In Portland, we’re that special kind of spoiled when it comes to food that we sometimes don’t even realize it (until we’re stuck in a food-challenged city). And baked goods are no exception. With two world-class cupcake purveyors, we thought it couldn’t get any better, but we were clearly wrong.
Serious Business Pastries is just that: serious business. With special care and attention paid to even the seemingly most simple cookie (read: snicker-doodle), things you thought were staple are elevated to a new level. Our serious picks here include the peanut butter & jelly cookie (trust) and the artisan soft pretzels (these should be made available to every guest who comes over to watch march madness.
These are the kinds of pastries that, when served afterward, would almost give you a pass to serve a Costco frozen lasagna at a dinner party.