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Pastry Chefs of Portland - Techniques, skill... where?

GrooTheWanderer Feb 8, 2012 04:25 PM

The only places I have found so far that offer more than what you can find in most grocery store bakeries are Pix on Division, and Jill Ramseier's work at Deschutes Brewery in the Pearl District. Can anyone recommend others?

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    Leonardo RE: GrooTheWanderer Feb 8, 2012 05:57 PM

    Little T, Bakeshop, Fleur de Lys, Pearl Bakery, Ken's Artisan Bakery.

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      GrooTheWanderer RE: Leonardo Feb 28, 2012 03:11 PM

      Thank you for your input Leonardo, but the majority of these are not what I'm referring to. Both Little T and Fleur de Lys are more deli than anything else. Ken's at least had a mango/passion tart the last time I visited, but still had little to offer in terms of Pix type pastry.

      It seems that in Portland you have to visit high end restaurants like Paley's or Blue Hour to find someone who offers more than a pot de creme or a mousse.

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      cheeseisheaven RE: GrooTheWanderer Mar 3, 2012 07:14 PM

      Sadly, you just missed Alder St pastry, but you may want to check out Nuvrei..the macarons are addicting..
      Did you try the pastries @ Little T? they may not look fancy, but they taste delicious
      Also, St Jack, and Aviary have delicious desserts

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        GrooTheWanderer RE: cheeseisheaven Mar 5, 2012 09:15 PM

        Maybe I hit Little T on a bad day. They only had a few cookies and basic items on display.

        St Jack is on my list, and I'll be sure to try Nuvrei and Aviary.

        Thank you!!

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          JillO RE: GrooTheWanderer Mar 6, 2012 12:14 PM

          Got to get to Little T early...especially on the weekends. They sell out quickly! And I agree, I have had a lot of good stuff there...

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        jpc8015 RE: GrooTheWanderer Mar 4, 2012 10:02 PM

        The pastries at La Provence Bistro in Lake OSwego are fantastic. The have smaller shops in The Dalles and PDX on Division and Alberta.

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          Befuness RE: jpc8015 Mar 8, 2012 01:01 PM

          Just to clarify...I think you meant La Petite Provence. I agree that they make some delicious pastries (I have only been to the Alberta spot).

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            jpc8015 RE: Befuness Mar 9, 2012 09:02 AM

            The original store in Lake Oswego is called La Provence. The other three are called Petite Provence.

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