In the summer of 2015, Katherine Harris opened Upper Left Roasters in historic Ladd's Addition. As the daughter of Portland food and beverage veterans, Katherine was driven to create not just another cafe but a vibrant community hub. In collaboration with local makers and creatives our thoughtfully designed space came to life — serving a fresh, curated food menu paired with distinctive small-batch roasts. From the literal cornerstone of our neighborhood, our team aims to create an energetic and lively space not just within our SE Portland community but in the industry at large. 


We take that same ethos of community-based experience to all the coffees we serve. From house blends to unique micro-lots, we aim to represent the authentic flavor, origin and journey in every roast. Our coffees and the people who create them—from seed to cup—make it all possible. We focus on putting people first and invite our partners & patrons to join us in doing the same - supporting and celebrating community through coffee.