Sweet, juicy, and fragrant, ripe summer peaches are the pinnacle of the season's fresh produce, and since August is National Peach Month, there's no better time to enjoy them. Though you may not be able to get millions of them (cue the Presidents of the United States of America), we've hand-picked this list of restaurants, bakeries, and other spots in Portland where you can consume as much of the succulent stone fruit as possible in a myriad of forms, including salads, gelato, pizza, pie, drinks, and doughnuts, plus a few places where you can buy them or pick them for canning and eating on their own (preferably standing over a sink). For more inspiration, check out our food and drink guide.
The vegan donut shop's August and September menu includes a sour peach flavor with a fresh peach glaze and cheerful orange sprinkles.
The vegan South American restaurant and bar is making its own peach-infused pisco and will serve it in pisco sours as well as in pisco infusion flights.
Fino Bistro & Pizzeria
This neighborhood Italian spot recently introduced a salad special featuring local peaches, thinly sliced shishito peppers, grilled radicchio, a tangy lemon vinaigrette, and shaved ricotta salata.
Pickup, delivery, dine-in
Choose from not just one but three types of peach pie—classic, peach whiskey, and peach streusel—at Kate McMillen's charming bakery.
Pretend you're vacationing in Florence with a scoop of Pinolo's peach sorbetto made with local Sauvie Island Farms peaches.
This recently opened pizzeria has been baking up adorably petite peach hand pies.
Red Sauce Pizza
Proving that peaches don't have to be relegated to sweet preparations, this pizza shop has brought back its popular "Peach Pit" pie, featuring Cypress Grove goat cheese, local peaches, and jalapeños.
The tropical cocktail bar's seasonal "peach blendie" (house-spiced rum blended with macerated Maryhill peaches, lime, demerara sugar, and Angostura bitters) has all the makings of a perfect summer patio sipper.
The Mediterranean spot is taking advantage of peach season by quartering and grilling peaches and serving them with grilled manouri cheese, pickled chiles, tahini, green harissa, and Aleppo honey. The dish is available for a limited time during dinner only.
Pickup, delivery, dine-in
For a refreshing summer sip, try Smith Teamaker's No. 35 Ginger Peach Iced Tea, which the tea shop likens to "enjoying a freshly picked peach straight from the orchard."
Alphabet District, Buckman
Named after the Peaches & Herb hit, Suzette's "Reunited" dessert crêpe stars wine-poached peaches and berries along with marzipan, with sweet basil ice cream filling the role of "Herb."
PLACES TO GET PEACHES
Baird Family Orchards
This family-owned farm offers multiple freestone peach varieties—including Diamond Princess, July Flame, and Snow Princess—at many local farmers markets.
If you'd like to pick your own peaches, this fruit orchard in Beaverton features a family-friendly "short orchard" with plenty of low-hanging fruit, so no ladders are necessary for picking. They grow Red Haven, Veteran, and Elberta peaches along with seven other varieties. (Note: They're currently temporarily closed for ripening but will reopen around August 10, so check their website for updates before you go. In the meantime, they're offering overripe peach picking by appointment only.)
This fifth-generation Sauvie Island farm specializing in U-pick fruits and vegetables grows Reliance, Red Haven, Canadian Harmony, and Veteran varieties.
This third-generation U-pick farm in Hillsboro has Vivid, Starfire, Red Star, and Red Haven peaches.
Sauvie Island Farms
Pick your own Hale Haven and Rosa peaches from this third-generation farm.
This Sauvie Island farm is currently offering peach ice cream, peach lemonade, and Red Haven peaches.