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539 NW 13th Ave, Portland, OR 97209-3000
06:00 - 18:00
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Portland, Oregon
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88 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My absolute favorite coffee houses in portland. I get the coava expresso but for some reason barista makes better coffee than at coava. Water ave is good, cafe behind the museum is maybe my second best but barista is always first choice.

Thank hhl
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20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I enjoy a variety of coffee and espresso drinks at Barista and sometimes eat the bakery. It's a great stop when you are in the Pearl or Powell's vicinity. I work out at 24 Hour Fitness nearby

Thank Robyn P
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1,641 reviews
1,016 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

I like they got lots of coffees from around the country. It's like a greatest hits of coffee and you can explore.

Thank Alzor S
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

They know what they are doing here. Good local PDX coffee spot. I would suggest you never step foot in Starbucks in Portland, instead, go to great places like Barista instead!

Thank David I
Prineville, Oregon, United States
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

After reading reviews for the top coffee in the Pearl, opted for trying both Barista and Black Rock, given the proximity. Barista is significantly better coffee, and seemed more friendly, but if you want atmosphere and still great coffee, bring your laptop to Black Rock. The coffee tasted fresher and smoother at Barista, and if I am looking for freshly... More 

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Richland, Washington
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333 reviews
234 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

I ordered an extra hot latte that was served luke warm. When I mentioned that it wasn't extra hot, the barista took it from me, dramatically dumped it in the sink and said they'd make another one. They don't offer skim milk, only 2% or whole. The 16 oz latte was served in a pint glass, so they need to... More 

Thank cwvw79
Aliso Viejo, California
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202 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Cup of coffee and refill and small pastry $6.25 + tip. I did not go for the tiny $8 quiche which they had no way to heat. No value proposition here.

San Diego, California
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43 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

After having heard so much and reading multiple reviews, we headed to Barista on NW 23rd Ave. We arrived just before 9 a.m...it was lovely and quiet with plenty of seating options, we even snagged a large booth! The fellow taking our order was very friendly (in our brief time here, a bit atypical for Portland baristas) and most helpful.... More 

Thank Albkino
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49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

I had heard a lot about Barista and thought it unlikely to be that impressed with a latte. I was wrong. It was heaven. A perfect balance of milk to coffee. The espresso was incredibly smooth with chocolate and earthy tones. Definitely stop by for a memorable cuppa joe!

1 Thank L8R
Houston, Texas
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37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Best coffee in Portland! The cappuccino and espresso macchiato are excellent, the espresso coffee has the perfect strength and level of acidity. The atmosphere is really nice, and the place very chic, modern, and great to work or study.

1 Thank Marukita

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
07:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 539 NW 13th Ave, Portland, OR 97209-3000
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland>  > Pearl
  • Neighbourhood: Pearl

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?