Visiting ACE

ACE Headquarters in Portland

The Alliance for Coffee Excellence operates our Cup of Excellence competition globally, but our main office is in the Northwest district of Portland, Oregon USA in the New York Building. Attached to our workspace is a certified SCA cupping lab that’s available to rent

If you’re in Portland, we’d love to see you! Stop by to see the space and enjoy a cup of coffee. Read about our favorite portland spots here.

2250 NW 22nd Avenue, Suite 612,
Portland, OR 97210
[email protected]

Visitor Information Guide


There are a limited number of free parking spaces allocated for visitors to the New York Building parking lot. Parking in any space not marked VISITOR or unmarked leaves you subject to tow.  There is also limited free street parking.

Access to the New York Building

Locate a call box on the wall in the lobby and use code 0005.  ACE will answer and buzz you up, which means that the elevator will then let you up to the sixth floor. Once you’re on the sixth floor, ACE is all the way down the hall on the left, suite 612.

Directions from Airport

By Car or Uber/Lyft (Recommended)

  • Address is 2250 NW 22nd Avenue, Suite 612, Portland, OR 97210
  • Approximately 30 minutes with no traffic. 

By Taxi 

  • Radiocab –  You can find taxis waiting in the center section of the airport terminal’s lower roadway outside of baggage claim; to get back to the airport from the city center; you can order a cab through the city’s main operators or from a hotel with a dedicated taxi stand.

By Light Rail

  • The MAX station and ticket machines are located on the lower level, next to the south baggage claim area (turn right at the base of the escalator). An adult ticket costs $2.50 (Youth $1.25, Honored Citizen $1). MAX ticket machines return change in coins, so small bills are recommended. The first train of the day arrives at PDX at 4:45 a.m. The last train departs PDX at 11:50 p.m.
  • The light rail will not take you all the way to the office, you’ll have to transfer to a bus downtown.

By Shuttle Airport Shuttles –

By Rental Car – Rental cars are available on the lower level at the airport.

Hotels Near ACE

Holiday Inn Express (Walking distance to ACE)

2333 NW Vaughn Street Portland, OR 97210
(503) 484-1100
ACE DISCOUNT: You may reserve online or call the hotel directly and inform the reservationists you are booking a room under ACE to receive a discounted rate for a standard room, total cost is $147.

Silver Cloud (Walking distance to ACE)

2426 NW Vaughn St, Portland, OR 97210
(503) 242-2400


1150 NW 9th Ave, Portland, OR 97209
(503) 220-1339

Coffee Close to ACE

Groundwork Coffee Co
2355 NW Vaughn St, Portland, OR 97210

Ristretto Roasters
2181 NW Nicolai St, Portland, OR 97210

Nossa Familia
1319 NW Johnson St, Portland, OR 97209

Public Domain
603 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205

Sterling Coffee Roasters
417 NW 21st Ave, Portland, OR 97210

823 NW 23rd Ave, Portland, OR 97210

Restaurants Close to ACE

Olympia Provisions
1632 NW Thurman St, Portland, OR 97209

Ataula Restaurant 
1818 NW 23rd Pl, Portland, OR 97210

1545 NW 21st Ave, Portland, OR 97209

1506 NW 23rd Ave, Portland, OR 97210

St Jack
1610 NW 23rd Ave, Portland, OR 97210

Coffee Crawl Suggestions

*Indicates an ACE member


Coffeehouse NW -1951 W Burnside St,Portland, OR 97209

Heart Coffee – 537 SW 12th Ave, Portland, OR 97205

Nossa Familia – 1319 NW Johnson St, Portland, OR 97209

*Stumptown – 1026 Southwest Stark St, Portland, OR 97205

Water Avenue Coffee – 811 Southwest 6th Avenue, Portland, OR 97204

Case Study Coffee – 802 Southwest 10th Avenue, Portland, OR 97205



Barista NW – 539 NW 13th Ave, Portland, OR 97209

Deadstock Coffee – 408 Northwest Couch Street, Portland, OR 97209

Nossa Familia Coffee – 1350 NW Lovejoy St, Portland, OR 97209

Groundwork Coffee Co. – 2355 NW Vaughn St, Portland, OR 97210

Sisters Coffee Company – 1235 NW Marshall St, Portland, OR 97209


Water Avenue Coffee – 1028 SE Water Ave #145, Portland, OR 97214

Coava Coffee – 1300 SE Grand Ave, Portland, OR 97214

Upper Left Roasters – 1204 SE Clay St, Portland, OR 97214

Good Coffee – 4747 SE Division St, Portland, OR 97206

Albina Press – 5012 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 9721

Never Coffee – 4243 SE Belmont St #200, Portland, OR 97215


North Portland

*Proud Mary Cafe –  2012 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211

Ristretto Roasters Coffee – 3808 N Williams Ave, Portland, OR 97227

Compass Coffee Roasting – 3290 N Vancouver Ave, Portland, OR 97227

Caffe Vita Coffee Roasting – 2909 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211

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