Bicycles and coffee? Before you say “how Portland,” consider this: it’s bright, offers free WiFi, serves seasonal offerings from Stumptown Coffee and scrumptious sweet and savory goods from local purveyors like Southport Grocery and Bang Bang Pies and organic looseleaf teas. That you can get a flat fixed or pick up a new helmet is just the cherry on the cake. Heritage Bicycles General Store’s friendly staff may just become your new home office assistants.
As popular and quirky as “Orange is the New Black,” coffee shops are the new home office with just enough caffeine, treats and mellow atmosphere to get your work done with a smattering of people watching for occasional distraction. These independent shops stand out among the lot for plenty of plugs, robust joe, table space and kind staff.