Cuisine(s)
Bakery, Coffee
Price Scale
$
Description

A customer since the ’80s notes fewer hippies nowadays at SE 12th Avenue’s Rimsky-Korsakoffee House, but not much else has changed. A relic of Portland’s coffee culture before the Starbucks-on-every-corner era, Rimsky’s still charts its own course: a 7 p.m. opening time, cash or check only, and not a laptop in sight. Only a fool would ask for a Wi-Fi password. Instead, ask for a Berries Godunov and the Ambiguity tea, and continue your conversation in the shadows while you take in the music. Don’t miss the bathroom.

Meal Times
Coffee, Dessert, Dinner, Late Night
Good to Know
Cash Only, Counter Service
Good For
Conversation, Date Night
Location