Rimsky-Korsakoffee House

707 SE 12TH AVE. 503-232-2640

Photo credit: instagram/rimskykorsakoffeehouse/

Writing publicly about this gem of a coffee house hidden in plain view feels wrong, but it’s been flying below the radar long enough now that its crowd of adherents shouldn’t feel at all threatened by the public knowing about its great desserts, espresso drinks and oldtimey ambience—which includes a novelty bathroom and motorized tables that spin so gradually you won’t know it until your drink is no longer in front of you.

> Pete Cottell