Warm Up on a Cold Day at These Local Businesses

Jet Black Coffee

As we head into March, the latest bout of cold weather is a reminder that winter is still going strong. However, that is no reason to stay at home. Portlanders are no strangers to braving the elements. Taking a stroll around your favorite business district can be quite pleasant if you are prepared. Many businesses have adapted to life both indoors and out with warm drinks, toasty patios, and hot winter offerings. If you are looking to warm up on a cold day, these small businesses can help:

  • Beaumont: Swing by Prince Coffee, a Dutch-inspired coffee shop stocked with specialty coffee and fresh stroopwafles. 
  • Belmont: Hot tea never fails to chase away the rainy day blues. Try a new variety at The Leaf Room, which carries over 200 teas, herbs, and spices. 
  • Foster: Looking for some color and warmth on a cold, gloomy day? Get a taste of Brazil at Favela Brazilian Café. This is no ordinary coffee shop—eat, drink, shop, pick up some culture, and enjoy their expansive outdoor and covered patio.
  • Gateway: March 1st is Jet Black Coffee’s 6th anniversary! Jet Black Coffee is a vegan coffeehouse featuring excellent coffee and delicious locally-made vegan treats.
  • Lents: Seek refuge from the cold with a hot cup of coffee at Refuge Coffee House. Try the pour-over Ethiopian blend. It will warm your heart and soul. 
  • Lloyd: Check out Green Bridge Coffee next time you’re in Lloyd. Not only do they serve delicious coffee, but they also give 10% back to local nonprofits. 
  • Midway:  When you need a break from the winter weather, head to Jenni’s Sacred Grounds to warm up with a hot drink and a homemade breakfast. This friendly little café is sure to brighten even the cloudiest February day!
  • Montavilla: For children’s winter gear, Beanstalk Children’s Resale has a variety of kids’ gloves, boots, hats, and more.
  • Parkrose: A nice, hot bowl of soup is a great way to warm up on a cold day. Check out Pho Dalat for classic beef and noodle soup, plus salad rolls and rice bowls.
  • Soul District: Book sauna time at Loyly day spa and get a good sweat going during even the coldest days. 
  • St. Johns: Salty Teacup is having Local Artists Pop Up Market on Saturday, 2/25 in their back room. They are also hosting a Stitch Club with embroidery kits this Sunday, 2/26 from 12:30-3:30pm. People can stay out of the cold to shop or stitch in comfort. Light snacks will be provided.
  • Williams District: Warm up with a hot stone massage at Hand & Stone and be sure to check out their aromatherapy options to enhance your experience. Grab a steaming latte or a cup of Tanglewood chai at Either/Or Cafe

This list is non-exhaustive. There are plenty of other options for staying warm while you venture out this winter. Show us your favorite businesses for braving the cold on Instagram and Facebook. If you are a Portlander in need of warm shelter, please visit Multnomah County’s Care for When It’s Cold Website.