Iconic French Pastry Shop Pix Patisserie Closes in August

Pix Patisserie—Portland’s emporium for decadent French desserts and chocolates, backed by an award-winning champagne and sparkling wine list—will close on August 22, 10 years from the date that it opened its East Burnside location.

Owner and pastry chef Cheryl Wakerhauser trained in Southern France under Philippe Urraca, a prestigious Meilleur Ouvrier de France title-holder, in patisserie. She started the business in 2001 at the Portland Farmers Market, and Pix’s original Division Street location opened later that year.

For a time, the business had two locations before shutting the doors to its North Williams Avenue space in 2012. Wakerhauser says she set her retirement date a decade ago,

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