Thursday, July 30, 2009

Go Now: St. Honoré Boulangerie

Quaint and alluring, all the while rustic and unsuspecting, St. Honoré Boulangerie gives you a taste of Paris right here in Portland. On a warm Sunday morning, this charming French-style bakery welcomes you with oversized, open windows, romantic bistro tables and a bread wall to-die-for.

For such a modest, specialized eatery, you would suspect a small but gracious menu. Fortunately, that's not the case. From divine pastries (like a simple almond croissant) to organic salads and paninis, St. Honor
é has a large menu that tempts you to linger from breakfast to lunch just to experience more of their mouth-watering fare and airy atmosphere. Although it can get a bit crowded on the weekends, the expansive community table always has seating. If you're willing to wait it out, you can even nab one of the outdoor tables that pepper the bakery's parameters. No matter where you sit, or what you choose to feast upon, there's really no way you can go wrong at St. Honoré .

[please excuse the poor iphone pictures. They don't do the place justice!]