Let’s face it Portlanders, we aren’t hip. Sure, we try very hard to be “with the times” and even have some ink in a places we are able to cover up in the work place. If I’m describing you, then you’re in luck. Backspace Lounge is the one place in Portland you can go to be hip for a couple of minutes. Backspace is a mecca for the hip crowd and unless you’ve been there… you aren’t hip.
Located in the heart* of Old Town/Chinatown, Backspace draws a crowd of people from all over Portland. It’s cozy, with comfy couches, cool art (each month they feature a local artist) and Stumptown Coffee – in my opinion, the best roaster in this city. At night, it becomes the premiere music scene showcasing an array of talent. Essentially, Backspace IS the art hub of Portland.
Backspace rules, because even though I’m not hip, i feel like i am when i go in there. The baristas are so frickin hip that they could screw up my order and I wouldn’t care. If you are looking for one place that will tailor to your coffee, art, music, beer (at night) and WiFi needs, you will never go wrong with Backspace.
*Yes, I know. Portland has a lot of places located in the heart of things.