Reader Survey 2012: Best Places in Portland to Get Dessert

Amelie at Pix Patisserie Portland

Amelie at Pix Patisserie

In 2011, I broke this category into two – restaurants and dessert focused businesses. This year I combined them. However, it is still easy to compare. Pix and Papa Haydn have the same ranking; big surprise there. Salt & Straw is completely new on the list, pushing The Sugar Cube down. As far as restaurants, Paley’s Place still reigns supreme, with Le Pigeon and Pambiches making their first appearance, pushing Nostrana and Castagna off of the chart. After the top three choices, the votes dropped off drastically, but I included to top ten for reference.

Out of 504 votes:

1. Pix Patisserie – 26% of the vote –

  • 2225 E Burnside St., Portland, OR 97214 Map  (503) 271-7166 2pm – 2am Mon -Fri, 11am – 2am Saturday and Sunday.

2. Papa Haydn – 13%

  •  701 Northwest 23rd Avenue, Portland, OR 97210  Map  (503) 228-7317  Mon-Thu 11:30 am – 10 pm, Fri-Sat 11:30 am – 12 am, Sun 10 am – 9 pm
  • 5829 Southeast Milwaukie Ave., Portland, OR 97202  Map  (503) 232-9440‎ Mon-Thu 11:30 am – 10 pm, Fri-Sat 11:30 am – 12 am, Sun 10 am – 9 pm

3. Salt & Straw – 11%  My Review

  • 2035 NE Alberta St., Portland OR 97211  Map  11 am – 11 pm daily.
  • 838 NW 23rd Ave, Portland OR 97210  Map  7 am – 11 pm daily.

4. The Sugar Cube – 4.3  1212 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland OR  Map  (not open for summer as of 6/25/12)

5. Paley’s Place – 4.3% 1204 Northwest 21st Ave. Portland, OR 97209 Map (503) 243-2403 My review.  Mon – Thurs 4:30 pm – 10 pm, Fri – Sat: 4 pm – 11 pm, Sun 5 pm 10 pm

6. Ruby Jewel – 3.1% 3713 North Mississippi Avenue  Portland, OR 97227  Map  (503) 505-9314 Daily 12 pm – 11 pm

7. Random Order Coffeehouse & Bakery - 3%  1800 Northeast Alberta Street  Portland, OR 97211  Map  (971) 340-6995 Tue – Sun 6:30 am – 11 pm. Mon 6:30 am – 8pm

8. Rimsky-Korsacoffee House – 707 Southeast 12th Avenue  Portland, OR 97214  Map  (503) 232-2640  Mon – Thu, Sun 7 pm – 12 am, Fri – Sat 7 pm – 1 am

9. Le Pigeon – 738 East Burnside Street  Portland, OR 97214  Map  (503) 546-8796  My review  Mon – Sat 5 pm – 10 pm, Sun 5 pm – 9 pm

10. Pambiche Cocina & Reposteria Cubana – 2811 Northeast Glisan Street  Portland, OR 97232  Map  (503) 233-0511  Mon-Thu 11 am – 10 pm, Fri 11 am -12 am, Sat 8 am -12 am, Sun 8am–10pm

My favorites – I like everything here except for Papa Haydn. It just depends on my mood. Rimsky is a great place to take people for its quirkiness (not food). Not that Paley’s Place, Le Pigeon are regular and very popular restaurants – not a great place to show up just for desserts unless you go in towards the end of the night.

You can see the rest of the 2012 Reader Survey results here

 


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Your thoughts are welcome

  1. pdxyogi says

    Rimsky and Papa Haydn: 1988 called. They want their deserts back! Seriously, who goes to these anymore. They’ve been far surpassed by the competition.

  2. No wax says

    My god, how on earth does Papa Haydn make the list? The desserts look fantastic but are devoid of flavor; their chocolate desserts taste like wax.

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