Top 18 of the Best Bakeries in Portland

Portland has a very diverse population with first-class bakeries offering a wide range of delicious cakes, pastries and so much more. With such variety and creativity, it’s hard not to find your favorite savory. Many of the bakeries source ingredients from local suppliers to ensure the supply chain supports local businesses. From French boulangeries to unique cake shops, here are the best bakeries in Portland, Oregon (in no particular order)

1. Ken’s Artisan Bakery – a luxury continental French-style bistro which is an iconic destination for bread and pastries

Ken’s Artisan Bakery Portland

Part of the Ken’s Artisangroup (which also includes Ken’s Pizza on SE 28th Ave), this bustling local bakery opened in 2001 and has since earned the praise of publications such as Travel + Leisure, USA Today, the LA Times, and Food & Wine.

Their luxury sandwiches are their primary draw – take, for example, their signature Ken’s Hero, which boasts a variety of Italian meats combined with asiago cheese, onion, and a vinaigrette. Ken’s also offers a range of bread, croissants, and other French pastries, if you’re not quite ready for lunch.

2. Unicorn Bake Shop – a cute and fun bakery serving up cakes, cupcakes, bars as well as Vegan, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Nut-Free, and Soy-Free treats

Vegan and gluten free bakery in Portland Oregon

Whimsical, fun and super cute this 100% vegan bakery shop offers all sorts of baked goodies from colorful cakes, cookies, cupcakes, breakfast pastries and more. 

Unicorn Bake Shop is located in SE Gladstone St and is open from Wednesday to Sunday 10:00am-6:00pm. It’s closed on Monday to Tuesday. On a special diet? No problem they offer Vegan, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Nut-Free, and Soy-Free treats.

3. Baker & Spice Cakery – delicious freshly made cakes for all tastes

Baker & Spice Cakery Portland

Cakes on a carousel? Sweet treats and cooking wares? Samples for your upcoming wedding? Baker & Spice Cakery has it all!

This friendly neighborhood establishment has served the Portland area since 1998. Following owner Julie Richardson’s inspirations of the beauty of baking and the natural bounties offered by the Pacific Northwest, they offer in-store and online order purchases of their wonderful bakes. There are mocha and latte cakes for coffee lovers, snazzy sprinkle cakes to bring some sparkle to your party table, and even a devilishly-good “Super Duper” cake, chock-full of gorgeous chocolate ganache and buttercream.

4. Petunia’s Pies and Pastries – a much loved exclusively gluten-free and vegan bakery

Petunia's Pies & Pastries

Whatever your sweet dream – and whatever your dietary requirements – you’re sure to find it at Petunia’s.This bright, whimsically-themed store was the first entirely gluten-free and vegan bakeshop in Portland when it opened in 2014; and, with the business itself being launched in 2010, it’s had time to sweep up accolades from Food & Wine, Bon Appetit, Sunset, and the New York Times.

Aside from breakfast pastries, cookies, and cupcakes – and cocktails! – Petunia’s caters for custom cake and pie orders with wonderful flavor combinations. These include banana carrot zucchini and coconut dulce de leche cakes, the charmingly-named bumble berry peach pie, and pumpkin ginger cheesecake.

5. New Cascadia Traditional Bakery – one of the finest gluten-free bakeshops in Portland

Vegan and gluten free Portland

New Cascadia’s bright interior isn’t the only way they seek to“bring joy back to the table”. Specialising in gluten-free bread, along with pizzas, sandwiches, and coffee, they’re blazing the trail to bring allergy-conscious baking into the mainstream.

Their expert bakers employ old artisan methods, crafting bread, buns, rolls, and bagels (which Gluten-Free Magazine says are “the best ever. Period.”) from quality, safe ingredients. Alongside classic treats like blueberry muffins and cinnamon rolls, it’s a real paradise for anyone who needs a little extra care taken with their baked goods.

6. Sweetpea Baking Company – a trendy Vegan bakery offering wedding cakes and baked goods in an industrial-chic space.

Best bakeries in Portland

A stylish and modern industrial chic spot which offers all sorts from amazing looking wedding cakes to a large variety of baked goods such as cookies, cake slices, cupcakes, scones and, tarts. It’s also 100% vegan and is Portland’s oldest vegan bakery. 

Sweetpea Baking Company is located in the famous vegan mini-mall and offers breakfast and lunch food with sandwiches and bagels with vegan cream cheese. The cafe is open Mon-Sun 9:00am-3:00pm. 

