Pearl Bakery

★★★★☆
  • 102 NW 9th Ave

    Portland, OR 97209

    Cross street: Northwest Couch Street

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  • 503-827-0910

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Id go back if I were in the neighborhood. Reminds me of the shops in my home town.

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★★★★★

Id go back if I were in the neighborhood. Reminds me of the shops in my home town.

Pros: Good coffee and okay price

Cons: Had to stand

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We were in Portland for the weekend and decided to run amok trying tastes of everything we could manage in the Pearl. Which brought us to Pearl Bakery, woo hoo!

The breads we tried were good but nothing stellar, although the sourdough had a nice twist in that it was made from wheat and you could see the wheat flecks in the bread.

Onward to the croissant! Oooooooooooh. I think I just melted into the buttery goodness of this crescent of golden, flaky goodness. Can I have another? Can I just stop, rewind and go back to when I pulled apart the croissant on the first round and inhaled the amazing scent of heaven? Oh boy. Oh wow. I'm ruined for other croissants now.

Something new to try, a chibassier. I must get the recipe for this one. Anise seed, citrus, sugary but not overly so, it was wonderful. Moist, yet sturdy, I can see this one being used for both savory (melty prosciutto and brie sammie) and sweet (lavender ice cream on top of a slice) applications.

Finally, what's a tasting without chocolate? A bouchant. Rough translation: amazingly dense brownie in a small, deep muffin pan. Very good, and a little goes a long way.

This will be a regular stop whenever we're in Portland!

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★★★★☆

We were in Portland for the weekend and decided to run amok trying tastes of everything we could manage in the Pearl. Which brought us to Pearl Bakery, woo hoo!

The breads we tried were good but nothing stellar, although the sourdough had a nice twist in that it was made from wheat and you could see the wheat flecks in the bread.

Onward to the croissant! Oooooooooooh. I think I just melted into the buttery goodness of this crescent of golden, flaky goodness. Can I have another? Can I just stop, rewind and go back to when I pulled apart the croissant on the first round and inhaled the amazing scent of heaven? Oh boy. Oh wow. I'm ruined for other croissants now.

Something new to try, a chibassier. I must get the recipe for this one. Anise seed, citrus, sugary but not overly so, it was wonderful. Moist, yet sturdy, I can see this one being used for both savory (melty prosciutto and brie sammie) and sweet (lavender ice cream on top of a slice) applications.

Finally, what's a tasting without chocolate? A bouchant. Rough translation: amazingly dense brownie in a small, deep muffin pan. Very good, and a little goes a long way.

This will be a regular stop whenever we're in Portland!

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I love this place. I work near the Pearl Bakery, so I dash in for a coffee before heading to my office. The smell of fresh baked bread wafts its way through the neighborhood...which makes me dash in and buy a loaf of somthing fantastic before heading home at least once a week.

5
★★★★★

I love this place. I work near the Pearl Bakery, so I dash in for a coffee before heading to my office. The smell of fresh baked bread wafts its way through the neighborhood...which makes me dash in and buy a loaf of somthing fantastic before heading home at least once a week.

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First place I visited when I got to Portland to grab a quick and cheap lunch. I stood there for the longest time trying to get someone's attention to place an order. The girls behind the counter seemed very rude and acted aloof. Finally the guy behind the counter decided to help me. I've rarely experienced this kind of bad service before!

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★☆☆☆☆

First place I visited when I got to Portland to grab a quick and cheap lunch. I stood there for the longest time trying to get someone's attention to place an order. The girls behind the counter seemed very rude and acted aloof. Finally the guy behind the counter decided to help me. I've rarely experienced this kind of bad service before!

Pros: Cocoa drink was absolutely delicious...

Cons: Bad service, very few places to sit...

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Everything about this place is amazing. The chewy, savory olive bread, the best ham and gruyere croissants in town, pillow soft petite brioche and truly great coffee....and it isn't Stumptown!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!? They have complimentary parking across the street and great people watching. They also have delicious (cheap) sandwiches and they've recently added fresh, hot soup. All those old one star reviewers can go back to their Krispy Kremes and Folgers crystals...

