Stumptown Summer BBQ

Portland took a somewhat rudely long time to get to summer this year. We had rain and dark days through mid June. Then we got weeks of fairly uncomfortable heat. Yes, I sound like a big complainer, but that’s because Portland usually spoils us rotten in the summertime, with week after week of high 70s/low 80s perfection. We finally got here, a week shy of August, and our pals at Stumptown snatched up the opportunity to invite friends and family over for a big ol’ BBQ on Friday afternoon. I totally TGIF-ed. Thanks, Stumptown!

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Phuong (owner of Lava Java, duh) and Megan, who works at the Stumptown Annex, were in great spirits.

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Our old neighbors, Stumptown’s Maryellen and her partner, Joe.

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Have you seen Lizz’s new tattoo? That’s right, Marzocco. To Lizz’s left is the lovely Rita of the Albina Press.

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More Albina folks, including Nicole and Kevin.

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La la la, we love summer and Stumptown…

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Dane down!! Jacob, who was here in Portland visiting from Estate Coffee in Copenhagen (along with friends Karen and Mads), suffered a basketball injury during the barbeque. But as you can see, the Stumptown medics fixed him right up.

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Karen with roasters…

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Oh, Francisco Javier, you’re so awesome.

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Here’s Kyle, takin’ care of bid-ness.

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Post BBQ, we took the Danes (Mads at far left, and Karen in between me and Megan; Jacob had bowed out to go nurse his swollen ankle back at Lizz’s house) to the Horse Brass.

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Mads was somewhat overwhelmed by the Scotch Egg concept.

Thanks again for the fun-in-the-summertime-sun, Stumptown!

About the Author

Sarah

Sarah Allen is co-founder and editor of Barista Magazine, the international trade magazine for coffee professionals. A passionate advocate for baristas, quality, and the coffee community, Sarah has traveled widely to research stories, interact with readers, and present on a variety of topics affecting specialty coffee. She also loves animals, swimming, ice cream, and living in Portland, Oregon.