Visit a Portland chocolate shop and get something sweet for your sweetie. Chocolate is a traditional gift because it's delicious. And hey, there are even health benefits. Here's where to get the best chocolates, truffles, and other light-and-dark goodies in Portland.
Where: Downtown: 608 SW Alder St and in the Pioneer Place mall (in the Rotunda)
NW Portland: 526 NW 23rd Ave
St. Johns: 6600 N.
Lake Oswego Village: 45 South State St. in Lake Oswego
Beaverton Town Square: 11705 SW Beaverton-Hillsdale Hwy, Beaverton
What: Moonstruck is known for their ever-changing array of decadent boxed truffles (even Oprah recommends them). Their cafes offer other treats like hot cocoa, too.
Where: 3402 SE Division St.
3901 N Williams Ave.
What: French-trained pastry chef Cheryl Wakerhauser makes desserts that look like fine pieces of art and taste just as beautiful.
Where: 421 NW 10th Ave
Where: A gorgeous store for chocolates made with great care. The unusual flavors will surprise and tempt you.
Where: 10 NW 16th Ave
What: Exquisitely made chocolate treats to eat, drink, and savor.
Where: 414 SW 13th Ave and at the Heathman Hotel, 712 SW Salmon St
What: All about indulgence: Cacao is known for phenomenal drinking chocolate. Even non-chocolate people can't resist it!
Michele's Chocolate Truffles
Where: 14704 SE 82nd Dr
What: Traditional, locally-made truffles and other sweet treats. If the Clackamas location is out of your way, you may order online.