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11 Local Study Spots Multnomah Students Love

All students know that good study spots are essential to conquering college life. So, we interviewed several MU students to discover their favorite places to hunker down with homework in Portland. Happy Studying, all!

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Good Coffee

If you need some good coffee to get through your paper, this is the place to be! This local shop is passionate about providing people with a beautiful space where they can accomplish whatever they want to. So if you're looking for a spot to inspire your study time, or even spark a good conversation, Good Coffee wants to give you the environment for success. The closest Good Coffee is located at 4747 SE Division St. Portland, OR 97206. Open daily from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Space Monkey Coffee

This neighborhood coffee shop is quite a bit smaller than most on this list. But walk through its doors, and you'll instantly be charmed by a quaint and quiet study space reminiscent of a European cafe. The drink flavors are out of this world (especially the seasonal ones), and their food is very well priced. They have decent options for people with dietary restrictions as well, and the staff is super friendly. Space Monkey's address is 5511 SE 72nd Ave. Portland, OR 97206. Open daily from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

East Portland Coffee Roasters

East Portland Coffee Roasters is an ideal study spot for night owls! The shop is open until midnight and has a fairly extensive food and drink menu to get you through your study session. This location also has many outlets and a large seating area. It's basically geared toward the student population, so you can expect to be surrounded by undergrads hailing from all over town. East Portland Coffee Roasters is located at 2404 SE 79th Ave. Portland, OR 97206. Open daily from 6 a.m. to 12 a.m.

Townshend's Montavilla Teahouse

Townshend's Montavilla Teahouse is very close to campus, and it's surrounded by some pretty awesome local shops, eateries, and theaters. They have a very spacious seating area that's great for people who need extra space and a quiet environment. The menu here is almost overwhelming because it's so extensive, but for tea lovers, it's pure heaven! Townshend's Montavilla Teahouse's address is 7940 SE Stark St. Portland, OR 97215. Open daily 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Fillmore Coffee

Enjoy this quiet space right in our neighborhood: Fillmore is located right down the street from Multnomah and has a unique, quirky vibe. Students can order delicious drinks and snacks, and the shop even makes some tempting pizzas if you're looking to study and eat with a group. Fillmore is located at 7201 NE Glisan St. Portland, OR 97213. Open Monday-Thursday from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Monti's Cafe

This cafe is only a few blocks from Multnomah, and you'll probably recognize many familiar faces working there. The shop is also attached to Monticello Antique Marketplace, which means you're mere steps away from an amazing study break: perusing countless booths filled to the brim with delectable vintage finds! Monti's has it all: an ideal space for quiet study, yummy snacks and drinks, and endless opportunities for treasure-hunting. Monti's Cafe's address is 8600 SE Stark St. Portland, OR 97216. They are open Monday - Friday 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Bipartisan Cafe

Bipartisan Cafe is located on the same awesome strip as Townshend's, making it another great study spot within walking distance! This cafe provides a large seating area filled with tables, squishy arm chairs, and worn couches. There's also bar seating along the windows, which makes it a perfect spot for individual studying and people watching. (This place is usually bustling, and the music may be noisy, so bring headphones if you're distracted easily.) BiPar offers an extensive menu, but the specialty treats here are their incredible pies! So if you're looking to indulge in a slice of flaky-crusted goodness while you study pi, head over to 7901 SE Stark St. Portland, OR 97215. Their hours are Monday - Thursday 6:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Tea Bar

Tea Bar / Via

The Tea Bar is another impressive location with an exhaustive menu of teas from family farms around the world. This place stays true to its name and offers plenty of bar seating, which is perfect for individual studying time! They also have one larger table for group studying and even some outdoor seating during warmer months. Their drinks are also pretty photogenic and seriously Snapchat-able! The Tea Bar is at 4330 SE Division St. Portland, OR 97206. They are open daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Hungry Heart Bakery

Hungry Heart Bakery is another study spot located on the amazing SE Stark strip near MU's campus! The seating is pretty limited at this charming cafe, but outdoor seating is offered as well. This bakery is well-known for their mini cupcakes and macaroons, which make for perfect study-sized treats! Plus, they still have a menu filled with delightful beverages and other sweet desserts to enjoy. Hungry Heart Bakery can be found at 414 SE 80th Ave. Portland, OR 97215. They are open Monday - Saturday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Campus Spots

Many students say they genuinely prefer to study on campus! And with our beloved Roger's Cafe, many feel they have all they need in terms of refreshments. A lot of students prefer to grab their favorite drink (read about students' favorite Roger's drinks here!) and then retreat to their favorite cozy spot: Some love the library basement, some prefer staying in Roger's, and others stick to their dorm rooms. During the warmer months, many students love using the picnic tables around campus to bask in the warmth while they study. So for people who don't feel like venturing very far, our campus still offers plenty of study spaces to get your work done!

Jim & Patty's Coffee People

Jim & Patty's Coffee People has a large seating area, perfect for group studying or the introvert who likes to ensure they have plenty of personal space around them. They offer some delicious espresso options, but their sour cream coffee cake is what takes the cake here! And if you need another mouth-watering treat while you study for your exam, try the marionberry coffee cake. You'll be happy you did. The closest Jim & Patty's is at 4951 NE Fremont St. Portland, OR 97213. Open Monday-Saturday from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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