With Valentine’s Day around the corner, no doubt chocolate is on your mind. This year, why not head to a specialty artisan chocolate store? Oregon is chock-full of such artisan chocolatiers who are intent on dipping, rolling and sprinkling their way into your good graces. From Portland to Ashland, here are chocolate shops that are putting Oregon on the map with their tasty treats.

Euphoria Chocolate Company
Eugene-based Euphoria makes high-quality, European-style truffles with a local twist. Their Oregon Wine Truffles are blended with local wines—Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Cabernet—and rich chocolate. Also on the menu are classic truffles, chocolate bars, even malt balls.
Three Eugene Locations:
6 W. 17th, 541.343.9223
532 Valley River Center, 541.343.3995
4090 Stewart Rd., 541.344.4605
www.euphoriachocolate.com


JaCiva’s Chocolates and Pastries
Swiss-American Master Chef Jack Elmer and his wife, Iva, opened the doors to their Southeast Portland pastry and chocolate shop nearly 20 years ago. Today, they continue to make the finest European chocolate, truffles, candies, cakes and other sweet recipes.
4733 S.E. Hawthorne Blvd, Portland
503.234.8115, www.jacivas.com

Lillie Belle Farms, Jacksonville
Just a few years, Jeff Shepherd was selling four truffle flavors out of the back of his car at Southern Oregon farmers’ markets. Today, he has a two-acre berry farm and an impressive product line that includes Jamaican Spiced Caramel, Bing Cherry Ganache, marionberry bon bons, Madagascar Vanilla Bean ganache and so much more.
888.899.2022 or 541.664.2815, www.lilliebellefarms.com

Moonstruck Chocolate
In Portland-based Moonstruck’s case, you should judge a package by its wrapping. Inside the red satin Valentine boxes you’ll find handcrafted candies (Caramel Pecan Praline Hearts, Wild Huckleberry Truffle, Honey Vanilla Caramel) that are impressively decadent. Available at specialty shops all over Oregon, online, and at these Moonstruck Chocolate Cafés:
608 S.W. Alder St., Portland 503.241.0955
526 N.W. 23rd Ave., Portland 503.542.3400
45 S. State St., Lake Oswego, 503.697.7097
11705 S.W. Beaverton-Hillsdale Hwy, Beaverton Town Square 503.352.0835
www.moonstruckchocolate.com

Cary’s of Oregon, Grants Pass
Located in Southern Oregon’s Rogue Valley, Cary’s specializes in gourmet English Toffee in six different flavors. Pick up a Sweetheart Pack, which includes three individually wrapped flavors (milk chocolate/almond, dark chocolate/almond and dark chocolate/espresso) packed in their very own Valentines box.
888.822.9300, www.carysoforegon.com

Dagoba Organic Chocolate, Ashland
This Southern Oregon company takes organic cacao beans from Latin American and the Caribbean and turns them into unforgettable chocolate bars, drinking chocolates, baking essentials and specialty items.
541.482.2001 or 800.393.6075, www.dagobachocolate.com

Goody’s Chocolate, Bend
Goody’s handmade, preservative- and paraffin-free chocolates created in the Central Oregon city of Bend are available online and at these three charming locations:
957 N.W. Wall St., Bend, 541.389.5185
2680 Highway 20, Bend, 541.388.6965
57100 Mall Dr., Sunriver, 541.593.2155
www.goodysgoodies.com

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  1. cybele says…

    Awesome list. I just tried Lillie Belle Farms for the first time last week. Very nice stuff, I especially enjoyed the lavender caramel. I’ve also tried Sahagun (only available in their shop) in Portland … well worth a try.

    Written on January 30th, 2007 / Flag this Comment
  2. Jeannine says…

    Congrats on having personal fave Euphoria at the top of your list! I also wanted to mention another fabulous find from Wonka-land..KeKau (http://kekau.com/).

    I discovered this creative chocolatier last weekend at the 2nd Annual Oregon Truffle Festival Marketplace. In fact, I had a small piece for breakfast this very morning…

    Nothing communicates: “Honey, You’re Hot!”, the way that one of KeKau’s spiced, habanero tequila Guayaquil dark chocolates can!

