Press Club Café
2621 SE Clinton
Hot off the SE Clinton Street press, this appealing, mod café does more than just cure caffeine withdrawal. It also serves as an eclectic magazine stand, a wine and beer bar, and a crêperie—which means that the inquiring mind, the thirsty gullet, and the peckish palate can all be satisfied here. Facing the Press Club’s impressive wall of more than 100 magazines, you might grab a copy of Gourmet or Gastronomica, sink into a cozy banquette with a glass of nebbiolo, and feast on a crêpe filled with prosciutto, mushrooms, and mozzarella. Rather work on your next blog post? Settle into the Wi-Fi vibes and feast on a hot coppa salami, provolone, and baby greens baguette. If a simple, straightforward cup of joe is all you require, order the single French press, take a sip, focus all your energy on that wall of periodicals, and wait for Pulitzer Prize-winning inspiration to hit you. Or turn to your neighbor, an artsy fellow who’s likely waiting for the same. Closed Mon.
The Press Club was featured in B is for Bacon…and Breakfast our March 2009 guide to Portland’s best waffles, eggs, biscuits, hash, coffee, pancakes, bagels, omelets, pastries, doughnuts, dim sum, and more.