Barista is a small chain of Portland coffeeshops with a commitment to the local brewing community. Owner Billy Wilson would undoubtedly kill it in the roasting game, but he’s too excited about showcasing the talents of local and national roasters like Roseline, Madcap, and PT’s. Each of the chain's four shops is truly a barista’s coffee bar, but without snobbery or pretense. The folks behind Barista know coffee, and they love sharing it in luxe spaces that happen to look a lot like a backdrop of a steampunk-themed Anthropologie photo spread. If ordering like a local is your thing, get the Party Time -- an off-menu, pre-shift service industry favorite that combines Mexican Coke with cold brew concentrate for a real kick in the pants.