Where to ‘Gram Your Cake and Eat It Too in Portland
It’s no secret that Portland is a foodie mecca – and when it comes to sweets, Portland’s culinary artists set the bar pretty high. So stop posting pictures of Blue Star Donuts and Salt & Straw Ice Cream (we get it, they’re tasty!); it’s time to branch out and try Portland’s 12 most Instagram-worthy sweets and snacks that are as photogenic as they are delicious.
Can Font’s LaLola
Can Font is the new kid on the block – well, new to Portland anyway. A spin-off of Barcelona’s Michelin guide restaurant, the Portland Can Font is already garnering rave reviews for its upscale desserts. The Cream Catalina is a crowd favorite, but opt for a more unique social media post by snapping a picture of the decadent almond breton sablé LaLola.
Cheese & Crack’s Soft Serve
Who said you can’t find an Instagram-worth dessert on a budget? Cheese & Crack’s soft serve is an easy favorite, as this team always serves soft serve with flair. Most recently, Cheese & Crack doled out edible glitter dusted soft serve and soft serve and cereal flight. Let’s just say we had Instagram envy.
Q’s Lavender Lemon Cake
Veritable Quandary’s successor, Q, churns out desserts as beautiful as its predecessor once did. Now that summer is here, stop by Q to try its lavender lemon cake: with orange blossom honey, poppy seeds, frozen yogurt, and almond brittle, it doesn’t get tastier or prettier than this.
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Little Bird Bistro’s Chocolate Rye Cake
Dear lord, Little Bird’s cake is pretty! With “smokey mocha ice cream, hazelnut sabayon, cappuccino cream, chocolate rye crumb,” we didn’t event blink at the $11 price point. And with all the likes a post of this cake is sure to get on Instagram, it’s worth it.
Hunnymilk is the perfect place to have guilt-free dessert for breakfast. With a menu that offers a drink, something sweet, and something savory for $20, how can you say no to a little bit of indulgence? Current offerings include floating island french toast with lemon-orange curd, and blueberry cheesecake waffles dipped in honey butter.
Petunia’s Double Chocolate Cake
Petunia’s proves that vegan desserts can be just as delicious, and as aesthetically pleasing, as any other treat. For maximum Instagram likes, grab a slice of the double chocolate cake: “chocolate cake, pink cream cheese frosting & shimmer.”
Chalino’s Roasted Pineapple Ice Cream
This NE Portland upscale restaurant is serving a dessert that out-rivals the joint’s dinner options. The awe-dropping roasted pineapple ice cream boasts mezcal dulce de leche and toasted pepitas that are worthy of your Instagram habits.
Sweedeedee’s Lemon Curd Tart
Sweedeedee, the twee bakery known for its pies, is a social media dream. The interior is tasteful with minimal charm, and the desserts are straight out of a magazine. Introduce your Instagram feed to the lemon curd tart – with fresh plum and edible flowers, your tastebuds will be as happy as your followers.
Castagna’s Potato Skin Meringues
In what might be Portland’s most Instagram-worthy dessert, Castagna’s potato skin meringues prove that dessert, too, can be elevated to art. These airy, smoked-sugar treats look more like sculptures than your average dessert, but that’s what makes them so captivating. And yes, the potato skin ice cream dessert is delectable.
Citizen Baker’s Pop-Tarts
This bakery’s tender and buttery pop-tarts put any recollections of a childhood pop-tart to shame. Light and flakey, these “fall apart in your mouth” pastries are divine.
Holdfast’s Cornbread Madeleines
Holdfast’s menu may be ever-changing, but one menu items remains constant: the cornbread madeleines. Talked about in hushed tones, these tasty treats are accompanied with delicately grated parmesan cheese and honeycomb. It’s a beautiful combination in every sense of the word.
180’s Xurros and Xocolata
What could round out a list of Portland’s most Instagramable treats better than a perfect end of meal dessert: Xurros and Xocolata!? Lightly dusted in cinnamon and sugar, when these xurros are accompanied by drinking chocolate, it’s nothing short of perfection.
XURROS AND XOCOLATE Y’ALL!!! We don’t give in, we make every xurro to order ‘errrrrrtime! We make our xocolata every day from scratch with some of the best chocolate ? from our friend @cocanu; we make dough 10+ times a day. But the results are fluffy, hot and crispy bites and sips of goodness and we won’t give up quality. No way Jose! Good things, Delicious things take a few extra minutes, period. Thank you, Portland for giving our small shop a chance and digging xurros, cortados, xocolatas, all the crazy specials we do and smiles ✌?there is always room for improvement so keep letting us know what’s up ? See y’all tomorrow for Sunday xurros 8AM to 8PM