Shrine to Coffee and Friends

Shrine to Coffee and Friends - Pied Cow Portland : Karen Gadient, 2014

Another one of my cell phone photos. This is a fantastic shrine-like element within the Pied Cow Coffeehouse in Portland, Oregon. Right next to a table, so you can drink your brew and ponder the spirits likely sharing it with you.

We went there to kill some late-night time while awaiting our dear friend Sunnie, who was driving down from Seattle to see us. Although it was pretty darn dark when I took this picture, it came out clearly enough to share.

I’ve been to some wonderful coffeehouses in New York City and Los Angeles, but this place had really smooth coffee and a lovely funky vibe that encourages discussion and triggers writing ideas. Would totally go there again.

Good communication is as stimulating as black coffee and just as hard to sleep after. β€” Anne Morrow Lindbergh


Filed under Coffee, Food, Friendship, Inspiration, Oregon, Photography, Quotes, Travel, Vacation

21 responses to “Shrine to Coffee and Friends

  1. I love quirky takes on coffee culture and when coffee shops make the space their own! πŸ™‚

  2. I need a funky vibe! Or coffee. either one.

  3. Sounds like a wonderful coffee house – very quirky – I love quirky, so much more interesting!! πŸ˜€ And it reminds me of an abandoned house, with all that collection of things to look at. Certainly not boring anyway. The road I live in has an old English quirkiness to it, and we do have a cafΓ© round the corner on the main road, it’s a happy, clean and smart place, but it would be great if it was like this. I’d live in it!! πŸ˜‰

    • karengadient

      I could have lived in a place like that too. All the little odd touches everywhere, just so much for the eyes to wander over. I have some mad ones of the bathroom too–yes, really… well, there were paintings and even a world globe: in the LOO, so! πŸ˜€

  4. Portland! Voodoo Doughnuts if a treat, if you’ve not been there.

  5. My cell phone photos are considerably duller in comparison!!
    I love a good coffeehouse.

    • karengadient

      David’s really the photo bug, but I’m getting better at snapping pictures now that I have a smartphone. πŸ™‚

  6. As I was scrolling down I was expecting to see a snake wind around one of the statuettes.

  7. Lovely photo! πŸ™‚ I would love to visit that cafe someday!!!!

  8. The photo of the table looked so cozy and zen. I wondered about the shrine. Do you know its signification?

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