Note: First Looks give previews of new dishes, drinks, and menus we're curious about. Since they are arranged photo shoots and interviews with restaurants, we do not make critical evaluations or recommendations.
Cookie Queen Chickie Massa and her staff of bakers have been delighting Portlanders since 2009 with a host of homemade cookies. Before the retail shop opened in February of this year, the cookie company was stocking their wares in local retailers like Lamb's, Zupan's, New Seasons, and Market of Choice (which they continue to do), but trust me, you want to go straight to the source.
Oh yes, the cookie bar: a row of pretty plates fully stocked with samples. You can literally taste every item on offer before you buy. Want to take a closer look at all of the cookies offered at Blue Bird? Check out the slide-show above.
2390 NW Thurman St, Portland, OR 97210 (map)
bluebirdbakers.com Note: Closed on Mondays.
About the author: Erin Jackson is a food writer and photographer who is obsessed with discovering the best eats in San Diego. You can find all of her discoveries on her San Diego food blog EJeats.com. On Twitter, she's @ErinJax