On the one hand, the defunct Fencing Center Salle Trois Armes (and not, excuse me, the “North Portland Fencing Club”, apparently) will be a great coffeeshop location, what with that southern exposure. On the other hand, if the previous Two Stroke location is any indication, this will make four coffeeshops within a two-block radius in downtown St. Johns with a lack of interest in soft, comfortable seating. I’m in desperate need of more coffeeshops run in more of a librarian spirit than a bartender one. Although, now that I think of it, there are probably more bars in Portland these days with lounge seating than coffeeshops. Whatever happened to the nice place to have a latte and a book?

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