Q&A

Exit Interview: Portland Bread Legend Ken Forkish

Parting thoughts on the baker and pizza maker’s legacy, comic book cookbook, and why he left Portland

01/05/2022 By Karen Brooks

Gluten-Free Food

The Top-Tier Gluten-Free Bakeries in Town

From cinnamon rolls to cupcakes to donuts, here are the bakeries with the best gluten-free pastries.

11/12/2021 By Cami Hughes

Holidays

Portland’s Must-Visit Thanksgiving Pie Shops

From Katherine Benvenuti’s pumpkin-speculoos to Bakeshop’s brown-butter apple with buckwheat streusel, these are the essential Portland Thanksgiving pie shops.

11/05/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Restaurant Openings

Cafe Olli Is Portland's Next Great Pizza Place

An all-day, worker-owned cafe is rising soon in the former Ned Ludd—everything handmade, major cakes included.

10/28/2021 By Karen Brooks

Pop-Up

A Vegan Goth Bakery Pop-Up Is Coming to Mama Dút this Halloween

Kachina Williams, aka Baker Ghoul Magic, is a vegan, horror movie-obsessed Black Filipina baker ready for her close-up Oct. 31 on SE Morrison.

10/20/2021 By Karen Brooks

Food News

An All-Asian American Pastry Pop-Up Comes to Portland

The event spotlighting local AAPI bakers across the nation takes place October 26 at Berlu.

10/08/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Review

Head to Coquine Market for Sexy, Bocce Ball-Sized Onions

Plus a whole island of farm-fresh produce, impeccable pastries, and serious French fries.

09/09/2021 By Karen Brooks

First Look

Chewy Sourdough Crust Steals the Show at Slabtown's New Pizza Thief

An LA baker jumps into Portland's singular pizza scene, backed by whole-grain baking, seasonal handpies, and one rollicking chocolate chip cookie.

07/19/2021 By Karen Brooks

Bakeries

Our Top 6 Chocolate Croissants, Ranked

Two of our editors share a particular fondness for this pastry. We undertook some research to find the city’s best.

06/11/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Bakery

Kimura Toast Bar’s Japanese Basque Cheesecake Is Ready to Conquer Portland

Kayoko Kaye unleashes her own version of the cult food phenom.

05/26/2021 By Karen Brooks

Home Bakers

Meet the Bread Heads at Starter Bread

How two nerds captured Portland’s whole-grains movement in a loaf unlike any other

05/25/2021 By Karen Brooks

Bakery

Mama Box Is Baking Some of the Most Exciting Pastries in Portland

Former Le Pigeon cook Darla Shaffer's waitlist is a month long. Go now.

04/12/2021 By Kayla Henderson-Wood

Restaurants

Restaurants in Portland and Beyond Look to Cooperative Ownership Models During the Pandemic

Experts say it’s a business model that’s resilient during crises and improves working conditions in an industry notorious for long hours and low pay.

03/30/2021 By Jade Yamazaki Stewart

Food News

The Nikkei Bake Sale This Friday Will Raise Funds for the AAPI Community

Plus, Nightingale and Berlu collab on a new cake to raise funds for APANO this weekend only, and the burger from Le Pigeon returns Friday.

03/25/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Food News

Restaurant Calls Out Governor Brown over Lack of Vaccine Access for Workers

Handsome Pizza and Seastar Bakery say it is unfair for Multnomah County to ease indoor dining restrictions when their staff does not yet have access to vaccines.

03/11/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Breaking News

The Country’s Best Handmade Matzah Is Hiding in Portland, Oregon

1503 Matzah unites an unorthodox rabbi, the great Bakeshop bakery, and a crypto-Jewish recipe from the Spanish Inquisition, buzzed with pepper and honey.

03/10/2021 By Karen Brooks

Valentine's Day

A Love Letter to the Baby Cake, and Other Valentine’s Day Treats

Vivienne’s baby cakes, La Rosé’s Goddess’s Kiss, and Heim’s raspberry cookies and caramels make perfect last-minute Valentine’s Day gifts.

02/12/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Food News

Best Thing We Ate This Week: Chocolate Croissant from Twisted Croissant

This chocolate croissant connoisseur has been won over by chocolate ganache.

12/18/2020 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Holiday Guide

Try These Three Holiday Cookie Recipes from Portland Bakers

Sebastiano’s fig cookies, Smith Teamaker’s chai chocolate chip cookies, and Kim Boyce’s gingersnaps: these are a few of our favorite things.

12/15/2020 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Food News

Bar King & The Bakery at Bar King Announce Permanent Closure

The live fire cooking restaurant, bar, and Asian-inspired bakery is closing its doors on January 2.

12/15/2020 By Katherine Chew Hamilton