ISSUE 40  |  North by Northwest

The Biker Bar Reimagined, Espresso Included

October 01, 2012 7:00 PM

BY Julie Carlson

To be filed under Only in Portland (Oregon, that is): The biker bar reimagined as a coffee roastery/motorcycle shop.

Founded by daredevil bike enthusiast Thor Drake and George Kassapakis, See See features a machine shop vibe: custom helmet displays, a giant snake mural, polished concrete floors, industrial stools. You can almost smell the motor oil.

Go to See See Motor Coffee Co.

Above: The biker bar reimagined as coffee roastery.

Above: Machine shop stools and a snake mural.

Above: Motorcycle as art installation.

Above: Copies of Sideburn magazine on sale.

Above: The shop exterior, vintage car included.