It's not easy to find great hot chocolate, especially since it can end up tasting like scalding milk with only a vague hint of cacao, or worse: hot chocolate with lukewarm water. But if you know where to go, Portland has some inventive and delightful offerings. Here are some of the best places to get your hot chocolate fix this winter, many of which offer several different kinds of hot chocolate and drinking chocolate.
The perfect cup of hot chocolate? We’ve found it at Portland, Oregon’s Cup & Bar, the café and storefront for Trailhead Coffee Roasters and Ranger Chocolate. And with a little pleading, they developed a recipe just for us that can be easily replicated at home.