One of the best things about fall is the abundance of pumpkin and luckily for us in Lake Oswego, it comes in all varieties, not just the gourd you perch on your doorstep.
If you are a pumpkin enthusiast, here are a few places in Lake Oswego where you can savor this flavor that makes the loss of summer somewhat bearable.
LA PROVENCE. Their seasonal offerings come in sweet and savoring offerings and include:
•Pumpkin Spice Macaron
•Pumpkin Batard Bread (that actually comes in a pumpkin shape!)
Hours: Sunday through Monday 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Friday and Saturday, 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. 16350 Boones Ferry Road, 503.635.4533.
TOO SWEET CAKES. Gluten free pumpkin lovers can have their cake and eat it too. This local bakery offers an Instagram-worthy pumpkin cake filled with cream cheese buttercream and cinnamon crunch pieces in both a gluten-free and classic version. Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. daily. 5755 Willow Lane B1, 503.305.8381.
KYRA’S BAKE SHOP. This award-winning gluten-free bakery makes gluten-free treats that even gluten lovers come back for. October’s lineup has plenty of yummy options for pumpkin lovers including dairy free Pumpkin Spice Latte cupcake (pumpkin cake with espresso meringue), Pumpkin Eggnog Cream cupcake (pumpkin cake with nutmeg cream cheese frosting) and a Pumpkin Spice Crumb doughnut. Offerings change weekly so make sure you visit when pumpkin is on the menu. Hours: Monday through Sunday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 599 A Avenue, 503.212.2979.
ZUPAN’S. No matter the season, this gourmet grocery store in town always manages to create themed displays with treats to tempt you. Pumpkin lovers may find it hard to resist:
•Pumpkin Spice Malted Milk Balls
•Pumpkin Pie Jelly Beans
•Pumpkin Spice Espresso Beans
•Gluten Free Pumpkin Spice Roll from Gem Bakery
•Pumpkin Pies from Blue Raven
•Caramel Pumpkin Cake
•Gluten-Free Pumpkin Chai Cake
•Pumpkin It Up! Cookbook by Eliza Cross
SALT & STRAW. If you don’t have the courage or the stomach for their Creepy Crawly Critters flavor riddled with toffee brittle mealworms and chocolate crickets, then Jack O’Lantern Pumpkin Bread might be a safer choice. Hours: 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. daily. 100 A Avenue, 503.305.8267.
STICKMEN’S BREWERY. If you’re looking to celebrate happy hour with a pumpkin inspired libation, head over to Stickmen’s Brewing Company where a pumpkin pie PA called “Squishing of the Squash” will soon be offered on tap. Call ahead to make sure it has arrived. Hours: Monday through Friday 11:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. and Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. 40 N. State Street, 503.344.4449.
AVA ROASTERIA AND OVATION COFFEE. Of course, a pumpkin spice latte is a true pumpkin lover’s favorite way to start the day and that can be found at your closest Starbucks and Peet’s as well as some of our own local homegrown coffee shops like Ava Roasteria. Hours: 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. 4847 Meadows Rd., #147, 503.305.6328. And you can order up a Pumpkin Spice Scone at the new coffee place in town, Ovation in Mercato Grove. Hours: 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily. 17510 Provost St., #105, 503.342.6602.
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