Portland is in the throes of a dessert breakthrough, with cozy cafés reimagining classic cakes, innovative pastry chefs whipping up sweet fever dreams, and local kitchens buzzing with chocolates and ice cream. Grab a spoon and get decadent. It’s February, after all—we deserve it.

In This Feature:

The Next Generation of Portland Dessert Classics

Portland's pastry chefs push the boundaries of sweetness—with help from surprising savory ingredients.

02/11/2015 By Karen Brooks

The Ultimate Portland Chocolate Box

We chomped through chocolate collections and candy aisles to curate the city’s defining expressions of cacao, from bars to bonbons.

02/11/2015 By Karen Brooks

Throw-Back Decadence from Portland's Top Bakeries, Cakeries, and Pie Shops

By the slice or the spoonful, we’ll never grow tired of pure nostalgia.

02/11/2015 By Kelly Clarke

Portland Bakeries Give You 6 Reasons to Eat Dessert for Breakfast

With texture and finesse, local bakers make a definitive case for devouring dessert before 10 a.m.

02/11/2015 By Karen Brooks

Portland's Most Creative Ice Cream Dreams

Local spots, from restaurants to pop-ups, flaunt fresh churns on ice cream—and yes, fro-yo!

02/11/2015 By Kelly Clarke

Sweet Secrets from Portland's Best Pastry Pros

Five local dessert dreamers share tips and tricks from their sprinkle-flecked arsenals.

02/11/2015 With Benjamin Tepler