The last time Jenkins and I were in Portland, I read about a delicious French bakery called St Honoré Boulangerie that had a great selection of baked goods and sandwiches. I put it on my list of places to check out but it was pretty far away from where we were staying at the time and Jenkins and I did most of our transportation between locations by foot or the city bus. By sheer coincidence, when we were brunching at Cafe du Berry, the friendly owner told us about St Honoré Boulangerie. There was a location just a few minutes away from Cafe du Berry and it was also on our way to the Woodburn outlets. Jenkins and I decided to stop by and pick up some things to eat while we were at the outlets.
We ordered a couple of sandwiches because we figured it would keep well for a couple of hours until lunch. I’m not sure if there was some degradation during travel but the sandwiches ended up tasting pretty good. I found the bread to be a bit chewy but still fairly tasty. The jambon parisien (Black Forest ham and Emmental cheese sandwich) was standard tasting with a bit of Dijon mustard, butter, and lettuce.
The poulet aux crudités (chicken & veggie sandwich) was better than the ham and cheese version. Along with the standard fillings of lettuce and tomatoes, there was also some hard boiled eggs which I really liked. Although not completely the same as the sandwiches I ate in France, it came pretty close.
The pain au chocolate or chocolate croissant was quite tasty. Although it was a while before we ate it, it still retained a bit of crispiness on the outside and the amount of chocolate in the middle was just right. I would have liked for it to be a bit more buttery but for health reasons, maybe it was best that it wasn’t.
St Honoré Boulangerie was a great bakery find in Portland. The prices are a bit high but on par with what you’d find at a place like Terra Breads locally. The next time I’m back, I wouldn’t mind trying some of their other baked items such as the pastries and baguettes.
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