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Aug 13, 2008 01:51 PM

Best cinnamon rolls/buns in PDX

My husband has been tasked with bringing in some yummy cinnamon rolls/buns to the office as a reward for the team. Any suggestions on where to pick some up? These are the recommendations we have so far: Helen Bernhard Bakery, Beaverton Bakery, Cinnabon (obvious choice), & Rose’s Deli. We're planning on sacrificing ourselves and going on some taste test missions this weekend. Thanks in advance!

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  1. Fleur de Lis - NE 40th and Hancock.

    Pearl Bakery - I like their cinnamon crowns a lot. Not your classic cinnamon roll/bun however.

    1. Rose's & Cinnabon...sound gross.
      HB & BB would be in the so-so acceptable range.
      My choices would be Fleur or Blue Gardenia on N Mississippi. Not cheap but worth it. As with most things, you get what you pay for.
      Please report back!

      1. For taste test purposes only, the cinnamon rolls at Country Cat's weekend brunch have a heavenly brown sugar/butter mix swirled on them. But I don't think those are available during the week for sharing with the office.

        1. Well our grand plan to go into a diabetic coma and taste test as many cinnamon rolls as possible didn't quite go as planned. We checked out the rolls at Beaverton Bakery -- dry & uninteresting. Our second stop was Fleur de Lis -- ooey, gooey, deliciously sweet & just a tiny bit spicy -- perfect!! That was about all our taste buds could handle. I ended up buying a 4-pack of frozen rolls from Blue Gardenia, but have yet to bake them off.