Over the weekend, Eater PDX published a video on Facebook of the pie milkshakes being made at Los Angeles-based Polly's Pies. A flurry of comments followed, revealing several Portland restaurants also share a deep love of the pie-meets-shake creation. Find some of the best spots to eat/drink pie shakes in the city below.
What is a pie shake? It’s not rocket science. You put a piece of pie into a blender with some ice cream and a little milk and hit “blend.” The result: Liquid-y pie-ification. Here’s where to find pie shakes in Portland:
Pacific Pie Co.
The secret ingredient making this Australian-style pie shop’s pie shakes a standout? Cream. Choose any pie from the case and they’ll blend it with milk, a little cream, and ice cream for $6.96 (you can add a shot of bourbon, Godiva Dark Chocolate Liqueur, or other spirit for around $3 to $4). Signature options shouldn’t be ignored — especially the one everyone’s nuts about: the chocolate bourbon hazelnut pie shake, which comes topped with whipped cream and caramel sauce. Find pie shakes available at both Pacific Pie Co. locations.
Shari’s Cafe and Pies
With several locations in Greater Portland, this homegrown Denny’s alternative makes pretty tasty pies, and when the sun’s burning hot, they only get better when transformed into a pie shake. Pick any pie from the case, and the staff will whip one up for $5.49. The pie shakes are available at any Shari’s Cafe and Pies location.
The beloved diner hidden within Forest Park offers a fleet of pie shakes on the menu, with flavors including fresh banana cream, coconut cream, s’mores, pecan pie, chocolate peanut butter, and cherry pie. Try Skyline Restaurant’s burger — James Beard once called one of the best in the nation — and finish it off with a $5.95 pie shake.
The working-person’s burger and humungous fries spot Tilt also lets you make a pie shake using any of its daily pies at either its Pearl or Swans Island locations. At $8, Tilt’s pie shakes clock in as the most expensive options, but just like many of its menu offerings, they’re so massive it’s best to plan on sharing.
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