This news item caught my eye last week, though it was buried in a remote part of the O - Starbucks shutting 6 stores in Oregon, 1 in SW Washington. I was sitting at the time in the little place at the corner of 28th and Stark and my heart did a little dance.
The locations that are closing are:
Tillamook: 1701 Wilson River Loop Road
Beaverton: 1800 NW Evergreen Parkway
Hillsboro: 1887 NW 188th Ave.
Portland: 1864 SE Hawthorne
Portland: 2045 SE Division
Portland: 11860 SE 82nd
Vancouver: 6700 NE 162nd
I'm excited about this - I think it will make room for more local coffeeshops and perhaps tea/chai shops.
For more info on this development, here's an interesting article in Adbusters.