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    Streetcar Coffee Tour

    Find out why Portland is the capital of "weird" during this streetcar tour that will take you across the city. Hint: it's all the caffeine! You'll be tasting espresso and fresh brewed coffee samples at five of the best roasters in the city, while learning about the differences behind their arts. Along the way, you'll get to know Downtown Portland, the Pearl District, and the Eastside, mostly traveling by this urban paradise's favorite mode of transportation, the streetcar. After your journey is done, you'll partake in a cupping, tasting and evaluating coffee in a guided session that will show you how to spot subtle variations behind your favorite roasts.
    Streetcar Coffee Tour

    Downtown Portland, Portland

    • Tour Portland by streetcar, stopping at five top cafes for espresso and coffee samples
    • Participate in a cupping to expand your knowledge of the third wave coffee world
    • Enjoy getting to know one of the most beautiful and unique cities in the country
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    Eastside Roasters Coffee Tour

    Third wave coffee" refers to a current movement to produce exceptionally high-quality coffee. This tour will take you to some of the best roasters on the eastside of Portland's Willamette River, including a cupping at the roastery known for having launched the West Coast third wave movement. At the cupping, a taste master will guide you through detecting the nuances behind several of the best roasts in the country. Prior to the cupping, you'll enjoy brewing method demonstrations at several of your stops, and of course samples of delicious coffee and espresso. Cool beans, right?
    Eastside Roasters Coffee Tour

    815 SE Oak Street, Portland

    • Tour Portland's Eastside by foot while visiting several of the city's top cafes for coffee samples
    • Participate in a cupping to expand your knowledge of the third wave coffee world
    • Enjoy getting to know one of the most beautiful and unique cities in the country
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    Pearl District's Specialty Coffee

    Enjoy a walking tour that puts a little extra bounce in your step! This trek will take you to 5 of the best roasters in Portland's Pearl District. At each stop, you'll enjoy tastings and introductions into the brewing methods that differentiate them from the competition, so you can judge the city's top coffee for yourself! You'll also enjoy one of the best espressos the city has to offer, and at the end of the tour, participate in a cupping at a Pearl District roasting facility. At the cupping, a coffee taste master will point out the nuances that differentiate some of the most well known roasts, thereby initiating you into the ranks of Portland's elite coffee-drinking community. You were always meant for big things!
    Pearl District's Specialty Coffee

    Pearl District, Portland

    • Tour Portland's Pearl District by foot while visiting several of the city's top cafes for coffee samples
    • Participate in a cupping to expand your knowledge of the third wave coffee world
    • Enjoy getting to know one of the most beautiful and unique cities in the country
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    Artisanal Donuts & Specialty Coffee

    Donuts and coffee- a classic pairing. But maybe your palate's a bit more sophisticated than others. Well this is your lucky day! On this tour, you'll pair some of the city's most delicious artisanal donuts with some of its most expertly crafted specialty coffees. Along with visiting various trendsetting establishments in the Northwest neighborhood, your guide will also offer insights into Portland's pioneering role in the Third Wave Coffee Movement, which refers to the current international trend in producing high quality, artisanal roasts. You'll enjoy espresso that is painstakingly made, and learn about the brewing methods it. And the donuts. So many ... delicious ... donuts.
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    Artisanal Donuts & Specialty Coffee

    Downtown Portland, Portland

    • Embark on a walking tour of Portland while enjoying some of the city's best coffee and donuts
    • Learn about the current trend in producing artisanal coffee and sample high-end espresso
    • Chow down on gourmet donuts that pair perfectly with some of the roasts you'll be trying
    • Enjoy a caffeine-and-sugar-fueled exploration that will alter your perception of this classic combo
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    Home Coffee Brewing Methods

    Something fun is brewing at Nossa Familia... and is this is your chance to get in on the action! This brewing class is designed to teach participants to brew coffee just like they do in Portland's hip coffee-house scene. You'll also enjoy tastings of various types of coffees as you go, developing an appreciation for how brewing methods can alter flavor. Nossa Familia is one of the city's top brewers, with an avid following and a delicious range of roasts. Imagine that. Coffee that doesn't taste like burnt socks.
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    Home Coffee Brewing Methods

    1633 SE 3rd Ave, Portland

    • Learn the art of brewing during a free coffee event at Nossa Familia
    • Enjoy free samples of delicious coffees as they're brewed
    • Taste the difference between brewing methods
    • Develop your coffee knowledge so you can brew to perfection on your own
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    Mississippi Avenue Food Tour

    Portland's North Mississippi Avenue is a hotbed of trendy eateries that serve up some of the city's most delicious food and drinks. The area is also home to quirky boutiques, local brewing companies and other independent businesses that make it one of Portland's most popular destinations. You'll discover it all as you explore the artsy, historical neighborhood with a local guide, stopping at brick-and-mortar restaurants such as Mee Sen Thai Eatery and popular food trucks like Koi Fusion. Sample everything from pork tacos to ice cream sandwiches, accompanied by local beer, Willamette Valley wine and creative cocktails. This tour is limited to 14 people, ensuring a small-group experience. Your food tour of North Mississippi Avenue begins at Mee Sen Thai Eatery, where you'll meet your guide and enjoy your first tasting of the day, a yummy Thai dish such as sai oua sausages and glass-noodle salad, accompanied by homemade blueberry soda or a locally brewed beer. Tastings are plentiful, so bring your appetite!

