Spring is finally here, which means Easter (April 17) and Passover (April 15-23) are approaching, and both holidays call for some festive meals. We've gathered this list of the restaurants in Portland offering Easter and Passover specials. Whether you're looking for golden hot cross buns or comforting brisket and matzo ball soup, you'll find something for your celebration here. For more ideas, check out our food and drink guide.
EASTER AND PASSOVER (BOTH)
Baker & Spice
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The small-batch bakery is baking up citrusy, currant-studded hot cross buns for Palm Sunday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday, and Easter Sunday, available for pre-orders for packs of six or individually after 4 pm the day before. A selection of other spring-ready treats, including lemon bundt cakes, "bunny-eared" chocolate cupcakes, mascarpone-filled chocolate egg cakes topped with fondant flowers, shortbread cookies decorated to resemble bunnies and lambs, coconut cream tartlets, and rhubarb buckle. For Passover, they also have a menu of unleavened and flourless baked goods, including flourless chocolate cake, hazelnut brownies, strawberry jam almond coconut tarts, chocolate-dipped coconut macaroons, and Parisian macarons. The Passover menu is available from April 15-23.
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Unfortunately, Bakeshop owner Kim Boyce's signature small-batch "sexy matzah," created in collaboration with Rabbi Brian Zachary Mayer of Religion Outside the Box, is now sold out. However, the bakery still offers a variety of delightful Easter baked goods, including bunny-shaped Parisian frangipane pastries with Amarena cherries and raspberries, duck-shaped vanilla cream "creamssants," quiches, and carrot cake with mascarpone cream cheese frosting. Pre-orders close at 5 pm on Thursday.
Rose City Park
As always, you can count on the beloved specialty food chain for all your holiday meal needs. There's an Easter menu with brunch dishes like quiche and frittatas, appetizers and side dishes like Dungeness crab cakes and deviled eggs, an Applewood smoked ham dinner, and baked goods and desserts, like strawberry rhubarb pie and banana bread. Easter orders must be placed by 12 pm on Wednesday, April 13 for pickup from 9:30 am-3:30 pm, April 16-17. The Passover menu includes traditional favorites like matzo ball soup, charoset, potato latkes, beef brisket with tsimmes gravy, apricot chicken, latkes, and gefilte fish, plus coconut macaroons for dessert. Passover orders are due by 12 pm on April 13 for pickup from 9:30 am-5:30 pm, April 15-17.
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The local cake bakery has a selection of Easter sweets available for pre-order, including coconut cream pies, malted vanilla cupcakes, carrot cakes, brownies, Peeps Rice Krispie treats, salted chocolate chip cookies, and lemon loaves. Pickup is available from 9 am-3 pm on Saturday, April 16.
DB Dessert Company Like Add to a List
The local bakery is offering Easter treats like banana pudding, Hostess-inspired chocolate "ho-hos," bundt cakes, sugar cookie decorating kits, carrot cakes, and coconut cream pie.
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The Berliner-style doughnut shop is going all out with Boston cream pie doughnuts decorated to resemble Easter eggs, plus egg-shaped donut holes rolled in raspberry sugar and vanilla rings adorned with festive sprinkles. Boxes are available for pre-order for pickup on Easter morning.
Heim Bakery & Cafe Like Add to a List
This German bakery is selling Easter pastry boxes, available for pickup at Fressen Artisan Bakery and Cafe Like Add to a List . DM @heim.bakery on Instagram with your email to order.
Holler Like Add to a List and Holler Treats Like Add to a List
For Easter Sunday, the Sellwood comfort food spot and sports bar Holler will offer classic eggs Benedict, asparagus Benedict, and lavender mimosas by the glass or pitcher. Its next-door sibling Holler Treats will also offer goodies like Easter cupcake boxes (two chocolate coconut cupcakes and two lemon blueberry cupcakes) and Easter egg sugar cookies, as well as an in-store Easter egg hunt for kids—the first 30 kids to bring their egg to the counter will receive a free Easter sprinkle sugar cookie.
