From the Portland Mercury’s Blogtown PDX: Late Night WiFi in Inner SE?
There are lots of coffee shops in my â€˜hood during the days and evenings with wifi, but Iâ€™m specifically looking for a place I can go on a Friday night thatâ€™s open at least until midnight, and wonâ€™t be so cacophonous and crazy that Iâ€™ll have to worry about either not having anyplace to sit down, or having some staggering drunk spill beer on my keyboard on their way to the blasting jukebox.
I still think that the neighborhood cafe complete with wifi, magazines (for browsing, not checking out), a jukebox and attractive librarian baristas is a totally viable service opportunity in many places. It would be a natural space for community events and book groups. Perhaps even more natural than newspapers and bars hooking up and hosting movie discussions. Come to think of it, running a library branch like that would be really fun! Any takers?