10 New Portland Treat Shops

In 2022, Portland got a generous serving of exciting and inventive new dessert shops, serving up goodies like New Zealand-style ice cream, vegan paletas, French-Asian pastries, and reimagined cinnamon rolls. So grab your kids and head to one of these tempting new treat spots.

Family-Friendly Island Vibes at Pono Brew Labs

Take out the family to Pono Brew Labs in Portland’s Hollywood neighborhood. This easy, relaxed brew pub offers a South Pacific twist not only on craft brews, but on typical pub food. Plus, there are arcade games!


Pizza in the Wild

Venture inside Pacific Crust Pizza Company downtown for inventive, delicious pizza enveloped in a fun, campout setting.

Review: Lazy Susan

Splurge on an outdoor dining experience at Lazy Susan in Montavilla — and remember the magic of restaurants.

Review: Ezell’s Famous Chicken

PDX Parent's editor Denise Castañon loves sharing new ideas with other Portland parents. You can find her cooking, eating, crafting and writing in Southeast where she lives with her husband, 5-year-old son and 7-year-old daughter.
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Perfectly fried chicken, kid-approved sides and quick service make Ezell’s Famous Chicken a hit.  EDITOR’S NOTE: We reviewed Ezell’s before Governor Brown closed restaurant dining. Currently Ezell’s is open for pickup or delivery through Door Dash. Oprah’s favorite fried chicken recently moved into a space in Tigard, right next to Washington Square mall. So my …

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Family Supper: Grixsen Brewing Company

Erin J. Bernard is a freelance writer and editor who lives in Northeast Portland with her husband and two rather noisy and opinionated kids. They can often be found exploring the mountains and coastlines of the PNW in their trusty green Subaru.
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Brews, families and ’90s nostalgia mix at Division Street’s Grixsen Brewing Company.  What on earth is a Grixsen? It’s a made-up word, according to the Grixsen Brewing Company’s website, hybridizing the family names of three friends who founded this Division Street tap room in 2016, and it describes someone who is honest, righteous and celebrates …

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Family Supper: Drive-ins for Days

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Load your family in the car for a memory-making meal at these two drive-thru restaurants.  Sugarpine Drive In By Julia Silverman I grew up on the East Coast, where soft serve in the summertime is pretty much a religion. I always get the same order: vanilla, in a cup, with rainbow sprinkles and a maraschino …

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