Commissary in Portland

Cafe / Restaurant
Lower Noise
Few Plugs

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Workspace Details + Amenities

Coffee Sisters
Tea Kombucha
Food pastries, breakfast, lunch, sandwiches, salads, gluten free,
Seating Capacity 20
Outside Seating 6
Group Space Some
Types of Seating Small tables, Larger table
Keywords Has Food, Has Power
Web commissarycafe.com  

Pro Tips

Look to the far corner, under middle table and table next to the door for outlets. It's less crowded in the afternoon and more crowded around 9/10 am. Get perks for dressing up on Friday. Happy hour from 4-8:30pm on Th/Fr. WiFi can be hit or miss (see comments below).

Modern aesthetic, music is usually indie (the Shins, Foster the People), but sometimes oldies or classic rock (the Beatles) and Christmas music for the holidays. Kid friendly. In the film exchange building, which was used by studios like Paramount and Fox to distribute movies and posters. Known for their coconut scones.

  • Quiet, good coffee. My first time working here, I received an unexpected (short, quiet) client call, and one of the staff (likely a manager) came over and told me I couldn’t be on the phone. As I was in the middle of the call, I couldn’t exactly hang up on my client. I went over and apologized a couple minutes later when we were finished. She was polite about it, but it was clear it was an ‘understood’ policy, but this wasn’t posted anywhere, so I hadn’t known. Just a heads up. Would be a great spot to meet with a friend sans work, but calls are a no-go here.

  • Here this AM (I come here perhaps once a month) and wifi is painfully intermittent. Load fine one moment, then takes forever the next. Still, incredibly tasty food and a great space. Switching to my Karma.

  • Workfrom

    Updated. Thank you 🙂

  • Password updated to bettywhite

  • Workfrom

    Bummer! Haven’t heard that yet, so good to know. We’ve been a couple times, but only for short stints so sounds like their WiFi is a little hit or miss.

  • Had huge problems with the WIFI here… was only able to access a few websites, and those only intermittently.

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