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414 sw 13th ave, Portland, OR (Downtown)
503.241.0656
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Ranked #34 of 3,638 Restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Dessert
Neighborhood: Downtown
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Canada
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64 reviews 64 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

This is a pick up and go spot, unless you get one of the 4 bar seats. Don't be afraid - just go to the Heathman Hotel and pop into Cacao and ask for a cup of drinking chocolate - simply decadent. Not something I would have normally done, but had a sample on a foodie tour and then returned... More 

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Cantley, Canada
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61 reviews 61 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

I've reviewed my restaurant experience previously,and I feel it is important to let people know how delighted I was to receive chocolate to my door for Christmas. We visited Portland in October and visited Cacao for a sweet chocholate drink. We had also purchased a few chocolate bars - all artisan made in Portland - and devoured every decadent morsel... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

They have a wide variety of bars (white, dark chocolate), some with flavorings and some without from all over the world. What is interesting is that their chocolate is not Euro-centric. They do have some chocolate from Europe but also from Asian, Latin and Sourh American countries and other places. Next time I am in Portland I will try the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

This was my first time having a drinkable chocolate. I started ordering their dark chocolate and it was like I was in heaven. After that I couldn't resist ordering the second cup, this time the cinnamon and one. It was totally worthwhile to get out of our original route just to experience a few minutes in heaven. I strongly recommend... More 

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Cantley, Canada
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61 reviews 61 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

After dinner, we went to Cocoa for dessert. As this was our first time, a repeat customer advised us to go for the 2oz cup as the chocolate can give you a real sugar buzz when you're not used to so much at once. Yummy!!! I could have had the 4oz, but was happy to stay reasonable. We had one... More 

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Hell, Michigan
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260 restaurant reviews
237 helpful votes 237 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

I had a shot of the regular and a shot of the cinnamon and both were delicious. The only way to describe this is it was like an oral orgasm. Needless to say I enjoyed the flavor and mouth feel. Good stop if you like quality chocolate drinks.

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Tampa, Florida
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159 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

The chocolates here are really, really good. I would have rated it a "5" star but the atmosphere inside just felt a bit pretentious. For some reason that seems to be the vibe of many fine chocolate houses. Not sure why that is but it is. The actual floor space of this Cacao is pretty spacious with the actual display... More 

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163 reviews 163 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

I'm always on the hunt for a city's best chocolate. The chocolate I had on my visit here rank in my top 2. I think this may even tie for first. My husband and I shared a handful of artist crafted chocolates like ghost pepper caramel, salted lavender, ginger and raspberries. Each was delightful. The heat of the pepper caramel... More 

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Glen ellyn
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83 reviews 83 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Nice gift ideas, great vegan caramels, and the shots of chocolate are to die for! Try milk, dark, or spice! I did a trifecta and almost had a chocolate overload! Definitely worth the try once, then buy some to take home! No website but they deliver..

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Annapolis, Maryland
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42 reviews 42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

There are plenty of chocolate shops out there, but for some reason I became completely addicted to this place. I think it was because of the hot chocolate. I ordered the dark hot chocolate my first time there, and it is no exaggeration to say it was the single greatest chocolate experience I've ever had! So deep and dark and... More 

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Additional Information about Cacao

Address: 414 sw 13th ave, Portland, OR
Phone Number: 503.241.0656
Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland>  > Downtown
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Dessert

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