While in Portland I encourage you to make a point to try out a few of the local coffee shops.
One shop of note was Public Domain. They roast what they brew, in town.
It only took one sip and it to became crystal clear that crafters knew what they were doing. I had the pleasure of a perfectly roasted and prepared Ethiopia Yirgacheffe varietal whose blueberry and cherry notes left me unable to stop grinning until well after the last sip.