Tim, Janet and Kevin Straub started Creo Chocolate in the spring of 2014, opening their family operated factory and tasting room in January 2015.
For 16 years previously, Tim and Janet, along with their eight children, lived on and operated a small raspberry farm and cabinet shop in rural Ridgefield, Washington.
Creo Chocolate is one of the few small-batch bean-to-bar chocolate makers in North America. We source our cacao beans directly from the farmer and make our finished chocolate from the bean.
Our chocolate is made from heirloom single-origin, above 70% cacao and organic evaporated cane juice. Other ingredients in our chocolate products are northwest locally grown as much as possible. Heirloom Cacao award
Our factory and tasting room is located in a unique 1924 year old building designed with an open work space for a “see it made” experience.
Our tasting room offers a delightfully, unique-to-Portland, experience with samples of our freshly made chocolate, chocolate drinks and products.
Thousands of copper pennies donated from friends and family cover the floor of one of our rooms. This unique floor is a must see.