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

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

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

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

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

Where to Eat This Week: Sept 12–18

Sourdough waffles at Heim and fried chicken Caesars at OK Omens are your required eating for the week.

09/12/2018 By Eat Beat Team

Checking In

Same, Same but Different: Philippe’s Bread Is Now Dos Hermanos Bakery

A pair of Yucatán-born brothers keep the North Williams spot’s great baguettes and add killer, sugar-showered ham-and-cheese Mexican pastries.

03/06/2018 By Kelly Clarke

Restaurant Openings

You Can Now Eat Gluten-Free, Vegan Pizza at Back to Eden Bakery

The newly expanded storefront also offers breakfast sandwiches, cocktails, and more.

07/20/2017 By Tuck Woodstock