Sometimes nothing but a little sweet something will do. Maybe it’s a birthday, anniversary or holiday gift you’re searching for. Maybe it’s a truce offering to get you out of the doghouse. Or maybe there’s no reason at all…you just need some good chocolate. Whatever the motivation, here’s a few Portland sweet shops to seek out:
Moonstruck Chocolate Co.
Moonstruck Chocolate, known far and wide for their amazing confections, has been a Portland mainstay since 1993. Try one of their pre-boxed signature selections of truffles or Craft Collections (made in collaboration with Pacific Northwest wineries, distilleries, cideries, and breweries) or hand-pick your own favorites flavors. One thing’s for sure, the beautiful blue and gold box says you’re about to taste something wonderful! Three locations offer in-store purchases, curbside pickup, delivery, and online orders.
122 NE Broadway, Portland
Who knew heaven could be found on a busy stretch of NE Broadway? Yes, at Creo Chocolate. This family-owned, small-batch operation is a true bean to bar chocolatier. Cacao beans are sourced direct from a farm in Equador and roasted at their Portland location to become their signature sweets. Choose from a wide selection of chocolate bars or build your own box of sublime truffles from the display case. Flavors range from the unusual (Candy Cap Mushroom, Yuzu Gimlet, Vietnamese Iced Coffee) to the classics (Coconut Almond, Peanut Butter Dark, Dulce de Leche). Open for in-store purchases, curbside pickup and online ordering.
Woodblock Chocolate Manufactory
1715 NE 17th Avenue, Portland
Nestled in a quiet block off NE Broadway is Woodblock Chocolate Manufactory, a small shop owned by Jessica and Charley Wheelock. Here the entire magical chocolate-making process happens in-house behind the large glass windows that frame the Manufactory. Offerings include their Signature Double Origin bar, in addition to single origin chocolate bars from exotic places like Tanzania, Madagascar, Ecuador, and Peru, and a few flavored varieties (Coffee Milk, Dark Milk, Toasted Sesame). The 10-Bar Assortment — their most popular item — is a great way to taste the flavor nuances of the different chocolates. Open for in-store shopping and online ordering.
1138 SW Morrison Street, Portland
If chocolate isn’t your guilty pleasure, Saint Cupcake might entice you. Located downtown on the corner of 12th and SW Morrison, this bustling one-stop shop offers delicious cupcakes (in regular or mini size) in a variety of tantalizing flavors (ask about vegan cupcake options). They also sell house-made Melty Goods ice cream treats, seasonal pies and baked goods, their Poplandia popcorn, special order cakes, and an array of creative party favors (candles, party hats, cards). Open for in-store purchases, deliveries and call ahead special orders.