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Save Room for Mindy's Woodblock Chocolate Cake at Xico in Portland

Lindsay Strannigan Post a comment

Xico in Southeast Portland is known for making regional Mexican cuisine with the freshest possible ingredients—and that extends to dessert. Mindy Keith, Xico's resident pastry chef, is daring and talented, and has a knack for creating unique Oaxacan-inspired desserts. Take this chocolate cake. More

First Look: Sprinklefingers, Jami Curl's New Sweet Shop in Portland, OR

Lindsay Strannigan 1 comment

Saint Cupcake fans, rejoice. Owner Jami Curl has taken her old store and turned it into a whimsical shop where baked goods and candies collide. More

Ice Cream We Love: Fifty Licks in Portland

Devra Ferst 7 comments

When we hear the word manifesto we usually think of history class, not ice cream. But Chad Drazin, the creator of Portland's Fifty Licks ice cream, swears by his two part manifesto —"purity of flavor" and "texture above everything else"—and we're grateful for it. More

Portland's Kerns Kitchen Transforms Pizza into Dessert

Lindsay Strannigan 1 comment

When I heard that Kerns Kitchen, NE Portland's acclaimed pizza destination, was offering a dessert pizza on their new dinner menu, I was equally intrigued and frightened. And obviously had to give it a try. More

The 10 Sweet Breakfasts You Should be Eating Right Now in Portland, OR

Lindsay Strannigan 3 comments

Here in Portland, we are firm believers that life is short and so we eat our dessert first. Only, we cleverly disguise dessert in the form of pancakes, waffles, donuts, and other indulgent breakfast dishes. Check out our favorite sweet breakfasts in PDX. More

We Try Salt & Straw's 2013 Thanksgiving Ice Cream Gift Pack

Erin Jackson 5 comments

Portland ice cream shop Salt & Straw has created a five-pack of flavors that pay homage to the annual Autumnal feast, including mincemeat, pumpkin custard and spiced chèvre, and yep... even turkey. We tried them all. More

The Affogato Cubano at Fifty Licks in Portland is Creamy, Caffeinated Bliss

Lindsay Strannigan 3 comments

A standard affogato is a clever pairing of two of life's most glorious treasures: espresso and ice cream. Fifty Licks' version of the affogato takes it up a notch by combining their Toasted Milk Ice Cream with freshly a brewed cup of Cafe Cubano. More

10 Sweets We're Loving in Portland, Oregon

The Serious Eats Team 4 comments

Portland's food scene seems to get better every month, and that includes an ever expanding offering of sweets. So while it's impossible to mention all the great ice cream, pastries, cookies, and plated desserts that we love in the Rose City, here are some that we've enjoyed recently. More

Lisa Clark's Guide to Eating Gluten-, Soy-, and Dairy-free Sweets in Portland

Erin Jackson 1 comment

Lisa Clark, owner of Petunia's Pies and Pastries, doesn't let multiple food allergies stop her from indulging her sweet tooth in Portland. Her list of gluten, soy, and dairy-free goodies is worth munching your way through whether you've got similar dietary restrictions or not. More

Quin: Portland's New Sweet & Small Candy Shop

Kat Vetrano 1 comment

Bite-sized candy shop Quin is a sweet addition to downtown Portland. More

Megan Vargas' Guide to Portland Sweets

Erin Jackson 1 comment

Megan Vargas is a great source to tap for some of Portland's best sweets. The nominee for Food & Wine's The People's Best New Pastry Chef award has been leading the pastry program at Andina since 2010, and was born and raised in Stumptown. See her favorites, from pastries as rich as a block of butter to a Mexican lollipop bedazzled with gumdrops. More

Sugar Rush: Kouign Amann from Roman Candle Baking Company in Portland, OR

Kat Vetrano 2 comments

Portland's new bakery from Stumptown founder Duane Sorenson has a Kouign Amann worth its salt. More

Sugar Rush: Strawberry Tart at Ken's Artisan Bakery, Portland

Erin Jackson 2 comments

Tarts at Ken's Artisan Bakery change with the seasons and are always a good way to go, particularly this strawberry-topped beauty. More

First Look: Bluebird Bakers, Portland OR

Erin Jackson 1 comment

You may have tried the cookies from Bluebird Bakers at shops like Lamb's and Zupan's in Portland, but their first retail shop is a whole different experience. That's in part thanks to the "cookie bar" where you can try absolutely everything that's on offer before you buy. More

Delightful Desserts Cap a Meaty Meal at Ox, Portland

Jay Friedman Post a comment

A good-sized chunk of honeycomb candy adorns the ice cream while smaller pieces garnish the plate; the slightly peppery and fruity flavor you may detect comes from a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil. With a tantalizing variety of textures and terrific taste, this torte, like Ox's other desserts, is full of quality and fun to eat. More

Ask A Pastry Chef: What to Eat at Petunia's Pies and Pastries, Portland

Erin Jackson 1 comment

At the new brick and mortar shop of beloved Portland farmers' market staple Petunia's Pies & Pastries, you don't have to be vegan or gluten-intolerant to appreciate the abundance of options in the display case (of which pies are just the beginning). Here are owner Lisa Clark's top picks in the shop. More

We Try Portland Craft Beer Ice Creams from Salt & Straw

Maggie Hoffman 2 comments

Portland, Oregon's Salt & Straw is known for churning up unusual ice cream flavors. We're big fans of their Coffee Bourbon ice cream, though we found last fall's rich and savory foie gras flavor a little challenging. In honor of Father's Day, they're launching a sixpack of beer-inspired ice creams featuring local breweries. More

First Look: Blue Star Donuts, Portland, OR

Aaron Wakamatsu 10 comments

At Blue Star Donuts, Micah and Katie Camden offer unique glazes and toppings for their light and fluffy brioche doughnuts. Here's our first look at this downtown Portland, Oregon, establishment. More

First Look: Lauretta Jean's, Portland, OR

Aaron Wakamatsu 1 comment

In 2011, Kate McMillen started Lauretta Jean's as a farmer's market pie stand. Thanks to rave reviews and increasing demand, a second storefront has opened on SE Division. We stopped by to see what's baking. More

We Try Salt & Straw's Thanksgiving Ice Cream Flavors

Maggie Hoffman 2 comments

I'm a pie loyalist on Thanksgiving itself—don't you dare substitute another dessert—but I love seeing what else can be done with classic Thanksgiving flavors. Pumpkin pie milkshakes? I'm on it. Apple-pie oatmeal? Sure thing. So I was super-curious about the Thanksgiving-themed ice cream flavors from Portland's always-creative Salt & Straw—though the idea of stuffing-flavored ice cream made me a wee bit nervous. More

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