Urban Grind is living proof that getting your daily fix doesn’t have to involve paying above average prices for a below average experience. On the contrary, this place is a perfect example of a local business that has established a huge following by providing a great atmosphere to compliment amazing products.
First and foremost, the drinks are outstanding. Whether you’re the type who prefers a jet-black shot of life, a flavor-laden mocha or latte or one of a dozen teas, Urban Grind will not disappoint. The drink menu, which also features several beers and wines, has something great for everyone. And that’s not all…
The food selection may be what really sets Urban Grind apart! All the food is made locally by eco-conscious companies and tends to be an experience in itself. Featured are several tarts, pasties and baked goods that will tempt even the best of us. But the real winners may be the paninis. Urban Grind offers both breakfast (highly recommend is the “spicy” with ham, egg and salsa!) and lunch paninis with your choice of sides.
Yet what it really boils down to is the people. Expect to be greeted with a smile by any of the employees or the owner Kevin (who you’ll likely find tending the espresso machine). And don’t be surprised to find yourself on a first name basis after only a few visits. So next time you’re in the Pearl District, grab a seat on one of their sofas, take advantage of free wireless internet, enjoy some quality food and drink and discover first-hand why Urban Grind is a true oasis in a city saturated with coffee shops.
Urban Grind Coffeehouse
911 NW 14th Ave.
Portland, OR 97209
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