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We work with our clients and partners to solve problems, reveal insights, and create inviting architecture for every place and purpose.

Capitola Coffee - Mississippi

Portland, Oregon

Mixed-Use / Retail

1200 sf

Waechter Architecture

Lara Swimmer

Completed Spring 2022

Before the opening of Waechter Architecture’s Mississippi Workshop, Capitola Coffee was already a popular and highly regarded destination for coffee enthusiasts and neighbors in North and Northeast Portland. 

Opening concurrently with WA’s offices in 2022, Capitola’s new home along Mississippi Avenue serves as the most visible and accessible space within the new mixed-use development, and a key activator of the shared, open-air courtyard in the heart of the building. 

By day, Capitola is an invitation for visitors to explore the building and linger, work remotely, or meet up over some of the best coffee and tea in the city. Long counters and communal tables of walnut add to the warmth of the space, while banquettes along the street edge offer more intimate seating and an ideal balance of focus and engagement. 

They’ve also been a partner with WA in bringing a range of events and performances to the courtyard, the adjacent Waechter Workshop, and the building as a whole.