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Pearl Bakery

102 NW 9th Ave, Portland, OR 97209-3304
503-827-0910
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Ranked #78 of 3,502 restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Bakery
Description: excellent sandwiches, and pastries that make you see unicorns
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Description: excellent sandwiches, and pastries that make you see unicorns
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  • English first
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English first
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Decided to go to the Pearl Bakery because it was close to Powell's Book store. Coffee was great (dark roast) and so was my cheddar, walnut, apple sandwich. My little ones had the PB & J and yogurt. We shared a ginger cookie. My 4 year old chose it because it was the biggest and I reluctantly tried some --... More

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Spring Creek, Nevada, United States
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

What I ate wasn't that appeasing. The bread was good though and the tea. It's in a good area and a good sit down area. Also has an old book shop around the corner.

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oregon
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014 via mobile

Wonderful breads, especially their walnut loaf. Croissants are buttery and flaky. Sandwiches are flavorful with good rusty breads.

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Yakima, Washington
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

The food here is excellent. We stop here at least twice a month for pastries and sandwiches. The apple, cheese with a honey walnut spread is the best meatless sandwich I have ever had. Macaroons, chocolate croissants, tarts, every pastry we have tried is EXCELLENT. This is the real deal. If you are looking for high quality foods, you found... More

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Portland, Oregon
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114 reviews 114 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

Went to Pearl Bakery with high expectations but a little disappointed. The bread was very good but service, coffee & atmosphere left a little to be desired

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Buena Vista, Virginia
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61 reviews 61 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

On my last day in Portland, I stumbled on Pearl .... what a great find. The pastries are fabulous with coffee, and the small marble topped tables beckoned us to sit and stay awhile, read the paper, and enjoy them to the last crumb. The macaroons are to die for, as are the chocolate croissants. The real star is a... More

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Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

I ordered 2 macaroons when I stopped in today. The salted caramel was out of this world good! Just the right amount of sea salt to set the flavor off perfectly. The only downside was that I didn't order more! The hazelnut one was good. What I really like is how they were a tad larger than most macaroons I've... More

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portland, oregon
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

My office is dangerously close to Pearl Bakery, but I rationalize my visits by telling myself I'm getting some exercise walking the 5 blocks to get there :) I've lived in Portland over 20 years and this is my favorite bakery. Besides the delicious pastries and espresso drinks, I appreciate that they seem to have consistent staff - I have... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Mostly sweets, not too much in the way of fresh baked bread or sandwiches, good coffee drinks and such. Nice upscale neighborhood to shop around and then break for a coffee or tea.

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Vancouver, Canada
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285 reviews 285 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

Great place for a casual, but yummy breakfast in the Pearl district of downtown Portland. Smallish place that is welcoming and friendly. The pastries were very good. Our friends had eaten there before, otherwise, we wouldn't have found it. Lots of goodies to choose from. Downside, was we waited forever for our hot drinks. It looked like they were unorganized... More

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