    Written on February 5th, 2007 / Flag this Comment
  3. Patricia Ruter says…

    The Oregon Candy Farm. Celebrating 74 years of excellence in candy-making. Located 5 1/2 miles east of Sandy, OR on Hwy 26 on the way to Mt. Hood. Hours are Monday through Friday 9 to 5. Saturday and Sunday 12 to 5.

    We ship to 50 States. Call or email for mail orders.

    Location 48620 SE Hwy 26
    Sandy Oregon 97055

    Phone 503-668-5066
    Fax 503-668-6830
    Contact Patricia Ruter
    Email theorecandyfarm@aol.com

    Just a few comments posted on the above URL

    Comments:
    My wife and I have been stopping for their milk chocolate rocky road for 15 years now. We have found no other equal as we travel the U.S.They make their own marshmellos and it is fabulous!

    Comments:
    If you like chocolate mints these are the BEST! (Especially the dark chocolate ones…) These won’t have time to melt in your hand cuz they will go straight to your mouth….MMMMMM….

    Comments:
    I love the Oregon Candy Farm. We go as often as we are down in the Portland area. The chocolate has a slight taste of mint to it and is amazing!!!

    Written on February 7th, 2007 / Flag this Comment
  4. Doug Henrichs says…

    Check out Petits Noirs. Mighty Fine. They are located in Milton-Freewater.

    http://www.petitsnoirs.com/

    Written on February 22nd, 2007 / Flag this Comment
  5. Deb says…

    Euphoria is also a personal favorite of mine. However upon moving to Central Oregon I have been searching for exquisite chocolate available in this area. I recently discovered Pegasus chocolates located in Bend,OR in the Wagner Mall. You might give them a try… my personal favorite is their ‘chocolate pattie’ with crushed cocoa beans or espresso beans.

    Written on March 6th, 2007 / Flag this Comment
  6. canby cougar says…

    Try Puddin River chocolates (www.puddingriverchocolates.com) they can be found in Cutsforth’s Thriftway, located in Canby, Oregon. Great handmade chocolates.

    Written on April 1st, 2007 / Flag this Comment
  7. James Boulanger says…

    All~
    remember to check-out the new exciting locations of two great finds in the walla walla valley region, which extends into the very northeastern corner of Oregon…specifically Milton-freewater. The Blue Mountain Cider Company, which also houses Watermill Winery. A lovely tasting room at each of these facilities makes a stop in Milton-freewater a real reward. As you travel to the other great cellars in the area, you should stop at Zerba Cellars, which has a broad selection of wines and is set to open a divine little log-cabin tasting room. Also dont be suprise when those famous Walla Walla wine makers give the location of the most sought after vineyards fruit….no surprise Oregon.

    Written on May 22nd, 2007 / Flag this Comment
  8. James Boulanger says…

    OH Yeah~~~
    i forgot to mention the chocolate…..Petits Noirs is making chocolates that pair well with the wines of the walla walla valley, which extends down into the south east corner of Oregon. Flavors and notes the exist in the local wine are inspiration for many of the chocolate creations that are offered. Lavender, sage, rosemary, thyme, clove, espresso, fresh fig, and cardomon to name a few…even a Pendleton whiskey truffle coated with Hazelnut praline pays tribute to the region. Viva OREGON!

    Written on July 16th, 2007 / Flag this Comment
  9. Ladybug Chocolates says…

    Love the list you have, but we would like to invite anyone in the Canby area to come visit our chocolate shop. We are located in downtown Canby, Oregon and offer over 40 different hand made confections including truffles, buttercreams, caramels, marshmallow, and many others. We make it all from scratch and have a warm and inviting store where you can come sit down and enjoy your chocolate. Next time you’re in the area, come on down and say hi or visit our website at http://www.ladybugchocolates.com

    Written on August 12th, 2007 / Flag this Comment
  10. Miss Leslie says…

    Puddin River Chocolates are such a taste treat! Find them at http://www.puddingriverchocolates.com

    Written on February 6th, 2010 / Flag this Comment
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