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

Holiday Guide

Where to Pick Up Thanksgiving Desserts in Portland

Because sometimes rolling your own pie crust is too tall an order.

11/13/2020 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Food News

Every Doughnut at Fills, Ranked

What you need to know about Portland's first Berliner shop (yes, you want the maple bacon butterscotch).

10/15/2020 By Karen Brooks

Baking News

Pix Pâtisserie Chef Releases New Cookbook

Cheryl Wakerhauser is celebrating the launch of her new cookbook, Petite Pâtisserie: Bon Bons, Petits Fours, Macarons and Other Bite-Size Treats, with a Pix-O-Matic release party. Try making the 7-Layer “Cake” for yourself.

08/28/2020 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Coffee Camaraderie

Two Years in, La Perlita Celebrates Its Status as a BIPOC Hub

The coffee shop is now home to a new roasting company, Reforma Roasters, and is hosting women and BIPOC-helmed food pop-ups on a near-daily basis.

07/30/2020 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Breaking News

The Bakery at Bar King Readies to Open August 6

The best baker you've never heard of has two projects unfolding: a major Southeast bakery and a downtown donut pop-up Aug 1–2 that announces a soon-to-open Berliner donut shop.

07/28/2020 By Karen Brooks

Eat Beat

Dispatches from Portland's Sweet Zone

Lord have mercy. We need treats. Now. Where to find rustic chocolate chip cookies, Filipino hand pies, and so much more.

07/27/2020 By Karen Brooks

Food News

Make Mine a Muffuletta

Sebastiano’s, a new Sicilian-inspired deli in Montavilla, focuses on muffulettas and cannoli.

07/23/2020 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Baking for a Cause

Alert: Portland’s Big A$$ Antiracist Bake Sale Goes Live July 4

Star bakers and home cooks unite for a supersize sale and auction to raise money for Portland BIPOC organizations—gift baskets and surprises included.

07/02/2020 By Karen Brooks

Breaking News

Kimura Toast Bar Is What We Need Right Now

Japanese pizza toast, homemade shokupan, and dessert for breakfast is coming for N Williams, from the minds behind Kayo's Ramen Bar.

06/30/2020 By Karen Brooks

Breaking News

Bakeshop Is Dead. Bakeshop 2.0 Is Alive and Well on NE Sandy.

Says esteemed Portland baker Kim Boyce: “I'm going back to the roots where I started. Back in the kitchen, having fun.”

06/25/2020 By Karen Brooks

Superhero Sweets

The Giant Ass Cinnamon Roll That’s Feeding Thousands of Oregonians

Portlander Whitney Rutz’s carb-tastic creation has raised $20,000 and counting for the Oregon Food Bank.

04/22/2020 By Fiona McCann

Review in Review

Communion Bakehouse Is Our April Review. Now, It’s a Completely Different Place.

PoMo food critic Karen Brooks hunts down the subjects of the last review penned before the pandemic changed everything. Its survival now rests on “mystery pastry boxes” to-go.

04/02/2020 By Karen Brooks

The Comeback Kids

After a Lifetime of Near-Hits, Communion Bakehouse Finds a Promising Home in Westmoreland

The best thing about Communion Bakehouse? Its realness.

04/02/2020 By Karen Brooks

Sweet, Sweet Activism

'Big A$$ Bake Sale' Hawks Portland’s Best Goodies to Support Immigrants

More than 40 local bakeries and restaurants gather at Cookshop on Sept. 7 to raise funds for RAICES, a border nonprofit that provides legal services to immigrants.

09/03/2019 By Kiva Hanson

Eat Here Now

Little Italy Lands at a New Bakery in Lents

Bella's Italian Bakery and Market brings Godfather-level pastries and focaccia to Southeast Portland.

12/21/2018 By Benjamin Tepler