The Art of Stumptown


From mid 2000 to late 2001, Duane and I would brainstorm ideas for the weekly Stumptown Coffee Roasters ad, which appeared in the Portland Mercury. A few folks have asked me what ever happened to those ads, so I decided to post them all to Flickr, so that everyone, young and old alike, can relive the magic.


These were so much fun. I think half of the ideas came about when Duane and I were out drinking after work. Stumptown was so small in those days that there were perhaps two or three employees, including myself. Often Duane would show up at 6 in the afternoon, right when I was closing up, often with some friends from Seattle, usually with a six pack of beer, and help me clean up. We’d then usually head to a bar and hang out for hours, as the discussion moved from coffees around the world to beer from around the world!

So which is your favorite?

Raymond Brigleb

Creative Director, dreamer, partner, father, musician, photographer. Has been known to ride the rails. Pulls one heck of a shot.