Portland loves its baked goods. And pie — that magical amalgam of pastry stuffed with fruit or meat and baked to warm, flaky perfection — is no exception. Normally, thanks to Portland’s nationally recognized baking scene, pastry aficionados can find pretty much any kind of pie here, so long as it’s in season; however, during the pandemic, cafes and bakeries have tightened up their pie by-the-slice offerings, instead opting for more pre-order options. Nonetheless, many bakeshops offer at least one pie by the slice in the case, from hazelnut-hued salted honey to lattice-topped apple.
Dedicated to the best pies and pie shops, the map below serves up some of Portland’s most exceptional slices. These include sweet pies filled with fruit, cream, and/or nuts as well as savory pies that cram as much meat as possible between two golden crusts. Note that crumbles, tarts, and cakes (including cheesecake) may receive some sort of recognition, but only if the shop already nails its pie.
The points on this map guide are not ranked; rather, they’re organized geographically.
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