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Outstanding Bakeries in Portland and Beyond

A must-hit list of the city's bakeshops

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Assorted pastries from Sebastiano’s
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In times of uncertainty and crisis, boxes of buttery pastries, towering fruit tarts, and sweet little cookies can offer a bright spot and a brief escape. Portland’s pastry scene has always been a national leader, using locally milled, diverse grain flours for cakes, scones, and breads; however, many bakeries have gotten even more creative out of necessity. On this map, find the city’s most noteworthy pastry shops for freshly baked pastries like croissants, sweets like cookies, and patisserie. Note that this map focuses exclusively on bakeries with a wide range of offerings, skipping spots that exclusively specialize in bagels, doughnuts, and pizza — you can find those on their own maps. Also, pastry aficionados can often find stellar breads and baked goods available through storefront-free subscription programs like Starter Bread.

Note: Health experts consider dining out to be a high-risk activity for the unvaccinated; it may pose a risk for the vaccinated, especially in areas with substantial COVID transmission.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

Oyatsupan Bakers

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When it first opened in 2016, Oyatsupan brought traditional Japanese baking to the outskirts of Portland. Today, it still serves some of the best Japanese sweet and savory pastries like kare pan (a soft bread boat filled with Japanese curry), castella donuts, and jiggly Japanese cheesecake. Those seeking lightly sweet, fluffy shokupan will also find those here, either in the form of whole loaves or sliced for Japanese-style egg salad sandwiches.

Ken's Artisan Bakery

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Nationally celebrated baker Ken Forkish developed a reputation for the breads at this neighborhood artisan bakery he founded: Loaves are dark and crusty, with an airy crumb and subtle tang from sourdough starters. Although Forkish has since retired, the bakery on Northwest 21st continues to serve standout laminated pastries, like its goat-cheese-and-leek croissant or its passionfruit escargot.

Baker & Spice | Cakery

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Baker & Spice’s the Cakery is entirely devoted to creating jaw-dropping custom cakes, offering a wide range of cake and frosting flavor combinations but also selling cookbooks, cake stands, and tools dedicated to the art of cake making. For those looking for delicious baked goods beyond cake, head next door to its cafe, Baker & Spice, where you’ll find a selection of croissants and other morning treats. Both are open for walk-ups and online pre-order.

Jen's Pastries

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Open only on Saturdays, this South Portland bakery serves a constantly rotating slate of laminated pastries, tarts, bars, and cakes. Owner Jenna Legge supplies several Portland coffee shops with her cookies, rolls, and bolos levedo, semi-sweet Portuguese rolls similar to English muffins. Any pastry involving seasonal fruit is often a smart move — strawberry tiramisu with orange blossom in the summer, spiced apple Pop-Tart-style turnovers in the fall — but the laminated pastry cinnamon roll is always a stunner, any time of year.

Jinju Patisserie

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For those in the mood for fancier pastries, Jinju Patisserie always delivers. Jinju’s pastry chefs are Las Vegas expats, and this showmanship is evident in desserts like towering fruit tarts, silky mousse layer cakes, and jewelry-like bonbons. That being said, Jinju is also home to one of the city’s finest croissants. Savory pastry fans may prefer the ham, bacon, and cheese croissant, topped with a sprinkle of everything bagel seasoning.

St. Beatrix

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St. Beatrix — formerly Bushel & Peck Bakeshop — offers creative pastries like miso-caramel and passionfruit-sesame croissants, flower-adorned layer cakes, and savory scones, quiches, and sandwiches. Some of Bushel & Peck’s highlights remain on the menu, however, like its supremely flaky biscuits. Customers can order ahead or walk up for takeout.

