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Pix Patisserie (SE)
Taps: 1 / Bottles: 35
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
$$$ - a bit pricey
[ Bar, Eatery ]
3402 SE Division St
phone: (503) 232-4407
// CLOSED //
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$$
Located on SE Divison, this place gets a lot of foot traffic and being right next door to Lompoc's Hedge House is a great after dinner treat spot for a good beer or a dessert item.
The best part about this place is their Belgian beer bottle selection along with a huge variety of other bottles. Not something i expected when i first went there. The one problem i have is with the price of the bottles and desserts but if you can handle a few extra bucks it's well worth it. Another big bonus is the service, they are all pretty friendly and you can either order up front or snag a small table and they will come to you. They also carry proper glassware for all that Belgian beer so enjoy!
02-09-2011 22:16:40 |
More by Brewbro000
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 5 | $$
Located on the busy beer corridor of SE Division, located next to Lompoc's Hedge House, Pix Patisseries is a homage to dessert decadence. The artisian chocolates are almost too pretty to eat, the handmade candy, cookies, ice cream make for a difficult choice. The lean and mean beer list leans heavily on Belgians. While the service tends to slow to a crawl when it gets busy, it's certainly worth the wait. The beer prices are fairly reasonable, and you might think you are paying too much for the food, but after you're done you'll appreciate its exceptional quality. I had a Duvel with the Amelie and was more than happy. If you are into beer and chocolate this is a must stop. If you have a better half with a sweet tooth like I do, then you will both leave very happy.
06-20-2010 20:01:44 |
More by jdense
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5 | $$$
As with other said reviews, this is not necessarily a beer bar, but is one of the coolest dessert places you can go in town, and they just happen to have a decent, albeit limited beer selection. They focus on Belgians and regional stuff, but this place is all about the desserts. Just outrageously wonderful artistic treats. The atmosphere is also great. Very quaint, hard to find a table at prime time, and usually filled with "girls night out" groups or romantic date types. The servers are wonderful as well, and I like to go here every chance I get, but not usually for beer.
06-01-2010 06:34:57 |
More by squaremile
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 5 | $$
OK. Full disclosure here. I love this place too, but the A+ grade is absurd (as a beer bar), and in fact it probably shouldn't even be listed on this site. That being said, I love this place, and invariably find myself stopping by for dessert after the usual outstanding meal at the Lauro (kitty corner to the Pix).
This place is pretty tiny, with just a few tables and chairs inside, and a few more out on the sidewalk in front of the cafe. There is the usual french inspired pictures and posters on the colorful walls, which adds to the festive vibe to the this place.
For no particular reason that I can figure out, this place usually has one beer on draft, as well as 20 or 30 beers by the bottle. The focus is primarily on Belgian and other full flavored, high alcohol beers, which is in keeping with the food focus here (more about that in a second). What they have is good, no doubt, but it's hardly anything remarkable. In fact, I have to confess I've never ordered a beer here... the wine selection is much more interesting and goes better with the incredible desserts and chocolate concoctions here. Service is quick, efficient and very friendly... but it's not as if the folks working here know anything about beer. OK, this Portland, so they know something, but they're much better informed when it comes to the wine and food selection.
As for the food, given the modest, informal, laid back vibe to this place, the talent of the chef here is just a bit of a surprise. The chocolate and dessert selection here is mindboggling, that's how varied and outstanding it is. However, as good as the "sweets" selection here is (and believe me, it's fantastic), the french macarons here are nothing short of genius. I first sampled their macron selection at the International Pinot Noir Celebration a few years back, and I still remember how angry my girlfriend was that I'd never taken her to Pix's previously.
What more can I say? Pix is an absolute Portland treasure and landmark... but one thing it is not, is a beer destination. Just keep that in mind while visiting, and know what to expect if you stop by. You can't help but have a good time (assuming you're not diabetic).
