October may be the month of artificial-tasting candy, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy some more unique and indulgent desserts this fall. Read on to discover our Top 5 local spots for treats that both kids and adults will adore.
You can’t go wrong at Ome Calli, where you’ll struggle not to try every single flavor of ice cream. Think rich eggnog, creamy horchata and sweet-tasting corn — though kids might be more drawn to the bright-pink cotton candy. They also have tasty fruit paletas, and so much more. Beaverton.
Gluten-free bakery Kyra’s Bakeshop is known for cupcakes so moist and indulgent you’d never guess they’re gluten-free. We love the caramel-apple fritter and carrot cake for fall, but my daughter swears by the birthday confetti crunch. Pro tip: Don’t miss out on their cinnamon rolls! Lake Oswego.
1927 S’mores Company proves that s’mores don’t have to be limited to summer. Their cozy cabin vibe is perfect for a rainy October day. You can’t go wrong with the gooey original, but grown-ups might enjoy the whiskey-salted caramel. There’s also a great vegan option. Pro tip: Bring some wet wipes for sticky hands! SW Alder St.
When we think of our favorite fall desserts, pie is certainly high on the list, and there’s no better place than Lauretta Jean’s. Our favorite is the chocolate honeycomb, but all of their pies are delicious and the slices are generous servings. We recommend adding the whipped cream on top! SE Division St.
Doe Donuts has delicious, inventive vegan donuts with flavors kids will love, like The Sundae, which features fudge glaze, sprinkles, and bits of waffle cone. Adventurous eaters might want to try their savory breakfast donut. They typically offer a variety of pumpkin flavors each October. NE Sandy Blvd.