When we first heard about the Cacao chocolate shops, it clearly sounded like it was worth our attention.… Read the rest
Archives of the various reviews we've done of Portland area retailers
Note: sad to report that Steve Smith died in 2015. However, Steven Smith Teamaker is still in business
Back in the early 1970s, Smith started Stash Tea, which sold teas and herbal infusions to natural food stores.… Read the rest
A wonderful thing about Portland is our growing community of small specialty food purveyors. Many of these are based on single obsessions: the perfect latte with foam so pretty and detailed that pictures of it could be framed and hung in a gallery, tiny sophisticated graphic chocolates that are handled more like fine jewels than simple candy store confections, or a pizzeria where if you dare even mutter the words “I’d like Canadian Bacon and Pineapple on that,” you will be given a look so cold it could turn a fresh and hot bubbling pie into a frozen one.… Read the rest
Updated: 12/11 – 2nd store.
I happened to walk past Benessere yesterday, but I could only take a quick peek, because I had the dog with me. Though the store has been open a month, I never heard about it, so I sent a friend in today to check it out and take some pictures.… Read the rest
By Lizzy Caston. Updated 12.18 – new details, photos, etc.
Baker and Spice is nowhere near my house, yet I seem to have developed quite a knack for inventing errands that take me to or near its Hillsdale location.… Read the rest