Happy Father's Day!

by St. Johns Coffee

Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there. It looks like it's going to be a stellar weekend so I hope you get to spend some time with your families, enjoying this beautiful weather. And we have a great selection of not only organic and fair trade coffees but cold-press Toddy Brewers, Aeropress Brewers, t-shirts, Baratza grinders, pour over cones and filters, etc. to help make his day extra special. Something else you might want to consider is making a dry-rub mixture with some of our coffee. It's an excellent compliment to whatever meat item might be going on the grille this weekend.





















A big disappointment this week with the arrival of our logo cups. They were a far cry different than what had been expected and promised. I just received a call that the cups will be re-made and replacements should be here late next week. We will keep our fingers, and toes, crossed.

On a positive note, beginning next Tuesday, 6.23.15, we will be expanding our food menu to include some delectable items created by Molly's Grown to Eat.

Molly's buys from the best purveyors in town.  All Molly Grown to Eat foods are made with locally sourced, fresh organic ingredients and are pre-packaged, making them easy to take with you. Local vegges, the best meats and eggs and the best bakers providing amazingly delicious, healthy food.

Breakfast sandwiches will include:

A field roast breakfast burrito with chipotle field roast, cage free eggs, organic yellow onion, organic russett potatoes, tomato chutney, black beans and chiles in a white tortilla.

A Start-up breakfast sandwich with applewood smoked bacon, cage-free eggs, tomato, organic caramelized onions, spinach and sharp cheddar cheese on a multi-grain english muffin.

And the Treehugger breakfast sandwich with nutmeg spiced cage-free egg, caramelized onions, wild arugula, aged whited cheddar on Fleur de Lis bread.

Three different salads will be available:

The Grecian with organic orzo tossed in a homemade red wine vinaigrette, kalamata olives, organic red bell peppers, organic spinach, organic red onion and feta.

The Olympic salad with an organic spring mix, organic fuji apples, walnuts, dried cranberries, gorgonzola cheese, lemon wedge and balsamic vinaigarette.

The Mountain Goat with organic quinoa on a bed of organic spinach, topped with goat cheese, green onion, almonds and completed with a mustard thyme vinaigrette.




Sandwiches will include:

The Freebird Turkey sandwich with turkey, peasant levain bread, sun dried tomato spread, spinach and pepper jack cheese.

The Shindig Sammy featuring a pesto spread, roasted red bell peppers, roasted chicken, and organic spring mix on a Pearl Bakery levain.

Mollly's Hero with smoked ham, spicy Italian salami, organic roma tomatao, organic green leaf lettuce with a dijonaise spread on Fleur de Lis multi-grain bread.

And I just had to add another because it sounded so good. The Sage Turkey Toasty with hickory smoked turkey, provolone, caramelized onions with sage and dijon aioli on a Pearl Bakery levain.

Wraps -Last but not least is an item I typically would have avoided, being the certified carnivore I am. But I tasted it and found it to be amazing. It's the Yam & Kale Wrap. This features roasted yams, kale marinated in balsamic vinaigrette, black beans and feta in a white tortilla.

This will be accompanied by the El Compadre wrap which includes chipotle field roast, roasted corn, black beans, cliantro, bell peppers, chipotle aioli, and cotija cheese in a whole wheat tortilla wrap.





Pair any of these items with some of our REAL.GOOD.COFFEE and I'm certain it will put a smile on your face.

We take a lot of pride in the housemade items we offer. Everything from the various bagel spreads to the specialty beverage items. The following review was just posted on Yelp so thought I'd share. 

"Peder's "Orange Caramel Late" is the best kept secret in all of Portland!!! Home made caramel scooped into the milk before it is steamed. It's unlike anything you've ever experienced in your life!!! Subtlety sweet and creamy but not too much."

Josh H. - Portland, OR

Many who have visited our shop have more than likely seen the books we sell called "PDXccentric". They're full of various oddities and trivia specific to Portland. Well, next Thursday evening, there's an opportunity to participate in what will no doubt make it into the next printing of PDXcenntric.

It's the World's Largest Louie, Louie Sing-a-long, taking place at Portland City Hall, 1221 SW 4th Ave, Portland, Oregon 97204, Thursday June 25th at 5:30 pm. They're going for an entry into the Guiness World Record Book and to really seal the deal, the band who made that song so famous, The Kingsmen ,will be there to perform it! So come lend your lungs and energy and make this event a record-breaker.

We decided this week that we think it's finally time to have a grand-opening celebration. We haven't yet settled on a specific date but will keep you posted. Now that I've said something about it, that means I now have to follow through and make it happen. So stay tuned. As soon as a date/time has been decided upon, we will let you know. 

We're ready for the upcoming weekend with cold-brewed coffees, teas and will have plenty of freshly roasted organic and fair trade coffees available so please come see us. It's looking like it's going to be a stellar weekend!

Meanwhile, many thanks for your continued support and keep the coffee flowing!