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Water Avenue Coffee +2

A laptop-friendly space in Portland


Jewel Mlnarik

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.

Need to know

Type of Space

Public

Today | All Hours
Avg. WiFi Speed 61 Mb/s Details
WiFi Login wateravecoffee | Water Avenue Coffee
Background Noise Moderate
Power
Food
Coffee
Tea
Alcohol -
Group Seating
Outdoor Seating -
Types of Seating Small tables, larger tables
Accessible Outlets Good
Community Tags Air Conditioned, Has Power, Faster WiFi
Coffee Options Water Avenue
Tea Options Smith
Food Options Sandwich, bagels, salad, oatmeal, yogurt
Scout Date May 2014
Last Updated September 2015

People are saying  

  • Darren Buckner

    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?

  • s9lynn

    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.

  • Cdayger

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

    • Updated 🙂

  • Cdayger

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

  • 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.

  • Darren Buckner

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

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