Upper Left Roasters in Portland

Cafe / Restaurant
Moderate Noise
Several Plugs

Original Scout + Editors

Community verified
Jewel Mlnarik

Who's clocked in to get work done here

Workspace Details + Amenities

Coffee roast their own, typical Portland flavor
Food sandwiches, bagels, snacks, bistro fare
Seating Capacity 30+
Outside Seating 12
Group Space Yes
Types of Seating Small tables, Larger tables, Standing bar / counter
Keywords roaster, Has Food, Group Friendly, Outdoor Seating, Natural Light, Has Power
Web www.upperleftroasters.com  

Pro Tips

New space opened early August 2015. Outlets along the walls under the standing desks/bars. Baristas are enthusiastic about welcoming laptop workers and I saw some folks working when I stopped by on a Sunday morning.

Plenty of seating, big communal tables for groups, decent food, outside one tops to enjoy sunny days, no limit to staying, wifi is free and medium speed (but you know, by some stuff periodically if you're there a while, it's just nice) - street parking, upper Ladd's behind Shell Station.

  • got some work done here today. consistently filled with others working. great vibe. the wifi was sluggish today and i suspect it’s due to the heavy use. at least 25 visible devices using it right now 🙂

  • Note that I tried to use my work VPN and couldn’t access any work servers. This doesn’t happen at all coffee shops, but certainly doesn’t only happen here. Worth noting tho.

  • plenty of seating. $1 drip coffee refills. lots of natural light. low volume music. great for conversation + work.

  • great open faced sandwiches available until 3pm.
    the cold brew infused with cacao is fantastic!

  • They sell growlers of their cold brew too 🙂 Love this spot! Outlets all along the walls and even some good outside seating too. I’ve never had an issue with noise level either. The food they serve is toast on steroids – always a great snack between coffee and working.

  • fantastic espresso. great pour-over coffee. nice selection of pastries. overhead music’s not too loud. lots of natural light. good ambiance.

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