Every year, the Mercury Sex Survey asks, "Of all the attractively independent, locally owned businesses in town, which is staffed up with the sexiest employees?" And every year, you, the Mercury Sex Surveyed, tell us that it's the folks who give you free samples at the grocery store, help you stay on top of the latest and greatest in literary history, and of course those who keep your Pacific Northwestern veins pumping with the caffeinated liquid gold that really makes this city work: New Seasons Market (newseasonsmarket.com), Powell's City of Books (powells.com), and Stumptown Coffee Roasters (stumptowncoffee.com) are hereby crowned Portland's Top Three Businesses with Sexy Staffs! Enjoy these sexy snaps of the employees you voted for, and don't forget to keep patronizing their places of business—because a sexy employee is a paid employee!

Photos by Tim Gunther Styling by Jason Kinney Make-up by Gigi McCullar