Rocky Butte Coffee Roasters Fosters Hope and Resilience in a Once Overlooked Neighborhood


“The neighborhood surrounding Rocky Butte has points of beauty and brokenness,” began James Helm, Founder of Rocky Butte Coffee Roasters in a video created for the 2019 IMPACT Pitch competition. James, an Army medic deployed to Iraq from May 2003 to July 2004, founded the coffee roasting business in Portland’s Rocky Butte neighborhood in 2017.

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