The Pie Spot

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The Pie Spot

The Pie Spot

Location: 521 NE 24th – The Ocean
Hours: Wed-Sun: 12pm-8pm | Closed Mon & Tues

The Story:

Everyone loves pie. When someone mentions pie in a crowded room, heads turn and tongues salivate. In Portland, we’re blessed with some great pie makers and even a pie-off and with The Pie Spot, we have pie makers making pie holes.

The Pie Spot is the work of Ashley and Jessica and is housed in a vintage trailer at the D-Street Noshery in southeast Portland. Both Ashley and Jessica have loved pie their entire lives and with culinary arts degrees and 12-15 years in the business, they know what they’re doing in the kitchen. Jessica, the pie whisperer, has achieved that point where she knows exactly when the pie crust is done based on the smell. Not a bad skill to have. The ladies specialize in Pie Holes – small individual size pies that are hand crafted and baked daily. Their goal isn’t to re-invent the pie, but to perfect it.

Marionberry Pie Holes

Marionberry Pie Holes

Every day on Twitter during the summer, some of my friends declare it as “pie day,” as if every day is pie day. With all the fresh fruit we get here in Oregon, pie is a natural choice as a vessel to enjoy it. While the cart offers flavors like apple, lemon, pecan and chocolate-hazelnut year around, they add in seasonal flavors like marionberry, raspberry apricot or bourbon peach in the summer. Winter options feature pumpkin or candied yam and other amazing flavors. The pie hole sits in your hand, the epitome of culinary beauty, waiting for you to take that first bite. The crust crumbles in your mouth with the tartness of the marionberry hitting your tongue and filling covering your lips and the sides of your mouth. This is one of those moments in eating when you don’t grab for your napkin. You allow for the pie to sit on your lips and cheeks and use your tongue to lap it all up it is so good. While I always recommend sharing, have your friends order their own pies here so you can have one all to yourself.

The Pie Spot redefined pie for me by creating it in a small single size serving. Instead of buying a whole pie of just one flavor, for the same price, you can get a few pie holes of different flavors. Ashley and Jessica do Portland proud with their pie and have recently added ice cream from Salt and Straw so you can have your pie hole a la mode. Check out The Pie Spot at D-Street Noshery for a great treat or contact them to get pie holes for your next event. Let them know Food Carts Portland sent ya.

[The Pie Spot moved to NE 24th in October 2012]

Sample Menu:

Pie Holes are $3.50 each. Some of the flavors available throughout the year include:

  • lemon, apple, pecan, S’more pie, chocolate hazelnut
  • Winter/Fall flavors include: pumpkin, pear and fig, candied yam, winter squash
  • Seasonal flavors offered regularly – check their Facebook page for updates

Hours: Wed-Thurs, 11am-8pm; Fri, 11am-10pm; Sat, 12-10pm
Phone: 503 913 5103
Website: The Pie Spot
Twitter: @Pie_Spot
Facebook: The Pie Spot

Comments

  1. Next time I’m in the area I’ll take a look at what they have to offer. Hey, in the upper left of the picture you can see the Rudy’s sign where I get my hair cut.

  2. Fantastic pie! My favorite is their marionberry pie.

  3. AgentCool says:

    “Everyone loves pie.” I don’t, so there.

  4. I read a lot of hype about this cart and went to try it out. The first three times I went there it wasn’t open. When I finally found it open, we tried three kinds of pie: chocolate, marionberry, and lemon. I have to say the pie was disappointing. The crust was thick and tasteless, and the fillings were uninspired.

  5. I love pie holes from Pie Spot. Lemon is my favorite but now I am hooked on the made-to-order chicken pot pie! They also have great coffee.

  6. Sadie Jenkins says:

    I love pie spot! It is super close to my house. But does anyone want to buy a foodcart idea? its a bagel cart! please email me. ilovesuperfancyshoes@rocketmail.com

  7. Sadie, you just gave away your idea for free.

  8. Sadie Jenkins says:

    Thanks for letting me know. I guess it’s a little too late to take that back. But the whole idea, including the name is only 15 dollars! I have plans and everything, but don’t have the money to create the cart. :)

  9. Kevin Campbell says:

    Hey ladies my question is do you ship. I live on the east coast in Maryland

  10. Shabby Shih Tzu says:

    Do you ship your pies ? The pies look sooo good ;) I am in New Mexico that’s USA

  11. I would recommend contacting the vendor directly.

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