Fodor's Expert Review Lauretta Jean's
Kate McMillen and Noah Cable's pie-focused operation began as a stall at Portland's Saturday farmers' market at PSU and now comprises a couple of charming, homey, brick-and-mortar cafés, one Downtown, but the most atmospheric along Division Street in Southeast. While it's the delicious pies—with feathery-light crusts and delicious fillings like tart cherry, salted pecan, and chocolate-banana cream—that have made Lauretta Jean's a foodie icon in Portland, these cheerful eateries also serve exceptional brunch fare, including the LJ Classic, a fluffy biscuit topped with an over-easy egg, Jack cheese, bacon, and strawberry jam. In the evening, it's a popular spot for desserts and coffee, or even cocktails—the Peppermint Fancy with house-made schnapps and marshmallows along with hot cocoa pairs nicely with the sea-salt brownie.
3402 S.E. Division St.
Portland, Oregon 97202, USA
- Salted-caramel apple pie
- Short but well-curated cocktail list
- Breakfast sandwich that features the bakery's fluffy biscuits