Pix Pâtisserie is a little slice of France that landed in Portland in 2001, offering both innovative and traditional French desserts, chocolates and house made ice creams along side a plethora of top notch beverages.
After a short-lived career studying to be an astronaut, owner/executive chef/wine director/and more...Cheryl Wakerhauser, headed to Southern France and trained at the prestigious pâtisserie of MOF Philippe URRACA. President since 2003 of the Meilleurs Ouvriers de France Pâtissiers, M. URRACA was also featured in the 2009 documentary Kings of Pastry and is one of the most notable pastry chefs in Europe.
Cheryl travels often to France and Spain to better understand the atmosphere, culture, flavors and techniques associated with French pastry, Spanish tapas and the tasty beverages they drink with them. These aspects are then recreated here in Portland with as much authenticity and quality as possible.
Her other love? Champagne. Some women buy shoes, Cheryl buys Champagne. Her collection at Pix has grown to over 400 bottles, including vintage and large format, with a focus on small grower producers. Her goal is to make quality wine accessible and affordable and, most importantly, provide a fun atmosphere to drink it in. The list was awarded World's Best Champagne and Sparkling Wine List in 2014, 2015, 2016 (hat trick!), 2017, 2018, and just recently, 2019 by London's World of Fine Wine Magazine.
Not ready for dessert? Pix houses a proper Spanish tapas bar named Bar Vivant. This is bar food to pair with our quality selection of wine, beer, cider, Sherry and tasty cocktails. Pintxos, montaditos, plenty of top notch conservas and the best bravas in town. Throw your napkins on the floor, please, and don't be afraid to get a bit rowdy.