After arriving in the Pacific Northwest, I've had the opportunity to appraise the coffee landscape. While I've had windows of opportunity to glimpse some sublime coffee practitioners, being in Portland also for some excellent opportunity to survey the greater Portland landscape, hipsters and all.
Coava Coffee was on the list of must visits. The Espresso was excellent. They are espresso only, so if you want some con pana on that doppio, you are out of luck. The shop itself was some sort of industrial retro-cycle. A pattern of metal stools with no pads seems to have pervaded with the hipsters. Overall, excellent espresso, and not much else.