03-30-2010 23:49:13 |
More by johnmichaelsen
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$$
This is a nice small cafe style place with some of the best looking desserts I have ever seen. Theres a long bench along the wall with separate small tables for two spread about along with some slightly bigger tables off to the side. Nicely decorated. The front counter has a display case showing off the amazing pastries and other desserts. They always have Rogue chocolate stout on tap to be paired with their large selection of chocolate specialties. Their beer menu has a good amount of belgians, american micros, and some other imports. The available beer that is available is easily paired with the food available. I've tried a number of their desserts and they've all been incredible. I would certainly recommend stopping in if you enjoy sweets and good beer.
02-22-2007 00:31:01 |
More by Matthew
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5 | $$
Beer and Chocolate!
What more can you say?
How about Chocolate Belgian Pasteries and Chocolate!!!!??
Pix is always packed with desert lovers and beer lovers. The space is small with some sit down tables and a funky "BAR" area. Nice decor, simple.
The pastries and chocolates are INCREDIBLE! You can choose from many different styles or tarts, cakes, pastries and chocolates. Reasonably priced.
They have a large (and evolving) beer selection or different beers that could (and SHOULD) be paired with their pastries. Many Belgian beers along with well chosen German and American beers.
Confused by it all? Ask the bartender (Server) for help in matching your desert with they're beers. Staff is very beer and pastry knowledgable.
Try their St. Honore pastry with a Westmalle Triple or a Triple Karmaliet, per their description...
> St. Honoré ~ One could find this gâteau in 1840 in France. 163 years later you can find it in Portland. Puff pastry, caramelized cream puffs, Grand Marnier pastry cream and vanilla bean crème chantilly...Oui! Oui! >
Need I say more... ;-}
12-08-2005 04:37:56 |
More by mashmstr2
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5
Beer and deserts... together at last.
A very very good selection of Belgian beers and a wonderful pastry and desert menu.
This is a perfect place to go with friends for a desert/after dinner drink. The other day when I was in they'd just tapped a wonderful winter saison from Dupont. Our table had a nice Framboise Lambic, two of the Dupont winter saisons, an Orval and a glass of Banyuls desert wine to compliment a couple decadent deserts.
Sitting in the stylish and funky interior, listening to stylish and funky music, drinking great beer and eating stylish deserts... does it get much better.
The only downside is that the place is regularly packed and getting a table can be difficult if not impossible at times.
12-10-2004 16:55:56 |
More by SamuraiJack
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 5
This place is a unusual heaven....a large cast of Belgian beer combined with world class desserts/edible art and handmade chocolates. An intimate and comfortable setting...looks like a down-to-earth pastry/chocolate store with a small resturant twist. We found about 35 beers (mostly Belgian) served from the bottle, including DeuX. One tap was offered, delivering 90 Minute IPA. A sizable host of decadent French-style specialty pastries are displyed proudly in the front case. We tried the Amelie: "Winner of the Patis France Chocolate Competition! Orange vanilla crème brulée sits atop a glazed chocolate mousse with caramelized hazelnuts, praline crisp, and Cointreau genoise" and the The Royale: "Chocolate mousse blankets a crisp hazelnut praline filling and dacquoise base surrounded by a mosaic of nougatine". It doesn't get better than this. A side case holds several chocolates, incuding thier fantastic house specialy Chocolate Drenched Drunken Cherries : cherries bathed in Kirsch (for nearly a year) dipped in fondont then bittersweet chocolate...oh yes! (I love alcohoic cherries in chocolate, and these were the best ever). The first time we went, they were serving New Glarus Belgian Red and Raspberry Tart, to my delight...probably the first time served in Portland. Turns out the owner is from Wisconsin and brought some back on a recent visit, just for her customers. Service was attentative and very knowledgable. This place is a one of a kind Portland gem, check it out.
04-22-2004 05:54:18 |
More by HiroProtagonist
Pix Patisserie (SE) in Portland, OR