Days before our trip to Portland, Wandering Chopsticks found an article from Travel+Leisure for the top ten pies in the US, listing Portland’s Random Order Coffeehouse for their vanilla salted caramel apple pie. We just had to go.
Random Order is a small coffee shop on cute Alberta street, very much like a neighborhood joint. On our first visit after “hiking” the waterfalls, we got three slices of pie and some tea.
I’m not a huge apple pie fan, but I have to say this was very good, especially the flaky crust. Random Order makes pretty much everything from scratch, including their crust, cream, and whipped cream.
The Flirty Berry was even better for me, filled with blueberries and blackberries.
Our favorite though was the banana cream pie.
Wandering Chopsticks says this was the best banana cream pie she’s ever had. That’s why we had to go back the day before we left Portland, joined by WC's cousin and Blazing Hot Wok.
|Earl Grey tea to wash things down.|
They have three savory pies but they were out of the chicken pot pie this time, so we got the Catalan Vegetable pie and the Chipotle Pork pie.
So that was “lunch” ... and then came desserts.
I had my eye on the brandied peach pie and this time I decided to try their whipped cream.
The coconut cream pie was Blazing Hot Wok’s favorite. The chocolate cream pie I can pass on – chocolate is better in cakes!
Another good one: Kentucky Bourbon Pecan Pie
The Shaker Lemon pie was filled with candied lemon rinds, but there was no bitterness to it. I really enjoyed this too.
Random Order Coffeehouse and Bakery
1800 NE Alberta St
Portland, OR 97211