First though, an email from a reader:
On Sat, May 3, 2008 at 10:25 PM, River Maiden
I enjoyed reading your blog. Taking a journey into Portland's elite coffeehouses is definitely a worthwhile journey.
If your perception of 'Portland" is in the metropolitan sense, you should take the journey north to Vantucky. We carry Stumptown Coffee as many of the great Portland coffee bars do. We know how to execute it to it's highest potential as well. Also, with the Annex and the Ace taking out their Clovers, River Maiden Artisan Coffee is the only coffeehouse in the world where you can have your favorite Stumptown variety on a Clover.
If you dare venture to the suburbs, you won't be disappointed.
River Maiden Artisan Coffee