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 pastry called a gibassier, which is a brioche-like dough with bits of candied orange peel and a faint whiff of anise. Sounds odd, but it's spectacular. Don't wait to find Pearl until the last day of your PDX trip ... go, and go often.
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