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Date: Jun 09 2005


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Having coffee is a popular pastime here in Portland. Some people argue that we have the best coffee in America.
Sara and John are talking about a great place to go.


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John:  So, where’s your favorite place to go to coffee Sara?

Sara:  Well, John, I really like Coffee Time on 21st.

John:  Really? I don’t think I’ve ever been there.

Sara:  You’ve never been there? It’s like a total hipster hangout. Which maybe is why you haven’t been there.

John:  Oh, that’s pretty funny. What’s so cool about it?

Sara:  Well, they have really good outdoor seating with a heater so you can sit out there when it’s cold.

John:  Oh yeah.

Sara:  And there’s all these people like hanging out, playing chess. And there’s all kinds of cool stuff to read inside.

John:  Oh. You know what? I have been there before.

Sara:  Oh, now you remember.

John:  But it wasn’t really my style. The food wasn’t very good.

Sara:  Well, they don’t really have food.

John:  Yeah. See, I like something to snack on.



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Certainly, anything that makes sitting outside in the cold comfortable is a good idea. This place is really cool because you can hang out around the heater and chill for hours.
It’s not the only place to go for coffee in Portland though. Every neighborhood has its own little coffee shop with its own group of regulars.
It sounds like Sara is one of the regulars at Coffee Time. Are you and your friends regulars at any place?



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Russian Federation

There are some plases to go to coffee  which I prefer to others, but I am not a regular there, and do not hang out  for hours there when alone.

I am a coffee lover, and always order it when eating out, and drink it at home almost every morning. I like coffee to be strong, with some milk and a little bit shugar in it- it cheers me up before working day.


02:35 PM Jul 29 2013 |

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Iran, Islamic Republic Of

oh,it makes no difference for me!i love love drinks!coffee,tea,balck tea,green tea!anything!i love all of them so much it hurts!

shall i tell i drink more than 15 cups of tea everyday!

09:34 AM Jul 21 2013 |



“A cup of coffee shared with a friend is happiness tasted and time well spent.”— Unknown

I love and totally agree with it.

05:53 PM Feb 20 2013 |


Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Drinking coffee makes me calm so i enjoy drinking it :-)

10:51 AM Sep 15 2012 |



Iran, Islamic Republic Of

oh yes why not i love coffee;)Wink

01:14 PM Sep 13 2012 |


Iran, Islamic Republic Of

wow,coffe?i like it very much in all days i should drinkLaughing

01:06 PM Sep 13 2012 |




I love coffee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

02:42 PM Jan 28 2010 |


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