Walking down Alberta St, NE I passed Random Coffee House, the red wooden exterior immediately said “home” to me, maybe since I too was clad in red and black.
Picking where to have coffee in Portland can be stressful: So many good choices and you never know if there’s somewhere just a little better a block away. After seeing the scene at Tin Shed, which had shades of 18th St. hipsteresque, I turned back and headed to randomness.
There it was, a shelf full of large freshly baked muffins in the most diverse flavors I’d ever seen:
-Raspberry coconut bran (my choice – yum);
-bacon cornmeal cheddar made with Beeler Bacon and Tillamook cheddar (how local can you get);
-cinnamon rhubarb which my muffin-pusher declared her favorite; a -gluten free lemon poppyseed which I’d go back for if I weren’t having lunch in an hour 😉
-and blueberry for the traditionalist
Serving Stumptown coffee, free wifi, and lots of light this could become a serious hangout if I didn’t have so many other cafes to experience!
1800 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211