Random Order Coffeehouse & Bakery's handmade Vanilla Salted Caramel Apple Pie was named one of "America's Best Pies" by Travel & Leisure Magazine.

The pie, described as “oozing with caramel, spiced with vanilla, and sprinkled with salt,” is touted as "a makeover" of the traditional favorite. Travel + Leisure concludes that the pie “proves that time-old techniques and recipes can coexist with unexpected, mold-breaking tweaks." High praise for a local bakery in Portland, a city that prides itself on local, sustainable cuisine.

Artisanal Baking: Local, Sustainable, Delicious

Home-style sweet and savory pies made from scratch are the specialty of the artisanal bakers at Random Order. Owner Tracy Olson adheres to Portland’s hallmark values of keeping ingredients local and sustainable, sourcing them locally from Bob’s Red Mill, Sunshine Dairy and produce from small farmers like “Old World Apple Farm—Apples of Legend and Distinction.”  The seasonal, organic ingredients are wrapped in hand-formed all-butter pastry crusts.

Since 2004, Random Order has been an anchor on Alberta Street, and has lead the charge establishing Portland’s pie scene. When the New York Times showcased the neighborhood as a place design is spurring urban revitalization, Random Order was featured as a shining example.

The Vanilla Salted Caramel Apple Pie
The Vanilla Salted Caramel Apple Pie

Renowned for baking Portland’s best pies, the bakery is 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. “In addition to pie, the coffeehouse offers an array of other delicious baked goods…they serve cocktails, too.”

Handmade pies—along with the neighborhood vibe of the bakery—continue bringing customers back to Random Order again and again.

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