Our Selections For The Best Bakery In Portland Oregon 2022

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Written By John @ The Portlandist

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Though perhaps better known for its microbreweries and coffee roasters, Portland is also home to dozens of fantastic bakeries. Next time you’re craving a decadent French pastry, moist blueberry muffin or flawlessly fudgy brownie.

check out one of the sweet shops that made our list of the 10 best bakeries in Portland, Oregon. 

The Best Bakery in Portland Oregon

Below is our picks for the top 10 best Bakery in Portland Oregon. To snap directly to a specific location, please click the corresponding link in the list below.

  1. Baker and Spice
  2. Piece of Cake Bakery
  3. Lauretta Jean’s
  4. Crema Coffee and Bakery
  5. Fleur De Lis Bakery and Cafe
  6. Decadent Creations Bakery
  7. Helen Bernhard Bakery
  8. Jinju Patisserie
  9. St. Honoré Boulangerie
  10. Petunia’s Pies and Pastries

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10. Baker and Spice

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Since opening its doors in 1998, Baker and Spice has tempted customers in the southwest Portland suburbs with a vast array of sweet and savory delights. To start your day, choose from several varieties of perfectly-executed croissants, including basic butter, whole wheat, chocolate, ham and gruyere cheese and the “scrappy,” croissant dough wrapped with cinnamon and brown sugar and topped with golden caramel and toasted pecans. If you’re feeling virtuous, try the raisin-studded bran muffin or garden bread slice, which is laced with zucchini and carrots and topped with a crunchy layer of sliced almonds. 

Dessert options include single-serve carrot and flourless chocolate “cakelets,” a lip-puckering lemon tart and the light but satisfying vanilla cream tartlet, which layers vanilla pastry cream and fresh whipped cream atop a crisp chocolate shortbread crust. The cookie menu features creative spins on several classics, including whole-wheat chocolate chip and peanut butter miso varieties. 

The menu also offers a handful of savory items for a light lunch or hearty snack, among them a flaky galette crowned with roasted Kabocha squash, caramelized onion and gruyere and turkey and chutney sandwich on sourdough with Havarti cheese, Dijon aioli, seasonal chutney and mixed greens. Daily soup and salad options are also available. 

Baker and Spice also offers a variety of frozen goods (including cinnamon rolls, biscuits, scones and chicken personal pot pies) for finishing at home—a wonderful option for holidays or special gatherings.

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6330 SW Capitol Highway, Portland, Oregon 97239


9. Piece of Cake Bakery

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Nestled in the Sellwood neighborhood, this bakery has mastered the art of the cake, offering a dizzying variety of flavors by the slice daily as well as whole traditional, vegan and gluten-free cakes available for special order. For the ultimate indulgence, stop in for a slab of the Fantasy, which the menu notes was voted the best cake in Portland: a layer of cheesecake on top of a layer of chocolate cake, iced in rich cream cheese frosting. Peanut butter lovers will adore the Reese’s Pieces Chocolate Cake, which features layers of moist chocolate cake with peanut butter buttercream and adds texture with a smattering of crispy Reese’s Pieces candy.

The Marionberry Poppyseed cake celebrates the local harvest with four layers of poppyseed cake filled with marionberry preserves and crowned with cream cheese icing, while the unique Irish Oatmeal cake features a hearty oatmeal spice cake topped with coconut, almonds and brown sugar and finished with cream cheese icing. 

Not in the mood for cake? No problem. Piece of Cake has a full section of the menu devoted to cheesecakes, pies and tortes, including the refreshing Cherry/Strawberry/Marionberry Cheesecake, sweet-tart Key Lime Pie and impossibly rich Walnut Praline Torte, made from an oatmeal cookie crust filled with toasted nuts, coated with gooey praline walnut filling and topped with chocolate lattice.

Vegan spelt cakes are available as whole cakes and cupcakes (no slices) in an impressive variety of flavors, including German Chocolate, Lemon Coconut Supreme, Cranberry Orange Ginger and Scarlet Red Velvet Chip. Piece of Cake also caters to gluten-free customers with more than a dozen varieties of whole cakes, cupcakes, mini loaves, bundts and cookies. 

