Located a little way down East Burnside Street—the dividing line of an established NE and a more industrial, artisanal SE Portland—Heart Coffee Roasters blends rich Scandinavian and Northwest coffee cultures to create a friendly, welcoming atmosphere with an impeccably-clean design and outstanding coffee. Started as a passionate experiment in a local basement by ex pro snowboarder and long time Portland resident Wille Yli-Luoma, Heart has grown to one of the hottest newcomers to the oft-expanding micro-roasting movement in just about three years. As one would expect, Heart sources all their beans from family-run farms around the world. And on top of roasting their own beans in-house, the small shop serves an assortment of small baked goods sourced from local bakeries. Be sure to head in on Tuesdays or Thursdays to watch Yli-Luoma roasting the latest batch of seasonal beans in-store to deliver the most consistent, high-quality coffee possible. Visit on a sunny summer day to experience the free flowing environment as its best, as warm weather prompts the shop to open its garage door-clad siding.