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★★★★★

Everything about this place is amazing. The chewy, savory olive bread, the best ham and gruyere croissants in town, pillow soft petite brioche and truly great coffee....and it isn't Stumptown!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!? They have complimentary parking across the street and great people watching. They also have delicious (cheap) sandwiches and they've recently added fresh, hot soup. All those old one star reviewers can go back to their Krispy Kremes and Folgers crystals...

Pros: The fig-anise paninis

Cons: Too many delicious options!

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Pearl Bakery is always busy - a good sign!!! They have mouth watering pastries as well as delicious fresh bread. They also have a good selection of sandwiches for lunch or a light dinner.

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★★★★☆

Pearl Bakery is always busy - a good sign!!! They have mouth watering pastries as well as delicious fresh bread. They also have a good selection of sandwiches for lunch or a light dinner.

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The Pearl Bakery has the best Kaiser rolls I've ever had. They are always delicious and fresh. They also have wonderful home-made cookies and okay pre-made sandwiches. Definitely focus on bakery items, especially the breads. Everything is made on site in the huge kitchen in the back of the store (I think so, anyway). Yum!

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★★★★☆

The Pearl Bakery has the best Kaiser rolls I've ever had. They are always delicious and fresh. They also have wonderful home-made cookies and okay pre-made sandwiches. Definitely focus on bakery items, especially the breads. Everything is made on site in the huge kitchen in the back of the store (I think so, anyway). Yum!

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I'm not sure what others are complaining about- Pearl Bakery has fast and friendly service. Get your sandwich or pastry to go- not wrapped in plastic, but in nice white paper. Their pastries are average, but their sandwiches are sublime. Particularly the peanut butter and jelly sandwich on paesano bread. Not sure if it's the bread, or the fact that they spread the perfect amount of jelly and peanut butter, but the sandwich is so good. MMmmm...

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★★★★★

I'm not sure what others are complaining about- Pearl Bakery has fast and friendly service. Get your sandwich or pastry to go- not wrapped in plastic, but in nice white paper. Their pastries are average, but their sandwiches are sublime. Particularly the peanut butter and jelly sandwich on paesano bread. Not sure if it's the bread, or the fact that they spread the perfect amount of jelly and peanut butter, but the sandwich is so good. MMmmm...

Pros: Complimentary parking across from bakery (in the Pearl, no less!), great food.

Cons: Bakery can be a bit cold.

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The pastries are average the bread is good. The service is horrible it took 20 minutes for a latte and my PLASTIC WRAPPED sandwich - did I say plastic wrapped how is that gourmet. I know Portland has this whole cool crowd moving in but give me a break! I go to Three Lions now down on Nw 5th and Davis. Better pastries and better service - they atleast try there. Sorry Pearl but give me an eye roll because I ask for my latte twice!

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★☆☆☆☆

The pastries are average the bread is good. The service is horrible it took 20 minutes for a latte and my PLASTIC WRAPPED sandwich - did I say plastic wrapped how is that gourmet. I know Portland has this whole cool crowd moving in but give me a break! I go to Three Lions now down on Nw 5th and Davis. Better pastries and better service - they atleast try there. Sorry Pearl but give me an eye roll because I ask for my latte twice!

Pros: Nice location - that is where it ends

Cons: quality, service, service, service

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Good bread and pasteries, but nothing exceptional. Petite Provence is a lot closer to my home, and even better

2
★★★★☆

Good bread and pasteries, but nothing exceptional. Petite Provence is a lot closer to my home, and even better

Cons: parking

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We have been to the Pearl Bakery quite a lot since we moved here a year ago. The pastries are delicious, as is the bread, but the employees are obviously not interested in serving customers. The attitude is just short of an eye roll. It's like you are putting them out by asking them to serve you a pastry. God forbid you should order an espresso drink.

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★★★☆☆

We have been to the Pearl Bakery quite a lot since we moved here a year ago. The pastries are delicious, as is the bread, but the employees are obviously not interested in serving customers. The attitude is just short of an eye roll. It's like you are putting them out by asking them to serve you a pastry. God forbid you should order an espresso drink.

Pros: Delicious pastries!

Cons: Poor customer service

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This place has amazing pastries. The coffee is well done as well. However, the service is cranky and slow. It literally takes 25-30 minutes to get a pastry and a latte to go. I've gone back a couple times just hoping that the service would get better, but its consistantly poor. If you have a job to get back to, I recommend getting brewed coffee vs. espresso drinks!

