Coffee Time Needs You!

UPDATE: We had a theft on Thursday Night 10/19 sometime after 10pm. If you witnessed anyone entering or leaving Coffee Time that night please contact us. They stole about $10,000 in essential equipment.

Coffee Time is more than a coffee shop.  It’s been an iconic and beloved hub of the community at NW 21st & Irving (one block north of Cinema 21) since 1994… a place to hang out, work, study, read a book, play a board game, socialize as long as you like. But now we find ourselves in an hour of need... as we struggle with extensive water damage repairs that force us to tear out walls.

For over 20 years, we have proudly supported the independent culture of NW Portland by being a welcoming living room where friends and neighbors enjoy food sourced from local suppliers, drink locally-roasted coffee… and admire murals and other artwork created by local artists (all of them our customers).  

Operating a small, independent business is never easy, even in the best of times. But now we’ve hit a rough patch in our journey… the result of extensive water damage and the pressure of needing to make some long-overdue updates to our space.  The damage is the result of water flooding in behind the ceiling and walls from a broken water pipe. Walls, cabinets and shelving through much of our space need to come out and be replaced. 

Time is of the essence.
We will be briefly closing our doors to make the repairs and updates soon, so we’re working quickly to gather in donations to help us cover the expenses and to make sure our employees are paid.  Insurance will help us with some of the cost, but not all of it.  We have resources for $20,000 toward the effort... but need another $25,000 to help us close the gap.

Please help! With your help, we can swiftly overcome our setback, revitalize our space … and ensure that Coffee Time lives on as a treasured part of the culture and character of this NW Portland neighborhood you -- and we -- love so much.

If you could help us in any way, we would be grateful. Every bit helps.  

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With deepest gratitude,
All your friends at Coffee Time
721 NW 21st Avenue
Portland, OR 97209
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    • $5 
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    • $3,000 
    • 58 mos
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    • $20 
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    • $25 
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    • $10 
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Susan Thomas 
Portland, OR