Where to drink in Portland this week


1. Push x Pull

821 SE Stark St., pushxpullcoffee.com. 8 am to 2 pm Monday to Friday, 8 am to 3 pm Saturday to Sunday.

Coffee may be ubiquitous in our city, but Christopher Hall, the 37-year-old co-founder of the Push x Pull roaster and coffee maker, has a singular focus on natural processing beans. The “natural process” refers to the fermentation of the whole coffee cherry after harvest. In the capable hands of Push x Pull, the results are flavorful espressos and captivating cortados.

2. Nightingale

18 NE 28th Ave., 971-254-9017, nightingaleepdx.net. 5 p.m. to midnight Thursday-Saturday, 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday, Monday and Wednesday.

There’s something low-key about Nightingale, even with a decent weekend turnout of groups dining indoors and out – on the festive but understated patio of the streetside bar. The quiet, elusive bar on a Saturday night, its cocktail menu consists of well-crafted concoctions mostly with a dominant ‘peat’, due to the liberal display of mezcals, scotches and smoky bitters.

3. Midnight Society

3341 SE Belmont St., themidnightsocietypdx.net. 4 p.m. to midnight Tuesday-Thursday, 4 p.m.-2 a.m. Friday-Saturday.

When it comes to an option, vermut de la casa is the best and cheapest vermouth choice you can make, and it is arguably the least approved by the FDA. Midnight Society co-owner and bartender Estanislado Orona prepares two mixes of secret menus. The white combines Dolin Dry and Myrrha Blanco from Padró & Co. with a saline solution to give the sweet and nutty mixture a flavor, like sour verjuice. The red is a mix of Dolin and Cocchi Storico reds, put on cocoa nibs for a week. The first sip is cherry cola and fudge. Softening on ice, cloves and bananas come out.

4. Cooperative

1250 NW 9th Ave., Suite 100, 503-342-7416, cooperaticapdx.com. 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday to Saturday.

New to Pearl’s Italian Market menu, the Flying World Vermut Tour comes with three 3-ounce glasses to remind drinkers that, to quote bar manager Joel Schmeck, “really killer vermouths” are made to scale. international and national. Alongside the Spanish rosé vermut Lustau and the red vermouth Cnia Mata, Cooperativa offers the “Someday” vermouth from Son of Man. Made with Basque-style Sagardo Cider, brewed at Cascade Locks, this dry white distorts the vermouth category, a category known to have few prerequisites other than being made with wine. The cloudy yellow bottle contains tangy sips of kumquat and rhubarb.

5. Speed-o Cappuccino

402 SE, boulevard Martin Luther King Jr., 503-754-4371, speed-o-cappuccino.business.site. 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday to Sunday.

In the summer, most of the Speed-o Cappuccino employees served filter coffee and Spanish cortados (a cappuccino with equal parts of espresso and milk), dressed in hot pink crop tops and booty shorts. The cart’s brunch menu is equally bright and colorful enough to wake diners up or restore them after a long night at the neighboring Coffin Club. The assortment of peanut butter, banana slices, almond granola, coconut shavings, cocoa nibs and honey on the Glory Bowl Toast Plate is the sweetest pun in the world. breakfast south of Voodoo Donut.


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