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8306 SE 17th Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97202


8.Lauretta Jean’s

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Though the decade-old shop was compelled to alter its business model due to the COVID-19 pandemic, what hasn’t changed is the top-notch quality of Lauretta Jean’s pies and pastries. Instead of traditional walk-up ordering, customers choose in advance from a “weekly bake sale” menu for pickup during listed business hours. As an added benefit of this approach, pastry lovers can rest easy knowing their item of choice won’t be sold out when they stop by the storefront. Flavors vary from week to week, but the menu typically includes pie slices, whole pies, cakes, cookies, cream puffs, cinnamon rolls, sticky buns, scones and biscuits, as well as quiches and take-and-bake pot pies for meals. 

If it’s available, we highly recommend adding the chocolate chess pie to your order. This fudgy spin on a traditional southern-style custard pie features Lauretta Jean’s impeccably flaky crust, filled with a rich, gooey chocolate center with an oven-crisped top dusted lightly with powdered sugar. Once you’ve tried it, it will become the standard by which you judge all chocolate desserts. Of course, Lauretta Jean’s also does a spectacular job with fruit-filled staples like tart cherry and heirloom apple as well as custard-based favorites like coconut cream, banana cream and key lime.

If pie isn’t your thing, you can’t go wrong with any of the shop’s other pastry choices, especially the salted caramel brownie or cinnamon oat scone. We also suggest picking up a six-pack of Cowgirl Cookies for the week; these unusual treats load an oatmeal dough with chocolate chunks, toasted pecans, dried blueberries, coconut and cornflakes for a power-packed punch of flavor and texture. 

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3402 SE Division Street, Portland, Oregon 97202


7. Crema Coffee and Bakery

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Since 2004, this buzzy bakery and coffee shop has supplied locals with the caffeine and carbs they need to get through their day. If you have time, grab a table to savor your treat; the vast space features large garage doors that open on pleasant days to let the fresh air and elusive Portland sunshine stream into the café. 

The bakery menu consists mainly of breakfast and breakfast-adjacent pastries, including scones, muffins, croissants, quick breads and biscuits. Indulge with a pillowy-soft cinnamon roll blanketed in thick cream cheese icing alongside a Spanish latte laced with sweetened condensed milk, or try a flavorful orange-ginger scone paired with a London fog latte. If you’re extra hungry, choose from the Kickstart Sandwich (ciabatta roll piled high with brown sugar-pepper bacon, egg and sharp cheddar), hearty egg and cheese turnover (studded with potato, onion and pepper) or the daily quiche special (served with a mixed green salad). 

For a sweet treat any time of day, Crema offers a variety of fresh-from-the-oven cookies, including ginger molasses, chocolate chunk and peanut butter, as well as French macarons, peanut butter buckeyes and sables. A handful of other delectable options, such as bread pudding, perfectly crumbly coffee cake and chocolate bouchon round out the menu. And for your next celebration or work meeting, the in-house bakery can whip up custom cakes, pies and other pastries to make the event one to remember. 

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2728 SE Ankeny Street, Portland, Oregon 97214


6. Fleur De Lis Bakery and Cafe

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Located in the old Hollywood Library building at NE 40th and Hancock streets, Fleur de Lis Bakery features a flood of natural light from the floor-to-ceiling windows that are a holdover from its previous incarnation. The café also features live music on weekends, but Fleur de Lis truly shines at breakfast, with pastries and artisan bread-based sandwiches that are second to none. Try one of the airy, multi-layered croissants—perhaps the seasonal fig and walnut variety or a savory option filled with spinach and creamy ricotta. You won’t regret sampling the pumpkin currant muffins or chocolate hazelnut scones, and the orange cranberry quick bread is the perfect balance of sweet and tart. 

The breakfast sandwiches are built on the solid foundation of the house-baked breads and croissants and crowned with a variety of toppings. The bacon version melds cage free egg, bacon, sauteed kale, cheddar, pickled jalapeno and sun-dried tomato rosso, while the vegan incarnation combines sauteed kale, roasted tofu, pickled red onion and pickled jalapeno.

While you’re there, you might as well pick up a loaf of Levain or a crusty baguette to tide you over until your next visit to Fleur de Lis—which will probably be sooner rather than later. 

