If Portland’s often-gloomy weather has you feeling down, we’ve got the cure: cozy up with a fresh-out-of-the-oven slice of pie and a giant cup of something warm. PDX is known for its abundance of local bakeries and craft coffee shops, so finding a slice that tickles your fancy is as easy as pie (see what we did there?). Scroll through our guide to the best pie in Portland, then zip your raincoat up and get ready to chow down.
Cozy Up with a Slice of the Best Pie in Portland
Sweedeede is a quaint counter cafe that serves up a mean slice of pie in addition to their farm-to-table breakfast and lunch. Located off Alberta St. in a converted cottage home, Sweedeedee is the perfect place to meet with a friend and catch up over some of the best pie in Portland for breakfast or an afternoon snack. The crust on the pie here has completely won our hearts over—it’s a perfectly tender and flaky butter crust that has lots of browned butter notes without being dry. We highly recommend ordering a slice of the salted honey or marionberry pies. Be sure to ask for their thick and decadent housemade whipped cream on the side, and savor your slice with a hot cup of drip coffee served in the cutest artisanally crafted mugs.
7. Back to Eden Bakery
Back to Eden Bakery is deeply rooted in community and committed to creating a safe space where people can gather and share food, which is something we really appreciate. Their 100% vegan and gluten-free menu—starring glorious, 5-inch mini pies—is also very easy to appreciate. Perfect for sharing with a date (or devouring yourself), and nestled in adorably tiny pie tins, you can’t go wrong with any of Back to Eden’s creme or fruit-filled pie offerings. Our favorite, if we had to pick one, is their decadent chocolate creme pie, made complete with a generous heap of delicious coconut whipped topping. Back to Eden also serves up a variety of plant-based brunch, lunch, and dinner dishes, including tofu scrambles, seasonal quiches, and hearty chili bowls, so be sure to come hungry. Just remember to save room for some of the best pie in Portland.
This pie slinging food truck turned brick-and-mortar restaurant is surely worth visiting for a savory pot pie or sweet slice (or if you’re like us, both). Situated in the charming St. John’s neighborhood in North Portland, Paiku’s homey atmosphere matches the heartfelt comfort food it serves up for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Paiku is well-known for its signature Easter Pie, made with local Olympia Provisions salami and ham, as well as Italian cheeses, hard-boiled eggs, and parsley. For dessert, we suggest ordering the honey almond or blueberry pie, with crust so buttery it is reminiscent of shortbread. Paiku succeeds at making you feel right at home, and even offers its pies served a la mode for an extra cozy and indulgent touch.
5. Petunia’s Pies and Pastries
If you are a plant-based eater on the search for some of the best pie in Portland, look no further than Petunia’s. Located in the heart of downtown PDX, Petunia’s is the go-to spot for vegan and gluten-free pies and multi-tiered cakes. If the sweet aromatics aren’t enough to draw you in, the light and airy space is sure to brighten up any gloomy day with its pink accents and adorable touches, including the shop’s tastefully decorated aprons and cake pedestals. We love that Petunia’s proves vegan and gluten-free pie does not have to compromise one bit on flavor. We recommend the Bumble Berry Peach Pie, made with a refreshing and unique fruit combination, gooey filling, and a perfectly crisp coconut-hazelnut streusel topping. For the full experience, be sure to get your slice warmed up and with a side of plant-based ice cream goodness.
4. Pacific Pie Company
For those seeking a pie-only meal experience, look no further than Pacific Pie Co. This pie cafe serves up Australian fare for lunch and dinner, and has killer weekday happy hour deals. Order any of the savory meat pies, served with a house salad or soup, for a hearty and satisfying meal. However, be sure to save room for dessert (aka more pie!). The most popular slice of sweet pie is the key lime, but our favorite is the chocolate peanut butter—a thick and creamy peanut butter mousse filling on graham cracker crust, topped with rich chocolate ganache and peanut pieces. Both are offered year-round and both are absolutely divine.
3. The Pie Spot
As its name suggests, this cozy neighborhood shop will surely hit the spot for all of your best pie in Portland cravings. Inviting and bright, with quirky trinkets on the tables, Pie Spot’s signature mini pies, are perfect for one or two people, depending on how hungry (and willing to share) you are. You can’t go wrong with any of the mini pie offerings, but our favorite is the marionberry with crumble topping. For a seriously indulgent option, go for the s’mores pie, filled with rich, luxurious chocolate and topped with a large, gooey toasted marshmallow. In addition to a variety of sweet pie options, Pie Spot also offers savory pies, empanadas, a full espresso menu (including housemade chai lattes), and even pie milkshakes.
2. Random Order Pie Bar
Random Order Pie Bar is a must-visit after an afternoon of exploring Portland’s Alberta Arts District, or really anytime you’re in the mood for an award-winning slice of pie. As the name implies, Random Order Pie Bar and is well-known for its inventive pie selection as well its extensive bar menu (some locals may argue that the best pie in Portland is served alongside a steaming hot toddy). Whatever pie you choose here, you’re going to love. We recommend fully indulging in the brandied peach pie or Oregon cherry pie, being sure to get it warmed up and served with a generous dollop of whipped cream. Random Order also serves a variety of quiches, egg sandwiches, and pot pies for those seeking something more savory.
1. Lauretta Jean’s
While it’s not easy to pick a favorite, the crown for the best pie in Portland goes to Lauretta Jean’s. Like many great Portland food staples, Lauretta Jean’s started as a farmers market stand and has now expanded to two brick-and-mortar locations—one downtown and one off Divison Street (though you can still grab a slice at the PSU farmers market on Saturdays)—and for that we are thankful. Lauretta Jean’s is a cozy space with low-lighting and art-lined walls, making it the perfect place to settle in with a good read and a slice of pie. We also enjoy the Division location (with its late-night hours) for a romantic date. We guarantee you won’t be disappointed with any of the pie offerings at Lauretta Jean’s, but we highly recommend snagging a slice of the salted honey pie—rich and indulgent with a custard-like filling, hints of browned butter, and perfectly balanced with flakes of salt on top. In case you needed another reason to stop by, Lauretta Jean’s also offers a biscuit-filled breakfast menu, full cocktail list, and weekday happy hour deals.