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Melanie Wong | Apr 26, 202007:07 PM     1

The absolutely best food I had in Portland was on the first day of my visit, Aug 21, 2019, at Communion Bakehouse. So much more praise dancing in my head to heap on this spot beyond my IG post of that moment that I didn't get around to reporting here. So I'll just repeat that, https://www.instagram.com/p/B1dAP2VHi0w/
"Today’s happiest place: catching up with @jenmaiser for #happyhour at new @communion.bakehouse. Beautiful and intricate peach and burrata salad with toasted pistachio salsa verde; garlicky Caesar salad with castelvetrano olives, runny yolked egg and best croutons ever; soul-satisfying Frito pie pizza topped with luscious chunks of very smoky bbq’d brisket with full bore Texas red chili, sour cream and crunchy Fritos; Green Giant pizza with housemade green chorizo and padron peppers; and ending with Basque style cheesecake that’s GF and crustless served with blueberry compote and Creme fraiche adding a tangy lift. Such fantastic eats in a casual, inexpensive neighborhood cafe! Best part was making friends with Baby Laszlo and parents/proprietors Kat and Ryan."

I'd checked back to see how they're weathering the Covid-19 crisis and followed their trial and error to find a way to keep operating. What seems to be working is the Mystery pastry box, available on Saturdays and Sundays for pick-up. The PDX Monthly covered it, https://www.pdxmonthly.com/eat-and-dr... , and apparently the pre-orders sell out quickly. The next chance to order one starts on Monday at 10am on its website, https://www.communionbakehouse.com/

In addition, Communion is taking pre-orders for the dark-almost-burnt Basque cheesecake too. Same procedure, ordering here, and you can also make a donation to help cover their overhead: https://communionbakehouse.square.site/

I've had this style of cheesecake at two other places back home since. But you always love your first best, so Communion's is my favorite.

Communion Bakehouse
6116 SE Milwaukie Ave
Portland, OR 97202
(503) 719-5899
https://www.instagram.com/communion.b...

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