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Cacao

414 sw 13th ave, Portland, OR (Downtown)
503.241.0656
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Ranked #34 of 3,548 restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Dessert
Neighborhood: Downtown
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English first
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We enjoyed the cocoa house, but felt the drinking chocolate was too heavy for our taste. The teenagers LOVED it! Fun people watching.

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Chicago, Illinois
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40 reviews 40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

If you like chocolate, you must stop here. There are numerous chocolates to sample, and when you're done sampling, amble over to the chocolate bar and have a hot chocolate that will leave you moaning with pleasure! Three of us shared a 2 oz. demi-tasse of hot chocolate, and we couldn't even finish it. It was rich, thick and utterly... More

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Hendersonville, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

What a new experience for my sister and I, being appreciative chocaholics. This place will take the time to educate you and you'll have a new appreciation for this food we all love. Who knew that so many places around the world, can produce chocolate of this magnitude. Such variety, smoothness, boldness, depth without being bitter, with the chocolates we... More

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Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This quaint chocolate house has a variety of drinking chocolates both hot and cold. We enjoyed the taster of 3 different drinks ranging from classic dark to spicy chocolate. It was quiet in the shop as people sipped and talked, or some just getting work done while indulging in Cacao. The staff was helpful in selecting different products other than... More

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Kalama, Washington, United States
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127 reviews 127 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

I have tried chocolate from all over and all over the world and this is bar none (no pun intended) one of my favorite places. Not only can you get divine drinking chocolate in normal or shot sizes (my favorite being the cinnamon milk chocolate though my friend swears by their spicy dark chocolate), their selection of good chocolate that... More

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Gilbert, Arizona
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

I was really disappointed. Lots of what they sold was over priced and found elsewhere cheeper. Dont get me wrong it was a cute place and all but I would rather go to godiva or schocolate in leavenworth. So many specialty chocolate places in the world and this just wasnt anything special.

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Waikoloa, Hawaii
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37 reviews 37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

We spotted Cacao while walking near the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall (the one with the Portland sign). This tiny little shop has an amazing inventory of different gourmet chocolates from around the world, including a nice collection of local artisan chocolates- like Xocolatl De David who make a tiny, yet decadent, Raleigh Bar that combines pecans, nougat, & bacon caramel... More

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Portland, Oregon
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134 reviews 134 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

This place has some fun flavors of "drinking chocolate". There are many to choose from and they vary greatly. If you love chocolate, this place is for you.

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Wilsonville, Oregon
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53 reviews 53 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Would you believe a little shop for chocolate lovers that sells very little other than many different kinds of chocolate delicacies? A wide variety of Chocolate drinks too. It was a special Mothers Day treat to go there to enjoy some of the special offerings. Can't wait to take new friends there soon.

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Raleigh
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Amazing chocolate shop. Great variety of chocolate, including some marvelous local choices. The liquid chocolate in various forms is the best way to overcome jet lag that I have ever found!

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