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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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11:00 - 18:00
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Sun 11:00 - 18:00
Mon - Thu 10:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 22:00
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Portland, Oregon
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136 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2015

If you like chocolate in any way, shape, or form, you have to try the drinking chocolate. it is so smooth!! Reportedly pure unadulterated single-source melted chocolate with a little added milk. I'm not sure if i believe them but they said no sugar added whatsoever, just pure chocolate and dairy. It definitely isn't too sweet... just pure perfect chocolate.... More 

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Thank nahlalee
Clackamas
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2015

A delicious array of locally made fine artisan chocolates and also exotic select chocolate bars from around the globe. Staff is well informed and helpful with chocolate purchases for gifts and cooking needs. Love topping off each visit with a sumptuous cup of made-to-order drinking chocolate! The warm smooth, rich, delectable flavor quite surpasses ordinary hot chocolate! Also, we routinely... More 

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Thank Kathy E
Sharon, Connecticut
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147 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2015

I visited here on a food tour. Sampled their hot chocolate which was creamy and delicious. Many craft chocolates, hot chocolate and coffee. Ask for a sample to see which chocolate to buy.

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Thank happytravelertoday48
Toronto, Canada
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1,566 reviews
734 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 956 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2015

Cacao is a unique, high end chocolate store. Rather than just sell their own creations they carry a variety of offerings from more than 25 of the world's top chocolate producers (including SOMA from my hometown of Toronto). The chocolates sounded fabulous and many were gorgeously packaged. They aren't cheap - count on paying $5 to $10 for one bar.... More 

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Thank John B
Arlington, Virginia
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63 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
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 14 helpful votes
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
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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267 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
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
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
Reviewed 9 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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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?