A woman in a black mask stands in the window of St. Beatrix in Portland, Oregon. She stands behind a window built into the front facade of the building.
St. Beatrix owner Jess Smith.
Molly J. Smith / Eater Portland

Berlu Vietnamese Bakery

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In 2019, chef Vince Nguyen opened his highly anticipated Berlu, a fine-dining spot featuring a mix of classical French fine-dining techniques and Pacific Northwestern cuisine. He’s since pivoted to a more Vietnamese-tinged tasting menu in the evenings, and a day-time bakery offering goodies like pandan waffles and crepe cakes, tarts filled with tamarind custard and lychee, and his take on bánh bò nướng, a Vietnamese rice cake with a honeycomb crumb. All baked goods are gluten-free. Berlu is only open on Sundays, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

On a wooden table, Berlu’s Vietnamese pastries sit on little plates. They range from fruit tarts to pandan waffles to mango roulades.
Assorted pastries from Berlu’s bakery.
Christine Dong

Seastar Bakery

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This Killingsworth bakery uses Pacific Northwestern flours and Oregon produce in its flavorful breads, chewy cookies, and ultra-flaky cinnamon rolls, but what really sets Seastar apart is its use of savory herbs and spices in its baked goods — we’re talking sage in a glaze on a molasses cookie, or turmeric in a moist muffin. Another bonus: Seastar shares a space and team with Handsome Pizza, which means visits can also often involve some of the city’s finest pizza.

Twisted Croissant

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For years, Twisted Croissant made the most exciting laminated pastries in the Portland area, selling seasonal stuffed cruffins (a hybrid between a croissant and a muffin), stunning chocolate croissants, and colorful chouquettes in various farmers markets. Twisted Croissant runs a permanent location on Northeast Broadway; customers can walk in to place an order at the counter inside the small shop.

Croissants from Twisted Croissant in a box.
Pastries from Twisted Croissant.
Michelle Lopez / Eater Portland

Pix-O-Matic at Pix Patisserie

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Credit goes to Pix Patisserie for coming up with the most socially-distanced, convenient way to abate sugar cravings at any hour of the day. Owner Cheryl Wakerhauser refurbished a 20-year-old vending machine, only to fill it with Pix’s signature macarons, mousses, truffle cakes, and even party favors like sparklers and cocktail mixers. The Pix-O-Matic is open for takeaway orders every day for 24 hours; note that the machine is restocked and cleaned at 10 a.m. every day.

Little T Baker

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Tucked in a quiet nook away from Southeast Division’s main hustle and bustle, Little T Baker specializes in crave-worthy pastries: flaky croissants, seasonal fruit tarts, and chocolate chip cookies studded with giant chunks of molten chocolate. The real draw of Little T, however, is its crusty baguette, one of the city’s finest.

Tabor Bread

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For years, Tabor Bread has been leading the charge when it comes to sourcing Oregon-grown, freshly milled flours for its sourdough pastry. Founder Tissa Stein follows the dogma of pioneering baker Alan Scott, which means many of the pastries here use whole-grain flours, which end up in tangy, slow-fermented breads, bagels, danishes, and more. Tabor is also one of the few spots baking single-grain breads, from einkorn to spelt.

Bakeshop

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Bakeshop is one of the most decorated bakeries in the city: In 2016, Kim Boyce was nominated for the James Beard Award for Outstanding Baker, and won for her cookbook dedicated to whole grain baking in 2011. Customers can order pastries like croissant croque monsieur, burnt Basque cheesecake, and marionberry scones for weekend pickup and delivery online through its website. Bakeshop is also currently offering a limited walk-up menu during the weekends.

Bee's Custom Cakes

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Nostalgia fuels this Roseway Neighborhood bakery, whether it’s in the form of animal cracker-style cookies or cotton candy shortbread. That doesn’t mean Bee’s is only sticking with kid’s stuff, however: Some of the finest treats in the case include not-too-sweet lemon loaves, miso sticky buns, and creme brulee cookies. Those looking for custom cakes for weddings or birthdays can also find those here, too.

Sebastiano's

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Sebastiano’s is a family-owned Sicilian cafe in Montavilla quickly becoming famous for its exceptional muffaletta sandwiches made with house-made bread. But even more noteworthy are bakery offerings like candied-orange-and-chocolate cannoli with house-fried cannoli shells, petite boxes of Sicilian cookies, espresso brownies, and olive oil cake.

Bella's Italian Bakery

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This small, 24-seat bakery rightfully earns its spot on this list by consistently churning out delicate and meticulous cannoli, light and airy focaccia, and other classic Italian baked goods. It’s no surprise this Lents bakery killed it from the get-go: owner Michelle Vernier honed in on her craft by working as a pastry chef at Portland classics like Paley’s Place, Imperial, and Wildwood. The bakery is open for walk-up orders of amaretti, anise biscotti, and slabs of tiramisu; customers can also pre-order via an online market.

