Portland and Seattle are well-known coffee destinations, but the cities in between shouldn’t be overlooked. Tacoma and Olympia actually have quite a bit of coffee history, with several acclaimed roasters headquartered in town. Meanwhile, suburbs such as Vancouver have also experienced a surge of specialty coffee shops and continue to increase the roster every year. Here’s a guide that covers great caffeinated options along the I-5 corridor, from micro roasters to motorcycle garage cafes, listed from north to south.
The latest CDC guidance for vaccinated diners during the COVID-19 outbreak is here; dining out still carries risks for unvaccinated diners and workers. Please be aware of changing local rules, and check individual restaurant websites for any additional restrictions such as mask requirements. Find a local vaccination site here. Studies indicate that there is a lower exposure risk when outdoors, but the level of risk involved with patio dining is contingent on restaurants following strict social distancing and other safety guidelines.Read More