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Jen's Bagels & Pastries Like Add to a List
Baker Jenna Legge is paying tribute to her Portuguese and Italian family traditions with an Easter menu that includes carrot dulce de leche cake, poppy lemon elderflower cake, cinnamon rolls, Portuguese sweet rolls, bolos levedos (Portuguese sweet muffins), pastéis de nata (egg custard tarts), and strawberry rhubarb crumble pie. Pickup is available from 10 am-2 pm on April 16.
Lauretta Jean's Like Add to a List
The charming pie bakery is now offering Easter specials such as Easter egg sugar cookies, carrot cake, and quiches, in addition to several Easter pies (raspberry chiffon, blackberry-raspberry streusel, tart cherry, and coconut cream). Pre-orders via phone or the website are encouraged, but extra pie and quiche will be available in the case during Easter weekend.
Piccone's Corner Like Add to a List
Impress your discerning Easter dinner guests with locally sourced lamb and/or ham from Wallow & Root Farm and Crane Creek Ranch. Pre-orders must be placed by April 15.
Pink Rabbit Like Add to a List
Spend your Easter frolicking with real-life adoptable bunnies at Pink Rabbit's party Like Add to a List , which will feature a meet-and-greet with experts from Rabbit Advocate. Other festivities include a flash tattoo truck, DJ tunes, a special food and drink menu, and a secret Easter egg hunt in the Pearl District. Reservations via Resy are not required but recommended.
Pix Patisserie Like Add to a List
On Easter Sunday, the bakery will stock 50 of the dessert boxes in its magical contactless "Pix-O-Matic" vending machine with Easter eggs Like Add to a List , each with different "golden tickets" tucked inside. One lucky customer will receive an egg with a ticket for $50 worth of purchases from the Pix-O-Matic. The shop is also offering their take on Peeps and Kinder eggs, chocolate bunnies, trompe l'oeil Easter eggs, and other novelties, available in the Pix-O-Matic and for special order online or over the phone, as well as an Easter Sunday tea package with sweet and savory snacks alongside Jasmine Pearl tea. Dine-in tea reservations can be made for Easter Sunday, while takeout tea orders can be picked up from April 16-17.
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Rally Pizza Like Add to a List
Vancouver's family-friendly pizzeria is celebrating the holiday with Easter Sunday specials like pork stack muffuletta (house-smoked pork loin, house-cured bacon, pickled smoked jalapeños, fontina, red cabbage slaw, giardiniera pickle, mustard, and mayonnaise, served on a handmade sesame semolina bun), fried asparagus, calzones, a Paloma cocktail special (blanco tequila, Pamplemousse, grapefruit and lime juices, and grapefruit soda), and a passionfruit and strawberry pavlova sundae.
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Sweetheart St. Johns Like Add to a List
This boutique pastry studio has put together a picturesque Easter brunch spread that includes a spring green strata, breakfast salad, "dilly-Dijon" deviled eggs, Flavor Society bagel chili crunch, a "Daisy Chain" carrot cake (carrot-parsnip-olive oil spice cake with whipped vanilla-lime cheesecake, passionfruit curd, and black sesame seeds), a "Golden Nest" (crispy kataifi pastry tart with raspberry, pistachio, almond, rose, rhubarb, and candied lemon), and stunning "galaxy tarts" (bittersweet chocolate tarts with roasted hazelnuts, salted honey caramel, chocolate ganache, rosemary, and vanilla), available for pickup or delivery within the Portland suburbs (Vancouver, Lake Oswego, West Linn, Hillsboro, Beaverton, Oregon City). "Daisy Chain" carrot cakes and galaxy tarts are also available for pickup at the bakery's North Portland kitchen on their own from 9-11 am on April 16.
Zuckercreme Like Add to a List
Montavilla's seasonally themed bakery, cafe, and market has fully embraced the season with plenty of spring treats ranging from mochi to candy bars to kolaches.
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The acclaimed Russian restaurant Kachka's Passover Seder dinner Like Add to a List is sold out, but you can still celebrate with specialties like matzo ball soup, brisket, gefilte fish, house-made matzo, matzo kugel, matzo bark, and Meyer lemon macaroons from its sibling Kachka Lavka.
Mother's Bistro and Bar Like Add to a List
On Friday, April 15, musician Heidi Yorkshire will serenade guests with ukulele music as they enjoy a five-course brisket dinner, with a glass of wine included for adults.