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Oyatsupan Bakers

When it first opened in 2016, Oyatsupan brought traditional Japanese baking to the outskirts of Portland. Today, it still serves some of the best Japanese sweet and savory pastries like kare pan (a soft bread boat filled with Japanese curry), castella donuts, and jiggly Japanese cheesecake. Those seeking lightly sweet, fluffy shokupan will also find those here, either in the form of whole loaves or sliced for Japanese-style egg salad sandwiches.

Ken's Artisan Bakery

Nationally celebrated baker Ken Forkish developed a reputation for the breads at this neighborhood artisan bakery he founded: Loaves are dark and crusty, with an airy crumb and subtle tang from sourdough starters. Although Forkish has since retired, the bakery on Northwest 21st continues to serve standout laminated pastries, like its goat-cheese-and-leek croissant or its passionfruit escargot.

Baker & Spice | Cakery

Baker & Spice’s the Cakery is entirely devoted to creating jaw-dropping custom cakes, offering a wide range of cake and frosting flavor combinations but also selling cookbooks, cake stands, and tools dedicated to the art of cake making. For those looking for delicious baked goods beyond cake, head next door to its cafe, Baker & Spice, where you’ll find a selection of croissants and other morning treats. Both are open for walk-ups and online pre-order.

Jen's Pastries

Open only on Saturdays, this South Portland bakery serves a constantly rotating slate of laminated pastries, tarts, bars, and cakes. Owner Jenna Legge supplies several Portland coffee shops with her cookies, rolls, and bolos levedo, semi-sweet Portuguese rolls similar to English muffins. Any pastry involving seasonal fruit is often a smart move — strawberry tiramisu with orange blossom in the summer, spiced apple Pop-Tart-style turnovers in the fall — but the laminated pastry cinnamon roll is always a stunner, any time of year.

Jinju Patisserie

For those in the mood for fancier pastries, Jinju Patisserie always delivers. Jinju’s pastry chefs are Las Vegas expats, and this showmanship is evident in desserts like towering fruit tarts, silky mousse layer cakes, and jewelry-like bonbons. That being said, Jinju is also home to one of the city’s finest croissants. Savory pastry fans may prefer the ham, bacon, and cheese croissant, topped with a sprinkle of everything bagel seasoning.

St. Beatrix

A woman in a black mask stands in the window of St. Beatrix in Portland, Oregon. She stands behind a window built into the front facade of the building.
St. Beatrix owner Jess Smith.
Molly J. Smith / Eater Portland

St. Beatrix — formerly Bushel & Peck Bakeshop — offers creative pastries like miso-caramel and passionfruit-sesame croissants, flower-adorned layer cakes, and savory scones, quiches, and sandwiches. Some of Bushel & Peck’s highlights remain on the menu, however, like its supremely flaky biscuits. Customers can order ahead or walk up for takeout.

A woman in a black mask stands in the window of St. Beatrix in Portland, Oregon. She stands behind a window built into the front facade of the building.
St. Beatrix owner Jess Smith.
Molly J. Smith / Eater Portland

Berlu Vietnamese Bakery

On a wooden table, Berlu’s Vietnamese pastries sit on little plates. They range from fruit tarts to pandan waffles to mango roulades.
Assorted pastries from Berlu’s bakery.
Christine Dong

In 2019, chef Vince Nguyen opened his highly anticipated Berlu, a fine-dining spot featuring a mix of classical French fine-dining techniques and Pacific Northwestern cuisine. He’s since pivoted to a more Vietnamese-tinged tasting menu in the evenings, and a day-time bakery offering goodies like pandan waffles and crepe cakes, tarts filled with tamarind custard and lychee, and his take on bánh bò nướng, a Vietnamese rice cake with a honeycomb crumb. All baked goods are gluten-free. Berlu is only open on Sundays, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

On a wooden table, Berlu’s Vietnamese pastries sit on little plates. They range from fruit tarts to pandan waffles to mango roulades.
Assorted pastries from Berlu’s bakery.
Christine Dong

Seastar Bakery

This Killingsworth bakery uses Pacific Northwestern flours and Oregon produce in its flavorful breads, chewy cookies, and ultra-flaky cinnamon rolls, but what really sets Seastar apart is its use of savory herbs and spices in its baked goods — we’re talking sage in a glaze on a molasses cookie, or turmeric in a moist muffin. Another bonus: Seastar shares a space and team with Handsome Pizza, which means visits can also often involve some of the city’s finest pizza.

