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Water Avenue Coffee in Portland

Cafe / Restaurant
Moderate Noise
Several Plugs

Original Scout + Editors

Community verified
Jewel Mlnarik

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Workspace Details + Amenities

Coffee Water Avenue
Tea Smith
Food Sandwich, bagels, salad, oatmeal, yogurt
Seating Capacity 35
Group Space Yes
Types of Seating Small tables, Larger tables
Keywords Air Conditioned, Has Power
Web www.wateravenuecoffee.com  

Pro Tips

Look for outlets along the west wall and under the bars / standing desks made from 100yr old, local reclaimed fir. Since it's a popular spot for cyclists and can frequently fill up, look in the back for additional work space. Find additional street parking a block to the south and west - at the entrance to the Eastbank Esplanade.


  • There’s now a small menu here which just adds to the appeal. Fast WiFi, great coffee and good vibes. What else do you need?

  • This place is one of my top 3 favorite places to work in PDX. I rank based on food diversity/options (aka not bagels and croissants), bathroom, wifi, and tons of seats.

    Their food menu is absolutely bomb. Sometimes, I don’t want to have a heart attack w/ caffeine… so I can only buy so many overpriced lattes and whatnot. FOOD, however… I am happy to spend money on, and they have such a great variety of sandwiches and breakfast items.

    KEY: BUY THE CHIA SEED PUDDING. It is massive, $6, and super healthy and insanely delicious. They also have great sandwiches.

    Water Ave, personally, is my #1 favorite coffee shop for this very reason – they mastered the food menu and have figured out how to scale it.

  • Workfrom

    Updated 🙂

  • I’m pretty sure they close at 6p, not 7.

  • They just added a bunch more bike parking on the adjacent corners, now no trouble to lock your bike.

  • jc00ke

    Wi-Fi speeds were *really* bad for me (Xubuntu on a Samsung laptop) and fantastic for my friend sitting next to me, on a newer MacBook Pro. I emailed WEBbeams support and was very impressed! Ericka from WEBbeams flipped a few switches and my speeds went up to normal (had something to do with the QoS setting) and said the hardware was old so she’d try to send out a new router soon.

    Point being, I wasn’t going to go back since I couldn’t get work done, but WEBbeams really kicked ass, and now Water Ave is one of my goto places.

  • Great Atmosphere. Navigate to https://wifi.webbeams.com to login to wifi.

  • Can be tough to find parking nearby. Head towards the back of the shop for some good work space.

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