Last weekend Tessa was home for a visit from college – she needed a little Mommy and Me time!  We had fun exploring some new places around Portland- a favorite pastime of ours.  A friend and blog reader had emailed me about a new place that had recently opened up over in the Hawthorne/Belmont area of SE Portland called Fizz.  She thought I would enjoy it and she was right.

Fizz is a good old fashioned candy shop and soda fountain but with a modern feel.

Who can resist a good old fashioned ice cream soda!?  We couldn’t

Tessa opted for the traditional root beer and I had blood orange.  All of their syrups are made with real cane sugar not with corn syrup.

The owners of Fizz previously owned a wine bar and wanted to be able to create the same type of fun, social environment but one a little more family friendly and the soda fountain fit the bill!

In addition to the soda fountain they also have a fun selection of candy – a lot of the candy I remember from my childhood.

They also have over 270 varieties of soda that you can get to go!  There was bacon flavored soda and peanut butter and jelly soda which I was told was quite good.

The next time you are in the mood for a sweet treat and a step back into the past pay Fizz a visit.  Take a seat at the counter and enjoyed a good old fashioned float, soda, malt or egg cream!

Leigh Anne
Hi – I’m Leigh Anne! I have been a homebased mom for 30 years since my first baby boy was born! I love working with women and helping to inspire them to achieve their goals and dreams while still maintaining motherhood and family as their number one priority. I blog about everything I enjoy – creating treats and meals in my kitchen, spending time in my garden, entertaining and party planning, reading, self improvement and tips and ideas on style and fashion.
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  1. Kelsey says

    I wanted to tell you that my husband and I are planning a possible babymoon before our second child’s arrival and I put Portland on the top of my list of possibilities! :)

    • says

      How fun – Portland is a wonderful city. If you need help planning your itinerary be sure and check out the Portland tab at the top of the blog and my old blog – for lots of fun ideas. Email me if I can be of help!

  2. Karen says

    I have a daughter who is away at school also. I love the time we spend together when she comes home too, and I’ll be going to visit her in a couple of weeks in Vancouver. Maybe sometime her and I will make a trip to Portland to see some of your sights. Your daughter is absolutely lovely, if I may say so.

  3. says

    I love these kind of places! Will have to check it out!! We’re in Salem, but get to Portland periodically. Have you been to Blue Plate? It’s in Portland and was on the Food Network (Diners Drive-Ins and Dives). Another fun place. Good food too!

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