Our Flagship Store
140 NE 28th Avenue, Portland, OR 97232
Regular Hours: Monday – Saturday 11am – 6pm / Sunday 12pm – 5pm
Our jewel box of a shop, in the heart of Kerns neighborhood, is the heart and soul of Alma. For our first eight years, we made all of our chocolates in the back of this sweet storefront in NE Portland. We have now made room for an award-winning baking and drinking chocolate program with cafe seating and a full bon bon bar. Come in and build a custom box while you enjoy one of our fresh baked treats and a cup of something delicious for yourself! Offerings: bon bon and bakery case, espresso and drinking chocolate menu, icons, toffees, bars, caramel sauce
Chocolate & Espresso Bar
Starting in 2010 Alma began serving espresso from local, small batch coffee roaster Spella Caffe and teas from The Jasmine Pearl Tea Merchant. Combining these superior products with our original drinking chocolates, hot chocolates and pure liquid chocolate drinks makes Alma the best place in town to get a warm, rich, comforting chocolate elixir. We use a 68% "Wild" Bolivian chocolate from Felchlin for all our drinks and make each drink fresh to order, using real melted chocolate, never a syrup.
In the summertime we offer many of our hot chocolate drinks served over ice, as well as customer favorites the Cascadia Shaker (coconut milk, melted chocolate and fresh market berries) and the Cocoa Tonic (coconut water and cocoa powder.) We also make our own Horchata, a refreshing almond and rice milk beverage infused with cinnamon sticks and lightly sweetened with agave, our only none chocolaty drink!
In 2011, Ruth E Fox began creating choco-centric cookies and cakes with a focus on creating and serving goodies made using top notch, artisanal ingredients with an eye toward capturing the comfort and satisfaction that comes from a home-baked treat.
We now have a revolving roster of buttery cookies, including one of the cities best, the OMG Chocolate Chip (equal parts dough and chocolate!), accompanied by Chocolate Wafers with brown butter glaze, Salted Peanut Butter cookies studded with chocolate, and delicate Almond Cookies capped with dark chocolate ganache. Also appearing in the bakery case are several flourless options, including Walnut Chunkers, Mini Chocolate Almond Cakes and the highly craved and coveted Chocolate Coconut Macaroon.
On Fridays and Saturdays we feature the unbelievably perfect Mom's Chocolate Cake, a triple stack of the best chocolate cake with the best chocolate frosting we've ever tasted-- it has a tendency to sell out quickly, so get in early for your weekly fix or place a special order ahead of time for your own whole cake.
The changing seasons bring about offerings such as a farmer's market fruit and chocolate chunk Vanilla Bean Cake, Gingerbread with candied ginger and chocolate bits, Rosemary Chocolate Shortbreads and a chocolate dipped Cardamom Spice butter cookie...and, if you are lucky, you can sometimes catch a batch of Chocolate Mousse or Pot de Creme when they make guest appearances.