Pies That We’ve Tried
* A star indicates that we recommend eating pie here.
** Two stars mean we SERIOUSLY recommend it.
Last updated: April 10, 2013
*Back to Eden Bakery Boutique: 2217 NE Alberta, Portland. Very highly rated vegan bakery on Yelp. We tried the lemon coconut cream pie there and we really liked it. Their offerings vary day-to-day, but they usually have a pie or two on the menu. Read our review.
**Baker & Spice: 6330 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland. Amazing hand pies, and we hear the actual pies are even more amazing. Hand pies are seasonal and availability will vary, depending on what fruit’s available. Whole pies are available for special order and holiday orders and they are available for walk-in customers on Fridays, Saturdays and sometimes on Sundays. Read our review.
*The Country Cat: 7937 SE Stark, Portland. Southern-style cooking at its best. One of our favorite restaurants in town. Pie is not always on the menu, but if you happen to see it as an option, don’t skip out. We had the Braeburn apple pie, which was sinfully sweet and delicious.
*Divine Pie: Available at the PSU Portland Farmers Market. “Sharing size” pies using all raw, live, whole food ingredients. Gluten free, dairy free and refined-sugar free. Although not a “traditional” pie, they do a fantastic job. Read our review.
*Helen Bernhard Bakery: 1717 NE Broadway, Portland. A full service bakery that’s been around since 1924. We haven’t done an official review, but if memory serves correct, they serve up some very serviceable slices.
*The Honey Pot Bakery: Good Food Here Pod - 4290 SE Belmont, Portland. We tried a small sampling of their pies and sausage rolls when they were located in Bend, now they’ve relocated to Portland, a place that truly appreciates good pie.
Grain & Gristle: 1473 NE Prescott, Portland. Great establishment and they seem to offer a pie option on a regular basis, but based on the blueberry lemon-meringue pie we tried, we weren’t impressed. The meringue was very heavy in our humble opinion, which we don’t see as a virtue in meringue.
*JaCiva’s: 4733 SE Hawthorne Ave, Portland. They are known for their cakes and chocolates, but we had their apple pie at a party. The pie was purchased at Zupan’s, so we’re not certain if pie is regularly available at their location. But, the apple pie was very solid. Good crust with sugar granules on top and the apples had the perfect texture.
**Lauretta Jean’s: Multiple locations. A rising star on the Portland pie scene. Delicious. Read our review from before they had a storefront. As an update, we just stopped in @ their new SE Division location and tried a slice, which was exceptional + the biscuits are AWESOME!
*Lovin Spoonful Pies: 7825 SW 35th Ave, Portland (Multnomah Village): A take and bake sweet pie shop, they also have it by the slice + coffee now. We’ve tried the take & bake, it seemed like it had good potential, but we kind of screwed up baking it .
*New Seasons Market: Multiple locations in Portland metro area. Considering how much we love everything else from New Seasons, the pie is probably pretty good, too. In addition to the pies that they make, you also might find pies and other treats from other local bakers in the New Seasons dessert area.
*Olympic Provisions: 107 SE Washington, Portland. They’re known for meat, but meat goes in pie. We’d be remiss not to seriously recommend their pork rillete hand pie. Our reviewer loved it, and so did Food & Wine Magazine – they named it one of their top restaurant dishes in 2010. Read our review.
The Original Dinerant: 300 SW 6th Ave, Portland. Offer slices of their pie of the week. We tried a few of their cream pies and were not especially impressed, but if you’re downtown, it’s a good pie spot nonetheless.
**Pacific Pie Company: 1520 SE 7th Ave, Portland. Delectable Australian meat pies and pasties, plus they’ve added delicious sweet pies to the menu now as well. They offer frozen pies to take home and they are now a full service restaurant as well with adult beverages. Read what we’ve written about them.
**Pie Spot: 521 NE 24th Portland. Cup-pie (or “pie hole”, as they call them) specialist, good crust and creative flavors. They’ve now made the leap from food cart to full on bakery! Read what we’ve written about them.
**Random Order Coffeehouse: 1800 NE Alberta, Portland. Portland’s most decorated (and deserving) pie joint. They are the whole package, all-butter crust, all local ingredients, excellent sweet and savory pies and they have fantastic coffee and are open late. Read what we’ve written about them.
**Screen Door: 2337 E Burnside, Portland. We love their pie almost as much as their fried chicken, even though we haven’t gotten around to writing an official review. Their dessert menu varies, but since it is Southern-cuisine, pie is on the dessert menu usually. We had a pear/ginger pie that was fantastic and the Pecan Pie is sublime.
Shari’s: Multiple locations in Northwest. Hey, Shari’s is the what got us started on pie, so while there’s always a place in our heart for Shari’s, we wouldn’t “recommend” it over the many exceptional places that are in the Portland area. Read our review.
*Sweet Things by Julie: White Salmon, WA, available @ multiple locations in Hood River & Portland-area stores. Offer fresh pies and frozen unbaked pies. We’ve tried the frozen ones @ home and were very impressed by the crust.
