The space that is soon to be Prince Coffee inside of Schoolhouse Electric.
Photo: Prince Coffee
Best known for introducing Portlanders to stroopwafels, Prince Coffee has built a following of loyal customers who come for both the gooey cookies and highly curated selection of specialty beverages. Katie Prinsen founded the company in 2016 in a small space located in Portland’s Kenton neighborhood. The shop allowed Prinsen, who visited The Netherlands with her family every summer as a child, to share her Dutch culture with her community. She’s since opened a second, larger location in NE Portland.
Now, news has broke that Prince will lose its original Kenton shop, but will move into the Schoolhouse Electric location formerly occupied by Ristretto Roasters in Northwest Portland. The shop shut down in February in the midst of a controversy surrounding Ristretto owner’s wife Nancy Rommelman’s YouTube series #MeNeither, which questioned the motives and accounts of sexual assault survivors.
The new Prince location is scheduled to open this June, and will be the company’s first location west of the Willamette River.