Twisted Croissant

Croissants from Twisted Croissant in a box.
Pastries from Twisted Croissant.
Michelle Lopez / Eater Portland

For years, Twisted Croissant made the most exciting laminated pastries in the Portland area, selling seasonal stuffed cruffins (a hybrid between a croissant and a muffin), stunning chocolate croissants, and colorful chouquettes in various farmers markets. Twisted Croissant runs a permanent location on Northeast Broadway; customers can walk in to place an order at the counter inside the small shop.

Croissants from Twisted Croissant in a box.
Pastries from Twisted Croissant.
Michelle Lopez / Eater Portland

Pix-O-Matic at Pix Patisserie

Credit goes to Pix Patisserie for coming up with the most socially-distanced, convenient way to abate sugar cravings at any hour of the day. Owner Cheryl Wakerhauser refurbished a 20-year-old vending machine, only to fill it with Pix’s signature macarons, mousses, truffle cakes, and even party favors like sparklers and cocktail mixers. The Pix-O-Matic is open for takeaway orders every day for 24 hours; note that the machine is restocked and cleaned at 10 a.m. every day.

Little T Baker

Tucked in a quiet nook away from Southeast Division’s main hustle and bustle, Little T Baker specializes in crave-worthy pastries: flaky croissants, seasonal fruit tarts, and chocolate chip cookies studded with giant chunks of molten chocolate. The real draw of Little T, however, is its crusty baguette, one of the city’s finest.

Tabor Bread

For years, Tabor Bread has been leading the charge when it comes to sourcing Oregon-grown, freshly milled flours for its sourdough pastry. Founder Tissa Stein follows the dogma of pioneering baker Alan Scott, which means many of the pastries here use whole-grain flours, which end up in tangy, slow-fermented breads, bagels, danishes, and more. Tabor is also one of the few spots baking single-grain breads, from einkorn to spelt.

Bakeshop

Bakeshop is one of the most decorated bakeries in the city: In 2016, Kim Boyce was nominated for the James Beard Award for Outstanding Baker, and won for her cookbook dedicated to whole grain baking in 2011. Customers can order pastries like croissant croque monsieur, burnt Basque cheesecake, and marionberry scones for weekend pickup and delivery online through its website. Bakeshop is also currently offering a limited walk-up menu during the weekends.

Bee's Custom Cakes

Nostalgia fuels this Roseway Neighborhood bakery, whether it’s in the form of animal cracker-style cookies or cotton candy shortbread. That doesn’t mean Bee’s is only sticking with kid’s stuff, however: Some of the finest treats in the case include not-too-sweet lemon loaves, miso sticky buns, and creme brulee cookies. Those looking for custom cakes for weddings or birthdays can also find those here, too.

Sebastiano's

Sebastiano’s is a family-owned Sicilian cafe in Montavilla quickly becoming famous for its exceptional muffaletta sandwiches made with house-made bread. But even more noteworthy are bakery offerings like candied-orange-and-chocolate cannoli with house-fried cannoli shells, petite boxes of Sicilian cookies, espresso brownies, and olive oil cake.

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Bella's Italian Bakery

This small, 24-seat bakery rightfully earns its spot on this list by consistently churning out delicate and meticulous cannoli, light and airy focaccia, and other classic Italian baked goods. It’s no surprise this Lents bakery killed it from the get-go: owner Michelle Vernier honed in on her craft by working as a pastry chef at Portland classics like Paley’s Place, Imperial, and Wildwood. The bakery is open for walk-up orders of amaretti, anise biscotti, and slabs of tiramisu; customers can also pre-order via an online market.

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Italian Christmas from @bella_italian_bakery ❤️

A post shared by Sweetheart St. Johns (@sweetheartstjohns) on

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