No Tricks, All Treats: Portland’s Best Candy Shops This Halloween

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Have you noticed pumpkins out on porches and broomsticks in trees in your neighborhood? Boo! Halloween has arrived, and with it, the no-excuse-needed consumption of sweets on sweets on sweets! But wait, which Portland candy shops can satisfy your trick-or-treat tastes? Don’t spook, we’ve done the corn maze of work for you by picking the best candy shops our city has to offer. Read on to see which local spots can satisfy you and your family’s trick-or-treat urges!

Rocket Fizz

This sugar-filled store has it all: wildly-flavored sodas, retro candies and salt-water taffy in every flavor imaginable. Packed with candies, sugary drinks, and hilarious gift items, the Portland location of Rocket Fizz is an explosion of fun. You can thrill trick-or-treaters with classic candies like Reeses, Mars Bars and Pez—and kids are sure to love the soda flavors. Parents can enjoy a quick trip down memory lane as they browsing the selection of hard-to-find candies from their childhoods. Consider picking up a cool gift for a friend or family member while you are there! Rocket Fizz has something for everyone including concert posters, kitschy lunch boxes, temporary tattoos, animal masks and action figures. It is Halloween-central in one convenient location! Open for in-store shopping, pick-up, or delivery.

Hours: Sun., Fri. & Sat.: 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Mon-Wed: Closed; Thur: noon-p.m.
Location: 535 SW 6th Avenue in Portland, OR
(503) 222-0711

Creo Chocolate

This sweet-inclined cafe offers a unique experience, pairing delicious chocolate-y treats with all sorts of caffeinated drinks! Head to Creo to try their handcrafted goodies like truffles, cacao nibs, and a myriad of chocolate bars. Online, you can schedule a one-hour tour that guides you behind the scenes and ends with an opportunity to make your very own bar! However, you don’t need a tour to head to NE Portland for in-person browsing of some of the best chocolate in town!

Hours: Tue.-Thur.: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Fri& Sat: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: 122 NE Broadway in Portland, Oregon
(503) 477-8927

Missionary Chocolates

Started in 2008 by a vegan mother, Missionary Chocolates calls NE Glisan St home. You can head over these for their award winning truffles, chocolate bars and other confectionary goodies. This family-based, local chocolate shop has options for the gluten-free and vegan candy lovers, and donates a percentage of their proceeds to a host of organizations! Toss the kids in the car and gear up for some of the best chocolate morsels that Portland has to offer! Open for in-store and online shopping.

Hours: Mon. & Fri.: 11a.m.-4 p.m.; Tue.-Thur.: 11 a.m.-7p.m.; Sun. noon-5 p.m. 
Location: 2712 NE Glisan St in Portland, OR
(503) 206-8439


The Candy Basket

This factory outlet is an unassuming building in east Portland, but it hides a fun stop for buckets of candy. On your way in, be sure to snag a photo at their chocolate fountain! Candy Basket offers tours of their 45,000 sq. ft. full production facility on the first Tuesday of every month– be sure to call ahead to reserve you and your family’s spot. In the gift shop you can pick up salt water taffy, truffles, chocolate covered gummy bears, and more! Shop online for delivery, as well.

Hours: Tue.-Sat.: 9 am-4p.m.
Location: 1924 NE 181st Ave in Portland, OR
(503) 666-2000

Woodblock Chocolate 

Satisfy this fall’s sweets craving by shopping at Woodblock Chocolate Manufactory! This family run, bean-to-bar chocolate shop has been a Portland staple for the last 11 years. Located in Portland’s historic Irvington-Broadway district, Woodblock Chocolate offers an all-in-one satisfying chocolate-seeking experience! While their cafe is still closed due to COVID, their retail store is busier than ever and waiting for you to make your trip to pick up some of their delicious bars and drinking chocolates! Open for online shopping, too!

Hours: Wed.-Sat.: 11a.m.-4 p.m.
Location: 1715 NE 17th Ave in Portland, OR
(971) 754-4874

—Hannah Judge


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