Archive for the 'Oatmeal' Category
Laughing Planet Café
7 locations in Portland (and a couple in Eugene and Corvallis)
I’m sorry to say that I’ve overlooked this cookie for a long time. Truthfully, the only reason I ever even go to Laughing Planet is to grab the Hempseed Carob Hazelnut, probably the most unlikely cookie on my list of favorites. I’ve told you about this one. I’ve mentioned that there is no logical reason for me to love this cookie; it has hemp, it has carob,it has hazelnuts (not my favorite nut). Oh yeah, and it’s a little bit over-baked. I can’t explain or justify its credibility, all I know is that it is oddly compelling.
Craftsman & Wolves
746 Valencia St. – San Francisco
Wait…I bet their website’s “about” page will clue me in. Okay, yeah. It does (sorta). Something about hard work in the name of pursuing your craft. I don’t feel like reiterating it so just check it out yourself if you care.
Pacific Pie Co.
1520 SE 7th Ave – Portland
.75¢ and $1.50
Hi cookie eaters. This is a two-fer post. I’ve never had two different cookies share the limelight of a single post, but I’m doing it now because these are, in fact, very nearly the same cookie. The only thing separating the ANZAC biscuit from the cowboy cookie sitting in a neighboring jar at Pacific Pie Company is the addition of chocolate chips.
Spielman Coffee Roasters
2128 SE Division St – Portland
Spielman Coffee Roaster’s main gig, unsurprisingly, is coffee beans. But in the past year or so since they opened, they’ve also earned a reputation for baking some of the best bagels in town (Montreal style) - with lines regularly spilling out of their tiny Division Street shop. And even though I’m not a bagel chaser in general, it’s nice to know it is possible to get our hands on something more chewy, earthy, delicious and
5051 SE Hawthorne Blvd – Portland
Tabor Bread mills their own flours and bakes their bread and pastries in a wood fired oven – apparently the first retail bakery in Portland to do so. I was surprised to read this. I mean, this is Portland – D.I.Y. headquarters of America! But it says so on their website, and who am I to second guess the internet?
little t american baker
2600 SE Division – Portland
I’m not sure why I never had the oatmeal raisin (possibly my favorite kind of cookie, ever – depending on the day) at little t until now. I’ve been to this bakery dozens of times in the 4 years it has been around. I’m thinking it’s because maybe they haven’t always had it – or because it usually contains walnuts (not a fan). Or…wait a minute.
3377 East Amazon Dr., Eugene, OR
I found this bakery only 4 years ago while visiting Eugene (my hometown), and I’m pretty sure it hasn’t been around more than a couple of years longer than that. In a town with more (way above average) bakeries per capita than anywhere I’ve lived, The Hideaway is the one I make the biggest point of hitting when I’m in town. After I’ve gotten my pumpkin cookie with brown sugar icing fix at Sweet Life. (I will never get tired of the pumpkin cookie with brown sugar icing at Sweet Life.)