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★★★☆☆

This place has amazing pastries. The coffee is well done as well. However, the service is cranky and slow. It literally takes 25-30 minutes to get a pastry and a latte to go. I've gone back a couple times just hoping that the service would get better, but its consistantly poor. If you have a job to get back to, I recommend getting brewed coffee vs. espresso drinks!

Pros: Great pastries, wonderful espresso drinks

Cons: Cranky and slow service!

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From the inspired sandwiches to the delicate pastries, this bakery is not to miss. Try the asiago apple croissant for a real treat.

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★★★★★

From the inspired sandwiches to the delicate pastries, this bakery is not to miss. Try the asiago apple croissant for a real treat.

Pros: selection, breads

Cons: stomach capacity

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Went a little bit later and got a table, no problem. Love the almond cros, and the coffee was nice and strong. very friendly service, despite the morning rush. And it's right around the corner from Powell's!

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★★★★★

Went a little bit later and got a table, no problem. Love the almond cros, and the coffee was nice and strong. very friendly service, despite the morning rush. And it's right around the corner from Powell's!

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This place is awesome, with a very friendly & knowledgeable staff. The coffee, roasted just days before they brew it for you is smooth and delicious. The bread is absolutely out of this world! If you value true artisan breads, don't miss this place!

2
★★★★★

This place is awesome, with a very friendly & knowledgeable staff. The coffee, roasted just days before they brew it for you is smooth and delicious. The bread is absolutely out of this world! If you value true artisan breads, don't miss this place!

Pros: Fresh, original craftsmanship of the staff of life

Cons: None

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This is a great bakery where one can just sit and relax after a day of window shopping around the Pearl. They offer the usual fare, sandwiches , croissants, pastries and all quite a few others. The prices are still pretty reasonable considering they are in a pretty upmarket area but you pay more for the convenience and location more than for anything else.

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★★★★☆

This is a great bakery where one can just sit and relax after a day of window shopping around the Pearl. They offer the usual fare, sandwiches , croissants, pastries and all quite a few others. The prices are still pretty reasonable considering they are in a pretty upmarket area but you pay more for the convenience and location more than for anything else.

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I think Pearl Bakery has some of the best mass produced bread in the city I went by and got some yesterday.

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★★★☆☆

I think Pearl Bakery has some of the best mass produced bread in the city I went by and got some yesterday.

Pros: bread, croissant

Cons: coffee, sandwich, cake

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Located in the very heart of the Pearl, in Pearl Bakery you'll find breads (they supply to many restaurants in the city), pastries (the croissants are excellent), toasty baguettes, even upscale coffeehouse fare such as chocolate bouchons and lattes. They also have a continental breakfast and light lunches (mainly sandwiches).

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★★★★☆

Located in the very heart of the Pearl, in Pearl Bakery you'll find breads (they supply to many restaurants in the city), pastries (the croissants are excellent), toasty baguettes, even upscale coffeehouse fare such as chocolate bouchons and lattes. They also have a continental breakfast and light lunches (mainly sandwiches).

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This place has the absolute dreamiest chocolate croissants! At most places the chocolate is too sweet, but they have it perfected here - rich buttery heaven!!

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★★★★★

This place has the absolute dreamiest chocolate croissants! At most places the chocolate is too sweet, but they have it perfected here - rich buttery heaven!!

Pros: chocolate croissants

Cons: fattening & addictive

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I visited Pearl Bakery and purchased a lemon tart, skinny French bread, a shortbread cookie, an Espresso brownie and a chocolate croissant. The chocolate croissant was very good, though nothing was special about the other pastries and bread.
The shortbread cookie was somewhat "moist and chewy" inside. I expected shortbread would be nice and dry. I didn't like the shortbread.

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★★★★☆

I visited Pearl Bakery and purchased a lemon tart, skinny French bread, a shortbread cookie, an Espresso brownie and a chocolate croissant. The chocolate croissant was very good, though nothing was special about the other pastries and bread.
The shortbread cookie was somewhat "moist and chewy" inside. I expected shortbread would be nice and dry. I didn't like the shortbread.

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