Pix Patisserie (North)

Pix Patisserie (North)Pix Patisserie (North)
Pix Patisserie (North)Pix Patisserie (North)
Bar, Eatery

3901D N Williams Blvd
Portland, Oregon, 97227
United States

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Notes:
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.3
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
4
pDev:
6.28%
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Reviews by Dubbercody:
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Dubbercody from Washington

4.47/5  rDev +4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

Oh the sweet world of desserts meets the sweet joy of beer. Pix North as we call it is as the previous poster said, first and foremost a patisserie (aka dessert place and chocolate making joint). Really impressive beer selection for a dessert joint. They do have a tap (now) and everytime I've been there they've been pouring Rogue's Chocolate Stout. They also make a beer float which is to die for. Good bottle selection that does see some variation, lots of good belgians as well as interesting american stuff. (Also a fantastic hard liquer selection.)

AMAZING desserts!! You're looking at $4-7(ish) for a little plate of love. Pix N is the answer to so many of life's questions. If you've wandered into the DOGHOUSE at home and you want to get out---PIX. If you want to wow the pants off your boss (not literally)---PIX. Don't know what to get for a present--PIX (gift card). It's just that good.

I love that the Orange Thing made it into the picture, it's always there. Thanks to the Pix folks for coming to my neighborhood, if you couldn't tell, I live right up the street.

Jun 17, 2006
More User Reviews:
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pentathlete from Virginia

4.63/5  rDev +7.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

So this is what you get when my fantasy becomes a reality. Find a pastry chef who designs and prepares an astonishing variety of desserts and chocolates and who also understands how to pair alcohol with said desserts. Voila! We have Pix Patisserie.

You come in, search the glass cases for the dessert(s) that grab your attention and then go have a seat. Water is brought to your table. You can peruse the menu to read about the dessert you've chosen and some of the recommended beer and wine pairings.

Waitstaff takes your order and everything appears. Smoke-free. Open an incredibly wide range of hours (it is like a bakery after all). And it is family friendly. I noticed people were either lingerers, like me, or they were in and out in a flash with their desserts consumed.

Excellent little place with plenty of street parking. Highly recommended.

Jan 29, 2007
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msubulldog25 from Oregon

3.93/5  rDev -8.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5

We've visited Pix several times for the fine & creative chocolates/desserts and beer and have been happy but for one occasion (a very light-struck bottle of Dupont Saison). Atmosphere is comfortable and strangely eclectic - a small bar, and various stools, tables etc around the perimeter. Large garage doors open when the weather is nice and they occasionally shows classic films or have live performances. A couple large glass cases show off the fantastic desserts - first and foremost Pix is a patisserie, NOT solely a 'beer bar'. But the beers they do have are quite good - a select group of 20-25 bottles including several Belgians, as well as local favorites from Hair of the Dog. I don't recall seeing any on tap. They also serve wines and liquors, some meats and cheeses and appetizer/tapas-styled dishes.

All in all a nice place to start or finish an evening - recommended! Enjoy!

May 27, 2006
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freed from Oregon

4.18/5  rDev -2.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 5

The proximity of this to the new Lompoc brewpub is a realization that the Hedge House/Pix relationship is a winner. Surely this kind of hedonism is excessive?

This newest location on Williams is a real treat and seems to draw the young-in's in the neighborhood for the delightful pastries and chocolates. But along with the empty wrappers on the tables are empty bottles of Duvel, so Pix is really on to something.

The interior is a treat - literally. The massive counter with fancy deserts and chocolates fronts an attractive bar full of aperitifs and desert drinks, including at least one beer on tap (Rouge's Double Chocolate Stout). Velvet floral wallpaper in maroon and a ladder on rollers completes the charming atmosphere.

Pix is dedicated to the taste-buds and their beer selection reflects that. Most of the beer is Belgian though there are some regional notables. Something I didn't try was a Stout float made with mocha ice cream. I'll have to go back for that - and more. Given the sweets and the friendly atmosphere, it shouldn't be hard to find people willing to join me.

Jan 08, 2006
Pix Patisserie (North) in Portland, OR
Place rating: 4.3 out of 5 with 4 ratings