*Sweedeedee: 5202 N. Albina, Portland. Breakfast and lunch spot. According to Yelp reviews & their website, appears to have some very good-looking pie options.
**Whiffies: Multiple locations. Portland’s popular late-night fried pie cart. They’ve developed a cult-like following, and it’s not just because they’re open late – the fried pies are good and they are never short on creativity for fillings. Read our review.
*White Rabbit Bakery: 21368 Hwy 99E, Aurora. Terrific little bakery in Aurora, Oregon that offers gluten free pie options often. Available by the slice or whole (limited supplies usually). We’ve tried a few slices and they are pretty darn good… although, we’ll be honest, the cinnamon rolls & gluten free donuts are favorites here.
*Woodlawn Coffee and Pastry: 808 NE Dekum Street, Portland. We’ve only tried their chocolate cream pie. It was a solid pie, although the filling was a little “pudding-ish”, meaning it didn’t really stand up on its own like a great chocolate cream pie does (IMO). But, it wasn’t bad, not bad at all, and we would definitely try their other pies. Plus they get very solid reviews on Yelp.
Pies We Want to Try
BackSpace Cafe: 115 NW 5th Ave, Portland. Downtown coffeehouse and venue that is known to serve pie.
Bakery Bar: 2935 NE Glisan, Portland. They are cake-mongers for most of the year, but it sounds like they whip up some delicious pies for the holidays.
Bakery Bites: The oldest “diabetic-friendly” bakery in the Portland area (no-sugar added). UPDATE: They are only operating as a wholesale bakery now – no storefront location.
*Bakeshop: 5251 NE Sandy Blvd., Portland. The owner, Kim Boyce, has won a James Beard award (kind of a big deal) for her pastry recipe book Good to the Grain and her pie recipes were featured in Bon Apetit. It looks like she is serving up a wide variety of pastries, but it appears that pie, in some form, will make a regular appearance.
Byways Cafe: 1212 NW Glisan, Portland. Diner fare, not sure if they serve their pie by the slice, but they have whole pies available for special order.
Campbell’s Barbecue: 8701 SE Powell Blvd. Rumor has it they make a killer sweet potato pie.
Costello’s Travel Caffe: 2222 NE Broadway, Portland. It doesn’t look like pie is a guarantee here, but it appears that they have pie available in their dessert case on a limited basis.
Cheery Pies: Special order and at Dinihanian’s Farm Market on Cornell Road in Beaverton. Upstart pie-baker currently selling by order and at limited locations. They do have some pie of the week / pie of the month subscription options, which is a cool option of you ask me. They are also available for holiday orders, naturally.
Crave Bake Shop: 460 5th Street, Lake Oswego. They are known more for cupcakes, but do pie as well. Owner Kyra Bussanich won Cupcake Wars on the Food Network in 2011 with her gluten free cupcakes.
Crust and Common Pie Shop:
Q19 Pod at NW Quimby and 19th, Portland. Newest pie cart in town. Looks like they offer sweet and savory pies + icebox pies. Also going to be available at the NW Farmer’s Market. Originally opened in Sellwood, but reopening in NW the week of Sept. 12, 2011. Closed as of July 10, 2012.
Di Prima Dolce: 1936 N Killingsworth, Portland. Italian bakery. Pie, per se, isn’t offered as a regular menu item, but they have some very pie-like tarts it looks like. They also do special holiday orders of pie in the biblical sense.
Dovetail Bakery: 3039 NE Alberta, Portland. Popular vegan bakery. Looks like the offerings vary day-to-day here, but they do offer pie often and they offer holiday pie orders.
Evergreen Pieway: 301 Evergreen Way, Washougal, Wash. New bakery/cafe in Washougal, Wash. At first I thought the “pie” in pieway may only refer to pizza, but I saw a comment on Facebook that said they have “the best cherry pie”, so they are true to their name and do have pies (in the biblical sense) available. Kind of far out from Portland, but it’s close enough that I’ll include it in the PDX pie guide.
Hoffman Farms Store: 22242 SW Scholls Ferry Rd., Beaverton: A farm stand out in Beaverton that makes fresh mini “cup” pies.
Huber’s: 411 SW 3rd Ave, Portland. Their specialty is traditional turkey dinner, so they have pumpkin pie, naturally.
Kell’s Irish Pub: 112 SW 2nd Ave, Portland. They have Shepherd’s Pie and Country Pie here, which, depending on who you ask, might not qualify as “pie” in the biblical sense. Nonetheless, it’s a popular haunt, and I’ve heard good things about their Shepherd Pie (that is served in the restaurant, not what they serve at the Irish Festival).
*Ken’s Artisan Bakery: 338 NW 21st Avenue. Not sure if they have pie on standby all the time, but they make a variety of pastries, and it looks like they usually have tarts. Ken is a very well-established pastry chef, so this is bound to be good. They offer holiday pie orders.
*Kenny and Zuke’s Delicatessen: Multiple locations. Jewish-style deli with the best pastrami and reuben in town. They serve pie, too – offerings change daily. Everything else is good here, so we’re going to assume the pie is good, too.
