Archive for July, 2014

Friday, July 25th, 2014

Putting our expertise to work fixing RC cars. Japan has become a point of interest not only for Courier Coffee, but for the entire West Coast. It is now public knowledge that three major roasters are expanding to Tokyo, and rumor rumor that there will be more. True Portland (probably the best Portland guide book to date) came out a few months ago and Portland just scored an entire issue of POPEYE magazine, in which our town was featured. Courier-enthralled with Portland finds expanding difficult at best, and even harder to think from 500 square feet of retail to global. We. still. love portland.

24 guests and family visited us from Japan this week, we roasted a ton of coffee and dealt with replacing a pump relay on a two group espresso machine. We use the same tools for an espresso machine as we do RC Cars luckily. Before you think- wow Courier is doing amazing ( i mean we are doing pretty great)- these are the rc cars where the wire is connected between car and remote- lucky also more easily fixable with damaged electrical.

Our Japanese friends have their artwork up at Courier right now. They made a Courier t-shirt and tote bag (the tshirt is white). Also their is a rad straw mobile up at Courier right now (not for sale- just you know, come check it out). Thank you so much for your patronage this summer. we now have a legitimate art show list for the coming months so something to look forward too.

wedding today. RAD. Art Show Sunday 5pm

Saturday, July 19th, 2014

Our family is here from Japan. The bar will be closed today/ Saturday. Sunday our friends from Japan will be having one of the coolest art shows at 5pm. There will be snacks and drink. We hope to see you there. Featuring straw mobile installation by NONINOKO. a trunk show of japanese vintage by dalmachan. Portraite drawings by Niko, and prints by Lena Fujimoto of Czar. oh- and pourover coffee.

NONINOKO, CZAR, Ends & Means- July 20th reception, Onigiri, refreshments at 923 SW Oak

Monday, July 7th, 2014

July 20th- afterhours at Courier.

NONINOKO, CZAR, Ends & Means will be arriving earlier in the week from Japan. Artwork, clothing, and sought for items Sunday, July 20th. One of NONINOKO family will be drawing portraits using a single line. Photos above- brand new art from Lena Fujimoto of CZAR, which will be done in prints. Above Above Himmeli by NONINOKO- from their recent book. Please come. exact time TBA here.

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

Popeye is a very popular magazine in Japan and targets the young “city boy.” Their recent issue devotes over a hundred pages to Portland and has been out for the last three weeks in Japan. We have one copy behind the bar if you would like to flip through while enjoying your coffee. The magazine is also available at Kinokunia bookstore inside Uwajimaya.

We were asked to show Popeye around for an afternoon, so we took them by bicycle.