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Jessica Wood
· March 7, 2018
Sometimes we drive all the way down from Tacoma for this place. Such great coffee! Please bring us a location up here in Tacoma!!!
Jim Brown
· August 23, 2017
The coffee and baristas who make it are the best in Vancouver! This place is a perfect match for the community Vancouver has become. We just need them in a bigger place, but with their wonderful coffe...e and awesome staff, it will happen in no time. Simply, they are the best coffee in town! See More
Alysia Privrat
· December 18, 2017
I love this place. It’s so sad what happened with the last location I can’t wait for the next one, in the meantime I still love to come by.
Neil Southwood
· January 20, 2018
Best coffee in Vancouver. Best coffee in Portland metro area. Honestly, best coffee this side of the Mississippi.
Denice Thompson Neddo
· September 21, 2017
Always a perfect cup, always the best service. I will follow them to the ends of the county. Best coffee in the 'Couve
Stephanie Bryan
· March 15, 2018
Love the coffee and the people who work there! Best coffee and atmosphere in the area �
John Walker
· September 1, 2016
The loss of Allen Anderson is going to be noticeable, but with the continuation of the anchor group I'm sure that there will be no glitch. Joell and Mitch are as good as it gets for PNW Barista's and I will continue to tell anyone and everyone I know about what must rank as one of the best coffee house's in the metro area. Super nice people who care doing a great job! See More
Melissa Ann Walker
· June 14, 2017
We visit here a few times a week for the delicious coffee, yummy baked goods and comfortable atmosphere. The people who run it are very nice and welcoming. All around, the best in Vancouver.
Hilary Herron
· June 18, 2017
Favorite coffee shop hands-down. My Aussie friend travelled the world and said this place was still the best coffee he's ever had.
Kimo Smith
· February 26, 2015
My favorite place to get coffee in the Couve area. They use Stumptown coffee which is top notch quality. Their lattes are perfect you can still taste the coffee it's not overpowered by the flavors ...they add. Their staff is very knowledgeable, nice and down to earth See More
Armando Yaws-Gonzalez
· February 3, 2016
Super friendly and low key staff. Coffee is brewed well and a good variety of snacks to select from. Another place I can always depend on to hang out or do some work.
Lorraine Delemos
· May 12, 2015
I love stumptown coffee, so glad there is one in vancouver. The staff are super friendly, and the coffee, well i would drive out of my way to go here!!!! great art going on in the coffee too!
Gayle Rothrock
· March 14, 2016
For ten years I've enjoyed their coffee drinks....ah yes and some pastries and cookies! Consistently high quality beverages and good service from the baristas. They know how to enjoy your conversation too.
Nick Wood
· December 3, 2016
Best coffee spot in the Portland Vancouver area. Do yourself a favor and swing in. I am typically a fan of straight coffee but their latte's are extra special. I don't know how they make them differen...tly but you can taste the difference. This is one not to miss. See More
Cathie Padgett
· March 5, 2017
Fantastic! Love everything about it. I have been going there forever and it is the best coffe shop in town!
Tina Miller-Griffiths
· January 31, 2017
Came in after eating at a close by restaurant....had a coconut milk caramel sauce latte and Apple turnover....both delish! My first stumptown coffee! Liked the staff...very friendly! Wanna come back
...For treats & coffee and hang out in sitting area! See More
Stephanie Martian
· June 4, 2015
river maiden is great - sometimes i feel like the 'cool' coffeeshops are too cool for me, but river maiden is really inviting (and still cool). and their coffee is GOOOOD.
Derek Slack
· February 11, 2014
I drink coffee every day, wether it be from starbucks, dutch bros, my work (burgerville), home, etc. I love coffee, it gets me from point A to point B much faster and with a smile on my face. River Ma...iden, you have not only blown my mind but also my taste buds out of the water that excreted from my tongue after tasting the most delocious coffee l've had in a very long time. 10 out of 5 stars for you guys, you've got yourself a regular! See More
Bruce Avery
· December 22, 2016
Service is great. Stumptown coffee. Miss their Clover machine (Not so cool Starbucks) - business . . .

Ambience is a bit stark. Great treat after a long bike ride.
Summer Sky Ellingsworth
· November 16, 2014
I just tasted your coffee for the first time. Excellent service, great taste! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! for the gift card. My boyfriend and I came here to try it out. We also love the decor. -Summer Sky
Latte Art with Joel!
Hammer time at the new River Maiden
Up go the lights ... River Maiden 2.0 moving at light speed now

A note to our fans ...

