Two Tarts has taken many forms since opening in 2007—from farmers market staple to a brick-and-mortar and back again, and owner Elizabeth Beekley has announced she will soon move on from both her farmers market business, Two Tarts, as well as her bakery, Palace Cakes, located at 1401 SW Yamhill.
Beekley announced Two Tarts' closing on Facebook, writing, "One morning, I work up... and discovered I was nearly 50!" After asking herself, "How the heck did this happen," she felt her joints and, while she found she still has "the spark," she decided to close Two Tarts on February 27. That means that you can still get her cookies for another week or so, and Two Tarts will be at "the Saturday PSU Farmers Market the 20th and 27th as usual."
Palace Cakes has a different fate: Beekley sold the business to Jenni Welliver, the owner of Little Red's Bakeshop (see the entire announcement on Facebook here). Beekley says Welliver is "a cool pastry cat—a Midwesterner with a dedication to good, old-fashioned baking technique," and Little Red's Bakeshop bakes everything from cookies and scones, to seasonal pies and cakes.
Beekley will step away from Palace Cakes on February 27, and Eater has reached out to Welliver to see when she'll take over. And in case your saliva glands are already crying tears of hunger at this news, maybe watching Beekley whip up a batch of mini basil macarons will help.