Our Story

Alex & Alex Assaf form the couple behind Fairlane Coffee, transforming it into a space focused on sourcing Fair Trade Coffee, creating a Fair & Progressive Workplace for our employees, and implementing Fair & Sustainable Practices.

Fairlane Coffee is more than a specialty coffee shop. We are a dedicated group of individuals focused on outstanding quality and sustainability to deliver an elevated experience. As an exclusive West Coast Onyx Coffee distributor, we bring the best tasting and ethically sourced beans to the NW. Through strong partnerships with local sustainable producers, our menu features the freshest ingredients that inspire creative and delicious dishes. Lastly, our nature inspired space is designed for the community to gather, share, and dream. You’re all welcome here.


Onyx Coffee & Science LabJen & Bee'sCrumb Bakery (Daily Cafe)New Cascadia TraditionalGrand Central BakeryKilogram ChaiOatlyTea Chai TeMizuba MatchaHappy Mountain KombuchaPacific Barista Series Non-Dairy Milks

Meet the Team
  • Meet Tonya
    Tonya is really into coffee. She is building her own pour over blog!
  • Meet Sam!
    Sam is not a bagel, but rather our favorite New Zealander. He's been on & off with Fairlane since early 2019. Come say hello!
  • Alexandra Assaf, owner Fairlane Coffee, Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) coffee shop, Portland, Oregon Sellwood Westmoreland neighborhood
    Meet The Alexes!
    Alexandra is our resident queen of caffeine & the woman behind Fairlane! When she's not @Fairlane, she's volunteering at Kwiaht!
  • Aleda Elkins is Fairlane Coffee's barista
    Meet Aleda!
    Aleda adds a lovely creative side to Fairlane. Noticed the really nice handwriting and pictures? It's all her!
  • Alejandro (Alex) Perez is Fairlane Coffee's Manager and barista
    Meet Alejandro!
    Alejandro is Fairlane's Food Manager & Oregon native. He ensures you are happy & caffeinated!
  • Michael Wynn is Fairlane Coffee's roaster and barista
    Meet Michael!
    Michael is Fairlane's coffee roaster. He is from Texas where he worked for a number of cafes, most recently Cultivar.
  • Lou Layman is Fairlane Coffee's trainer and barista
    Meet Lou!
    Lou is Fairlane's General Manager, keeping the shop going smoothly, like a fine espresso. She's a Nashville native and loves her dog, Roscoe!
  • Meet Emma!
    Emma’s go-to drink is an Italiano, which she loves almost as much as she loves cuddling with her two cats.