Case Study Coffee on Sandy in Portland

Cafe / Restaurant
Moderate Noise
Few Plugs

Original Scout + Editors

Community verified
Darren Buckner

Who's clocked in to get work done here

Workspace Details + Amenities

Food pastries, snacks
Seating Capacity 20-40
Group Space Some
Keywords Group Friendly
Web www.casestudycoffee.com  

Pro Tips

Power outlets under the window seating, as well as on the north and east walls. Also a harder to find outlet on the big pillar in the middle of the space.

  • No issues 7/12/17 10 orso people on laptops and no issues with Wifi, besides, Xfinity customers can also log on to Xfin hot spot connection too. Chill spot decent music, mellow ambience, decent people watching.

  • No password required. If you have trouble connecting to the internet, visit http://aplogin.com/ to input your name and email (per the Barista). After that- wifi worked great for me! Bright open space but the downside is that the openness creates a lot of noise, the noise combined with loudly played music (perhaps not everyday) makes for a difficult place to get work done. My test for noise level is whether I can still hear the cafe’s music with my headphones in. Yup- I can. A little too loud for my own liking but perhaps not a problem for others. The plus here- the staff are super nice, knowledgeable…so much so I really want to love this place. I would come back here to work on a fun art project but not for computer work.

  • They’ve moved to a captive wifi network recently. You are required to enter a name + email address when connection. Network name/SSID is Case Study Coffee Sandy. There are a few other networks within broadcast range if you have trouble with the network offered by Case Study.

  • Looks like others have experienced WiFi issues recently, too. I was here on a Sunday and the place was nearly full with 10 laptops open. While I could connect to their SSID, I couldn’t get a connection to any website, including “google.com”. I eventually tried both the CableWifi and Xfinity networks and was able to get a fast connection there.

  • WiFi has not been snappy the past few times I’ve worked from here. It’s usable but it used to be better. Still one of my favorite spots in this area.

  • Quality coffee and many seating options – stand at the bar along the window or join the communal table if you feel like sharing. While the WIFI is fast it’s worth noting that as of Sept 2014 VPN access is blocked. It’s not the case at their Alberta location.

  • Bar along the window provides a great workspace. House coffee is delicious. No cream or sugar needed.

    Interesting that I have not had the same Wi-Fi experience as others. I’m only getting 3.7 Mbps down and 8.10 Mbps up! Strange that the down is so much worse than the up—there must be a lot of folks streaming in here right now.

  • Tom Watson

    This is my regular spot. Solid wifi and during the work week the majority of people are here working or taking meetings. Highly recommended.

  • Tippy tables. Not many outlets. Crowded in the afternoon. Limited food. Great coffee! Never found it to be a great work space, but great for coffee

  • Love the natural light here and the snappy Wi-Fi. The location is great with food options nearby. A newly opened food cart space is just a 45 second walk down the street and Du’s Grill is right next door. This is a good spot if you need to meet with a group. There is one very long table that works well for this.

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