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Three little dollops on a piece of shokupan at Kimura Toast Bar
Anko and matcha butter toast at Kimura
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Where to Find Mesmerizing Matcha Treats in Portland and Beyond

From soft serve to crepe cakes

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Anko and matcha butter toast at Kimura
| Dina Avila / Official

While the matcha craze has certainly slowed down, the love for it hasn’t dwindled. Matcha has become a staple beverage option at coffee shops around town, and the number of places serving it in dessert form only seem to keep increasing. With such a high demand for the green tea powder, it’s no wonder shops are getting creative with the matcha desserts, from crepe cakes to gateau basque. While some spots on this map have been around for a while, many are new or offering new desserts this year, including the matcha cafe Maiko in Southeast Portland, which opened in in late 2019. Below, explore the wild world of matcha desserts across the greater Portland area; while many of these spots also offer matcha lattes, those looking for more matcha drinks can peruse the cafe and boba maps.

Note: On November 18, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown initiated a two-week pause on Oregon indoor and outdoor dining; that pause will last at least four weeks in Multnomah County. The level of service offered is indicated on each map point, however, the status of these restaurants may change soon; it’s best to call or check social media accounts for recent information. For updates on coronavirus cases in this area, please visit the Oregon Health Authority’s COVID update page. The points on this map guide are not ranked; rather, they’re organized geographically

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

Nobibi sits in a strip mall close to downtown Beaverton, serving a variety of bubble tea and ice cream out of its minimalist white-and-pink space. While the drinks here are the main product, Nobibi also serves matcha soft serve that can be used in a wide range of its desserts. Looking for a cotton candy cloud with ice cream in the center? Done. Want a luxurious afternoon snack? Just throw a 24K gold leaf on it. Nobibi is open for takeout Wednesday through Monday.

Boom Crepes

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Tucked away inside the Washington Square Mall, Boom Crepes isn’t the easiest place to access during the pandemic. Patrons willing to brave the retail shoppers will find a variety of crepe options, including some with matcha ice cream. And while the crepes here are all very good, the move is to order the matcha crepe cake, a stack of thin matcha crepes with a fresh matcha cream between. The cake is finished with a heavy dusting of uji matcha powder for extra flavor. These cakes are pre-order only and cost a hefty amount for a slice, but are so worth it. Boom Crepes is open for takeout Tuesday through Thursday.

Doja Tea Lounge

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With a spot right on the Tualatin lake, the space around Doja has a serene ambiance full of cute animals and cheery strollers enjoying the lake. While Doja was mainly serving up matcha ice cream during the summer, the colder days have shifted the seasonal offering to Japanese fish-shaped pastries called taiyaki. While the taiyaki come with many different fillings, the creamy matcha custard is the pinnacle. Patrons hoping for something a little bit more on the cake side can also pick-up an adorable pint-sized matcha tiramisu. Doja Tea Lounge is currently open for takeout everyday starting at 11:30am.

Behind The Museum Cafe

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One of the OG matcha spots in town, Behind the Museum has been serving matcha drinks and treats since late 2011, including a variety of delicious made-in-house green tea goods like matcha soft serve and brownies. The cafe’s use of hojicha, or roasted green tea, is of particular note, adding a earthy, grounded note to many desserts. The current seasonal offering is a matcha strawberry daifuku mochi — a whole strawberry that is enveloped by a fresh matcha whipped cream and a mochi wrapper. Behind the Museum is open for takeout everyday.

Jinju Patisserie

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A small bakery off North Williams, Jinju is known for its outstanding chocolates and modern cakes.

Matcha dessert range from matcha almonds to matcha bonbons, but the real prize here is the matcha yuzu cake, which consists of thick matcha mousse and a yuzu curd petit gateaux. Jinju is open for takeout Thursday through Sunday.

Kimura Toast Bar

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After taking over the old Ristretto space on North Williams, Kimura has been slinging a plethora of fun Japanese toasts. While matcha desserts are not the main items on the menu, the creamy homemade uji matcha butter will keep you coming back for more. The matcha butter can be ordered on a plain toast or as a combo with whipped cream and sweet red beans. Patrons looking for something a little on the healthier side can also order matcha flavored oatmeal with chia seeds. Kimura is open for takeout Tuesday through Sunday.

The Bakery at Bar King

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With all the recent buzz about the Bakery at Bar King, it’s hard not to know what this bakery serves. Right out of the window of the old Trifecta Bakery, Bakery at Bar King offers two different stellar matcha treats: The first is the crunchy-yet-soft gateau basque, made out of matcha sponge cake and filled with passionfruit curd. The second is a matcha almond pound cake, which is heartier and a better partner for coffee. Bar King’s Bakery is open Thursday through Sunday for takeout.

Soro Soro Coffee & Dessert

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East Burnside’s Korean coffee shop is still serving an abundance of cute drinks and pastries, including a matcha version of the tiramisu. The matcha tiramisu here is made with matcha from Jasmine Pearls, which has been incorporated into both the cake and the mascarpone cheese. The cake is then dusted heavily with a matcha powder for good measure. Soro soro is open for takeout Tuesday through Sunday.

Premium Matcha Cafe Maiko

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Located off of Southeast Cesar Chavez and Powell, Matcha Cafe Maiko is a Hawaii-based franchise that serves all the matcha things, from a simple matcha soft serve to a decadent matcha parfait filled with toppings like candied chestnuts and matcha chiffon cake. One of the highlights of Maiko is the freedom and flexibility of adding said toppings to anything on the menu, including the springy shiratama mochi balls. Matcha Cafe Maiko is open for takeout everyday, starting at 11am.

