Re: Your Portland visit (Board Question #19723)
Add another vote for Powell's, and another vote for the Rose Gardens.
And if you want the best dessert in your entire life, go to Papa Haydn's. There's a description and directions here: http://portland.citysearch.com/profile/8465203. I don't know if the East location is closer to where you will be, or if it's the same as the original restaurant. I've only been to the NW location. Also, depending on how picky you are about cooking with alcohol, you may want to read the ingredients for the desserts--and ask the staff for translation (they're really helpful). Enjoy!
- Euphrasie, lover of good chocolate