If Oregonians could choose a state beverage, it’d be a tie between beer or coffee. But ask an Oregonian what the best coffee (or beer) is, and that’s where it gets tricky.
With about a gazillion coffee shops and breweries sprinkled throughout the state, it’s impossible to say which is the best. But you wouldn’t be a local if you didn’t have an allegiance to one brewed beverage or another, and with distinct passion.
[coffee shops in the Bend, Oregon area — map]
A few of our personal local faves:
- Backporch Coffee Roasters
- Bluebird Coffee Co.
- Bom Dia Coffee
- Looney Bean Roasting Co.
- Lone Pine Coffee Roasters
- Palate A Coffee Bar
- Stackhouse Coffee
- Strictly Organic Coffee Co.
- Thump Coffee
What we love about this list is that while each place brews an awesome cup of coffee, it’s more than that: each offers their own flavor, their own culture, their own twist on the regular cup of joe. So while the nation may have a love affair with the larger national brands, we’ll stick with our local coffee shops, thank you very much.
Got a favorite local coffee shop that we’ve not mentioned? Comment below!