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On view December 3rd – January 5th
Reception for the artist 4-6pm Sunday, December 7th

“I begin a painting with an idea of how I want it to translate in atmospheric qualities and liminality–working from a space of transitory nature. My mark-making often appears organic and elemental with the use of thin layered washes of pigment. Improvisation plays a large role in my studio practice allowing a certain fluidity to remain present within the work. I pull from the experience of living in a city closely surrounded by wilderness and the space that is created from its duality. I desire the work to be evocative of a psychological space without direct specificity– working from a lyrical perspective rather then a literal one. I often use Postminimalism as an aesthetic referencing point along with themes of phenomenological occurrences, pollution, the sublime and esotericism.


During this past year I shifted my focus from large oil paintings to works on paper. I wanted to explore ways of translating the organic and elemental surfaces I see in my paintings to a smaller scale while adding representational imagery that would not impose on its atmospheric qualities. I made the work for Aeriform Vat while accompanying my partner at the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology and then while on an extended trip through the Canadian Rockies and down to New Mexico. These works on paper are primarily watercolor, gouache, acrylic, graphite and pastel, however, a few of the pieces have the photographic process gum bichromate.”

- Amie LeGette


Belmont Stumptown
3356 SE Belmont Street


Join us for a holiday tasting in your city!

In celebration of the holidays, we’ll be taking a three-city tour this week to share some of our favorite coffees with you, including very rare offerings from our long term coffee partners at both Guatemala Finca el Injerto and Panama Hacienda La Esmeralda.

Boston, Tuesday December 2
11:00am at Thinking Cup on Hanover
2:00pm at Tatte Bakery on Third St.

Philadelphia, Wednesday December 3
11:00am at HubBub on Arch St.
2:30pm at One Shot Coffee

New York, Thursday December 4
2:00pm at the Stumptown Brew Bar on W. 8th St
(Please RSVP by emailing jaimeh@stumptowncoffee.com)

We hope to see you there!


On view November 25th – January 4th
Reception for the artist 4-6pm Sunday, December 14th

The Notable Persons series started off as a research project for a large scale multi-figure painting. As I continued to make a list of people I found interesting and inspiring I became hindered by my indecision of who to include in the painting. I abandoned the idea of the painting all together. The project became exclusively pen and ink drawings focused on trying to capture the vitality and personality of these people.  


To keep the emphasis on their character I set one rule I set for myself; I could not use any pencil sketching to lay-in the drawings. All the drawings in this series are pen and ink only, if I screwed up I had to start over. Some faces were harder than others, some days I felt l was a better artist than others.   I believe my errors are every bit as important as my successes, if not more important. My mistakes are what teach me and have value to me, which is why I have decided to hang many of my “bad” drawings as part of the show.  

- Marcus Gannuscio


For more information about this show or exhibiting your artwork with us, please contact the curator, Wendy Swartz – wendy@stumptowncoffee.com.

Division Stumptown
4525 SE Division Street


The holidays are just around the corner so we thought we’d share some tips on how best to brew for a crew of guests. A lot of us here make our daily coffee through single cup pour overs like the Bee House and Chemex at home, which can be tricky when brewing for a crowd. Here are some helpful hints to you keep you going strong through to the requisite pie course.


  • Press Pot. French press pots come in different sizes. We like the Bodum, which we sell in a 3-cup, 8-cup and 12-cup in our online shop. See our best brewing practices here. Just remember when using a press pot, it’s crucial to pour the coffee out of the press after your 4 minute brew is complete or the coffee will keep extracting and you’ll end up with coffee you can chew. And that’s a gift to no one.

  • Chemex or Pour Over. These are great options for a smaller crowd, and if you have the time and free hands. You can always brew a couple of Chemex pots and pour them into a carafe that will keep your coffee hot. For a 20 ounce brew, we use 42 grams of coffee (about 6 level Tablespoons.) Read more Chemex brew tips here.

  • Bonavita Thermal Carafe Brewer. We have kind of a love affair with the Bonavita brewer. It heats the water to the ideal brewing temperature of around 200 degrees, allows for a bloom with its shower-like water spray, and shuts off so your coffee isn’t continuously heating on the heating plate. But wait, there’s more! The insulated carafe keeps your coffee hot for hours. We like like this brewer.

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Hot hot heat.

  • If you do have an electric coffee brewer with a heating plate, we recommend that you turn it off or remove the coffee from the heat so as to avoid the old cooked gas station coffee situation.

  • Preheat your serving cups and mugs with hot water to keep your coffee from cooling down too quickly.

  • Pour your French press or Chemex brewed coffee into a thermos. For your best bet, don’t keep the coffee in your thermos or carafe for more than an hour, especially when brewing French press.


Holiday Fare Pair.

  • Our Ethiopia Mordecofe is a prime time dessert coffee – its clean tea-like qualities cut the sweetness of pumpkin and fruit pies.

  • Guatemala Finca El Injerto Pacamara’s intensity of flavor, complexity and acidity balance rich and heavy holiday menus. It’s the Champagne of our holiday coffees!

  • Costa Rica Montes De Oro is an ideal house guest for a gingerbread cottage.

  • The Colombia  El Jordan has delicate bright notes that go along with any menu. It has a great long finish and distinct chocolate notes. A definite crowd pleaser!

  • Hair Bender is a bang up cure for a bender. Make it your New Year’s hangover helper.


As always, we’ve got your back. Feel free to holler at us at info@stumptowncoffee.com or tweet us @stumptowncoffee for brewing tips or suggested coffee pairings.

Happy Holidays!


On view October 22nd – December 2nd 2014
Reception for the artist 4-6pm Sunday, November 23rd 

For The Blue Print Series, her first solo exhibition at Stumptown, Arielle Adkin made use of a singular, vintage, damask flower motif. In an effort to simplify the subject to the essence of pure pattern design, she at times tweaked, re-scaled, painted, printed over, drew on, and Cyanotyped the motif. Reminiscent of textile or wallpaper, these pieces hung together expend from simple surface into the realm of a glorious interior where mark-making and the power of artistic gesture reign.

Originally from Albuquerque, NM, Arielle Adkin received her BFA from the College of Santa Fe in 2006. She now lives and works in Portland, OR. More of her work can be found on her website (http://www.distillart.com).


Stumptown Coffee Roasters
128 SW Third Avenue
Portland, OR