    From there, continue your walking tour with your guide, stopping at some of Portland's most popular food joints, all concentrated within a few blocks of North Mississippi Avenue. Exact itineraries vary slightly each day, but all tours are likely to include Mississippi Marketplace, where food carts and trucks gather, and The Meadow, a delightful shop dedicated to salt, chocolate and bitters, an unusual yet delicious combination.

    In between stops, pass by shops and other sites that add to the neighborhood's eclectic character, such as one of Portland's famous Benson Bubbler water fountains and a light bulb shop where an episode of Portlandia was filmed.

    Your tour ends at Ruby Jewel Scoops, where you can enjoy two of their most popular ice cream sandwiches. The total walking distance on this tour is 1 mile (1.6 km) and takes place on flat terrain.

    After your tour, stick around to check out more of what Mississippi Avenue has to offer -- you can make a whole evening of it! Browse the independent boutiques, enjoy a local beer or cocktail at one of the many bars, and perhaps even catch a show at Mississippi Studios, a favorite local music venue.

    Sample food tastings:
    • Mee Sen Thai Eatery: Yum Woon Sen glass-noodle salad and homemade sai oui sausage; homemade blueberry soda or locally brewed ale
    • Sidecar 11: Handcrafted mini cocktails and h'ors d'oeuvres plate with roasted hazelnuts and bruschetta
    • Gabagool: Italian style piadine (flatbread sandwiches) stuffed with cart-made mozzarella & local charcuterie
    • Ruby Jewel Scoops: Handmade chocolate-chip cookie, salted-caramel ice cream sandwiches, lemon cookie and lavender-honey ice cream sandwiches
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    Mississippi Avenue Food Tour

    3924 N Mississippi Ave, Portland

    • Explore the taste sensations that await you on North Mississippi Avenue during this walking food tour
    • Get to know one of Portland's trendiest neighborhoods and learn about its hip food scene from your knowledgeable local guide
    • Savor bites of goat cheese burgers, artisan cheese, spicy sausage, and ice cream
    • Enjoy tastings of some locally brewed beer and delicious handcrafted cocktails
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    Coffee Cupping & Roastery Tour

    Consuming copious amounts of coffee your idea of coping? Nossa Familia shares your predilection, as you'll find out during this cupping and roastery tour! Portland, Oregon is known for its sophisticated coffee scene, and this is your chance to not only discover one of the city's most popular roasters, but to develop your understanding of coffee as well. You'll enjoy guided tastings of a variety of coffee styes, learning how to evaluate them like a true coffee connoisseur. You'll also take a walk through the roastery to learn about the processes behind the beans. Best of all, it's free! This tour is well worth the buzz!
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    Coffee Cupping & Roastery Tour

    1633 SE 3rd Ave, Portland

    • Get to know one of Portland's top coffee roasters during a free event
    • Enjoy guided tastings of a variety of different Nossa Familia coffees
    • Learn to evaluate coffee as you drink it
    • Tour the roastery for an inside-look at how beans are prepared
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    Intro to Coffee Roasting

    Let's check the facts. Your wallet is overflowing with punch cards from your favorite coffee spots, you've heard "The usual?" more times than you can count, and you're on a first name basis with all of the baristas in town. Sound accurate? Then it's time to get out of line and into this class! Learn how to brew your own quality cup of coffee from a professional roaster as you take shelf-stable green coffee beans and transform them into a rich, aromatic treasure best enjoyed fresh. You'll discover the simplicity behind the process, plus go home with your own roasting guide and 1 lb. of raw coffee to get you started!
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    Intro to Coffee Roasting

    3908 N Mississippi Ave, Portland

    • Learn the art of coffee roasting from expert roasters
    • Discover which basic kitchen tools you can use to make high quality coffee
    • Receive a roasting guide and 1lb of raw coffee
    • Make your morning cup sing and gain new skills
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    Downtown Coffee Crawl

    Get up in Downtown during this jitter juice tour! You'll visit 6-7 of the best micro-roasters in an area known for its high density of artisan coffee shops. Enjoy demonstrations of brewing methods from the masters themselves, and try samplings at each, including shots of delicious, dark espresso. Included in the tour is a stop at one of Portland's famous food carts - this one dedicated solely to coffee! Once the walking portion of the tour is complete, you'll get to enjoy a third wave of coffee cupping, savoring the nuances that differentiate some of the finest roasts in the country. This is one tour you won't have trouble staying awake during!
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    Downtown Coffee Crawl

    Downtown Portland, Portland

    • Tour Downtown Portland by foot while visiting several of the city's top cafes for coffee samples
    • Participate in a cupping to expand your knowledge of the third wave coffee world
    • Enjoy getting to know one of the most beautiful and unique cities in the country
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