7. Farina Bakery – a chic bakery that serves custom cakes and incredible macarons

Farina Bakery Portland

This snug, cheery little bakery is famed for its signature macarons, the flavors of which range from the familiar to tastes that are a little more “out there”. How about an animal cracker, or Earl Grey tea?

Not your style? Ponder picking one of their sweet or savory hand pies or scones, or delicious fudgy walnut or lemon dessert bars. And don’t worry if you have additional dietary requirements – Farina has tailored some of their delicious favorites for you, offering vegan coffee cake, marionberry Danishes, and chocolate chip cookies.

8. Jinju Patisserie – an award-winning chocolatier and pastry chef duo 

Best baked products in Portland

A truly exceptional pastry and chocolate store, Jinju works with all-natural ingredients to devise unique, exciting flavors that sit comfortably alongside the classics.

Highlights from their pastry “dry case” include the cinnamon orange morning bun, and the “brown-kie” –which, as the name suggests, consists of brownie and cookie baked together. Their dessert and cake “cold case”, meanwhile, is stacked with sweet tarts, whoopie pies, and cakes. But it’s their chocolate cases that are the real stars. Coming in four, eight, or sixteen-piece boxes, the experts at Jinju have created fun combinations like fig and red wine, yuzu lime, and matcha green tea, as well as perfecting more common recipes such as sea salt caramel, cookies and cream, and dark chocolate and raspberry.

9. St Honoré Bakery – a charming rustic French boulangerie 

St Honore? Bakery Portland

Don’t let St Honoré’s chain nature discourage you. Spanning several locations across Portland, their charming, rustic creations are crafted with sustainable ingredients and grounded in master baker Dominique Geulin’s Normandy heritage.

St Honoré offers a true taste of France with a broad range of fresh breads, pastries, desserts, and entrées. Why not try their Normandy apple toast (with vanilla, rum custard, and fresh apples), maple bacon croissant, or savory croustades? And, with warming notes of ginger, orange, and almond, their gâteau orange et gigembre is the perfect fall treat.

Don’t miss their namesake St Honoré cake, which weave stuff pastry, pâte á choux, and whipped cream together into a decadent finale.

10. Lauretta Jean’s – said to have one of the most divine handmade pies in Portland

Lauretta Jean’s Portland

Want to tuck into a classic pie or comforting sweet treat, by a gorgeous vintage storefront, while relaxing with a glass of wine or beer? Lauretta Jean’s is the place for you!

Indulge in slices or whole rounds of key lime, apple, blueberry, or maybe even salted honey pie. Sink your teeth into cream puffs, cinnamon rolls, and sticky buns, or snag one of their specialty cakes, such as sprinkle, red velvet, or choco raspberry.

If you prefer savory, there’s also quiche and cozy pot pies on offer.

11. St. Beatrix – an amazing bakery with artfully prepared delicacies

St. Beatrix Cakes Portland

“Croissants and puff pastry, hearty scones and comfort fare” only scratches the surface of what St. Beatrix has to offer. The abundant pastry case is its greatest attraction, with a selection of seasonal scones, sweet and savory croissants, creatively-flavored tea cakes, and an assortment of tarts, cookies, and other treats. Their cakes decorated with floral details have to be seen to be believed! 

Why stick to the usual when you could try one of St. Beatrix’s specialty drinks? Some of the more unique drinks choices include lavender matcha, smoked mocha, and “Pink Moon” (a steamed-milk combo of beetroot, rose, oat milk, and rose bitters).

  • Address: 3907 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Portland, OR 97212, United States
  • St. Beatrix Website 

12. Bakeshop – a stylish bakery selling cakes, cookies, scones and pies from scratch using whole-grain flours

Stylish bakery Portland

Bakeshop’s stylish image is compounded by the selection of wines they stock to complement their sweet and savory pastries. They’re only open on weekends; and while you can, of course, walk in to buy and try their bakes, why not order in advance and take your favorites home?

Their Weekend Menu for October 30-31 is an absolute delight, incorporating all the classic fall flavors we know and love. Want a pumpkin pie for your Halloween get-together? Bags of honeycomb? Perhaps a Basque cheesecake, or some aptly-named “wonder buns”: slices of croissant dough covered with cinnamon and melted brown sugar?

