Simple, cheap, tasty and verstaile, there’s no wonder baguettes are so popular and the foodie city Portland has plenty to go around. Many of Portland’s bakeries, restaurants, and cafes make their sandwiches using baguettes.
Some of the most popular places are American or a fusion of French and Asian. From vegan and gluten free to classic French style, here are the best baguettes to buy in Portland, Oregon…
1. Sweetpea Vegan Bakery – a stylish bakeshop that offers 100% vegan products
Sweetpea Bakery is a 100% vegan confections business based in the Buckman District of Portland. However, as full disclosure, they are not a gluten-free bakery.
The bakery sells baguettes, delicious lunches for adults and children, and tasty cupcakes, cookies, and other confections. They also create fully vegan wedding cakes for couples and their families that follow the diet or just want something different tasting and healthier.
Visit Sweetpea Bakery on Mondays for Cronut Day and Saturdays to enjoy Doughnut Day, which are their featured pastries during those days of the week.
Address: 1205 SE Stark St, Portland, OR 97214
2. Little T American Baker – a gourmet bakery that serves handmade bread, freshly prepared daily
Located in the Hosford-Abernethy District, Little T American Baker offers artisanal breads such as baguettes that they bake fresh in-house daily.
These artisanal breads get turned into gourmet sandwiches that you can enjoy for lunch along with your coffee.
The bakery’s philosophy is “flour, science, hands and heart” to where they apply their knowledge of the scientific fermentation process when baking bread and other pastries, shaping them, and putting heart into making them to achieve a delicious product.
Address: 2600 SE Division St, Portland, OR 97202
3. Best Baguette – a lovely cafe where you can try Vietnamese sandwiches
Best Baguette is a local cafe in the Lents District that fuses Eastern and Western cuisine offering delectable Vietnamese sandwiches called Banh mi.
They have other Asian sandwiches, French sandwiches, and croissant sandwiches available for lunch time.
As the name of their business implies, besides selling one of the best baguettes in Portland, they also sell danishes, croissants, tarts, eclairs, and fruit filled rolls, and more!
They go above and beyond the usual cafe menu offering and even serve Vietnamese tacos.
Address: 8308 SE Powell Blvd, Portland, OR 97266
4. New Cascadia Traditional – an authentic restaurant that specializes in gluten-free and artisanal food
New Cascadia Traditional is a gluten-free restaurant stationed in the Hosford-Abernethy District of Portland. Known as the Gluten-Free Artisans, you can enjoy delicious gluten-free pizza, sandwiches, bagels with spreads, baguettes, donuts, cupcakes, scones, and cookies.
Try their delicious bread such as rustic baguette, challah, hamburger buns, honey gold sandwich bread, and so much more! They are baked daily fresh in-house. Check their schedule for when they bake each type of bread.
You can do the take and bake option with pizza dough, cookie dough, pie dough (regular gluten-free or vegan and gluten-free option) and cinnamon rolls.
Address: 2502 SE Division St, Portland, OR 97202
5. Elephants Delicatessen – one of the best delis in Portland that has been trending since the ’70s
The Elephants Delicatessen serves gourmet over-the-counter deli, great wines, and prepared meals to eat at home.
Located in the Northwest District, they have been in business since 1979 and they use fresh ingredients from local Portland sources.
To go along with their delicious baguettes, check out their 2022 soup schedule so that you always know the daily soup specials for you to come visit when your favorite soup is being featured.
Sign up for the Elephants Delicatessen rewards program so that you can work on racking up points towards getting $5 off one of your next purchases.
Address: 115 NW 22nd Ave, Portland, OR 97210
6. Ken’s Artisan Bakery – a chic boulangerie where you can find the best baguettes in town
Ken’s Artisan Bakery is a French bistro located in the heart of the Northwest District in Portland.
Choose from baguettes, varieties of country bread, walnut bread, ciabatta, pain rustique, and croissants.
Stop by between 11 am to 3 pm during their operating hours to taste their delicious sandwiches and soups including tuna salad, egg salad, and turkey sandwiches. Check at the counter for the soup of the day.
Ever since they opened in 2001, the bakery has received shout outs from publications USA Today, the LA Times, and others.
Address: 338 NW 21st Ave, Portland, OR 97209
7. St Honoré Bakery – a very cozy pâtisserie that serves French confectioneries
St Honoré Bakery has 3 locations across Portland and 1 in Lake Oswego with one of the bakeries stationed in the Richmond District. Refer to the address below for this location.
Choose from pastries such as baguettes, chouquettes, pommes, toast, and croissants as delicious sweet or savory snacks depending on the flavor you choose.
Tarts, cakes, cookies, canele and Friand aux Amandes are amongst the menu items on the desserts menu.
Miche banal is the trademark flavor of the breads they serve which is crafted with Shepherd’s grain and a levain starter much like yeast is utilized to make bread rise.
