Here are our favorite, kid tested and approved bakeries around the Portland area.
These Japanese baked goodies not only taste delicious, but they are also adorable. This Beaverton bakeshop is a favorite of the PDX Parent staff and their families, including the chocolate coronet — with googly eyes! — Japanese-style cheesecake and custard-filled buns (pictured above).
Ken’s Artisan Bakery is legendary in these parts for its simultaneously crusty and springy loaves of bread, but the cookies, canelé pastries and the sandwiches are kid-approved pleasers.
Craving a croissant? Then Twisted is the bakery for you (pictured above). From traditional butter or chocolate croissants, to seasonal flavors of the trendy cruffin — a cross between a croissant and a muffin — there’s doughy goodness that appeals to everyone. Bonus: There are now two locations of Twisted, the original spot in Northeast on Broadway and the newer Sellwood-Moreland location.
Two words: French macarons. Find these bite-size treats at JinJu Patisserie on North Williams — and many more almost-too-pretty-to-eat pastries.
Billed at the “craziest cookie shop in town,” PDX Cookie Co. in Montavilla lives up to the hype with its big mouth cookies that are stuffed, layered, chocolate-dipped and more (pictured above). Get ready for the ultimate sugar rush.
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