Thursday, December 27, 2007

Friday, December 21, 2007

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

New Friend @ Insomnia

For those of you who haven't visited the shop in a while, we wanted to introduce you to a new friend of ours. Posthat is his name...unusual,'s french. Stop in to greet him and make him feel welcome.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Evan Sings

Last night Insomnia's very own Evan Aldrete sang at The Old Church in downtown Portland. It was a great way to start off the Christmas season. Evan is a great singer and stage performer. We look forward to hearing more Evan.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Travis Ehrenstrom

Soft Morning City

See you at INSOMNIA this weekend

Great Show

Wow The Michalangela Project was so good last Saturday night. What a great display of talent. Great job you guys we look forward to having you again.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Monday, November 5, 2007

Night Life

Every Friday and Saturday night the crew at insomnia are working hard and staying up late so people can enjoy live music and great coffee. Come out this weekend and see for your self.

Friday, November 2, 2007

Melissa Ruth

Everyone come out on Saturday and see Melissa Ruth play. It’s a great time to hang out meet some new friends and enjoy the best coffee around. Check out her myspace page

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Great day at the shop

The crew at insomnia coffee has been working hard all summer and now that fall is here things have really been picking up. Coffee is just so much better when it’s cold and crisp outside. If you haven’t stopped by the shop be sure to and order something that will make your fall day a better day.
Photos by Jared birt

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Returning Saturday - Jesse Bray

Jesse Bray will be returning to Insomnia Coffee company this Saturday. There was a good crowd last time he performed. Come out and watch the air show in Hillsboro, then stop in at Insomnia for some good music.

Music Friday - Jackie Hooper

Local artist Jackie Hooper will bring her blend of
folk, acoustic, indie music to Insomnia Coffee Company
this Friday, and she would love to see you all there.

Thursday, August 2, 2007

Music Saturday - Chris Marshall

Chris Marshall is a local artist who is influenced by musicians from a time before his generation, such as Elvis and Hank Williams. Worth seeing, and you can check out his music at his MySpace site.

Once in a Blue Moon

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Tyler's Getting Married!

Wow! It seems big news always comes in threes around here:

-The new Harry Potter book is out!

-Ikea is opening in Portland this week!!

-Tyler is getting MARRIED!!! That tops everything!

So Insomnia Coffee Company is giving him a few hours off, resulting in shorter hours this Friday and Saturday. No music this week, either, except at the wedding.

There are three things that last: faith, hope and love, and the greatest of these is love.
- I Corinthians 13:13

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Girls' Nite Out

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Insomnia Coffee Company sometimes stays open late for special group events. Last month there was a quilt group meeting. This month there will be a "girls only" event hosted by Anna Briggs and Cassie Ashby with The Body Shop at Home. This notice for Monday the 9th was found posted on the bulletin board.

Fine Art

Some great art work found on the refrigerator at Insomnia Coffee Company.

Courtney Jones

Courtney Jones and friends packed a lot of good music into two hours last Friday at Insomnia Coffee Company. A good number of music and coffee aficionados showed up to enjoy the performance, and Courtney plans on returning to Insomnia.


"Democracy is the government of the people, by the people, and for the people." -Abraham Lincoln

"Freedom is nothing else but a chance to be better." - Albert Camus

"Liberty is the right to choose. Freedom is the result of the right choice." - Unknown

"Liberty is the possibility of doubting, the possibility of making a mistake, the possibility of searching and experimenting, the possibility of saying no to any authority - literary, artistic, philosophic, religious, social, and even political." - Ignazio Silone

"Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, to assure the survival and success of liberty." - John Fitzgerald Kennedy

"Those who desire to give up freedom in order to gain security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one." - Benjamin Franklin

Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who can labor in freedom." - Albert Einstein

"A country cannot subsist well without liberty, nor liberty without virtue." - Jean-Jacques Rousseau

"Liberty, as well as honor, man ought to preserve at the hazard of his life, for without it life is insupportable." - Miguel de Cervantes

"The real democratic idea is, not that every man shall be on a level with every other, but that every one shall have liberty, without hindrance, to be what God made him." - Henry Ward Beecher

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Hemant Rao

Hemant Rao will be on the Insomnia Coffee Company stage this Saturday at 9 pm. Currently on a west coast tour, Hemant was born and raised in Montreal, and now lives in Vancouver (the other Vancouver), and has been playing and writing music professionaly for 15 years.

"If the Mafia exists in Montreal, it's probably like the Knights of Columbus." - Armand Courville

Monday, July 2, 2007

Tim Uecker

Local musician Tim Ueker will be on stage this Friday at Insomnia Coffee Company.

Sunday, July 1, 2007

Two Bug Night

Could it be that Insomnia Coffee Company is becoming a meetup place for New Beetle owners? If word gets out, it could be very interesting.

When Amy was a little girl, she liked to have collections (got that from her mom). As soon as she had two of something, it was considered a collection.

It is rare that one can see in a little boy the promise of a man, but one can always see in a little girl the threat of a woman. - Alexandre Dumas

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Just Another Customer...

...what else would you expect? This is Oregon, after all. Lots of rain in Hillsboro today, and more forecast for tomorrow. Here's a customer who can still get a drink even if the water gets too high in the drive through lane.

“In rivers, the water that you touch is the last of what has passed and the first of that which comes; so with present time.”- Leonardo da Vinci

Saturday Live Music

Steve Cheseborough will be on the Insomnia Coffee Company stage this Saturday from 9 to 11 pm. Steve isn't one to settle for just playing the blues. He has studied the history of the genre and brings it to life in his performance. He writes, travels, lectures, teaches, and photographs the blues. He also has the most interesting group of friends on his MySpace site.

“Don't forget your history nor your destiny” - Bob Marley

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Live Music Friday

Local artist and award winning singer-songwriter Courtney Jones will be playing live on the Insomnia Coffee Company music stage this Friday from 9-11pm.

If we listened to our intellect, we'd never have a love affair. We'd never have a friendship. We'd never go into business, because we'd be cynical. You've got to jump off cliffs all the time and build your wings on the way down. - Ray Bradbury

Friday, June 15, 2007

Alfonso Pe Benito

Alfonso Pe Benito played on stage at Insomnia Coffee Company tonight. He has a good blend of folk, soul, jazz, and instrumental. Mixed in with it all was some humor and storytelling.

But that's another story. - Rudyard Kipling

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Weekend Arts at Insomnia

Insomnia Coffee Company has a trio of art talent on hand this weekend.

Alfonso Pe Benito will be on stage Friday evening at 9 p.m. to get the weekend started with his personal style of acoustic jazz. This will be Alfonso's first time on the Insomnia stage.

Saturday evening at 8:30 there will be a reception for mixed media artist Kathyrn Bredemeier, whose works are featured on the Insomnia wall of art for the month of June.

Dick Kutch and friends will be returning to Insomnia following the reception at 9:00 with some jazz tunes.

Art is an intersection of many human needs. - Carl Andre