St. Jack is a French patisserie and restaurant located on SE Clinton St. in Portland, Oregon. This blog post is strictly for the patisserie section, which opens for breakfast and lunch.
|Door to the patisserie|
|Door to the adjacent restaurant|
Frankly, the options at St. Jack all look great, a mix of savory and sweet choices. I started my odyssey with some coffee ($2). Not bad, probably a light to medium roast. Detected some nutty tones. When I visited, there was some type of honor system where you practically could pour your own coffee; just remember to put $2 in the glass jar nearby.
The canele ($2) is one of the more popular items at the patisserie. It has been described as a "small striated cylinder," having a crunchy, caramelized outside and a soft custard inside. This was my first canele, so I can't look to previous experiences on whether it was executed properly. But after reading a description of this French pastry online, I'd have to say Alissa nailed it. The canele I had was exactly as described.
|Goat cheese, onion, and leek galette|
|Menu of ice cream flavors|
|Dark shot of the dessert menu|
(using flash made it harder to read everything)