Just Tea

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Located on the far side of the I-205, Just Tea is a drive-thru-only bubble tea shop off of Southeast 122nd. While this may seem like a daunting journey for most Portlanders, there is a singular item on the menu that makes the trek worth it: the Japanese-style souffle pancakes. These fluffy babies can come bathed in either a caramel or matcha cream, but achieve peak deliciousness with the decadent uji matcha cream. While the pancakes are available all day, orders can take up to 30 minutes to be ready, so calling in advance is recommended. Just Tea is open for drive-thru takeout everyday.

Nobibi

Nobibi sits in a strip mall close to downtown Beaverton, serving a variety of bubble tea and ice cream out of its minimalist white-and-pink space. While the drinks here are the main product, Nobibi also serves matcha soft serve that can be used in a wide range of its desserts. Looking for a cotton candy cloud with ice cream in the center? Done. Want a luxurious afternoon snack? Just throw a 24K gold leaf on it. Nobibi is open for takeout Wednesday through Monday.

Boom Crepes

Tucked away inside the Washington Square Mall, Boom Crepes isn’t the easiest place to access during the pandemic. Patrons willing to brave the retail shoppers will find a variety of crepe options, including some with matcha ice cream. And while the crepes here are all very good, the move is to order the matcha crepe cake, a stack of thin matcha crepes with a fresh matcha cream between. The cake is finished with a heavy dusting of uji matcha powder for extra flavor. These cakes are pre-order only and cost a hefty amount for a slice, but are so worth it. Boom Crepes is open for takeout Tuesday through Thursday.

Doja Tea Lounge

With a spot right on the Tualatin lake, the space around Doja has a serene ambiance full of cute animals and cheery strollers enjoying the lake. While Doja was mainly serving up matcha ice cream during the summer, the colder days have shifted the seasonal offering to Japanese fish-shaped pastries called taiyaki. While the taiyaki come with many different fillings, the creamy matcha custard is the pinnacle. Patrons hoping for something a little bit more on the cake side can also pick-up an adorable pint-sized matcha tiramisu. Doja Tea Lounge is currently open for takeout everyday starting at 11:30am.

Behind The Museum Cafe

One of the OG matcha spots in town, Behind the Museum has been serving matcha drinks and treats since late 2011, including a variety of delicious made-in-house green tea goods like matcha soft serve and brownies. The cafe’s use of hojicha, or roasted green tea, is of particular note, adding a earthy, grounded note to many desserts. The current seasonal offering is a matcha strawberry daifuku mochi — a whole strawberry that is enveloped by a fresh matcha whipped cream and a mochi wrapper. Behind the Museum is open for takeout everyday.

Jinju Patisserie

A small bakery off North Williams, Jinju is known for its outstanding chocolates and modern cakes.

Matcha dessert range from matcha almonds to matcha bonbons, but the real prize here is the matcha yuzu cake, which consists of thick matcha mousse and a yuzu curd petit gateaux. Jinju is open for takeout Thursday through Sunday.

Kimura Toast Bar

After taking over the old Ristretto space on North Williams, Kimura has been slinging a plethora of fun Japanese toasts. While matcha desserts are not the main items on the menu, the creamy homemade uji matcha butter will keep you coming back for more. The matcha butter can be ordered on a plain toast or as a combo with whipped cream and sweet red beans. Patrons looking for something a little on the healthier side can also order matcha flavored oatmeal with chia seeds. Kimura is open for takeout Tuesday through Sunday.

The Bakery at Bar King

With all the recent buzz about the Bakery at Bar King, it’s hard not to know what this bakery serves. Right out of the window of the old Trifecta Bakery, Bakery at Bar King offers two different stellar matcha treats: The first is the crunchy-yet-soft gateau basque, made out of matcha sponge cake and filled with passionfruit curd. The second is a matcha almond pound cake, which is heartier and a better partner for coffee. Bar King’s Bakery is open Thursday through Sunday for takeout.

Soro Soro Coffee & Dessert

East Burnside’s Korean coffee shop is still serving an abundance of cute drinks and pastries, including a matcha version of the tiramisu. The matcha tiramisu here is made with matcha from Jasmine Pearls, which has been incorporated into both the cake and the mascarpone cheese. The cake is then dusted heavily with a matcha powder for good measure. Soro soro is open for takeout Tuesday through Sunday.

Premium Matcha Cafe Maiko

Located off of Southeast Cesar Chavez and Powell, Matcha Cafe Maiko is a Hawaii-based franchise that serves all the matcha things, from a simple matcha soft serve to a decadent matcha parfait filled with toppings like candied chestnuts and matcha chiffon cake. One of the highlights of Maiko is the freedom and flexibility of adding said toppings to anything on the menu, including the springy shiratama mochi balls. Matcha Cafe Maiko is open for takeout everyday, starting at 11am.

Just Tea

Located on the far side of the I-205, Just Tea is a drive-thru-only bubble tea shop off of Southeast 122nd. While this may seem like a daunting journey for most Portlanders, there is a singular item on the menu that makes the trek worth it: the Japanese-style souffle pancakes. These fluffy babies can come bathed in either a caramel or matcha cream, but achieve peak deliciousness with the decadent uji matcha cream. While the pancakes are available all day, orders can take up to 30 minutes to be ready, so calling in advance is recommended. Just Tea is open for drive-thru takeout everyday.

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