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.Read More