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2fat2bfit Oct 15, 2010 12:51 AM

Who serves the biggest/best cinnamon rolls in Portland?

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    Leonardo Oct 15, 2010 10:06 PM

    No correlation between biggest and best, unless it is a negative one (large = crappy). Since I don't care about quantity, I'd have to say Blue Gardenia on N Mississippi Ave. But they are small. Enjoy!

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      cheeseisheaven Oct 15, 2010 10:27 PM

      If you are thinking Ann Sather..I have not seen any to match those, but I agree with Blue Gardenia..delicious. I also think Sweetness Bakery and Cafe off of Foster has them, and they also have wonderful baked goods

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        JillO Oct 16, 2010 03:52 PM

        Ann Sather's cinnamon rolls...wow, I miss those. Lived in Chicago about 5 years, the first two walking distance from the Belmont location, the last 3 near the Hyde Park location. When I visited a year ago, I went to the new-ish one on Broadway in my old gayborhood. Those are some great cinnamon rolls...but they aren't huge. Thanks for bringing those up, cheeseisheaven!

        Largest ones I have ever seen in the area are at Camp 18 and the Otis Cafe...so the next time you drive out to the coast... ;o)

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          cheeseisheaven Oct 17, 2010 08:50 AM

          I have friends in Chicago who live in walking distance of Ann Sathers, it's what I think of when someone mentions cinnamon rolls!

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        mitzy1400 Dec 24, 2010 01:48 PM

        Grand Central makes a great one w/ more of a pastry dough (rather than a yeast dough). It's crisp and caramel-y.

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          Leonardo Dec 24, 2010 05:16 PM

          I like Grand Central's.
          Sad to say, but Blue Gardenia closed up shop yesterday.

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          MichaelG Dec 27, 2010 05:50 PM

          IMHO, Grand Central serves the best in Portland, and certainly the best I've ever had. They totally get it right and I've never tasted anything remotely close.

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            boy_asunder Jan 14, 2011 11:30 PM

            Well, if bigness is a goal, you could try the rolls at Fat City down in Multnomah Village. They aren't... subtle rolls, but they're large and sweet and served nice 'n warm. Which is good, because they set up like concrete when they cool to room temp. I choose to believe that makes them better in a demented way. =)

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            Fat City Cafe
            7820 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland, OR 97219

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              chalmers Jan 22, 2011 02:34 PM

              There's a pretty unknown cafe downtown called Sugar Mamas (13th and Alder, I think). It doesn't look like much, but the food is actually great and all the baking is done in-house. They only do cinnamon rolls on Fridays, but they are huge and delicious and the home-made caramel is perfect. They usually sell out by lunch, and people often order ahead. The pecan sticky buns, also only on Fridays, are even better.

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