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The Ugly Duckling


246 Danforth St, Portland
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We live for mornings with a coffee and pastry at Ugly Duckling, a bakeshop and luncheonette in Portland’s West End neighborhood. Stay awhile at their horseshoe counter to chat with the barista while you wait for a breakfast sandwich that comes on a homemade buttermilk English muffin. Or, stop on your way out of town to take one of their eclairs, Venezuelan cachitos, or constantly rotating flavors of trocaderos with you. And if you’re looking for something to enjoy later, there is a case stocked with individual “cakes in a jar” and portioned cookie doughs. You know, for those moments when you want a sweet treat to remind you of the vacation good times, but you’re actually at home in sweatpants.

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