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Xurros & Xocolata at 180, NE Portland

180 Xurros & Xocolata, NE Portland

Last weekend, the #pdxbrunchgirls crew hit up 180 for their 1-year anniversary! I’ve seen so many photos of this spot on Instagram, and it was about time I paid them a visit. 180 is the first Spanish xurro shop in Portland. They specialize in made to order xurros and indulgent xocolata handcrafted from locally sourced ingredients. The name, 180, comes from the temperature that their xurros are fried at: 180 degrees celsius.

180 Xurros & Xocolata, NE Portland

It was yet another gloomy, chilly day in Portland, and stepping inside the yellow-accented xurro shop quickly cheered me up. I immediately understood why this place is all over Instagram: the large windows flood the space with natural light and the pops of yellow throughout the space are brilliant. See for yourself…

180 Xurros & Xocolata, NE Portland
180 Xurros & Xocolata, NE Portland

It’s not immediately clear from the hanging menu, but they do have vegan options. I asked the cashier, and she confirmed that the classic cinnamon and sugar dusted xurros are vegan, as well as the chocolate covered bañados xurros. The classic xurros are sold in sets of three, while the bañados are sold individually. I ordered both of those, but passed on coffee as I had already been well caffeinated at home.

180 Xurros & Xocolata, NE Portland
180 Xurros & Xocolata, NE Portland

Non-vegans are spoiled for choices, from nutella filled xurro bites, to xurro rellenos, to custard filled xuixos. And if that isn’t enough, there are several dipping sauces available. This place is xurro heaven for anyone with a sweet tooth. Pro tip: round up some friends and order a bunch of different things for a yummy spread!

180 Xurros & Xocolata, NE Portland

As tempted as I was to play ring toss with my xurros, I’m glad I was able to resist the urge. Just biting into a xurro sends sugar and cinnamon flying everywhere, so grab yourself some napkins. Or maybe I’m just a messy eater, hah! You can’t go wrong with the classic cinnamon and sugar dusted xurro: light, crisp, not too sweet. The chocolate covered bañado is great too, but perhaps not the most photogenic. Three xurros was plenty of sugary goodness for one meal, and the fourth made it safely home for later… when the sugar high dies down.

180 Xurros & Xocolata, NE Portland

180 Xurros & Xocolata, NE Portland

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14 Comments

  • Reply
    Miss Melissa (@Melissamchee)
    February 3, 2017 at 1:36 pm

    I am most definitely going to need to check this place out!

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      wazwu
      February 6, 2017 at 10:37 pm

      Yes, you gotta go!

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    Create/Enjoy (@SuzannahStanley)
    February 3, 2017 at 1:45 pm

    What a cute spot!! Love those signs and graphics!
    I don’t eat grains or donuts or anything but I do love coffee and chocolate!

    • Reply
      wazwu
      February 6, 2017 at 10:38 pm

      Even if you’re just going for the coffee and chocolate, I’m sure you would love 180! :)

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    Pech
    February 3, 2017 at 1:48 pm

    I love this place though I am with you, you need to spread out the sugar frenzy with friends or attempt to take it home for consumption later. I’m always greedy here because each option is good in a different way!

    • Reply
      wazwu
      February 6, 2017 at 10:39 pm

      Yes! Sugar must be shared or taken home to be enjoyed later. ;)

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    Maxene's Trail of Crumbs
    February 3, 2017 at 3:53 pm

    that was so fun meeting with you guys!
    isn’t it nice to find places in pdx that offer vegan/vegetarian options when they don’t openly advertise as such!

    • Reply
      wazwu
      February 6, 2017 at 10:42 pm

      It was lots of fun, and Marley was so chill. :) It’s great that more places are serving vegan options, but by not advertising it, they’re missing out on customers! I always have to contact places in advance, which gets a little annoying.

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    Sofia
    February 4, 2017 at 11:39 am

    hhhmmm churros! Strangely enough I never have it here in Barcelona, I only have it when I visit my mum in the South of Spain. Awww now I miss my mum, and my churros sessions with her :)
    I’m very clumsy so don’t try and get me to through around churros! xx

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      wazwu
      February 6, 2017 at 10:43 pm

      Hmm, responding to comments is making me want more churros right now. ;P How fun that churros are a special treat that you enjoy with your mom!

  • Reply
    Marlynn Jayme Schotland
    February 4, 2017 at 3:31 pm

    I LOVE 180!! Their churros are SO good. My kids love them not just because they love their churros (they do!) but also because the staff there is always so awesome with kids.

    • Reply
      wazwu
      February 6, 2017 at 10:44 pm

      They really are tasty! The staff was cheerful and friendly, and it’s great to hear that they’re good with kids too. :)

  • Reply
    annie lee
    February 6, 2017 at 7:31 am

    i love churros!!!! btw, have i already mentioned how amazing your photos are?

    • Reply
      wazwu
      February 6, 2017 at 10:45 pm

      Thanks Annie! That means a lot coming from you. I’m finally getting the hang of the Lumix!

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