Saint Cupcake Galore

Worth a detour

For a short while a few years ago, food writers proclaimed cupcakes the hip pastry of the moment. That fad has passed, but excellent cupcakes remain a Holy Grail for many Roadfood enthusiasts with major sweet tooths. In fact, Jane considers herself quite the authority on cupcakes, having grown up with some of the best on the East Side of Manhattan and ordering every decent looking cupcake she spots when we travel. And so it was no small matter when, after tasting Saint Cupcakes’ toasted coconut cream cupcake and red velvet cupcake, she declared them to be the best cupcakes she has ever eaten, anywhere.

While I’m no cupcake fanatic, I like all sweet, baked coffee companions, and I decided that my moist, tender, hot-fudge-topped chocolate cupcake was one of the best breakfast pastries in Portland.

Yes, this is cupcake heaven. Available in normal size or as half-size dots, these circular lovelies are homey more than fancy; each of the ones we have tasted has made us exclaim that it is the Platonic ideal of its flavor, as the frosting – cream cheese on red velvet, for instance – is nothing short of perfection.

Naturally, lots of business is take-out by the dozen; but there are tables for indulging here, along with good coffee and cold milk by the carton.

Note: There are three other St. Cupcakes in Portland.

What to Eat
Saint Cupcake Galore, Cupcake
Jane declared the toasted coconut cream cupcake to be the best of the best: essence of coconut with a vibrant toasty halo.
Directions and Hours
closed now
Sunday11am - 5pm
Monday9am - 6pm
Tuesday9am - 6pm
Wednesday9am - 6pm
Thursday9am - 6pm
Friday9am - 6pm
Saturday10am - 6pm
This restaurant is featured in the following eating tours.
4 stops | 5 MILES | 26 min

Probably because it is the home of Starbuck's, Seattle gets credit as the Northwest's great coffee city. It is great, no doubt about that, but so is Portland, Oregon; and in our experience, the cupcakes, donuts and other pastries in the City of Roses are without peer. Here are a handful of our favorite stops…

Open Year Round
Meals Served
Breakfast, Dessert
Credit Cards Accepted
Alcohol Served
Outdoor Seating

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