Extracto Exacto!

The wife and I have been walking a whole lot around our neighborhood. We do not have bikes, or a car so walking and bussing it is it for us. But this is the best way to really figure out your hood and to check out what is happening. So we have been enjoying gorgeous weather, beautiful boutiques, super friendly people and we found a new coffee shop that we are basically in love with.

Extracto. Owned by a buddy of a great friend of mine and Ritual co-owner Tookie.

It’s super clean, open, friendly, and above all comfortable in the environment. No attitude here at all, which is refreshing because I know the stereotype and often proven true of the nasty barista is pervasive in any city you go to that knows its coffee. These kids are great, and I am thrilled to see them thriving in the neighborhood. Their FB70 is beautiful, and PID’ed. Oh yeah.


Portland is super beautiful amd friendly. and man is it cheaper that SF. Christ! Stumptown Coffee everywhere, good beer, good food, good wine and tattoo shops and lots of music and art. what more could you ask for in a city?

I already miss my Ritual kids, a whole lot. But I don’t miss shelling out the money to pay the rent for our tiny one bedroom in Upper Hayes.

I am excited to get back into the coffee thing, and keep learning about it. There is a meet the producer night on the 24th. I cannot wait to sit and listen to these coffee farmers talk about their trade. It will be good. Really good.

Mad props to Gimme! Coffee’s new space! HOLLAH!!!!


~ by Me on August 18, 2006.

4 Responses to “Extracto Exacto!”

  1. beauty eh? sweet machine

  2. that shop looks ill! whereabouts is it at? I gots to go…

  3. it’s at 30th and killingsworth in North Portland. my neighborhood.

  4. Nice machine, but that girl in the back looks like a total loser…

    You an May ever want to hang out, just drop by, we can grab dinner or drinks. You two are my favourite new Portlanders. See you at the thing at the place tonight.


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