The crepe, or French pancake, was invented in 1923 to make its American counterpart look fat, oafish, and uncouth in comparison. Help the disced dessert maintain its well-deserved sense of superiority with today's Groupon: for $6, you get $12 worth of delicious crepes and Taiwanese shaved ice from Mojo Crepes on SE Division St..
Channeling the whimsical spirit of Japanese street vendors, Mojo serves up portable griddle fare and desserts in the form of cone-shaped crepes and frozen desserts. This casual, playful preparation fashions fresh crepes from daily-made batter, twists them up into a delectable wizard's cap filled with tasty toppings, and garnishes the concoction with whipped cream and a stylish Pocky stylus. Ice cream crepes ($5.25) are plumped full of locally supplied ice cream, fruits, and sauces for specialty creations such as the classic mojo (strawberries, bananas, Nutella) and the purple rain, which features blueberries, strawberries, and the sauce formerly known as blackberry. Light crepes skip the ice cream, but maintain rich flavors through uncanny yet delicious partnerships such as the miruku (neatnik condensed milk and slovenly chocolate sauce, $3.25).
Crepes make excellent street food while doubling as an edible sack for an over-the-shoulder bindle stick, ideal for quickly escaping from the terrors of the dust bowl while singing "Oh! Susanna" through a muffled mouthful of yet more crepe. Carbophiles and anyone who wants to avoid these Okie contingencies can skirt the fiendish, battery goodness by ordering straight scoops of ice cream or Mojo's milk-flavored Taiwanese shaved ice. Throttle taste buds with schoolyard flavor favorites endemic to the Oreo krush, an offering of crushed Oreos and bananas, splashed with condensed milk ($4.75), or build your own from a list of more than 25 toppings ($3.25 for plain, toppings $0.50 each) including fresh fruit, crunchy dry toppings, and decadent sauces. Use today's Groupon to explore geometry's tasty side with conic delights from Mojo Crepes.
Willamette Week named Mojo Crepes amongst its choices for Japanese food in its "The 152 Best Places to Eat Cheap in Portland" 2010 feature, and The Oregonian mentioned it as a place for offbeat treats. Meanwhile, Neighborhood Notes and others have highlighted the crepery:
- Between the charming and gracious hosts, cute space and concentrated yummy, your waistline may be in serious danger here. – Brian Panganiban, Willamette Week
Yelpers give Mojo Crepes a four-star average:
- I tried "the mojo" which is strawberries, vanilla ice cream, bananas and nutella spread. It was delicious! The crepe was very light, crispy and chewy all at the same time! – Lance W.
Powellhurst - Gilbert
8409 SE Division St.
Portland, Oregon 97266Get Directions