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
- 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.
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.
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