TaborSpace in Portland

Cafe / Restaurant
Louder Noise
Several Plugs

Original Scout + Editors

Community verified
Jewel Mlnarik

Who's clocked in to get work done here

Workspace Details + Amenities

Coffee Ristretto Roasters
Tea Jasmine Pearl
Food patries
Seating Capacity 45+
Outside Seating 10
Group Space Yes
Types of Seating Small tables, Larger tables, Lounge chairs / couches
Keywords Kid Friendly, Has Power
Web taborspace.org/coffee  

Pro Tips

Located inside Mt. Tabor Presbyterian Church. Historic building with great ambiance and beautiful stain glass windows. Coffee House located in the belltower. Kid-friendly with a little play area, soft music but lots of chatting, large space that never feels crowded, can work here all day without pressure. Multiple rooms.

  • There are also rentable conference rooms for $10-15 per hour, but depending on what is going on in the other rooms, there is some sound bleed over. Recommended to inquire what is in the adjoining rooms when you make a rental – I had a conference room today but there was a vocal class next door! Thankfully it was just an informal work meeting with a team member.


  • Some recent development:

    The coffee shop operation seems to have been split off from the Taborspace organization, which is now focusing its work on being an event rental venue. I am not sure what company runs the coffee shop, but they are now sourcing coffee from Trailhead and/or Nossa Familia (seen both, they may still be experimenting) rather than from Ristoretto.

    The hours for the coffee shop are reduced from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. M-F and 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sat.

    However, the Copeland Commons (the big hall next to the coffee shop) is open to public use every weekday from 7:30 a.m. until around 8:30 p.m. unless preempted by any rental of the Commons (see http://taborspace.org/events for calendar and see if there is any event listed as “Commons”). Usually (not always) any leftover pots of coffee is left in the lobby after 4 p.m. and until around 7:30 p.m. or whenever they are gone. $1 suggested donation is requested for the leftover coffee.

  • I clocked in just now and TaborSpace network speed is about 10 Mb/s. If you have Comcast, there’s two open network connections. “xfinitywifi” is averaging about 20-25 Mb/s. It’s fairly quiet in here with music and conversation from the coffee shop. There’s typically light chatting so if you need to concentrate, bring headphones as the building has tall ceilings and carries a fair amount of ambient sound with echoing.

    For the seating, there’s some beautiful stained glass windows but they do block most of the light. However, it provides the perfect lighting for laptops! The tables along the walls have lamps and seat an average of 2-4 people. Outside, there’s also four to five concrete tables with metal chairs along Belmont. It’s a fairly busy street so you’ll hear plenty of traffic noise. The middle round tables seat up to four people but are a little small. Overall, a very cozy spot to grab some coffee and work.

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