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Portland, Oregon: Rimsky-Korsacoffee House

Classical music-themed cafe with several odd surprises for patrons at tables.

Rimsky-Korsacoffee House

707 SE 12th Ave., Portland, OR
Rimsky-Korsacoffee House. SE 12th Ave. near Alder St. in a Victorian house. No sign.
Evenings. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Rimsky-Korsacoffee House

We asked the waitress for the "special" tables, but she said they didn't have any special tables. The coffee and desserts were nice, and the bathroom was very eclectic, but I was disappointed because their tables may no longer be in working order.

[Jolynn, 06/06/2016]

Rimsky-Korsacoffee House

Rimsky-Korsacoffee House

Rimsky Korsicoffee House is one of those places you just have to know about. There's no sign out front. It's an old Portland-style house. The front door will be open, if the coffee house is open for business. Just walk in and find yourself a table, one of the 'strange' tables would be best. Ask a server if you don't know which one to pick and no, I won't explain what that means.

Rimsky serves great desserts and the usual coffee drinks. There is usually live music (stringed instruments or someone playing the piano). Visit the bathroom for a special surprise.

[Stacey Irvine, 03/09/2002]

Aug. 2012: Photo added. This coffee shop is booby-trapped with a couple of prank tables which are activated to do their thing during your visit. Sounds good to us!

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