About

We opened Upper Left Roasters in 2015 in hopes of creating a vibrant meeting place for residents and visitors of Portland’s Ladd’s Addition neighborhood.

There are ten of us in all, but we thought you’d like to know about the founders:

  • Katherine Harris, partner
  • Jim Harris, the other partner
  • Kristin Harris, Jim’s partner
  • Chris Alspach, lead roaster

Come for the coffee—but stay for a conversation. We’d love to share our story with you.

katherine-harris
Chris Alspach

Our roastmaster

We hope you’ll join us in celebrating the bounty of Ladd’s Addition, Portland, and the greater Pacific Northwest. To the friendly faces of our neighbors and the tireless purveyors of the region’s renowned produce, we are greatly indebted.

Roses in Ladd's Addition

A beautiful rose garden lies just blocks from Upper Left, in the center of Ladd’s Addition.

Ladd’s Addition

Incredible foliage in Ladd’s Addition.