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Groundwork Coffee in Portland

Cafe / Restaurant
Moderate Noise
Plugs everywhere

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Workspace Details + Amenities

Coffee Groundwork. Espresso, Pour Over, Cold Brew.
Tea Groundwork. Darjeeling, Chamomile, and
Food Hot and cold food options. Sizable hot food menu (mostly breakfast), pastries, and oatmeal.
Seating Capacity 36
Outside Seating 8
Group Space Little to None
Types of Seating Small tables, Standing bar / counter, Lounge chairs / couches
Keywords Has Food, Outdoor Seating, Natural Light, Has Power
Web www.groundworkcoffee.com/pages/upper-hawthorne-on-hawthorne-blvd  

Pro Tips

Bicycle parking corral next-door. Pedestrians: be careful crossing SE Hawthorne directly in front of the coffeeshop, as this portion of the road can be especially dangerous.

Pastries are from Bake Shop (bakeshoppdx.com). Wifi is 'Tin Man Guest', no password. Power outlets along front wall, so perhaps 50%+ of tables. One table that holds 6-8 people. More lunch/dinner options coming.

Smack dab between Por Que No and an ice cream shop -- and walking distance to other places to eat and drink. Limited free, on-street parking -- may have to wander into the neighborhood streets to find parking. Several bike racks out front and the 14 bus stop.


  • This has become a favorite of Portland. Reliable wifi, great coffee and open workspace. Friendly staff as well with unlimited coffee.

  • I apologize in advance for the negativity but, really, I guess my butt is big or something, and the vast majority of the chairs here are very uncomfortable and appear to be made for the very slender, or for children. It makes working here uncomfortable. There are a few non butt-squeezing chairs here but they are very loud and heavy, and the tables with two chairs usually can’t accommodate more than one laptop, but a small table may not bother others. Also when I came in, the owner had their stuff strewn over about three tables, for some reason, and made it hard to find a place to sit.

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