Begin the adventure by exploring the finest in savory spices, gourmet teas, finish salts and kitchen accessories. We combine traditional and exotic gourmet spices, cooking herbs and seasonings from around the globe in the preparation of our 60+ hand-mixed signature blends and rubs. Come in and smell the spices!
Cupcake Jones was the utopian dream of Portland natives Lisa Watson and Peter Shanky, who believed you could simultaneously better a community while treating its taste buds. The menu is entirely handcrafted from scratch with fresh high-end ingredients such as madagascar bourbon vanilla, fresh whole eggs, and food colorings made from fruit instead of unicorn tears. Cupcake Jones's roster of jumbo ($3.25) and mini ($1.50) cupcakes is constantly rotating both daily and monthly. May's monthly flavors include the decadent devil's-food cake and sour-cream chocolate ganache of the Downtown Cupcake Brown, The Pearl's white-velvet cake filled with vanilla-bean pastry cream, and the red-velvet cake of the Velvet Painting. Ease the cakey delights down with a selection of beverages including Izze soda, Tazo tea, and Bridgetown coffee.
Elephants Delicatessen has been providing Portlanders with fresh deli fare since the dying days of disco. Items are made from scratch daily, with the menu and prices varying from location to location. A few staples pop up at several Elephants eateries, however—namely, the delicatessen's highly praised soups, including the beloved tomato orange soup ($4.50 for a bowl at the Elephants on Wheels location), said to have the ability to align stars in a single spoonful. An array of sandwiches is also available at Elephants Delicatessen, including an albacore tuna salad mini-hoagie ($4.50 at the three Flying Elephants locations), or the Elephants' Own Hamburger ($8.95 at the NW 22nd Avenue location). Depending on which Elephants you choose to harness with your lunch-grabbing lasso, you can also opt for pizza, spinach salad, a black-bean burger, fish and chips, or a Carolina pulled-pork sandwich. Be sure to check your location's menu before making crazy-eyed demands for lobster-and-squash cookies, which don't exist.