Little T American Baker: 2600 SE Division, Portland. One of the top craft bakers in Portland, looks like they focus more on breads and pastries, but they have a turnover, some tarts and a Turkey Pot Pie on the menu.
London Pasty Company: Cartlandia Food Cart Pod, SE 82nd and Harney. Pasty specialist serving British-style pasties. Claims to be “authentic British food”.
Lovejoy Bakers: 939 NW 10th Ave, Portland. Excellent bakery in Pearl District offers pie at its cafe.
MacTarnahan’s Taproom: 2730 NW 31st, Portland. They offer a “Scottish Pie” on their regular menu and usually have key lime pie on the dessert menu. I enjoy their beer and they have a good happy hour, haven’t tried the pie, though.
Merhi’s Bakery: 6923 SE 52nd Ave, Portland. Full service bakery, mostly fruit pies.
Mother’s Bistro & Bar: 212 SW Stark, Portland. A Portland institution, they always have a pie of the day on the menu.
New Cascadia Traditional: 1700 SE 6th Ave, Portland. Gluten free bakery with traditional pies (apple, pumpkin, peach, etc.) available seasonally.
Ohana Hawaiian Cafe: Located in Portland and Milwaukie. At their NE Portland location, they have a separate dessert and shave ice shop, where they serve Hawaiian-style pies with macadamia nut shortbread crust.
Overlook Restaurant: 1332 N Skidmore, Portland. We hear these guys are old school (which is usually good when it comes to pie), and they have a wide variety of pies.
Palio Dessert House: 1996 SE Ladd Ave., Portland. Their specialty is key lime pie, don’t know if they offer anything else pie-wise.
Papa Haydn: Multiple locations. Pie selection varies. Banana cream pie and berry cobblers usually on the menu.
Peachtree Restaurant & Pie House: 6600 NE Hwy 99, Vancouver, WA. Has been around since the 70s, under different names (including the Plush Pippen). The Columbian has named them “best homemade pies” in Clark County.
Piece of Cake Bakery: 8306 SE 17th Ave, Portland. Limited menu, mostly focused on cake (hence the name), offer apple-marionberry pies/mini pies and key lime pie.
PieLab PDX: Pie cart that doubled as a lab for social experiments. As of summer 2011, CLOSED, but slight chance it still may resurface in some manner, someday.
Only open during warm months.
Pieku Pie: Served at various shops throughout the Portland area and available by special order. UPDATE: According to Twitter feed: On Permanent “Pie-atus”…
Podnah’s Pit: 1625 NE Killingsworth, Portland. What’s good BBQ without pecan pie?
Rimski-Korsakoffee House: 707 SE 12th Ave, Portland. An eclectic coffeehouse that reportedly has solid pies.
Russell Street Bar-B-Que: 325 NE Russell St, Portland. One of our favorite BBQ joints in Portland. They have pecan pie, naturally, and a variety of fried pies.
Saint Cupcake: Multiple locations. They make a good cupcake, so the pie is probably good, too. I’m not sure if it’s a staple at any of their locations, but they do now have pie available for holiday orders.
Saraveza: 1004 N Killingsworth, Portland. Awesome bottleshop and their specialty for food is pasties (which we count for pie).
Scratch Cafe: 1120 SW 3rd Ave, Portland. A lunch joint downtown that has pot pies (chicken, beef, vegetable) on its regular menu.
*The Sugar Cube: 1212 SE Hawthorne Ave, Portland. One of the best dessert spots in town. They don’t always have pie, but try it if they do.
Sugar Mama’s Coffee Cafe: 320 SW Alder, Portland. Small breakfast cafe downtown, they make all their baked goods from scratch. Looks like pie is a regular dessert offering. The reviews on Yelp are solid. TEMPORARY CLOSED as they moved to their new SW Alder location.
The Swamp Shack: SW 5th Ave & SW Stark St, Portland. They make crawfish pies that are receiving good reviews on Yelp!
TILT: 3449 N Anchor St., Ste. 200, Portland. Diner fare with a variety of fruit and cream pies. Just the way things ought to be.
Trader Joe’s: Multiple locations. We always see pies there and they look pretty fresh and tempting.
Tula: NE Alberta and MLK, Portland. Gluten-free, allergy-friendly spot that serves pies and tarts.
Two Tarts Bakery: 2309 NW Kearney, Portland. They only make tiny cookies most of the year, but around the holidays they do special pie orders… and the pie is as good as the cookies, look out!
Wildwood Restaurant: 1221 NW 21st Ave, Portland. Their regular dessert menu changes monthly and doesn’t appear to always include pie. They offer special orders for the holidays, though.
Willamette Valley Fruit Co.: 2994 82nd Ave NE, Salem. A fruit company in Salem that also sells frozen pies around the area. They do have fresh slices available at their Salem location.
This list is compiled based on Web research and on our own reviewers’ experiences. It is comprehensive, but by no-means is it complete, so if you have any suggestions about great places to eat pie in the Portland metro area, please comment below. Better yet, submit a pie review!