It ended like this.
But started like this.
Big strong flakes. The croissant dough is standard. Not extraordinarily delicate or excessively flaky.
The filling: generous, thick, and sweet with a powerful almond flavor. Fleur De Lis is the most gregarious with their almond filling thus far in the smack down.
The filling even made it the book ends!
A little about the place: Fleur De Lis is located in the Hollywood district. It's homey and spacious inside with heterogeneous tables and tablecloths scattered throughout the confines. There is a nice patio in front which will be happily visited by yours truly in six months when it's sunny again. Almond croissants are $3, which seems to be the standard going price thus far in the smack down.
Croissant Smack Down Ratings (So far it's a tie between Fleur De Lis and Lovejoy):
1. Fleur De Lis
1. Lovejoy Bakers
2. Pearl Bakery
Fleur De Lis Bakery & Cafe
3930 NE Hancock St.
Portland, OR 97212