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Black Sheep Bakery Closes Cafe; Fressen Takes Space

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Image of Black Sheep Bakery courtesy Amanda F. via Yelp

One bakery replaces another in Kerns: PoMo's Karen Brooks brings word that farmer's market favorite Fressen Artisan Bakery has opened a brick-and-mortar shop in the NE space that, until very recently, held the vegan-only Black Sheep Bakery. According to Black Sheep's official website, the cafe closed a few weeks ago after three years in business, moving Black Sheep's operations "back to our roots" as a wholesale-only bakery (Black Sheep still sells its products direct to the consumer at the Portland Farmers Market).

Fressen, meanwhile, took over the space, and baker/owner Edgar Loesch offers his signature pretzel croissants, in addition to a limited lunch menu with sandwiches highlighting Fressen's range of breads. Per Brooks, "Loesch's long-range plan includes an expansion of Fressen's pastries, holiday's specials, and an unfolding wave of East European sandwich adventures that speak to his youth in Germany and Romania. He hopes to have a more set menu by mid-November." Hours of operation: Monday to Friday, 7a.m. to 3p.m.; Saturday, 8a.m. to 1p.m.
· New Fressen Bakery Rises [Eat Beat]
· Fressen Artisan Bakery [Official site]

Fressen Artisan Bakery

523 NE 19th Avenue, Portland, OR 97232 Visit Website

Fressen Artisan Bakery

523 NE 19th Ave., Portland, OR