Nao is our Violet Fog representative for Portland, Oregon! She is team #NiceGirlsClub all the way and is super in touch with Violet Fog’s values and community! WE LOVE HER! We’re so excited that she has written her first article for VF- so please show her some love if you enjoyed it! Side note: How GORGEOUS are her photos? Her eye is just insane. She sees beauty in everything and everyone. And to believe she takes all her photos on an iPhone! Crazy!! Her Instagram is @Naooh.lala <3 I know she’d love to meet you guys. xx, Katey
Take it away Nao!
Hi guys! I’m Nao. I’m an international student from Tokyo, Japan. I’m currently living in beautiful Portland, Oregon! Portland is known for amazing nature, arts, hipster vibes, great food, and… coffee! This time, for my first article on VF, I would love to introduce you guys to my favorite cafes in town!
These are the cutest coffee shops in Portland, Oregon!
537 SW 12th Ave
Heart Coffee is one of my most favorite coffee shops in town! It’s cozy, and people here are so nice and friendly. I usually order their Vanilla Latté, because it is the best one among all vanilla lattes I’ve ever tried!
Ace Hotel Portland, 1026 SW Stark St.
There are three store locations in Portland, but my favorite spot is definitely the one right inside Ace Hotel. You can enjoy the Portland hipster feeling at Ace Hotel lobby with a cup of stumptown’s coffee. I usually go for a latte or nitro brew (nitro brew X good weather＝perfect match!)
923 SW Oak St
￼What’s unique here is that your coffee will come in a jar (so portland!) And of course, their coffee is on point. It’s very tiny coffee shop, but it’s always full of people. They brew slowly on purpose, for quality. I recommend you to go visit them in summer especially, because they serve ligit Japanese shaved ice in summer!
Cup and Bar
118 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
￼￼My ultimate favorite coffee shop. First of all, their atmosphere is just amazing. Simple, cozy but stunning. Also their avocado toast is THE BEST!
520 SW 5th Ave
You can have the best espresso drink in the city here. I love their affogato, which is the coffee based desert. You can pick your favorite flavor of gelato, and they will pour espresso over the top! Yummy!!
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