In this fast-paced, modern-day world, it’s nice to know some things remain the same. If you loved candy as a kid (and chances are you still do), Candy Babel is an experience you don’t want to miss.
Come in to scoop up candies from around the world in one darling shop, offering a continually rotating selection of bulk candy with an emphasis on unique gummy shapes and delicious unusual flavors. You’re invited to discover new delights on every visit.
The Candy Babel Advantages at a glance:
Frequently Asked Questions
Where are you located?
We are located at 1219 NE Alberta street, Portland Oregon.
Located just off Interstate 5, Exit 303 Alberta St
What are your hours?
12:00 - 6:00
Why don't you answer the phone?
We are a small shop and a one woman show, its not possible for me to answer calls and service customers at this time, the best way to get in touch via email! Click here
COTTON CANDY SEASON IS APRIL - OCTOBER
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We sometimes stay open later on the last Thursday of every month (usually around 8 PM)<May - June. We are closed on January 1-5th
When did you open?
February 2nd 2012
Do you have more than one location?
Nope! Right now the only Candy Babel location is in NE Portland, Oregon in the heart of the Alberta Arts Shopping District.
How many different types of candy do you have?
We have 100+ types of bulk candy which is priced by the 1 lb. and over 100+ flavors of Organic Cotton Candy, and over a dozen locally made candies.
Do you serve beverages?
No, we have no refrigeration.
Do you do special orders for events and parties?
Yes! Fill out our contact form and we will be happy to place an order for you. Please make sure to e-mail us at least a month before the date of your event to insure that we will be able to order and receive your candy in time for your event.
Do you ship?
No. At this time we are not able to ship our products. We are still a very small local business, and unfortunately the costs of shipping + the heat are two things we are not able to accommodate for in order to ship at this time.
Can I do a photo/video shoot in Candy Babel?
We do allow photo/video shoots in Candy Babel, but we ask that you PLEASE CALL FIRST (503.867.0591) and set up a date/time with one of our employees. Because of the limited amount of space in our store and the high volume of customers we get, we DO NOT allow shoots on the weekends. If you want to do a shoot (especially if you have a larger crew of people and any equipment other than a camera), we suggest that you come in on a weekday right when we open at 12 AM so that you will not be in the way of any customers. In special circumstances, we can open the store early for your shoot, but you must message us below.
WHAT WE OFFER
The lil'Sweet Shoppe - Candy Babel located at 1219 NE Alberta street, and open most days (see monthly calendar by clicking What's New. We proud to offer over 75 varieties of pick and mix seasonal bulk candy.
We are proud to team up with Summer Works; Work Systems, to employ youth from the NE Portland community in there early stages of work force experience. We strive to foster interpersonal skills and community outreach, while training teens on everything they need to succeed in a modern retail position,
The Mixer Mobile - Often spotted spinning sweet organic Cotton Candy. Let us wheel it to you next event to spin up some sweet treats for your guest, see more details on our cotton candy page.
Party Favor Services - let us thank your guest or customers with unique mouthwatering gift, individually designed for your occasion that is sure to be an absolute hit! Each custom container comes filled with a selection of delicious GMO free sweets, cotton candy or chocolate and designed to suit your occasion. See more at our New Special Favors Page.
Candy Buffets - Looking for something extra-special for your event? How about treating your guests to a candy buffet by Candy Babel? Imagine the delight your guests will experience when they see the lavish display of gourmet candies from around the world and local artisanal sweets!
Find out more here!
Educating through candy - what could be a sweeter path to enlightenment? Candy Babel provides Portlanders a fun place to find great candy in a socially stimulating environment.
No silly questions, Just silly answers at 1219 NE Alberta street.
Please don't forget to brush your teeth.
PLEASE NOTE WE DO NOT MAKE COTTON CANDY ON VERY HUMID OR RAINY DAYS