Food & Drink

Where to Find Pumpkin in Portland: Fall 2021 Edition

Lattes, Ice Cream, and More
September 21, 2021
Say hello to autumn with Salt & Straw's "Jack-'o-Lantern Pumpkin Bread" flavor. (Salt & Straw)

As certain as the changing colors of fall leaves, pumpkin food and drink specials return to menus each autumn. Whatever your feelings about the ubiquitous flavor, one thing's for sure: Simple seasonal delights are more welcome than ever these days. We've rounded up a list of options, including pumpkin spice lattes, muffins, ice cream, frozen pops, beers, and more. For more fall food and drink inspiration, check out our list of places to drink fresh hop beer, our guide to celebrating Oktoberfest, and our food and drink guide.

Kim Boyce's acclaimed whole-grain bakery is offering a couple of autumnal baked goods on its menu for this weekend, including caramelized apple and pumpkin hand pies encased in flaky pastry and pumpkin spice muffins. (Their secret: They actually use baked yam, not pumpkin, to achieve the pumpkin pie effect in their pastries.)
Rose City Park
Pickup, delivery

Grand Central Bakery
The bakery chain has declared it pumpkin spice latte season and is serving the fall beverage at all of its locations.
Various locations
Pickup, delivery, dine-in

Honey Mama's
Honey Mama's, the local business known for its gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, and refined-sugar-free cocoa truffle bars, is welcoming fall with a new limited-edition pumpkin spice cocoa truffle bar, made with pumpkin seeds and warming spices like cinnamon, ginger, cloves, allspice, and nutmeg.
Available at select retailers
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Ice Queen
The native- and Chicana-owned plant-based frozen dessert shop Ice Queen is getting in on the seasonal action with Shut Your Pie Hole, an oat milk pumpkin pie pop. They've also got other appropriately spooky fall flavors, such as Boo Berries and Cream and Apple Bottom (caramel apple).

John's Marketplace
Stock up on pumpkin beers from the Maine-based brewery Shipyard Brewing Company at the local craft beer and wine mecca John's Marketplace.
Creston-Kenilworth, Multnomah Village

The plant-based Sri Lankan pop-up-turned-restaurant Mirisata is greeting fall weather with a comforting pumpkin curry, which they say is one of their favorites and is thickened with kalu pol (roasted coconut) for a smoky flavor.
Pickup, delivery, dine-in

The Mocking Bird
The vegan comfort food cart is serving up plant-based pumpkin pie spice milkshakes.
Rose City Park
Pickup, delivery

Pep Up Coffee
This drive-thru coffee trailer's fall menu features pumpkin chai and a pumpkin brittle latte with pumpkin, almond, and toffee flavors. Other non-pumpkin seasonal flavors include salted caramel latte, candied apple cider, apple chai, bourbon crunch latte, toffee nut latte, pecan pie, white rum mocha, and butterbeer mocha.
Mt. Scott-Arletta
Pickup, drive-thru

Posies Bakery and Cafe
Forgo the Starbucks PSL in favor of a dairy-free version from Posies Bakery and Cafe, made with house-made pumpkin spice syrup.
Pickup, dine-in

Prince Coffee
The Dutch-inspired specialty coffee shop will also release its pumpkin spice latte today, September 22, in celebration of the first day of fall.

Salt & Straw
It's not officially spooky season until Salt & Straw releases its annual hair-raising fall menu, which comes out this Friday, September 24, and will be available until Halloween. The menu includes a  "Jack-'o-Lantern Pumpkin Bread" flavor with warm spices, chunks of pumpkin bread, and swirls of cream cheese frosting, alongside more spine-chilling flavors like "Don Bugito's Creepy Crawly Critters" (matcha ice cream with toffee-brittle mealworms and chocolate crickets).
Nob Hill, Vernon, Lake Oswego, Division/Clinton
Pickup, delivery, dine-in

The Stacks Coffeehouse
Curl up with a good novel and sip a pumpkin spice latte, iced pumpkin chai, or a pumpkin spice steamer with whipped cream at this book-filled neighborhood cafe.
Pickup, dine-in

Two Stroke Coffee Co.
Snuggle under a blanket and settle in to watch It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown with the "Charles Brown," a pumpkin white mocha crowned with a toasted marshmallow.
St. Johns
Pickup, delivery, dine-in

The Village Ice Cream Factory
This ice cream shop is scooping up a pumpkin cheesecake pie flavor (made with an entire pumpkin pie in each tub!) and offers an ice cream cake version of the flavor as well.
Multnomah Village

Vtopia Restaurant & Cheese Shop
The cozy vegan comfort food restaurant and cheese shop is offering a limited-edition pumpkin spice cold brew special, made with oat milk, nutmeg, cloves, ginger, cinnamon, and sweet agave and available daily until November.
Goose Hollow
Pickup, delivery

On Wednesdays through Sundays from October 1-24, the seasonally themed pop-up and marketplace Zuckercreme will feature Pumpkin Spice And Everything Nice, an autumnal pop-up with a bakery, cafe, community markets, workshop, cozy home goods, clothes, accessories, vintage wares, and art. The event will be Zuckercreme's inaugural event in its new Montavilla space.
Pickup, dine-in