Inside Hawthorne’s Farina Bakery

We’ve got a first look at Southeast Portland’s macaron-centric bakery.

By Benjamin Tepler November 10, 2014

On November 6, Southeast Portland’s Farina Bakery opened its doors inside the former Otto/ Sel Gris/Fin space. Laura Farina, a young baker who learned her craft at Northwest Portland’s Nuvrei Bakery, focuses on the Parisian macaron (pronounced mah-kah-ron), a meringue-based confection with buttery, manifold fillings. 

Her bright pastel clamshells come in a spectrum of 15 flavors, Swedish lingonberry and marionberry to seasonal pumpkin-walnut and apple cider. Beyond macarons, you’ll find batches of fresh-baked chocolate and gingersnap cookies, berry hand-pies and pumpkin sticky buns, served with Sterling Coffee. 

The petite, wood-paneled space is brightened by two wall-sized murals depicting Farina’s family heirloom apron collection. Seating is scarce, but Farina hopes to eventually have 16 seats for macaron-hungry patrons. 

Click through the slideshow for a first look at the space and a taste of Farina’s colorful confections.

Farina Bakery
1852 SE Hawthorne Boulevard.
Everyday, 7am – 2pm

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