Just wanted to thank you for being present at the hotel monaco this week. i tried your red velvet and also a chocolate mini cupcake and both were equally divine! we are here researching portland as a potential city to move to next and your cupcakes just might swing the vote! thanks so much! keep on making the world a sweeter place. i will be sure to pass along your info to everyone i know who is venturing to portland :-)
Just a HUGE thank you for your delicious cupcakes and for the friendly wonderful & helpful people that work at Cupcake Jones. I have had cupcakes delivered serveral times and I have always had such great service!
While vactioning in Portland in July of 2008, I happened upon your great bakery. I am from New Jersey and I work in New York city . Ever since I returned home, I have been searching for cupcakes as delicious and beautiful as the ones I had at Cup Cake Jones. Even though I dont do it professionally, I am a baker at heart and would love to see a Cup Cake Jones in my area.
Your red velvet cupcakes are addicting, and since my wife is able to get her "fix" only once a week on Thursdays I have to walk very gently on Wednesdays. Could you offer it every day (and make every day as nice as Thursday?)
I live in Vancouver BC, and my sister brought me back a very VERY delicious filled Red Velvet cupcake from Cupcake Jones while visiting Portland!!
It was fabulous, I loved it and wished you were closer to here so I could have one again and again!
My daughter LOVED her Birthday cupcakes and so did all of her fellow staff at Kaiser Hospital. Thanks so much...I was able to give her a birthday surprise all the way from the Florida Keys by way of your great store!!!
I've tried cupcake bakeries in New York City and D.C.
but have always wanted to try one in Portland since I've grown up here. I stopped into Cupcake Jones with an old friend today to catch up over cupcakes and had a simply delightful time! We each had a large cupcake to begin with but we were there so long talking that we decided to split another one and were sure glad we did! Thanks for such a lovely time and such delicious, decadent cupcakes!
Let me just say that you are amazing! When I called Cupcake Jones Friday morning from Virginia asking if you could deliver a dozen cupcakes to my boyfriend who was in Portland by that afternoon, you didn't hesitate once! And as promised, that afternoon a beautiful box arrived with the most scrumptious cupcakes and my own personal message. Thank you for all of your help and for your impeccable customer service skills!! Keep up the great work!
PS. Word on the street is that the cupcakes were absolutely remarkable! Of course, none of them made their way home to Virginia.
I was reading Sunset magazine a few weeks ago on a VERY early morning flight to Houston. I read about Cupcake Jones and ripped that page out of the magazine so Iwouldn't forget that I had to check out a pumpkin cupcake when I returned home. Yesterday late afternoon, I stopped in and picked up 2 pumpkin cupcakes. My husband loves pumpkin pie. First, he admired the hefty paper liner. After 2 bites, he was saying how much he liked the cupcake, how good it was...and when he was finished, he proclaimed it to be "Wonderful!" He rarely says that about anything-very high praise for you. He even thought the price was well worth it! When I finally ate mine, the first surprise was the cookie-pie crust with cinnamon and sugar. What childhood memories that brought back!
Excellent pie crust too! We now have a new treat place that will be worth the drive from east Vancouver. As an aside-your counter person was so friendly and warm-she made the whole en"counter"great!
I really miss your cupcakes. Germany seems to only have two cupcake bakeries, both in Berlin, which I was able to visit last week. And they were cool, but absolutely nothing compared to a cupcake from Cupcake Jones.
Your cupcakes were loved by all Lisa! Thanks for the delivery and for your help! I'm going to order again for the next party in October. :)
I have become obsessed with cupcakes! I was visiting from rural New Hampshire last week and I sought out your store. I was delighted with the friendly service, and bought 2 dozen small cupcakes for a dinner party.
They were devoured in no time. The downtown cupcake brown was my favorite, but I think Thursday would be my favorite day. I've been telling everyone about the frosting shots! Thanks for the great service and awesome cupcakes!
Just wanted to say how much I love your store & the fantastic cupcakes. We were at a jewelry store a couple blocks away & a lady came in, cupcake in hand, raving about what a huge fan she was. We live in Salem, but whenever we're down town, we stop in for a box of goodies-they are to die for. thanks again
I live in Los Angeles, CA and I haven't found anything as good as yours...missing the mini PBJ cupcake :-( Thank you!
HI! I took a dozen minis to a family celebration for my mother-in-law's 80th birthday. They werea HUGE hit, as she had seen the AM Northwest segment and knew all about the store.
Thanks for helping to make this special day even more special. The filling in the marionberry minis was a total BONUS!
I understand why you get a lot of business. You put people at ease immediately.
Thank you for your help with our event
I was in portland lastweek, and stopped off for a box to bring to a small dinner. I wasamazed. One made it out of the box, the rest were simply 'forked at',while still sitting in the box.