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3930 NE Hancock Street, Portland, Oregon 97212


5. Decadent Creations Bakery

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This charming bakery, located in a lovingly restored historic home on the outskirts of Portland’s urban core, has drawn crowds since 2010. Owner Mindy Simmons dedicates painstaking attention to detail in everything she creates, from wedding cakes and pastries to the house-made syrups in the shop’s lattes, and it paid off when she won an episode of The Food Network’s Chopped in 2015. 

Inside the heaven-scented cottage, the bakery offers plenty of seating for customers to enjoy their treats or pore over photos of Simmons’ past creations in preparation for weddings or special events. There are also plenty of picnic tables available outside the shop when the weather is nice. 

Decadent Creations offers a mind-boggling array of bars, brownies, cookies, cakes, pies and other pastries. Standouts include the Decadent Bar, a gooey amalgam of dark chocolate, coconut, almonds and salted caramel layered on a crisp shortbread crust; the Salty Dog Brownie, studded with toffee chunks and drizzled with salted ganache; colorful cupcakes in creative flavors like blackberry matcha and Louisette (yellow cake with raspberry compote, lavender mousse, raspberry cream cheese and coconut macaroon crumble); Barbara Pie, a flaky crust filled with chopped local hazelnuts, chocolate chips and a hint of orange zest; and the salty-sweet perfection of Salted Chocolate Potato Donuts.

In addition to the vast menu of sweet treats, Decadent Creations serves brunch and lunch all day, with choices like her Chopped-winning biscuit topped with egg, smoked gouda and house aioli and the Green Machine, a freshly-baked ciabatta roll crowned with seasonal cumin-roasted veggies, Swiss, avocado, shaved onion, aioli and microgreens. Pair your pick with a berry lemonade, chamomile iced tea or soda made with your choice of syrup. 

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171 NE 3rd Avenue, Hillsboro, Oregon 97124


4. Helen Bernhard Bakery

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For nearly a century, Helen Bernhard Bakery has provided cakes, cookies and other treats to the Portland community. Its eponymous founder started the business as a hobby to supplement the family’s income, and sales soon skyrocketed, requiring construction of the existing bakery building in 1939. The business was handed down through two more generations of the Bernhard family before being acquired by local bakers Richard and Mary Laufer in 1988, who then passed it on to their daughter and son-in-law, Kellie and Mike Snaadt. 

Despite dramatic growth and changes over the decades, the bakery has maintained its family feel, providing wedding and birthday cakes, petit fours and cookies to multiple generations of Portlanders. “Barbie Cakes” are one of the shop’s unique offerings, consisting of a Barbie doll baked into a lavishly-decorated cake that forms an enormous hoop “skirt” around the doll. Customers can also order from a lengthy menu of traditional sweets, including pies, cakes, cupcakes, brownies, tea cookies, lady fingers, eclairs, cream puffs, petit fours, cream puffs, Danish, turnovers, strudel and sticky buns—and that’s only a partial list! The shop also offers a wide variety of breads as well as seasonal items like log cakes, hot cross buns, plum pudding, stollen and fruit cakes. 

It’s safe to say that whatever you might be craving, Helen Bernhard Bakery can make it. 

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1717 NE Broadway #1775, Portland, Oregon 97232


3. Jinju Patisserie

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Named for the Korean word for “pearl” or “treasure,” JinJu Patisserie more than lives up to its moniker, crafting pastries that are worth their weight in gold.

Co-owners Jin Caldwell and Kyurim Lee both hail from Seoul, South Korea, and bring impressive resumes to their storefront: Master chocolatier Jin previously led research and development for the Mars Corporation and has made multiple appearances on the Food Network, while Kyurim’s experience includes a stint as assistant executive pastry chef at the Las Vegas ARIA hotel. The pair met in Las Vegas and ultimately decided to bring their talents to the City of Roses, opening JinJu in 2019.

The shop’s pastries—including creamy miniature cheesecakes, bite-sized tarts, pastel-toned macarons and decadent fudge brownies—are stunningly beautiful and taste as good as they look. If you happen to be in the neighborhood during breakfast, be sure to stop in for a buttery, flaky croissant—JinJu’s chocolate croissant was recently selected as the city’s best by Portland Monthly magazine, and the bakery also offers several other sweet and savory versions. And no matter what, plan to pick up a box of the jewel-toned, richly-flavored bonbons that show off Jin’s skills as a chocolatier.

