Quin Candy Debuts in Union Way

The shoebox-sized artisan candy shop in downtown's chic new shopping corridor boasts local collaborations and surprising flavors.

By Allison Jones July 1, 2013

Love candy, but wish there were more tasty options without all the scary ingredients? Look no further than Quin, the tiny new candy shop from Saint Cupcake owner Jami Curl, opening July 1 at 1022 W Burnside.

After nearly eight years mastering the art of the Portland cupcake at her shops on SE Belmont and in the West End, Curl has turned to sweets both retro and modern to continue her dessert empire.

At Quin, a 180-square-foot closet of a candy shop in the still-under-construction Parisian-inspired Union Way corridor between SW Stark and W Burnside, handcrafted candies and caramels make the most of Portland's resident culinary artisans, from Steven Smith Teamaker and Water Avenue Coffee to Woodblock Chocolate and strawberries from Oregon farms.

Shoppers with a sweet tooth will find caramels, lollipops, gum drops, and marshmallows, as well as A few highlights:

  • Steven Smith Tea Lord Bergamot and Smoked Chai Caramels
  • Smoked Cola Gum Drops
  • Woodblock Chocolate Caramels
  • Tangerine Sour Supremes Hard Candies
  • Water Avenue Coffee Gumdrops
  • Jacobsen Sea Salt Caramels and Marshmallows
  • Strawberry Lollipops
  • Sniffle Slayer (ginger, lemon and cayenne) Lollipops
  • Blackberry Tangerine Gum Drops
  • Oregon Strawberry Marshmallows

In addition to Curl's signature sweets, Quin will also serve as a retail hub for local and national candy crafters like Portland's Bees & Beans, New York's Mast Brothers, and California's Dick Taylor.

Check out our Opening Day slide show by clicking the photo above, and stop by Monday through Saturday from noon to 6 pm to stock your candy jars tout suite

1022 W. Burnside

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