I want to open a Cup Cake Jonesin NYC. NOW please.
Amazing. Im jonesing as we speak
It was my husband's 40th birthday and we had your cupcakes as his birthday cake.
The service was very friendly and approachable -you even brewed fresh coffee for us. The store smelled heavenly and was so cute without being pretentious.
Thanks so much, we loved it.
Thank you for making me the BEST cupcakes EVER for my 40th birthday!!!!!!! I just wish I didn't have to fly all the way from MA to get my hands on one :) xoxo Patti
We were in Portland for the day (we're from Salem) & just happened to pass by your place. It was so cute & friendly & I just loved my PB&J cupcake. I also sampled the plain cake & they were delicious as well. Anyhow, I can't wait to come back & try more. thanks!
Lisa and Peter:
If I don't get my hands on a Chocolate Stout Orange cupcake by the end of March, my life may be over. I tried to make it in yesterday to no avail. I'll do my best NEXT Friday.
My sister and I had the pleasure of stopping by yesterday; not only were the cupcakes glorious, but the two ladies working at the front counter were knowledgeable and a blast to be around. Thanks, and rest assured we'll be by again soon!
I live in New York City and stopped in at your shop recently. Your cupcakes beat any cupcake I have had in NYC. Usually the frosting is good or the cake is good; at Cupcake Jones both were excellent!! Three thumbs up!
Thanks again for the donation of 24 cupcakes for the "Friends of Trees" slide show on Tuesday. They were a huge hit. I was secretly hoping either we wouldn't have too many people or they wouldn't eat all of them so I could whisk some away for dessert that night. :) As luck would have it we had very good attendance, nearly 20 people, and they *loved* the cupcakes. Not only were all of them gone before the evening was done, all of your cards and menus disappeared too.
Thankfully my husband bought a couple for us when he picked up your donation so we were able to enjoy your tasty creations, as well. The only downside is now we have a slight addiction.
My dog and I have never had better cupcakes in our life! We were SO pleased when you said you would make the jumbo sized doggy cupcakes (along with some mini sized) for my dog's first birthday party. The doggy cupcakes were a huge hit and I even caught some humans tasting them!
Thank you for going out of your way to make his birthday special and getting creative with the jumbo cupcakes. :)
I stopped by the store this evening and got the Red Velvet Cupcake...that was the BEST cupcake I've ever tasted!!!! And my mother owned a bakery, I've tasted some good cupcakes!! I'll be back in the morning, I need a few more!! I'm saving the Apple Cider for tommorow.....or so I keep telling myself! THANKS!!!!
A friend from Portland brought down some of your cupcakes (I live in Eugene). I am not a cake or cupcake person by any means. That is until I had your Red Velvet Cupcake. I think I am in love!
Please open a store in Eugene! (Yes, I am begging).
My girlfriend & I had the pleasure of sampling your tasty morsels this past Thanksgiving Day week. We just happened upon your quaint little shop which was a nice respite from the God-awful freezing wind that was whipping through us. Needless to say,we were delighted to see & smell all your incredible flavors. I had my heart set on "The Pearl". I've heard of Mother of Pearl, but this tasty treat was the "Mother of all Cupcakes",bar none!!! Thanks for the treats!!! We loved them!!! Keep up the great job!!!
Hello, i came to your store on Sunday, I was so inspired by your whole vibe and personality It's a great place to stop in and just be happy!
Thank you so much for your wonderful Pearl Cupcake. I will be back soon! Hope all is well in cupcake land.
It was so nice to meet you today! Before I GUSH about the cupcakes I bought today, I must let you know that I like to quote Dolly Parton, "Honey, I'd much rather have a potato than a whole pie!" In other words, I'm not too big into sweets, unless they are very very good.
My husband and I split each cupcake and loved them. Firstly, they are not too sweet or cloyingly rich. The filling for both the pumpkin cupcake and the egg nog cupcake were wonderfully smooth and the taste of real fresh nutmeg came shining through. (Is that a touch of booze I taste in the eggnog one???)
Anyhoo, I wanted to thank you for the lovely desserts. I'm hooked, so I guess I'll have to work in a bit more cardio into my already busy schedule, but damn, it's worth it!
agreed! you have what i crave... you have what my daughter craves (we were in there yesterday - she was bossing me around telling me that she now gets 2 each time we come in like mama gets...!) BUT... the waist line... that's the new issue :-O.
Oh....your cupcakes are addicting - what have you done to me?
I live in Idaho and was visisting a friend in Portland last week. We went down to Powells book store, saw your store, and had to stop. It was nearly 8PM, but your employees served us with smiles, and I was amazed by your gormet cupcakes. You're doing a great job, and I've told all my friends about your location. I expect I'll stop by every time I'm in Portland.
