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Lead Staff:

James Kelly

Elise Kelly

Natalie bevona
Catering Manager


making s’mores Since 2015

It all started with James and Elise Kelly, the owners and makers of the gourmet twist on these all-American classic treats. James grew up in Michigan. An avid sports fan, he saw s’mores as the untapped cracker-jack of stadiums and fireside nooks alike. After marrying a native Oregonian in 2012, James found his s’mores soulmate in Elise. Together they started 1927, whose name is a homage to the first ever documented s’mores recipe from the Girls Scouts’ 1927 edition of their “Tramping and Trailing” newsletter. After a few years of growing their cart catering and s’mores kits ventures, they felt a s’morefront was the next step. Come late summer 2019 for a dessert at the new shop in downtown Portland to indulge in a torch-fired artisanal s’more.


Recent Press:

PDX Monthly

PDX Eater