A month ago my 26 year old son alerted my wife and I to the news that there might be a pumpkin shortage this season. I think he was trying to ensure that my infamous pumpkin cream cheese pie would still be served at Thanksgiving.
If you’re a pumpkin fan, don’t let the rumors scare you. There is plenty of pumpkin to go around, especially here in Lake Oswego. Here are some places where you can get your fill this Thanksgiving.
Zupan’s has done their homework—bringing in pumpkin delicacies from around the Portland metro area. You’ll find:
●Pumpkin Spice Bundt Cake by Finales both to serve a crowd as well as in an individual 3 oz. serving
●Jaciva Pumpkin Pie
●Sarah’s Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie
●and on a healthier note, Pumpkin Ginger Snap Cheesecake Greek Yogurt by Ellenos at their Greek yogurt bar.
16380 Boones Ferry Rd., 503.210.4190.
La Provence is in the neighborhood as well and has added a few seasonal temptations to their already enticing lineup of goodies.
●Cranberry Pumpkin Rolls come both individually and arranged as a beautiful centerpiece.
●Pumpkin Cheesecake in various sizes
●Pumpkin Tart available in both individual, 7” and 10” sizes
16350 Boones Ferry Rd., 503.635.453
Kyra’s Bake Shop ensures that gluten-free pumpkin lovers don’t have to do without.
●Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes will be available from November 22-30.
●Pumpkin Doughnuts on November 22
●Pumpkin Spice Scones on Wednesdays and Saturdays
599 A Ave., 503.212.2979.
St. Honoré Boulangerie. As though there wasn’t enough to choose from at St. Honoré, they’ve added seasonal specialties that include pumpkin. But hurry because they won’t be around much longer.
●Pumpkin mille-fuille. If you don’t speak French, it means a decadent combination of layered puff pastry filled with pumpkin custard mousseline. Must be good. I stopped by on a Saturday at 11 a.m. and they were out.
315 1st St., 503.496.5596
UU Yogurt, Yodelish, Lake Oswego Ice Creamery. If you want your pumpkin smooth and creamy, try one of these spots, where pumpkin flavors have made their way into the selections.
●UU Yogurt. A Street Station, 345 1st St., 503.699.6284.
●Yodelish. 3 Monroe Pkwy, 503.305.6574.
●Lake Oswego Ice Creamery. 37 SW A Ave., 503.636.4933.
Local Coffee Shops. From the big guys like Starbucks and Peet’s to the locals like Chuck’s Place and Blue Moon, you can drink your pumpkin with a pumpkin café latte.
●Chuck’s Place. 148 B Ave., 503.675.7861.
●Blue Moon. 3975 Mercantile Dr., 503.805.1883.
R Bloom’s. If you’d rather decorate with your pumpkin than eat it, then stop by this Lake Oswego florist and select one of Hot Skwash’s high-end collectible pumpkins. A local company, Hot Skwash has hit it big, now being carried in Gump’s and Neiman Marcus, but you can hand select your favorite from the crop at R Bloom’s right here in town. 267 A Ave., 503.636.5876.
Paper Caper. And if you’d rather smell your pumpkin instead of serving it on a plate, pick up a popular Pumpkin Spice candle at this popular greeting card and gift shop. 16829 65th Ave., 503.620.9460.
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