"We make Portland awesome" is a weekly series. I’m interested building our community of artists by helping us all find out more about each other.
This week: Nicole of Dot ShoppeWho are you?
Hello all! I'm Nicole and the proud owner of a little Etsy shop called Dot Shoppe, an escape to fulfill your chocolate fix with creamy, flavorful and delectable truffles. Using quality ingredients mixed with esthetic charm makes Dot Shoppe chocolate truffles delish.
What do you make?
I make morsels of indulgence. In other words, chocolate truffles that bring smiles to faces, personalization to your special event and joy to your "bad case of the Mondays" or your "I just feel like a little something extra" mood.
Besides making things, what do you do?
My husband and I enjoy the Portland way of life from a North Mississippi point of view. I am a bit of a foodie, salsa dancer on the side, movie lover and cocktail "ting"er.
What inspires you?
It's really a combination of frills and flavors, watching for the balance between sweet and sour, salt and spice. I used to sell wedding gowns, so I have an attraction to the wedding industry and a very special place in my heart for brides. I love dessert sampling for unique flavor combinations and beautiful technique. Sweet Genius and Cupcake Wars on The Food Network are a weekly must.
Where can your work be found?
Find my sweet morsels at dotshoppe.etsy.com or we can always become friends and you'll be able to sample many more.
What do you love about Portland?
Portland is home to some amazing things....just to name a few of my faves... coffee culture, sophisticated hippies, Timbers, a farmer's market in every neighborhood, food carts, The Rose Gardens, breweries, Portland Monthly, etc, etc, etc.