I just moved into the neighborhood and this is one of the first places I visited. The people who work there are so friendly and helpful (even when it's the busy early morning crunch-time.) The place has a relaxed enough atmosphere that you feel comfortable bringing along your kids, having coffee-talk with your best friend, or perusing literature in one of the big red chairs. Amidst these other characteristics, the coffee and pastries are superb. I know that Portland is famous for its great coffee, but this stuff really hits the spot. Enjoy!