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. Per usual, this map isn’t ranked; it’s organized geographically.
Health experts consider dining out to be a high-risk activity for the unvaccinated; the latest data about the delta variant indicates that it may pose a low-to-moderate risk for the vaccinated, especially in areas with substantial transmission. The latest CDC guidance is here; find a COVID-19 vaccination site here.Read More