I found a gem in Portland, Oregon this past vacation: Glyph Cafe & Art Space, located a few blocks from the legendary Powell's Bookstore. It was hot, Jared and I were exhausted and we stopped in for a bite and beverage. We were pleasantly surprised!
Glyph is more than just another cafe: because of its art space offerings, customers learn lots about local art and find entertainment at this modern, trendy coffee shop. As its owner, Harvard alum Sandra Comstalk says: "Our mission is to foster those new connections between visual, literary and culinary arts and culture."
While the glyph remains one of the earliest forms of writing and visual art, this cafe name represents the educational and inspirational opportunities found in sharing one another's art/artistic dialogue.
While visiting, I tried their 2 Towns Cider in Ginja Ninja (a delicious, savory ginger hard cider). I also ordered their Swedish Smoked Salmon Wrap, minus the wrap. They are an accommodating space for those with diet restrictions.
Jared enjoyed a Grain Salad, including freekah, quinoa, market vegetables and avocado, as well as a Narragansett Lager.
Glyph is the perfect spot to enjoy a bit of Portland art culture and cuisine while sipping a beer (or wine), ferociously typing away on your Macbook, hipster style.
Glyph Cafe & Art Space
804 NW Couch St. Portland, OR 97209
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