Shops & Markets


Courier Coffee

There are a lot of great places we hear about all the time in our fair city, but making it to each one of those places is not as easy as it would seem. As I was walking back to our car from picking up some takeout at Thai Peacock the other day, I was surprised to walk right past Courier Coffee, a place Jade and I had...

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Blue Star Donuts

On an unusually sunny (yet freezing cold) afternoon, Jade and I decided to stop by the recently opened Blue Star Donuts. I have never had a more satisfying donut than at Blue Star Donuts. It's on SW 13th and SW Washington. The recipe that they use to make their dough, a classic brioche from the South of France, just about blew our minds. It's not cakey,...

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Cacao Drink Chocolate

If you love chocolate the way we love chocolate, Cacao's shop off of SW 13th avenue in Portland is a chocolate lover's paradise. We had heard from numerous friends that the 'drinking chocolates' at Cacao were to die for. Jade and I were planning a cheesecake recipe that incorporated chocolate for my birthday so it was the perfect excuse to go and pick out something...

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A Sunny Afternoon at Coava

Coava has become one of those places that any time we are out and about in Portland, we simply have to reserve some time in our day to stop by and have a cup (or two). As you can probably tell, we had a lot of fun playing with the sunshine on this particular afternoon...

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Barista (Pearl)

There aren't many things we enjoy more than a delicious cup of coffee and a charming atmosphere to drink it in. This was the first time we had ever been to any of the three Baristas in Portland (despite walking past it nearly every day for  years when Jade attended PNCA) and it will certainly not be our last. This particular location is right off NW Glisan...

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