What I love about Townshend's is the aroma of teas as you enter, the original artwork on the walls, ecletic music choices, friendly, helpful staff and the fact that the demographics of Bend are represented. It's a great place to relax with a good book, to talk with friends, have a meeting or simply to enjoy one of the many varieties from the tea selection. If you haven't checked it out...you should!
Hard to say whether the vast tea selection or the cool atmosphere is better at Townshend's. Both are great. I understand they've just opened another store in Bend for the lucky folks in Central Oregon.
This is my favorite tea shop in Portland, and one of the best in the country. The combination of an outstanding tea collection and terrific ambiance results in the perfect place to take a break while enjoying the bustling neighborhood.