What’s the scoop

What's the Scoop? is one of Portland's local ice cream shops.After dinner at The People's Pig the other night we needed to top off our delicious meal with something sweet.  I knew that one of Portland's local ice cream shops was just a few blocks away so we headed up Williams Street to What's the Scoop?  Located at 3540 North Williams Avenue, … [Read more...]

Donut Byte Labs

 Donut Byte Labs is home to delicious gourmet mini donuts in downtown Portland. I know that Voodoo Donuts gets all the hype when it comes to the Portland donut scene but really, there are better donuts in Portland.  One of my favorite brick and morter donut shops is Blue Star Donuts but when it comes to donut food carts you must check out … [Read more...]

Back to Eden Bakery}Gluten Free

Another great gluten free bakery in Portland is  Back to Eden over at 2217  NE Alberta Street in Portland, just a few minutes away from Tula.   Back to Eden is gluten, soy, dairy and sugar free and might I add delicious. In addition to being delicious this bakery is just so cute! Back to Eden serves lunch with lots of savory choices with … [Read more...]

Tula Bakery}Gluten Free

One of our favorite gluten free bakeries in Portland is located NE Martin Luther King Blvd. in Portland.   In addition to lots of delicious sweet treatsTula Bakery  also has a great bread selection including both artisan and quick breads. Not all of their products are dairy free but each item is marked with a sign that tells you if it is also dairy … [Read more...]

Salt & Straw

We love ice cream at our house. We love it so much we are willing to drive clear across town for it and stand in line for it. Our favorite local ice cream spot in Portland is Salt & Straw.    A locally owned and operated ice creamery that had opened up the day before. There was a line out the door but we soon discovered that it was so … [Read more...]

Craven Raven Bakery}Gluten Free

{Sad to hear Craven Raven has closed their doors!} Whenever my daughter, Cali, comes home for a visit we check out the latest and greatest of gluten free bakeries/restaurants in the Portland area.  If you have to be gluten free, Portland is a great place to live. We had an appointment at the naturopath while Cali was home and one of the … [Read more...]

Cool Moon

The temperatures are rising here in Portland and we are in for a hot weekend.  If you need to cool off a bit head on down to Cool Moon Ice Cream located in the Pearl right across from Jamison Park.  It's located on the corner of 11th and Johnson. You can cool off with a delicious ice cream treat and a dip in the fountain! Cool Moon … [Read more...]

Ruby Jewel Scoops Ice Cream

Nothing tastes better than some yummy, creamy ice cream on a warm summer day. Don't you agree? We recently tried out the new Ruby Jewel Scoops location at 3713 N. Mississippi.  We are no stranger to Ruby Jewel as we have purchased their delicious ice cream sandwiches at the Portland Farmer's Market but they now have their own store front on N. … [Read more...]

La Provence

I went to Paris for breakfast last Saturday. Or at least it tasted and felt like I did. Discover a little bit of Paris right here in Portland at La Provence. Thanks to blog reader Amber who raved about La Provence!  She commented, "If you truly want the most amazing breakfast in the Portland area YOU HAVE GOT TO TRY La Provence Bakery and … [Read more...]

Two Tarts Bakery

Two Tarts Bakery got their start in the Spring of 2007 at the Portland and Beaverton Farmer's Market where two cookie loving sisters began selling their wares.   Their bite size cookies are no more than 2 inches in diameter,  the perfect size for popping in your mouth! Just over a year later they opened a retail establishment in the NW 23rd area … [Read more...]