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Wi-Fi for the Discerning Adult

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We all know, or should know, the best coffee shops to soak up the hours while furiously finishing that assignment or luxuriously facebooking the hours away. See: Goldrush, Muddy’s Coffeehouse, the Fresh Pot, Cellar Door, Crema Bakery, and Albina Press. Just to get you started.

But what about those late fall afternoons when a (beer) brew sounds better than a (coffee) brew? Those evenings when a glass of wine and a touch of Wi-Fi sounds so tempting?  Or maybe you want to take your picture in a photo booth after finishing that article or writing that awesome tweet? Regardless, CultureMob has you covered.

Living Room Theaters in downtown Portland, besides offering free Wi-Fi, offers beer, wine, liquor, snacks and great people watching. As evidenced in the name, Living Room Theaters also shows independent movies in a living-room- type setting.

Lupa is a great little wine bar on Mississippi, just a few minutes from downtown Portland. Shaped almost like a bottle of wine—long and lean—Lupa offers free Wi-Fi and everything from ½ glasses of wine to bottles. Tip: With only one outlet, come early for the chair by the window, or charge your laptop up before venturing out.

The Tea Zone & Camilla Lounge offers tea, cocktails, and tea cocktails. Right on the streetcar line in Northwest Portland, there’s a deli case with snacks and treats (sweet, savory, and vegan options available) and a bar in the back with their specialty hard bubble teas and ‘Tea-tail’ concoctions.

The Ace Hotel, conveniently located across from the Living Room Theater, does have coffee for those in need of a caffeine fix, but more importantly: the Ace Hotel has a photo booth. Come for the Wi-Fi, stay for the Stumptown Coffee, the innovative cuisine at Clyde Common; or just come to ostensibly check your email before heading into the $3 photo booth.

Mio Gelato has gelato, sorbetto and pizza. With 3 locations around Portland (Irvington, Northwest, Downtown), you can get your handmade gelato anywhere in the city while still enjoying the light from your computer screen.

Cacao Drink Chocolate is a sweet drinkable chocolate shop with two locations in downtown Portland. Not a coffee lover but too early for a little libation with your Wi-Fi? Cacao offers shots of spicy chocolate, cinnamon-infused hot chocolate and Celtic sea salt caramels. With rave reviews to accompany their free Wi-Fi, this is the nerdy chocolaholic’s dream.

Disclaimer: Though every place listed features free Wi-Fi in Portland currently, call first to confirm each place still has free Wi-Fi.

Hint: To find out the closest Wi-Fi hotspot near you, text this number.