Blog Stories Sips in SW: 3 Coffee Shops You Should Know in SW Portland

Sips in SW: 3 Coffee Shops You Should Know in SW Portland

By Genmae Rianelli, August 9, 2023

The Bridge to Portland Group is proud to be the #1 team at Living Room Realty specializing in the Southwest Portland area. Our sweet little SW nook is home to so many things our team loves, including some of the cutest local coffee shops on the West side. If you’re out this way or hoping to find your new favorite neighborhood spot, check out these SW go-tos for a great drink, a fun place to work, and a taste of the SW Portland neighborhood style!

Village Coffee

Storefront of Village Coffee in Portland, OR
7781 SW Capitol Hwy

Next time you’re walking along in Multnomah Village pop into this corner shop, located right across from Thinker Toys, on Capitol Highway. Village Coffee serves up an array of coffee shop favorites from lattes to Italian sodas, plus some small snacks to keep you satiated. You won’t find a cozier neighborhood vibe or friendlier baristas in the village!

Maplewood Coffee & Tea

Storefront of Maplewood Coffee & Tea in Portland, OR
5206 SW Custer St

Recently revamped and reopened, Maplewood Coffee & Tea is the heartbeat of the Maplewood neighborhood. This sweet shop is always bustling with people, providing a place for community within the area. Not only is this a wonderful place to chat, but there’s also free wifi and delicious food and drinks for everyone! Small snacks and full meals are available.

Driftwood Coffee

Storefront of Driftwood Coffee in Portland, OR
4604 S Vermont St

Take a break from your next walk through Gabriel Park and grab a refresher right across the street. Located within walking distance of the park, the Southwest Community Center, and so much more, Driftwood Coffee isn’t only convenient, it’s the perfect cozy place for a pick-me-up beverage or bakery treat.

Living Room Realty – Multnomah Village

Storefront of Living Room Realty in Multnomah Village
7830 SW 35th Ave

If you find yourself at any of these coffee shops or the SW neighborhoods mentioned, stop by our Living Room Realty office in Multnomah Village to say hi! We love meeting new faces and connecting with our community! And we’re here to lend a helping hand and share our expertise if you’re interested in learning more about the SW Portland real estate market.

But there’s more to it than just real estate expertise! We truly love being a part of the vibrant Multnomah Village community in beautiful SW Portland. From its charming streets lined with local boutiques and eateries to the strong sense of camaraderie among neighbors, this neighborhood holds a special place in our hearts.

Genmae Rianelli

Broker | OR


Genmae has over five years of experience in the real estate industry. She earned recognition at Living Room Realty with the Brokers Advisory Group Award for Joy and, fittingly, she now serves as the Joy Chair for this group. Her outstanding performance was also acknowledged with the Rising Star Real Estate Award for 2023 and 2024. Genmae has an expert ability to connect with individuals from diverse backgrounds, understanding their unique needs in communication and in their real estate objectives. Her genuine approach has fostered numerous successful relationships, many of which have evolved into lasting friendships. Genmae has partnered with dozens of homeowners throughout her career and, as a valued member of the Bridge to Portland Group team, she frequently collaborates with colleagues to provide comprehensive support to their clients as well.

Genmae was raised in Southwest Portland and she maintains strong community ties, supporting local businesses in Multnomah Village. She has lived in four states and two countries, moving a total of six times, crafting her ability to communicate with people of different backgrounds and naturally create lasting relationships wherever she goes. Outside of work, Genmae enjoys exploring Portland's vibrant restaurant scene and cheering on the Portland Trail Blazers.

Learn more about Genmae and the Bridge to Portland Group here.
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