As you know, for the nearly 13 years River Maiden has been slingin’ coffee we've always served it with a side of pop culture and Vancouver pride.

It all started with Vantucky Strikes Back (a Star Wars reference) over a decade ago. That was the spark that led to several designs celebrating Vancouver: The Couve Abides (a Big Lebowski reference), Vansterdam, Couvies Never Say Die (a Goonies reference), Van Am (a Trans Am reference), VXR, VanWa, Columbia Ci...ty, Fortland (a reference to our Fort), Fortitude (our killer coffee blend), and Nobody Puts River Maiden in a Corner (a Dirty Dancing reference) -- to name a few.

It has come to our attention this Saturday evening from social media that some felt our use of the The Screaming Chicken (the Pontiac Firebird) to announce our new store opening was inspired by a design from a different NW shirt purveyor.

This is not true.

Our announcement using the Firebird (here used more as a Phoenix reference) harkens to our Van Am design we debuted in 2014. That design came about as our local mayor liked to refer to our fair city as America's Vancouver. As we tried to capture that sentiment, a motorcycle commercial for Can Am aired. At that moment ... Van Am was born. How to capture that in an image? The Pontiac Trans Am Firebird.

Sometime later in May 2015, we received an email from a Chris S. who sold t-shirts saying he used The Firebird as well with 'Vancouver' written on a shirt. Until that email, we hadn't heard of him, his t-shirt company, or his Firebird/Vancouver design.

Upon review, it became apparent that his version had come first. We advised him at that time it was inadvertent and we we're both using a logo that actually belonged to GM. He stated "these designs are already pretty derivative of preexisting intellectual properties and therefore are not really either of our properties to haggle over."

At that time, we wished him the best in his future designs and stated it was in neither of our best interests to have similar designs going forward. That's the last we've heard of the matter till tonight. (It should be noted as well that we don't currently sell our Van Am design on any merchandise.)

We hope this clears up any confusion. We would never knowingly use another artist's original design. That just ain't cool.

Rock On!

- River Maiden

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One of the last sneak peeks ...

Have to save some of the surprise 😉

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Killer in-house pastries this weekend!

• Lemon Poppy Seed Scone
• Marionberry Scone
• Triple Chocolate Chip Cookie...
• Orange Cardamom Rice Treat
• Coconut Key Lime Snickerdoodle

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‪Rough Thursday?‬

🎶 Turn the beans around 🎶

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Up go the lights ...

River Maiden 2.0 moving at light speed now

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A special batch of Brown Butter Rice Krispies Treats at the Pop Up currently

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🆕 River Maiden rising ...

The finishing touches are being applied as we’re just a mere 3-4 weeks away from opening.

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Snow Day coffee is rollin’ at the Pop Up

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🍎 🍏 Apple Pie Sunday 🍏 🍎

• Blüpple
• Dutch Apple
• Walnut Streusel (pictured)


Today only!

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Rules to Live By #32: anytime is the perfect time for a good cookie

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–• February Update •–

Curious about the latest news and developments with the new River Maiden? Read below for all the details!

• Our Pop Up Drive Thru is going strong and OPEN till 2 pm daily. Your continued patronage there provides vital support for our staff and the future of River Maiden. Thank you!


• The time table to open at our new location (5301 E Mill Plain) has pushed into early March. These delays are typical in a project of this size. Construction is in full swing with much of the infrastructure now completed. Next up is painting and new floors. It’s going to be awesome!

• For those who graciously supported us by purchasing perks in our Indiegogo campaign last fall, your perks will begin when we open. If you’d like your 12 month perk to begin now at the Pop Up, just DM us — we’re happy to initiate that now if you so choose. If by some chance you haven’t received mugs or shirts, please DM us as well.

We’re so grateful and humbled by all your support. We love you all!

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The new River Maiden is excited to be a part of the revitalization of the Heights. Check out Vancouver's plan for our great neighborhoods ...

The Heights subarea (formerly known as Mill Plain Central subarea) is home to some of Vancouver’s oldest neighborhoods, best views, and busiest corridors. It is rich in parks, schools, open space and recreation opportunities, including the Blandford Canyon and Burnt Bridge Creek trails. In order t...

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When the new River Maiden opens in late February we’ll feature seasonal in-house pies like this Blackcap Peach

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No calories on Sundays 😉

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