Shut Up & Write!™ St. Johns / North Portland


Two Stroke Coffee Co.

8926 N Lombard St · Portland, OR

How to find us

Look for the Shut Up & Write sign, upstairs.

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Join us for an hour of writing! We’ve discovered that it’s strikingly helpful to write with other writers. See if it’s true for you at 9 on Sunday mornings.
Be it a book, blog, script, essay, dissertation, resume, melody, poem or just plain work stuff, you are invited to write it with us. No one will see what you've written or give you unsolicited advice. Instead of just thinking about writing, come and get some real writing done.
9:00 - SESSION 1: quick intros.
9:15 - timer starts: write for 1 hour.
10:15 - (the end) chat / take off / keep writing. Two Stroke Coffee Co. closes at 6pm.
OPTIONAL SOCIALIZING happens at 10:15. Writing is very solitary. Connecting (and sometimes even commiserating) with other writers is a cool thing.
BEING LATE IS OKAY: just show up and get settled, then check-in with me after the session. (I’ll be the person with the Shut Up & Write! sign.) If you were on time, please be willing to make room for the friendly latecomer.
Happy writing and I look forward to seeing you at Two Stroke Coffee Co.!

What Should I Bring?
Whatever you need to be able to write!
Bring earbuds/earplugs if you want to block the cafe’s overhead music or the occasional conversation by other patrons.
There are a limited number of outlets; if you write on a laptop, please charge it up beforehand.

Other Important Details:
Two Stroke Coffee Co. has WiFi.
TriMet lines 4, 44, 75 all stop just outside. (Lines 11 and 16 also run nearby, but do not have service on Sundays!)
Parking is free, easy and plentiful on N. Lombard and nearby streets.
SEATING INFORMATION: We'll sit at tables upstairs.
GUIDELINES: Two Stroke has awesome drinks and pastries. Please thank our hosts by purchasing something.