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Welcome To America’s Third Wave Coffee Capital

Let’s make a bold declaration: Portland is the best coffee city in America. Yes, we said it. That’s no slight to other splendid coffee cities such as San Francisco or Seattle. But just look at the numbers: The Rose City has more than 60 roasters in its city limits, with the majority dedicated to meticulously roasting small-batch, artisanal coffee.

More than any other city in America, Portland lies at the heart of the third wave coffee movement. Our baristas, many nationally recognized, craft amazing coffee in our specialty cafes throughout the city. What's more, our pioneering roasters define the coffee trends that the rest of the nation follows.

It’s clear that any trip to Portland would be incomplete without experiencing the eclectic café scene and coffee culture, and there’s no better way to explore the city’s coffee scene than with Third Wave Coffee Tours — Portland’s only coffee tour company.

Sip Your Way Through Portland’s Artisanal Coffee Scene

Each one of our signature tours will introduce you to a unique region of Portland and its finest coffee artisans. On almost every tour, you’ll get to experience brew methods demonstrations, participate in side-by-side coffee tastings and explore the micro-roasters who redefine America’s coffee culture. Plus, you’ll get to sample some of the world’s finest coffee — brewed right here in Stumptown — and nibble locally sourced snacks and baked goods.

Much more than a tasting tour, Third Wave Coffee Tours takes you behind the scenes to meet the pioneering roasters and award-winning baristas who put the city on the world’s coffee map. In addition to leisurely strolling through trendsetting neighborhoods, you’ll get to discover the history of third wave coffee and learn tips and tricks to brew better coffee at home.

If you love coffee and want to discover Portland’s artisan coffee scene, let our expert guides take you behind the scenes as you explore city’s third wave coffee revolution.

Meet The Team

Lora Woodruff, Owner, Tour Guide

It started innocently enough: a copy of the Oregonian's A&E on Fridays over a latte at Public Domain. Next, I discovered Stumptown a few blocks away and marveled at how good coffee could actually be. After realizing there were many more of these types of coffee shops in the city, I had my marching orders. I created a list of local micro-roasters and after visiting a majority of the 70+, the rest, as they say, is history!

I love Portland and think we have something really special here. We have the perfect mix of artisans passionately pursuing exceptional coffee and a population that appreciates and supports it. Our coffee scene is one of the best in the world and I look forward to sharing it with you.

Eliza Schally, Tour Guide
Hello, I’m Liza! I’m a cook with a passion for local food and good coffee who grew up in Pennsylvania and moved to Portland to work in the outstanding restaurant industry here. As an experienced tour guide, I love getting to meet and connect with people through giving tours. I’m so excited to be shining a light on the amazing coffee Portland has to offer!

Diversity and Inclusion
At Third Wave Coffee Tours we believe that building and sustaining diversity requires an ongoing commitment to inclusion that must find full expression in our organizational culture, values, norms and behaviors. Throughout our work, we support diversity across all lines of difference, including age, economic circumstance, ethnicity, sex, race, range of ability, religion, sexual orientation, and gender identity/expression. We aim to lead by example, viewing and encouraging diversity as a fundamental and abiding strength of this organization.


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