For over two decades, Portfolio Coffeehouse has been the host to legions of local coffee drinkers! We are the essence of the neighborhood watering hole. Among the tree-lined neighborhoods of 4th Street Retro Row, Portfolio Coffeehouse renders culture, friendship and caffeine fixes to java junkies amidst an eclectic collection of people, vintage furnishings, an outdoor patio, and fine art. With two extensive rooms and a large sidewalk patio, this neighborhood coffeehouse features a breakfast and lunch menu, pastries, and all the specialty coffee you’d expect from your neighborhood coffeehouse. The first coffeehouse in Long Beach to present poetry readings in 1990, Portfolio Coffeehouse earned the reputation of being on the cutting edge of artistic expression. Portfolio continues to serve as an exhibition venue for emerging West Coast visual artists, Artist exhibitions run from six to eight weeks. Musical artists deliver live entertainment on selected Friday and Saturday nights, and over the years Portfolio has been a location for many film and television shoots, and featured on live radio. Our high-speed internet access creates a secure place for patrons to work and play over our wireless connection with their portable device.
About the Owner- When Kerstin Kansteiner moved from Germany to Long Beach in 1989, she felt an element missing from Long Beach: a spot for locals to sit and enjoy coffee and spend time with friends. So she opened Portfolio Coffeehouse on the corner of 4th Street and Junipero Avenue. That was more than 21 years ago, and Portfolio is now a popular hangout for students, business people and local residents. Kansteiner originally launched the shop as an art gallery. When she didn’t see customers returning for the artwork, she began serving coffee, and patrons started hanging around and coming back. “It reinforced the idea that people need a place in their community to sit and chat,” she said. In the last two decades, the coffeehouse has offered poetry readings and live music, and it also sells magazines. Source