Mr. Green Beans, DIY Coffee Roasting and more, Portland OR

Mr. Green Beans, DIY Coffee Roasting and more, Portland OR

Keep Portland Weird!

The culture in this city offers something fun and different around every corner! It could be a roadway intersection artfully painted with mandalas, a crew of bicyclists peddling through a neighborhood all decked out in costume laughing and singing OR … it could be a gathering of passionate lovers working WITH each other for mutual success.

Mr. Green Beans

Mr. Green Beans | Retail in the Front, Roasting in the Back.

Kevin has created a space to support those who wish to explore the entire gamut of what it takes to make a good cup of coffee. This includes teaching people how to roast the green beans direct from origin (available for purchase in his shop). There are many different methods from the very simple roasting from an air-pop popcorn popper or a stove-top skillet to a larger industrial size machine he makes available in the back room for folks to use. He provides classes and advise on roasting … just give him a call!

Mr. Green Beans

Mr. Green Beans himself bringing in bags of green coffee beans.

Mr. Greenbeans, DIY Coffee Roasting and more
3908 N. Mississippi Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97227
T: 503.288.8698

SPIN Laundry Lounge, Mississippi District, Portland OR

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SPIN Laundry Lounge Coffee & Cafe

Oh happy day!!

Have you done laundry at a laundry mat? Trust me …. the experience can be horrifying! One time I was doing the weekly duty and stepped in doggy doodoo ~ IN the facility !It can feel a bit degrading as a guest. Not anymore!

Enter: SPIN in Portland, OR 

SPIN Laundry Lounge

SPIN Laundry Lounge Cup! They also have their own Permanent Press Blend Coffee Roast!


It’s sustainable – She took an old building in a trendy neighborhood and designed it to use less energy then chose the most energy-efficient washers and dryers on the market.

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Sweet Grass Market in Walden Colorado


Walden in north central Colorado is a town with a population of under 585 people and is the largest municipality in Jackson County. A small town just shy of the Wyoming border. I was passing through from Steamboat Springs, CO, through Poudre Canyon to Ft. Collins, CO when I saw the store and took a u-turn on Main.

Sweet Grass Market, Walden, CO

Sweet Grass Market, Walden, CO


Sweet Grass is the liveliest little place in town with coffee and burritos for customers like me, feed for some of the locals. YUP! It’s a coffeehouse and feed store! Not to mention a few other gadgets around available for purchase like stained glass and beautiful framed photographs of animals.

Deb McGlaughlin started the business in 2012. She donates a majority of her profits to the North Park Wildlife Rehabilitation center, which she manages. She has a passion not only for community but for small and large animals that are injured, usually on the roadways. Most of the injured animals are birds like eagles and owls. 

Pop in and visit them … and tell them I said “hi”!


Sweet Grass Market
420 Main Street
Walden, CO 80480
(970) 723-4033