Whether you’re looking for spooktacular Halloween goodies or a darkly decadent chocolate experience, these four Portland candy artisans are sure to sweeten your visit.
Portland Candy Makers
Jacobsen Salt Co.
Famous for harvesting salt straight from the Pacific Ocean, the Jacobsen Salt Company also offers a line of “Salty” sweets. Find their classic licorice and caramels infused with signature salts in shops throughout Portland, as well as online.
Rose City Sweets
Rose City Sweets has been hand-crafting confections since 2012, offering classics like rocky road bark, butter toffee and salted caramels. They also offer creative twists like robin’s nests with malted mini-eggs, rainbow glittered bonbons and spectacular ChocoMallows. Find them at downtown’s Crafty Wonderland or Tender Loving Empire.
Pitch Dark Modern American Chocolate
If your taste in chocolate tends towards the dark side, be sure to sample the offerings of Pitch Dark. These dark chocolate experts use handpicked, single-origin beans to highlight regional flavors, like Fiji’s earthy cacao or Madagascar’s spicy beans.
Founded in 2006, The Meadow is a testament to founder Mark Bitterman’s diverse tastes and passions. These include artisan salts, chocolates (from the creamiest white to the bitterest dark), cocktail bitters and freshly cut flowers. Browse the international “chocolate library” at either of The Meadow’s Portland locations. And visit their website to learn more about chocolate (even “how to eat a chocolate bar”).
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