Portland, Oregon Pie Named one of America’s Best Pies by Travel and Leisure Magazine

Portland pie house Random Order Coffeehouse & Bakery makes an apple pie that Travel & Leisure Magazine names among “America’s Best Pies.” Beloved by local residents and visitors alike, Random Order’s hand crafted pies earn rave reviews for their delicious pastry crusts, featuring locally sourced ingredients.

Portland, OR – October 26, 2010 (via PressReleaseNation.com) — In a city that prides itself on local sustainable cuisine, the Alberta neighborhood favorite Random Order Coffeehouse & Bakery earns national accolades with its handmade Vanilla Salted Caramel Apple Pie.

Travel & Leisure Magazine ( http://www.travelandleisure.com/articles/americas-best-pies/9 ) named it one of “America’s Best Pies” saying it gives “a makeover” to the traditional favorite. Describing the pie as “oozing with caramel, spiced with vanilla, and sprinkled with salt,” Travel & Leisure concludes it “proves that time-old techniques and recipes can coexist with unexpected, mold-breaking tweaks”.

Home-style sweet and savory pies, hand rolled and made from scratch, are specialties of the artisanal bakers at Random Order. Owner Tracy Olson adheres to Portland’s hallmark values, keeping ingredients local and sustainable. The bakery sources grains from local miller Bob’s Red Mill, dairy from Sunshine Dairy and produce from small farmers such as “Old World Apple Farm – Apples of Legend and Distinction”.

Pie bakery Random Order makes special order pies for Thanksgiving, including Kentucky Pecan with Bourbon, ( http://www.RandomOrderCoffee.com/order-pies/sweet-pie/ ) and Spirited Pumpkin with Rum. They offer a delicious variety of savory potpies and hand pies too – from Old-Fashioned Chicken to Herbed Cream Cheese with Candied Tomato. Their seasonal organic ingredients are wrapped in hand-formed all-butter pastry crusts.

Since 2004, Random Order has helped lead the charge in establishing Portland’s food scene. When the New York Times ( http://travel.nytimes.com/2009/02/01/travel/01surfacing.html ) showcased the Alberta Street neighborhood as a place where design has helped spur urban revitalization, they featured Random Order Coffeehouse as a shining example. Not only is the bakery renowned for creating Portland’s best pies, it’s also a hub for the neighborhood, constantly abuzz with local coffee and pie lovers.

“Random Order is obviously a beloved coffeehouse in the neighborhood.” says one local blogger focused on coffee in Portland, “In addition to pie, the coffeehouse offers an array of other delicious baked goods… [such as] muffins filled with local berries. And they serve cocktails, too.”

Handmade pies remain the biggest draw, luring Portland area customers back to Random Order again and again. That is, along with the unique atmosphere of the bakery, where visitors will find a painting of Elvis as an astronaut, a statue of an ostrich with amazing eyelashes, and anatomically correct sock monkeys.

About Random Order Coffeehouse & Bakery:
Random Order Coffeehouse & Bakery has been an anchor in the Alberta Arts District Neighborhood since 2004. They bake a wide variety of sweet and savory pies, pastries, as well as make world famous egg sandwiches, café fare and cocktails. With 24 hours notice, they can fulfill your special orders. For details, visit http://www.RandomOrderCoffee.com/special-orders/

Random Order Coffeehouse & Bakery is located at 1800 NE Alberta Street, Portland, Oregon, 97211 and is open daily 6:30 AM – 11 PM (8 PM Mondays). They can be reached by phone at 971.340.6995 and orders can be placed online at http://www.RandomOrderCoffee.com/buy-online/

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