Here in the Mecca of the espresso "third wave" what are the shops that produce nectar? --------------- I haven't been reading the list for weeks due to job hunting and other things...But I have had a chance to visit and revisit many PDX coffee shops. Here's a list of really, really great shops. I'm tempted to list where to avoid, but sometimes on a second visit they improve a %1000. And some former faves are currently in a slump and believe it or not, I still haven't drank coffee/espresso at every shop in PDX. Sometimes I'm so buzzed on caffeine I feel like it. Albina Press Blue Gardenia Coffee Plant Crema Extracto Fresh Pot Jim And Patty's (the original Coffee People and Top Thrill Dragster aka Black Tiger is a really good espresso shot!) Ristretto Stumptown, of course And in Wa state near Vancouver Paradise Café Lava Java And if you are in the PDX area feel free to join the Meetup group, P.O.E.T.S. (Portland Oregon Espresso Tasting Society) We visit these shops as well as others have a grand ol' time drinking shots and talking coffee. Mike and Les your offering is so awesome.