed atmosphere, really good, strong coffee, and some of the friendliest baristas ever. Now, how would that sound to you if you didn't know it was a "big evil Starbucks"? Pretty good! I love the indie coffee shops as much as the next native Portlander; but I'm not going to turn my nose up at a good coffee spot simply because it bears the Starbucks logo. If you can get past your self-righteousness and face the truth - this place serves tasty coffee - you'll find this a nice little spot in which to take a java break. (If you're still having issues overcoming your snobbery, you should note, this is a "historical" Starbucks and was here long before the brand became so terribly politically incorrect.)

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Why on earth would you go here when there are half a dozen local independent coffee shops within six blocks? Walk a few blocks east to Common Grounds or Fresh Pot, or up to Belmont for Muddy Waters or Pied Cow. If you don't feel like walking, at least cross the street and go to Peet's instead, it's also corporate but it's still better than *$s.

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★☆☆☆☆

Why on earth would you go here when there are half a dozen local independent coffee shops within six blocks? Walk a few blocks east to Common Grounds or Fresh Pot, or up to Belmont for Muddy Waters or Pied Cow. If you don't feel like walking, at least cross the street and go to Peet's instead, it's also corporate but it's still better than *$s.

Pros: At least the baristas are local, so tip well if you do go.

Cons: There are way too many other good choices nearby to justify spending money here.

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This is not as good as coffee people but still pretty good very nice and friendly enviorment. good Wi-Fi spot .

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★★★☆☆

This is not as good as coffee people but still pretty good very nice and friendly enviorment. good Wi-Fi spot .

 

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