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.
A number of Portland restaurants have resumed dine-in service. The level of service offered is indicated on each map point. However, this should not be taken as endorsement for dining in, as there are still safety concerns. For updated information on coronavirus cases in your area, please visit the Oregon Health Authority’s COVID update page. Studies indicate that there is a lower exposure risk when outdoors, but the level of risk involved with patio dining is contingent on restaurants following strict social distancing and other safety guidelines.Read More