The interior of the Portland Patisserie and Grand Café has changed quite a bit since a preview early this year. The owners of 555 and Petite Jacqueline, Steve and Michelle Corry, have melded elegance and decadence for a classic French atmosphere that feels unique in Portland. Floor to high-ceiling windows create an airy, open sensation despite the limited amount of outdoor seating.
The pastries — savory and sweet, delicate yet rich — reflect the gilded surroundings admirably. Pastry chef Catherine Côté-Eliot's authentic crêpes and mousse cakes are particular highlights, and new selections appear regularly. Follow the company's crave-worthy Instagram account for updates.
As of August 1 fans can enjoy the offerings from sun-up to sun-down, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m daily; Happy Hour is 4 to 6 p.m., with specials on wine and beer. Check out the photos above for a look at patrons enjoying crêpes, croissants, and coffee Sunday at 11 a.m.