PORTLAND | Cacao Portland offers a selection of house made chocolates, along with a range of chocolate goodies from some of the best chocolatiers in the USA and around the world, with a particular focus on Oregon based producers. Owners Aubrey Lindley and Jesse Mannis opened Cacao in 2006 when they realised there was a gap in the market for people who cared about quality chocolate, craft ingredients, and supporting small batch producers. The selection of chocolate here is impressive and there are a lot of different artisan chocolate makers represented here, with samples of the house made bars available to try.
A lot of thought goes into determining what makes it onto the shelves, and if you need some guidance in finding just the chocolate you want, or if you want to know the back story behind any of the products, the staff can help you out. More than just a shop, Lindley and Mannis want Cacao to be a place where customers learn something.
Also highly recommended is the hot chocolate, which blends differing single origins to create something velvety, rich and delicious. If you can’t decide between dark chocolate, cinnamon dark chocolate, and spicy dark chocolate, get all 3 as a flight.
The address below is for the Downtown store, but there’s also a second store at The Heathman (712 SW Salmon Street).
414 SW 13th Avenue
Telephone: 503 241 0656
Mon – Thu: 10:00am to 8:00pm
Fri – Sat: 10:00am to 10:00pm
Sun: 11:00am to 6:00pm