Portland’s Must-Visit Thanksgiving Pie Shops

Whether you're an apple pie person, a pumpkin devotee, or like your Thanksgivings a little non-traditional, we've got dessert options for you.

By Katherine Chew Hamilton

A spread of pies from Holler Treats

Don’t feel like peeling apples or piecing together a crumbling pie crust this year? One more thing to be thankful for in this city: Portland’s bakers are making some excellent pies, from classics to twists on favorites, like apple cider custard pie with Hood River fruit from one of our favorite restaurant-bakeries-cafés. Read on for our picks.

Banning’s Restaurant & Pie House

It doesn’t get much more old school than Banning’s, a Tigard diner and pie shop that’s been in business for 42 years. Here, the pies and foot-tall cakes rotate in a slowly spinning case, tantalizing diners seated at booths nearby. The banana cream pie is a favorite, light as a cloud and delicately sweetened, while the key lime pie boasts a smooth custard but could use a little more tang for citrus lovers. Classics like pumpkin, French apple, and pecan are also offered, plus an Elvis pie combining peanut butter and a pumpkin cheesecake. These aren’t the fanciest pies out there, but they’re solid renditions of classics at an old-fashioned price—you’ll pay as little as $22 for a whole pie, with more extravagant desserts like the cheesecake coming in at around the $40 range. Place orders by phone until November 21 for pickup any day until November 24 at noon; you can also walk in and grab pies on Thanksgiving Day. 1147 SW Pacific Hwy, Tigard

Café Olli

Wood-fired bakery and restaurant darling Café Olli still has three pies available for preorder on its website: apple cider custard pie made with fruit from Kiyokawa Family Orchards, malted chocolate cream pie with malted vanilla whip, and pumpkin cheesecake in a buttery pie crust. Prices range from $45 to $55, and pies can be picked up from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on November 23. 3925 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd

Caffe Destino

Place your orders by November 18 at this hidden gem, which bakes excellent pies inside a coffee shop near Irving Park. We’re huge fans of the key lime, which you can order this Thanksgiving, but you can also choose from classic apple, pecan, and pumpkin, plus the not-so-classic berry or chocolate peanut butter. Pick up your pies on November 22 or 23 by 2:30 p.m. 1339 NE Fremont St

Holler Treats

In case you didn’t know, the team behind Bullard Tavern and Abigail Hall also has a desserts division called Holler Treats. This year, the team is offering bourbon pecan, apple lattice, banoffee, lemon meringue, and even pumpkin made with house-roasted squash. In case you’re a fan of pie a la mode, there are several options of house ice cream to add on, including pumpkin ginger, vanilla bean, and malted milk chocolate. Preorder desserts online. 7119 SE Milwaukie Ave

Pacific Pie Company

When’s the last time someone rolled into Thanksgiving dinner with a cherry-cardamom pie? Whether you go for the unusual options, which also include chocolate hazelnut and Mississippi Mud, or more typical offerings like whiskey apple, pumpkin, or pecan, Pacific Pie is offering pickup and delivery on November 23 and 24. Place orders online. 1520 SE Seventh Ave


While not technically a pie, we’d say this New York–style pumpkin cheesecake is close enough to satisfy the pie requirement, and it comes complete with a graham cracker crust. Order online via Tock for pickup on November 23. 411 SE 81st Ave


After a year since its opening, this hybrid bakery-market-pop-up space is finally serving its namesake sugar cream pie, a regional specialty in Indiana. Get the classic zuckercreme that’s gussied up with edible gold glitter and a rye crust, a pumpkin-stuffed version, or a chocolate caramel pecan pie. Prices range from $40 to $45; order by November 19 for pickup on November 22 or 24. 414 SE 81st Ave

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