Searching for a loaf of fresh-baked bread or buttery croissant? These brilliant local bakeries have you covered.
Ken’s Artisan Bakery
National critics and locals alike adore Northwest Portland’s Ken’s Artisan Bakery for its organic bread and picture-perfect pastries. To learn the secrets of a perfect loaf, settle down with a mug of Stumptown coffee, a flaky Oregon croissant (made with local berries and hazelnut cream) and a copy of owner Ken Forkish’s James Beard Award-winning book, “Flour Water Salt Yeast: The Fundamentals of Artisan Bread and Pizza.”
New Cascadia Traditional Bakery
Dedicated gluten-free bakery New Cascadia Traditional could fool even the staunchest wheat-lovers with its chewy, artisan bread and boiled bagels. Explore nutritious flours like teff, millet, amaranth and hazelnut meal while munching on chocolate brioche, cinnamon raisin toast or pumpkin pie galettes.
Little T American Baker
Declared one of Travel + Leisure’s favorite local bakeries around the world, Little T serves tasty pastries and its signature double-long baguettes at its trendy Southeast Division Street location. Pair a fresh mozzarella and tomato sandwich on a house-baked baguette with a Jacobsen Sea Salt-dusted brownie for a top-notch lunch.
Pearl District patisserie Nuvrei wins rave reviews for crafting classic French croissants in unusual flavors such as sesame thyme or pistachio rose. To please a crowd, pick up a dozen colorful Parisian macarons from the “Mac Bar” in the basement.
Grand Central Bakery
Another Daily Meal and Travel + Leisure favorite, Grand Central Bakery boasts seven café locations spread around town, which means you’re never more than a few minutes away from a fresh-baked loaf. Enhance your morning coffee with a flaky “latte dunker” — crispy strips of croissant dough handmade with real butter, local eggs and Northwest grains.
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