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Cacao

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414 SW 13th Ave, Portland, OR 97205-2305
+1 503-241-0656
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10:00 - 20:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 18:00
Mon - Thu 10:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 22:00
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Arlington, Virginia
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63 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2015

This shop carries a wide variety of interesting chocolates from purveyors all over the world. The staff is knowledgeable and friendly and enjoy talking with customers about their products. The drinking chocolate at Cacao is a rich, delicious experience. This shop should be visited by chocolate lovers young and old.

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Thank Betsy W
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107 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2015

My mom and I are very big chocolate fans, but we are a bit of snobs because we have become very picky with the chocolate we eat. Of course, we had to go in when we walked by Cacao in Portland. Immediately, the staff was extremely friendly. We wanted to try the sipping chocolate, which is similar to European hot... More 

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Thank Kerri L
Portland, Oregon
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

Okay, let me let you in on the obvious. I love chocolate. Still, finding this source of drinking chocolate was like entering heaven on Earth. What they have is obvious: chocolate in all forms. But their drinking chocolate is better than any we tasted in Barcelona, Spain. It's got principally three options. I opt for the spicy, dark chocolate. But... More 

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Thank garyschoenberg
Glen Ellyn, Illinois
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266 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2015 via mobile

I loved the sipping chocolate. It is a rare treat and they do a wonderful one here. They carry a lot of brands of chocolates (many local) are are quite helpful with advice with choosing.

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Thank bhappy50
Memphis, Tennessee
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49 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2015 via mobile

I will say you have to do the chocolate flights at least once! But one time is all you'd need. I was thinking it'd be almost like a hot chocolate mix..nope..its pure chocolate the good stuff too! 3 shots later I left out feeling some type of way #chocolatewasted!

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Thank eekennaj
oregon
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96 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2015 via mobile

For the chocolate lover, one cannot top visiting Portland chocolate Temple, Cacao. Main location on SW 13th near burnside and second location at the Heathman hotel on SW BROADWAY AND SALMON. Aside from the many chocolates from around the world, the true hedonistic pleasure is ordering a DRINKING CHOCOLATE as opposed to a hot chocolate. My preference is the Rivoli... More 

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Thank skidog
Vancouver, Washington
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159 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2015

Such a unique experience! My daughters and I went here and got the sampler flight of drinking chocolates so we could try everything. I enjoyed them all. This place is for serious chocolate lovers with a variety of bars and gifts for everyone.

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Thank Family_Jules1969
Tampa, Florida
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146 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2015 via mobile

A small shop next to Blue Star Doughnuts specializing in a small variety of chocolates and espressos. It is a simple place--no vanilla syrup for lattes, no whip for hot chocolate. The quality bar is very high and the store modern and relaxed.

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Thank Tampa_Dude2
New Fairfield, Connecticut
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2015 via mobile

This place has one of the best chocolate selections I have seen. I ended up getting the shot flight which includes a regular chocolate, cinnamon infused and spicy hot chocolate. These drinks were decedent. I loved the cinnamon while my fiance loved the spicy. We also got a few truffles which were equally as good (Carmel and sea salt and... More 

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Thank ericlinden
Boston, Massachusetts
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303 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 258 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2015

Another stop on the chocolatet trail in Portland. Very interesting selection of chocolates from around the world with a concentration from the NW. Worth the visit. Staff were kenwledgeable about the product. The things I bought were quite good

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Thank drjeff

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 18:00
Monday
10:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 20:00
Thursday
10:00 - 20:00
Friday
10:00 - 22:00
Saturday
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 414 SW 13th Ave, Portland, OR 97205-2305
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 503-241-0656

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?