Comfy, Cozy: “Hottest” Spots for Warm Drinks

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How else can one really embrace the holiday spirit, if not with a warm festive drink? We can all agree, nothing screams Christmas like a good chai. The weather has cooled down and everyone is beginning to feel the urge for a warm cup of something. Want to know all the great spots for a satisfying wintertime beverage? Read on for a list of places sure to keep you coming back, even after the holiday season!

Harlow PDX

Is it cold out? Don't stay stranded and undecided on the sidewalk! Head over to Harlow PDX for their host of warm beverage options. This locally owned café and juice bar has beautifully crafted lattes and steamers, such as a red velvet cocoa or a tumeric golden latte. Whether you choose to head to their SE Hawthorne location or to their newer shop on NW 23rd Ave, you will stave off the cold with Harlow's delicious drinks.

3632 SE Hawthorne Blvd.
505 NW 23rd Ave.
Mon-Sun: 9 a.m.-8 p.m. 
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Jinju Patisserie

Found yourself and the babes in the Boise district in NE Portland and feeling a little something sweet? Head to Jinju Patisserie for their extremely satisfying, triple-chocolate cocoa and be sure to grab one of their croissants or cookies for little hands while you're at it. Jinju believes in well-crafted, soul-warming indulgences, and after taking a look at their array of sweet options, you will probably want two of everything. Be sure to text their phone number in advance if you'd like them to set some items aside for pick-up!

4063 N Williams Ave.
(503) 828-7728
Thur. - Sat. 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Sun. 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
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La Perlita

If you've never visited the EcoTrust building in NW Portland, La Perlita is a great excuse to go for the first time and enjoy a delicious chocolate drink while you're at it. Described by their owners as "a lover letter to the people who love coffee," La Perlita is about as authentic as roasters come. They know how to brew up a batch of something with that holiday sweetness we all are craving, so be sure to check out their truly Mexican hot chocolate, garnished with cacao nibs, or a traditional hot chocolate for the kiddos to keep it simple.

721 NW 9th Ave.
Mon. - Sun. 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
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Tea Chai Té

If you're a Portland native, then this suggestion will come at no surprise! And if you've never been, you should absolutely take the time to check out this Portland staple. Home to a nearly endless menu of teas and handcrafted tea-based lattes and chais, Tea Chai Té is sure to satisfy the desire for a warm drink on a cold day. Not to mention their slew of locations - no matter where you are in town, you're not far from this cozy neighborhood spot. Bring your family and friends down to this tea house for good conversation and even better drinks!

7983 SE 13th Ave.
734 NW 23rd Ave.
616 E Burnside St.
3917 N Mississippi Ave.
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Pip's Original Donuts

Chai. If you just had an extremely pleasurable reaction to reading that word then wait until you step inside Pip's Original Donuts and buy one of their chai lattes —it'll blow your mind! Not to mention their donuts are to die for. A must-try spot for almost any Portland tourist, take a day being a tourist in your own city by visiting Pip's for one of their small-batch chais, spiced apple ciders or hot chocolates. You'll be sure to add it to your family's weekend go-to, winter or not! And buy a donut when you go, it's worth it. 

4759 NE Fremont St, Portland OR 
(503) 206-8692
Mon. - Sun.: 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
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—Hannah Judge


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