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Where to Get Food for Mardi Gras 2022 in Portland

Beignets, King Cake, and More
February 23, 2022
Welcome the decadence of Mardi Gras with a colorful king cake from La Provence. (La Provence)
Mardi Gras, the pre-Lent celebration of extravagance and excess, is next Tuesday, March 1. Even if a trip to New Orleans isn't in the cards for you, you can still celebrate in style with our list of places to get king cake, beignets, crawfish boils, and other food and drink specials from local businesses like Delta Cafe and NOLA Doughnuts. Laissez les bons temps rouler (let the good times roll)! Looking for further revelry? Head down to the Portland Mardi Gras Parade or the Mysti Krewe Mardi Gras After Party with Too Loose. For more ideas, check out our food and drink guide.

Broder Nord Add to a List
The popular Scandinavian brunch spot is offering semlor, sweet cardamom buns with almond filling and whipped cream that are traditionally eaten on Fat Tuesday for a little indulgence before Lent.
Pickup, dine-in

Chelsea Cakes Add to a List
Louisiana-born baker Chelsea Speir, who lived in New Orleans for several years, is paying tribute to her native state with king cakes festooned with glittery colored sugar. Flavors include cinnamon sugar or praline and cream.
Pickup, delivery

DB Dessert Company Add to a List
Can't jet to New Orleans to try Cafe Du Monde's famous beignets and chicory coffee? No problem—DB Dessert Company will be serving the classic combo from February 24 through March 1, along with king cake.

Delta Cafe Add to a List
The iconic soul food destination is now offering king cake, either whole or by the slice. A pre-order 24 hours in advance is required for whole cakes.
Pickup, delivery, dine-in

Doe Donuts Add to a List
The vegan donut favorite will also be serving up beignets complemented by Cafe du Monde chicory coffee on March 1. Four flavors are available: traditional, chocolate-filled, strawberry-filled, and lemon-glazed.
Hollywood District
Pickup, delivery

EaT: An Oyster Bar
The Cajun-themed oyster bar is taking orders for traditional king cakes for pickup on February 28 or March 1.
Pickup, delivery, dine-in

Gris Gris Kitchen Add to a List
This small-batch kitchen serving Southern and Cajun favorites for pickup and delivery only is offering traditional king cake with a cinnamon sugar ribbon and a galette des rois cake filled with frangipane (sweet almond custard). If you want a smaller treat, try the "galette des reines," or queen's cake, a pastry filled with almond paste. Other Mardi Gras dishes include shrimp Creole, ready-to-bake chicken pot pie, and three different kolache varieties (boudin, muffuletta, and crawfish en croûte).
Pickup, delivery

La Provence Add to a List  and Petite Provence
The local French bistro chain is baking rich white chocolate and cardamom brioche king cakes drizzled with sweet lemon icing and sprinkled with rock sugar. Pre-order is required at least three days in advance. They're also offering festive passionfruit macarons with Mardi Gras-colored sprinkles and a Mardi Gras family meal to serve five, with Cajun gumbo, garlic rice, par-baked spelt baguettes, and assorted macarons.
Various locations
Pickup, delivery, dine-in

Mardi Gras Beignets & Jam Add to a List
This Killingsworth Station food cart serves fresh beignets and other French-inspired goodies daily.
Pickup, dine-in

Matt and Memere's Add to a List
Get a taste of the Big Easy at this New Orleans-inspired food cart, which offers red beans and rice, crawfish and shrimp etouffée, fried catfish, muffuletta, po' boys, fried chicken, and more. Save some room for some colorful beignets dusted in sparkling Mardi Gras-colored sugars.
Pickup, delivery, dine-in

Miss Delta
This down-home Southern joint was opened by Delta Cafe Add to a List owners Anastasia Corya and Anton Pace in 2007, along with cooks Jennifer Hazzard and Chuck Westmoreland, serving up soulful favorites like hush puppies, crawfish boils, gumbo, po'boys, jambalaya, and fried chicken.
Pickup, delivery, dine-in

Mumbo Gumbo Add to a List
Though they specialize in customizable gumbo, this Cajun and Creole cart also serves flavorful staples like shrimp and grits, red beans and rice, boudin sausage, and crab boils, plus their signature "Nipsey Hussle," a shrimp roll with poached shrimp, creamy house dressing, garlic butter, pickled red cabbage, green onion, and parsley.
Eliot, Mt. Scott-Arleta
Pickup, delivery, dine-in

My Brother's Crawfish Add to a List
Roll up your sleeves and tuck into a classic New Orleans-style crawfish boil at this Southern-themed joint, which features add-ons like mushrooms, Dungeness crab, king crab legs, and more.
Pickup, dine-in

NOLA Doughnuts Add to a List
This doughnut shop run by siblings and New Orleans natives Robert Herkes and Connie Demerell sells its signature "l'assants" ("Louisiana croissant" doughnuts made with laminated dough) and beignets year-round, and is gearing up for Mardi Gras with brioche cinnamon roll king cakes adorned with Madagascar vanilla frosting and colored sprinkles. King cakes must be ordered 72 hours in advance.
Downtown, Lake Oswego
Pickup, delivery, dine-in

This Black-owned Cajun and barbecue restaurant and church-operated nonprofit in Kenton is the place to go for a taste of Southern hospitality, dishing up homey plates like fried chicken and waffles, blackened catfish, po'boys, brisket, ribs, and pulled pork.
Pickup, dine-in

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