After our visit to Barista in the Pearl, we knew we had to go and check out their other locations around town. We were taken aback when we entered the Downtown location and saw all of the beautiful craft in its design. They have marble counter tops all around the small shop, and the counter front and behind bar display looks right out of a 1940’s noir flick. The two baristas manning the shop were very helpful and recommended a roast to fit our moods for the day and two delcious cookies from Two Tarts Bakery.
This was one of the rare moments we have been in downtown Portland where we weren’t in a total rush to get the heck out of the hustle and bustle of the middle of the city. In fact, it was one of the first times we were completly content on staying in one place and enjoying ourselves for an extended period of time. We will definitely be back to take in the mellow atmosphere, delicious coffee and of course, to people watch.