A new apartment building opens on Milwaukie Avenue in Brooklyn -- and there's a new coffee shop in it

RITA A. LEONARD - Mick Landrum, who has opened his own new coffee shop in the Cora Apartments building at Milwaukie Avenue and Cora Street in the Brooklyn neighborhood - open 7 to 3 daily except Mondays. Inner Southeast Portland is bursting with new apartment developments – and that includes the Brooklyn neighborhood. The city-favored design is "mixed use", with street-level business locations, underneath apartments from the second floor up.

In the case of the new "Cora Apartments", at the corner of S.E. Milwaukie Avenue and Cora Street, that design presented an opportunity for a new coffee shop – one located at some distance from the established coffee shops many blocks to the north. The new enterprise is called the "Adapt Café"; it was opened in January by owner-operator Mick Landrum. It offers coffee and baked goods from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. every day but Monday.

"There are a lot of walk-ins from the neighborhood," he tells THE BEE, "Many of them with dogs. We have a dog water bowl for them near the front door. There's seating for twelve indoors here, and on nice days, there's some seating out in front on the sidewalk too."

The street address of the Adapt Café is 4280 S.E. Milwaukie Avenue. Currently they serves "Black & White" coffee from a roaster in North Carolina. The new shop also offers a variety of baked goods, including cinnamon rolls, cookie, and scones. "I hope to eventually make contact with local creatives and pop-up vendors in the area, for pastry," says Mick. "We're so new, we haven't even got a business phone yet, or a website – but you can see what we have here by stopping by sometime soon! It's a great neighborhood. Come on in and say hello!"

Asia Alvarez Zeller
Education Reporter
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