  • Address: 5351 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland, OR 97213, United States
  • Bakeshop Website

13. Grand Central Bakery – sells irresistible handmade bread and pastries using local ingredients

Grand Central Bakery Portland

Grand Central is another chain with a difference. They’re staunch supporters of local suppliers and have joined the BCorp initiative, which encourages businesses to consider how their actions impact their stakeholders and the wider environment.

Step inside to find a veritable smorgasbord of European-style bread: from countryside-style Campagnolo and award-winning como to classic sourdoughs and ryes. Specials include a pistachio morning bun, vegan granola packed with nuts, seeds, and cranberries, and seasonal fruit Danish pastries and tarts. There’s even a rotating scone of the day selection!

14. VilleVelo Bake Shop – one of the neighborhood’s most popular pastry shops

VilleVelo Bake Shop - Portland - Oregon

Cozy quarters, great food, and friendly owners – what more could you want? The glowing Google reviews give you all the reasons you need to drop by VilleVelo.

A stunning selection of cakes, pies, cookies, and savories await at your new favorite neighborhood bakery, including a selection of tapas and sausage rolls with freshly-made, whole sausages. Everything is offered at reasonable prices – and the quality is attested to by their products’ consistently sell-out status. Try to get there before noon so you don’t miss out on the bakes!

If this doesn’t tempt you, check out VilleVelo’s Instagram: @villevelobakeshop.

15. Crema Coffee & Bakery – the perfect spot for amazing coffees and delightful sweet and baked treats

Crema Coffee & Bakery - Portland - Oregon

Since 2004, Crema has baked their goods fresh daily, and they’re now stocked at many locations across Portland outside of their parent store. They sell all the classic coffees and teas, as well as specialities like their Spanish latte (with condensed milk) and Mexican mocha (with cinnamon, chili, and almond), and offer various dairy alternatives.

In terms of bakes, you’ll find a range of bread, cookies, and pastries–some featuring combos we guarantee you’ve never seen before. Why not try their bleu cheese croissant, bread pudding pastry, and chocolate espresso or lemon poppy quickbreads?

16. Sweet CoCo G – a superb cakery ideal for sweet tooths

Sweet CoCo G Portland

Sweet CoCo G’s main location is in Portland’s Pearl District, but they’ve recently opened up a second store on Macadam Ave. Double the sweetness, double the delight!

Be sure to try their chocolate babka (a sweet braid-style cake), crème caramel flan, and crème brûlée. Pies come in an array of fun and funky flavors, like custard, Dutch apple, and lemon meringue. Meanwhile, their crave-worthy cake lineup features such icons as peppermint chocolate, lemon poppyseed, carrot, and champagne. Their paninis and sandwiches are also not to be missed!

17. Maurice – a traditional Nordic-French pâtisserie

Maurice Nordic French Patisserie - Portland - Oregon

Stylized as MÅURICE (and named after the owner’s French Lop rabbit), this tiny-but-mighty dining spot combines the best seasonal, local produce into a deliciously-refined mix of French-Norwegian fare. They’ve garnered awards from The Oregonian and Bon Appetit magazine and were named a Destination of the Year by Portland Monthly.

Maurice has a revolving menu that changes daily, with a range of vegetarian and non-vegetarian choices. Enjoy the simple things? Their tomato and veggie soup, or salad with Roquefort cheese, tomato, and walnuts, is for you. Or, if you’re feeling adventurous, why not try the buttered bread with anchovy and fennel or cottage cheese, plum, and turnip, or fisk du jour (fish of the day) with a warm parsnip and grape slaw?

  • Address: 921 SW Oak St, Portland, OR 97205, United States
  • Maurice Website

18. Nuvrei – a cute tiny take away and sit down bakery that offers incredible pastries

Nuvrei Bakery Portland

A lovely little bakery selling sandwiches, coffee, and delicious French pastries, Nuvrei also stocks everything you’ll need for a stand-out stay-home breakfast with cookies mixes, coffee beans, and granola.

Grab a Friday Bagel Box (six, with their signature three-onion cream cheese) or a Saturday Macaron Box (a colourful selection of twelve!) for a tasty way to start your weekend. Or, if you’re looking for a midweek pick-me-up, try their Baker’s Box: a chef’s selection of croissants, cookies, and scones or brioche.

Can’t get enough Nuvrei? Check out their 4-week Pastry Club subscription for just $200.00.

  • Address: 404 NW 10th Ave, Portland, OR 97209, United States
  • Nuvrei Website

 

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