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4063 N Williams Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97227


2. St. Honoré Boulangerie

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Founded by Normandy native Dominique Geulin, St. Honoré Boulangerie strives to replicate the cozy, rustic atmosphere of his parents’ bakery in France. The shop preserves many of the traditional recipes and techniques Geulin learned as a child, while incorporating the creative skills he and his team have refined over years of baking together. 

The Thurman Street space has an airy, open feel, thanks to an exposed prep area and floor-to-ceiling windows. Geulin loves chatting with customers as he rolls out dough and puts the finishing touches on his flawless pastries, and there’s also a long wooden community table where guests can break bread together. 

The dessert menu at St. Honoré is an unmistakable reflection of Geulin’s French roots, dominated by classic pastries like eclairs, hazelnut dacquoise, canelé and of course, the shop’s namesake treat: Puff pastry ringed with pâte à choux, filled with vanilla custard, topped with whipped cream and cream-filled choux and dipped in caramelized sugar. If you’re a chocolate fanatic, don’t miss the Gateau au Chocolat, a dense, flourless cake packed with rich cocoa flavor. 

The daily menu also features a wide variety of croissants—including plain, chocolate, almond, raisin and maple bacon—served fresh out of the oven with a buttery, flaky crust. Other breakfast breads include Normandy apple toast (a sumptuous bread pudding soaked in rum and vanilla custard and topped with chunks of baked apple) and croustade, a flaky pastry shell packed with savory ingredients such as cheese, spinach and mushrooms.

In addition to the flagship Thurman Street location, St. Honoré operates outposts on Southeast Division Street and Southwest Broadway Street as well as a café in Lake Oswego, so you’re never too far from your next French dessert fix. 

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3333 SE Division Street, Portland, Oregon 97202


1. Petunia’s Pies and Pastries

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The roots of Petunia’s Pies & Pastries stretch all the way back to founder Lisa Clark’s childhood, when she learned traditional baking techniques from her mother, whom she lost to ALS when she was just 12 years old. After battling severe health issues herself while a student at the University of Oregon, Clark adopted a dairy- and gluten-free diet and flourished. Not long after graduating, she decided to launch a niche vegan and gluten-free baking business from her Portland home kitchen, and demand far exceeded anything she could have imagined. The business grew from a traveling venture at weekend farmer’s markets to the brick-and-mortar café she and her husband still operate in downtown Portland’s West End. 

Clark’s baked goods have since been featured in Food and Wine, Bon Appetit and the New York Times, and she competed on The Cooking Channel’s Sugar Showdown. After more than 12 years in business, she remains dedicated to using fresh, high-quality local ingredients that nourish the body and soul, and this commitment shines through in the flavors of her pastries. Her cupcakes—which she calls “Babycakes”—come in delectable flavors like Cookie Monster (chocolate cake stuffed with chocolate chip cookie dough, topped with a dollop of cookie dough buttercream and crowned with a mini cookie) and Salted Caramel Coconut (coconut cake, vanilla buttercream and a drizzle of golden salted caramel), and daily cake slice flavors might include Confetti Cake and Chocolate Peanut Butter Bomb Cake

Her bar cookies are also phenomenal, especially the Buster Bar (peanut butter cookie crust, peanut buttercream filling, topped with decadent chocolate ganache and a sprinkle of sea salt) and the Millionaire Bar (coconut cashew butter cookie bar crust, blueberry jam, toasted nuts, coconut and cinnamon). Other daily treats include cookies, pies and cheesecakes, and the shop offers freshly-fried doughnuts on the weekends (but come early, as these bestsellers will be gone within a few hours of opening). 

Despite being vegan and gluten-free, the goodies at Petunia’s Pies and Pastries easily hold their own against traditional baked goods at any bakery in the city. Even if you don’t have dietary restrictions, you’re guaranteed to leave Petunia’s with fully-satisfied taste buds. 

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610 SW 12th Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97205


Our Final Thoughts: The Best Bakery in Portland Oregon

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