Address: 3333 SE Division St Portland, OR 97202
8. TM Banh Mi – a traditional Vietnamese pastry shop that provides the best meat and veggie baguettes
TM Banh Mi is a Vietnamese bakery located in the Madison South District.
You will be able to taste the best meat and vegetable baguettes in Portland when you visit TM Banh Mi. Since they bake their baguettes daily and only use the freshest ingredients to make their meat and vegetable baguettes, you are only receiving the most delicious that they have to offer.
Pair your meat and/or vegetable baguettes with their delicious bubble tea varieties. The restaurant’s website does not have their menu available, so you will have to visit the restaurant physically to see their menu offerings.
Address: 6812 NE Broadway, Portland, OR 97213
9. Picnic House – a very unique spot that serves the perfect picnic food
The Picnic House is located in Downtown Portland and only a 4-minute walk away from the Portland Art Museum. At the heart of Portland’s culinary scene, Picnic House serves their sandwiches on gluten-free bread, including baguettes.
Have a delicious balanced lunch and pair a half of any of their sandwiches with their soup of the day.
If you are looking to have small plates, consider one of their boards such as charcuterie, fruit and cheese, or beetroot cured salmon.
Address: 723 SW Salmon St, Portland, OR 97205
10. Addy’s Sandwich Bar – an eccentric place that offers creative sandwiches
In the heart of Downtown Portland, Addy’s Sandwich Bar offers unconventional and unique sandwich selections with baguettes as some of the sandwich breads. One sandwich includes duck confit as the protein.
Check their website for the daily specials for sandwiches, soups, salads. They feature a daily chicken salad, a daily sandwich, and two daily soups. These flavors rotate so that they can focus on specific specialties and monitor their ingredients’ use.
Some of their soups are even vegan such as the roasted red pepper with almond.
Address: 911 SW 10th Ave, Portland, OR 97205
11. Jade Bistro & Patisserie – a vegan friendly exotic eatery that blends Thai, Vietnamese and French cuisine
Jade Bistro & Patisserie is where Thai and Vietnamese meet French cuisine. They offer udon soup, coconut rice noodle soup, and wonton soup that you can pair with sandwiches such as their signature homemade baguette sandwich.
The homemade baguette sandwich features aioli, daikon radishes, cucumbers, and cilantro as the vegetables and flavoring. You can select your choice of protein including BBQ pork, lemongrass tofu, Vietnamese meatball, or drunken chicken.
They sell French confections and pastries such as baguettes, macarons, and tarts.
Address: 7912 SE 13th Ave, Portland, OR 97202
12. La Moule – an European style bistro where you can try the most delicious French-Belgian fare in Portland
La Moule is a French-inspired restaurant in the Hosford-Abernethy District and is complete with a dinner list, spirit list, cocktails, and beers & wine list.
They specialize in mussels and oyster dishes as well as other Belgian-inspired staples as highlighted in their Bigeye Tuna Cru and Chicken Liver Mousse.
The restaurant has a covered and heated patio where you can enjoy outdoor dining any time of the year if you do not want to do indoor dining. Make reservations ahead of time, especially if you plan to visit during the weekend.
Address: 2500 SE Clinton St, Portland, OR 97202
13. St. Jack – a continental French café that combines great food and a warm environment
St. Jack is a French café stationed in the Northwest District of Portland and is one of the sister restaurants to La Moule and Lac St. Jack.
Try their specialties such as olives marinated with orange zest with toasted baguettes. Pair your meal with a delicious wine such as chardonnay, chasselas, pinot noir, and more.
Ask your server for recommendations of which wine will pair best with your meal.
Finish your meal with delicious desserts such as madeleines or fromage.
Address: 1610 NW 23rd Ave, Portland, OR 97210
14. An Xuyen Bakery – a handcraft Pan-Asian bakeshop that serves fresh baguettes
Pan-Asian sandwiches and artisanal pastries are the specialties served at the An Xuyen Bakery, which is stationed in the Foster-Powell District in Portland.
All of their sandwiches have bread that is made in-house and most sandwiches are put on freshly baked baguettes.
They have new and improved French macarons in flavors such as Vietnamese coffee, lavender tea, salted caramel, citrus, and pistachio. There are also new products available such as iced matcha green tea latte.
Address: 5345 SE Foster Rd, Portland, OR 97206
15. Van Hanh Restaurant – an Asian plant-based eatery perfect for vegan and vegetarians
Van Hanh Restaurant is a vegan-friendly establishment that serves Vietnamese vegetarian cuisine. For a different Asian style, baguette try here!
Located in the Powellhurst-Gilbert District, Van Hanh has a nonprofit philosophy in that they want to help the kids in Vietnam by using all the earnings from the restaurant to send back to their home country.
If you are hosting a large event, you can order their regular party tray for $65 and their large party tray for $95.
Address: 8446 SE Division St, Portland, OR 97266
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