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Backspace

Address
115 NW 5th Ave Portland OR 97209
Phone
(503) 248-2900
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(310) 252-7699

Business Hours

Status: Closed

Sunday
10:00am-11:59pm
Monday
7:00am-11:59pm
Tuesday
7:00am-11:59pm
Wednesday
7:00am-11:59pm
Thursday
7:00am-11:59pm
Friday
7:00am-11:59pm
Saturday
10:00am-11:59pm

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Backspace is the entertainment mecca of Portland, Oregon. Visit & discover a techno-playground; a modern arcade for the modern gamer featuring top of the line networked systems on a fat internet pipe. In our 4000 sq ft. space, you will find a cafe–gallery featuring up & coming local artists, lowered ceilings, and brick walls. To keep the fire burning hot, we offer Stumptown Coffee...

The website of Backspace calls itself the Entertainment Mecca of Portland and features Internet games for the avid gamer besides featuring local artists. They feature games such a Call of duty 2, Doom 3, Company of Heroes etc. They have pool tables as well if you're looking to kill time otherwise. Names such as Timothy Karpinski, Mia Nolting, Seth Neefus have featured here. Backspace has a...

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Editorial reviews from the web (1)

Editorial Review

Arcade with old-school games including Pac-Man and Joust, an Xbox room, pool tables and wireless Internet access.

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Average Rating
80

A unique space even for Portland. They have a very large downtown location where they host performers and you can have a coffee while spending time on the computer.

Average Rating
100

Friendly staff. Big open room with plenty of working space, outlets for computers, and some couches for lounging. Yummy baked goods and coffee! I like this place.

Yelp

I had a horrible experience this morning with the manager,Icame in to get a drink and there was someone in line in front of me and I asked to use the rest room while waiting he said you have to buy…

Yelp

I know nothing about the coffee or shows at Backspace, but I do know that the vegan chicken salad sandwich is the stuff that dreams are made of. Seriously. I dream about it sometimes.

Great space

Average Rating
60

I work nearby and am always looking for new places to have a cup of coffee and escape from work. The ambience was relaxed and the person behind the counter was very friendly. However, the barista messed up my order and wouldn't fix it. …

Business description (4)

Backspace was founded in 2004, and is located at 115 Nw 5th Ave in Portland. It employs 11 employees and is generating approximately $505,000.00 in annual revenue.

Alas, Backspace closed in 2013. BarFly's last review is preserved for posterity, below.

A little slice of nerd heaven, smack dab in the middle of Old Town. Known as much for its excellent coffee (Stumptown, natch), and hard-core gamer back room, as its eclectic line-up of all-ages shows (never fear, there's a strong selection of beer and wine - alas, no booze). Rotating art shows, monthly....

Backspace is the entertainment mecca of Portland, Oregon. Visit & discover a techno-playground; a modern arcade for the modern gamer featuring top of the line networked systems on a fat internet pipe. In our 4000 sq ft. space, you will find a cafe–gallery featuring up & coming local artists, lowered ceilings, and brick walls. To keep the fire burning hot, we offer Stumptown Coffee...

Stumptown Coffee, Rad Live Music, Events, Internet Gaming, Crazy Delicious Vegetarian and Vegan Food, an All Local Beer Selection, and a Kick Ass Art Gallery. Pretty much the best place ever. Always All Ages. Come hang out!

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No alcohol is served, but a full-service coffee bar keeps gamers buzzing.

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Credit cards are accepted but with a $3 minimum.

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