I am a cupcake addict and will drive across town for a good cupcake. When I travel, I look for cupcakes stores....When I bake, I bake cupcakes....
I've tried other cupcake stores....However....your store, your staff, your treats win HANDSDOWN....
My niece will be moving here next week, from Massachusets....After her bags are gathered our first stop will NOT be to purchase a bed for her...oh no...it will be to your delightful business....We will be there around 3ish....Have the Mimosa treasures ready :)
See you Saturday!
“I think that your cupcakes are amazing!!!!!!!! I love how the place looks. I will come back soon(hopefully). Wishing you the best, Aly”
The dozen cupcakes are gone to the last crumb. I just died over “The Pearl” cupcake. We will be back for more!
I just opened a cosmetic boutique on NW 9th and someone bought me some of your cupcakes as a thank you gift. Let me say, I am hooked! As a new business owner myself, I know how hard it can be, and I have to praise you for such quality work. I will definitely have to go over there or send out for more...I can't stop until I try all of your specials, right? Keep up the great work, and know that you are appreciated here!
For the love of God come to Virginia Beach!
had a white russion and grasshopper today....yes two cupcakes...I will have to buy the happy hour cupcakes for me and my late working co workers! Thanks Welcome to the Pearl!
Lisa and CREW....
Ok...the first step is admitting you have a problem....I have a problem...I'm just not willing to fix it.
Stopped in, again, today...The girls are DELIGHTFUL and the newest tasty treats are scrumptious!! The Pumpkin cheesecake with the oh-so-delightful pumpkin cracker was AMAZING....BAKKKKKKKKKKLAVVVVVVVVAAAAAAAAA....'nuff said.....I will, of course, miss my MIMOSA's until the strawberries cooperate, but I know you will keep me entertained until then.
So I got no more than 6 steps out the front door when I thought I would be a nice boss and take my amazing staff a box of tastie treaties...I got one of each (LARGE OF COURSE) and they haven't stopped sending me messages all day....
It's like a little cult...and I'm the puppet master....You all just keep pushing your product and I'll keep creating addicts!
mmmmmm....see you next week.
Julie, and whichever friend i decide to bring along...
Mmmm...your cupcakes were absolutely wonderful tasting and a masterpiece of icing. They were such a hit and they added such a unique flair to our wedding. You all were so personable and treated us as if we were your only gig! It is for that reason that we wanted to thank you for doing such an amazing job on our cupcakes. Your talents and careful creations made all the difference.
Thank you! Yours truly,
Cody & Andrea
I've been meaning to write you since my wedding. I just want to say thank you, thank you, THANK YOU...
for doing such a great job with the cupcakes and for putting them all together on the stand. It looked fabulous! There are so many cute pictures with the kids (and adults) in awe of how scrumptious it all looked. And tasted, of course. The variety was really nice to have. And many guests really appreciated having the chance to take some home.
I'll send you some pictures when I can. Who knows, maybe you'd like to post them on your website one day.
Also, thanks for placing my little 6" cake that I made, on the top of the stand. That was a much better idea than having it next to the whole stand. This is why we leave some things to the professionals :)
Have a good day!
Thank you SO much for the AMAZING cupcakes for our wedding! These were seriously the hit of the wedding.
Everyone is still talking about how much fun they had trying all of the flavors (not to mention watching the kids hover until we "cut the cupcake"). Thanks for everything you did. Working with you was so easy and stress-free!
We hope you are doing well. I would imagine that the cupcake sales go up with every downturn of the market
- what else could make you feel better?!?!?
Take care and we will visit soon!
Heather & Stephen
Mike and I would like to thank you for the spectacular job you all did for our wedding.
From changing the amounts of delightful cupcakes 6 or
7 times, to the seamless transport (they magically arrived in perfect condition), beautiful display, and most of all deliciousness (everyone raved)!
We will pass along our experience! Thank you again, Mike and Michelle
Our wedding cupcakes were amazing! So tasty! During the "cake cutting" at the reception, my new husband was being too nice so I shoved mine in my own mouth;) They were so good! I will send photos from our photographer when I get them. Oh, one of my girl friends called the Carrot Cake "Orgasmic". Thought you would appreciate that.
Thank you so much for doing the cupcakes for our wedding at Camp Colton! They were a tremendous hit - beautiful and delicious!!
Thank you very much for your professionalism and kindness - we're advertising for you everywhere!
If you are ever in Portland you must seek out this bakery. They have truely discovered the secret of the cupcake! I think little cupcake fairies are in their kitchen baking up these delights because surely they cannot come from human hands !! Their service is wonderful and kuddos for their commitment to the environment, but more than that I applaud their talent in making the most fantastic incredible tasting cupcakes in the universe. I thought the Pearl was my favorite-yummy-but after sampling the mini dozen I'm so confused I'm going to have to rush back and try them all again ! Definitely worth seeking out in the Pearl District of Portland.
