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Nov 28, 2006 02:34 AM

Where are the best croissants in this area?

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    1. re: pdxgirl

      any part of the Pacific Northwest-oregon, washington state-etc

    2. In Portland, St Honore Boulengerie, owned by a French guy. Wonderful croissants, all types, plus various pastries. Sandwiches available too. NW 24th & Thurman, freeway-close to anywhere.

      1. Grand Central does surprisigly good croissants in Portland. I've also heard that the Lebanese family that owns Sesame Donuts makes a very good croissant too...

        1. In Seattle, it's Cafe Besalu in Ballard, at least for my vote.

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          1. re: CNims

            Definitely Cafe Besalu in Seattle.

          2. In Seattle, I think Le Pannier across the street from Pike's Place Market is great. They used to be in Portland (where I live) too, and when they closed up here I greatly missed them. Whenever I'm in Seattle -- rarely - I always visit Le Pannier.

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            1. re: whimsy2

              The founder of Le Panier (Seattle, used to be in PDX) started St Honore Boulengerie in Portland about three years ago.

              1. re: Leonardo

                I think you have that wrong. St. Honore is owned/operated by a French transplant. The original owner of Pannier opened Fleur de Lis in Hollywood, where the old Hollywood branch library used to be And yes, their croissants are excellent.

                1. re: whimsy2

                  I thought that Fleur de Lis was opened by the original owner of Pearl Bakery.

                  1. re: Leonardo

                    I could be wrong. Well, next time I go there (Fleur de Lis) I'll ask. If I remember.