Blazers and Beer

Our beautiful Couch cafe, serving beer and wine, showing Blazers games. Happy Hour starts at 4…


Ristretto Roasters Portland Couch St.

Detroit Hustles Harder

RR owner Din Johnson got a chance to hang with some Detroit roasters last week, including Josh Longsdorf at Anthology Coffee. Detroit is a city undergoing some serious change, street art meets Beaux Arts. And the coffee was rad.


Ristretto Roasters Design Contest: Two Winners, Two!


RR was so delighted with the drawings we received for our October Design Contest that we could not choose one winner. So we didn’t! Check out the gorgeous hand-sign thrown by Ivy Campbell (who you can meet behind the bar at our Nicolai cafe), and the bright idea from design student Sedona Rigsby. Each image will grace forthcoming RR swag. And our thanks to all who submitted.

Our BuRRo Camp Mugs All the Way from Poland

burro-camp-mugsOur burro camp mugs came all the way from Poland, but their life started  at a wedding in Sayulita, Mexico. As the wedding party—which included the owners of Portland businesses Bollywood Theater, Por Que No, Laurelhurst Market, and Ristretto Roasters—walked up the surf town’s tiny streets, accompanied by a 14-piece mariachi band, those in need of refreshment grabbed a beer from the pack carried by a beer burro. And an idea was born

David Shafer, Elyse Fenton, Justin Hocking, August 14 at 7:30 at Couch Cafe

Head over to Ristretto Roasters Couch cafe on Thursday August 14 at 7:30pm, to hear some of the best writers in the country read their work. Poet Elyse Fenton, whose book, Clamor, won the received the University of Wales Dylan Thomas Prize. Justin Hocking, author of The Great Floodgates of the Wonderworld, a book about surfing, obsession & Moby Dick that was listed as one of Ten Brilliant Books That Will Grab You from Page One in Kirkus Reviews and The Huffington Post. And David Shafer reading from his new novel, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, which a New York Times headline said, “May Be the Novel of the Summer.” There’s not a better night of readings happening anywhere.

Beer, wine, cold brew, coffee drinks available. Snacks, too.

This event is free and open to anyone, as are all reading events at all Ristretto cafes.

555 NE Couch Street – Portland – 503-284-6767

Loggernaut Reading Series – March 5th

Join us at Ristretto Roasters Williams for Loggernaut’s spring reading series, with the prompt, “Stretch.” Readers include Justin Hocking, Julie Joosten and Kelly Luce. More information at

Wednesday, March 5. Doors open at 7, readings at 7:30. This event is free and open to the public. Coffee, treats and wine available.

Ristretto Roasters, 3808 N. Williams Ave., Portland 97227 – 503-288-8667