Just back from the Pearl District in Portland Oregon. Had such a fun time. While walking along one of the trendy little streets, searching for a place to have dinner....we found Cupcake Jones. What a great place! We spoke to the owners who happen to be a husband a wife duo. They looked like they were having such a fun time running their precious little "cup cakery".
I must say that their cupcakes are the best that I have ever had. They use only natural ingredients. No artificial anything! Being that I only eat mostly organic.....it was a perfect treat for me.
I am a Physician and have thought for many years that I would love to have a cupcake bakery. Thanks Cupcake Jones! You have inspired me to possibly start a cupcake bakery of my own.
Make sure to visit them if you happen to be in Portland!
I ordered their large Pearl cupcakes; it was fresh and exactly what I wanted and needed. There is a small white chocolate pearl on top and while I enjoyed that I completely enjoyed the frosting with a little tunnel of cream in the center.
When I go back to Portland I will come back and bring some back home.
Great job Lisa and Peter.
...consider how much love they put into their product/business: they make almost everything by hand (including marshmallows, graham crackers, jams, etc.), they candy everything by hand, they recycle everything, they use mass transit for deliveries, they donate leftovers to the homeless, etc. I'd be more than willing to pay more for tasty, great quality cupcakes while supporting a unique cupcakery that's enthusiastic about helping the community. AND they have dog-friendly cupcakes! Can't help but love them.
But anyway, I had a pearl (white cake, vanilla cream frosting, topped w/ a white chocolate pearl), a velvet painting (red velvet cocoa cake w/ cream cheese frosting), and a champagne & roses (white cake w/ champagne butter cream frosting). ALL YUM. I wanted to try a peppermint hot chocolate cupcake but my friends ate it while I was in the shower.
The owners of Cupcake Jones were the smiling faces we saw when we ducked in this place out of the COLD rain today. They seemed genuinely happy to be there, and after I saw the flavors of cupcakes available, so was I!
Caramel Latte! Peanut Butter and Jelly! Cinnamon Apple Spice! The Pearl (all vanilla) and Downtown Chocolate Brown (all chocolate)!
YUM!! Talk about a satisfaction for your sweet tooth! The Peanut Butter and Jelly had homemade marionberry jam stuffed inside the vanilla cake with LOADS of peanut butter icing on top! Now all I need is a big glass of 2% milk, and I'll be a blissful 8-year-old again!
Also a great gift idea! They come in little brown boxes that protect them from damage. I'm gonna pass them out to people at work for Valentine's Day. Hopefully it'll make their day!
My cupcake definitely made mine!
Cupcake Jones is a wonderful addition to the neighborhood. Not only do I love cream-filled cupcakes without food coloring, I love businesses that support the community. Lisa, the owner is qbuite generous to local causes. We create the city we want by through our spending habits. I will continue to support businesses like Cupcake Jones that provide high quality products while helping causes that make life more livable.
The cupcakes are fantastic at Cupcake Jones and the service is incredible. I have been there 5 times and every time the staff treats me like a queen. They take the time to explain the ingredients even if there are people waiting. I have seen a woman who I assume is the owner or manager jump up to help customers anytime there are people in line. They are quick and engaging so it never feels like you wait long. What I love is that they use real stuff to flavor things. I asked about the Belmont Berry frosting because it was a beautiful bright purple and I thought it must have artifical color. It is made with - get this- buttercream frosting and blackberries. That's it! No coloring, no flavorings. Finally, I love that they don't run out of things. I have a bad habit of getting there a little later (after happy hour, usually) and they will make up whatever you want right up to closing. That's service! How do they do it? They DONATE their unsold cupakes to a place that feeds the homeless! I asked but forgot the name. It was after happy hour, afterall. Finally, the building is cool! Huge old beams and wood cieling that looks like it is restored, original. I love architecture too so I notice these things. There are a couple of gigantic doors in the center of the place that are apparently from the original building. Beautiful! Fun place.
cupcakes! how can you say no? after indulging in voodoo donuts, there was no way i could have a regular sized cupcake, but i went with the mini cupcake. special of the day: spiced pear cupcake. oh my god! sooo good. i took a few pictures too and the staff was very friendly. i even emailed my photos to them. mmmm soo creamy...
Cupcake Jones ROCKS…….I just took 20 frosting shots with me to Burning Man and they were a fantastic, yummy, and original hit! The service is spectacular, they are beautiful, delicious, and trump other places. Their ingredients are super fresh and yummy with new and creative specials. I have started buying JONES cakes for all my corporate meetings!!! They are the BEST!