I’ve been looking for the best gluten-free bakery in Portland. Is there just one? No. Here in the mecca of gluten-free in the USA, Portland has a handful of incredible gluten-free bakeries. If any one of these was in your state, you’d probably claim it as the best in the country. Imagine if you found all of them in one city. That’s right – find the best gluten-free bakeries in Portland, OR.
Best Gluten-Free Bakeries in Portland, OR
I’ve had an opportunity to visit Portland Oregon over the years. I’m there at least once a year for the Gluten Free & More Magazine Gluten Free Food Allergy Fest (learn more about the fest and see where it’s near you this year, visit GFFAFest.com). It’s one of my favorite gluten-free friendly cities to visit and it’s full of gluten-free bakeries! Check out my favorites below.
Kyra’s Bake Shop
Location: 599 A Ave, Lake Oswego, OR 97034
Not only is Kyra known for being a four-time winner of Food Network’s Cupcake Wars, but she’s also a friend. I will admit to crying out of sheer joy the first time I visited Kyra’s (formerly Crave) in Portland. It was one of the most amazing experiences I’ve had since going gluten-free. And now? Well Kyra’s Bake Shop has made a name for itself on the list of best gluten-free bakeries in the USA, let alone Portland, OR. She offers vegan options as well, but not as much as her delicious butter-laden treats.
Gluten Free Gem
Location: 140 NE Broadway St, Portland, OR 97232
I was pleasantly surprised when I visited Gluten Free Gem for the first time this past year in Portland, OR. Each gem color represented what dietary preference you had – GF and dairy-free, GF and vegan, GF and egg-free, etc. While they didn’t have as many gluten-free vegan options as I wanted, there was enough to keep me happy each time I visited. I think the prices are reasonable – around $2.50 for a cookie and $4 for a coffee cake or cupcake.
New Cascadia Traditional
Location: 1700 SE 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97214
I’m so desperate for New Cascadia Traditional. If at any point you mention Portland, this is the first thing that comes to my mind. Why? Their bagels. Their baguettes. Their sandwiches. Their muffins. Their cupcakes. THEIR PIES. Desperation is that I spend $35 on shipping to get them delivered to Arizona. Desperation is asking for my friends to ship me some from Portland. Desperation is a suitcase full of bagels when I fly home from Portland. You cannot miss this bakery when you go to Portland.
Petunia’s Pies and Pastries
Location: 610 SW 12th Ave, Portland, OR 97205
Delicious gluten-free pastries found here. I don’t love Petunia’s location, as it’s really hard to find parking, but if you’re wandering downtown Portland, it’s the PERFECT location for walking. The entire baking line is gluten-free and vegan, so for me – it was heaven!It’s also INCREDIBLE. I’ve met my fair share of gluten-free vegan food that’s just alright – but this, this is worth traveling here for. Also, find them at the PSU farmer’s market too, but get there early because they will sell out.
Back to Eden Bakery
Location: 2215-2217 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211 (three locations)
If you’re vegan, you MUST visit Back to Eden Bakery. This GF/vegan joint in Portland (complete with a cart!) is really good. But I must admit, I’ve never tried this place for lunch! I’ve only been able to visit their dessert shop. They have breakfast, brunch, salads, pizzas – and I haven’t had any of it. But I will vouch for their awesome desserts. Especially their frozen yogurt, and their ice cream shakes.
Ground Breaker Brewing
Location: 2030 SE 7th Ave., Portland, OR 97214
I know, Ground Breaker Brewing is a gluten-free brewery. But it’s also a gastropub. And it has some of the best desserts in Portland. Crazy, I know! These desserts are out-of-this-world creative and can be adapted to dairy-free too. It compliments the perfect meal that you’ll get at Ground Breaker Brewing.
Want to learn more about Ground Breaker Brewing? Check out my time at Ground Breaker’s gastropub at the #GFBloggerRetreat in 2017! If you want to know why you should be drinking actually gluten-free beer like Ground Breaker Brewing beer, instead of gluten-removed beer – read this post.
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Love your review! I obviously need to get into New Cascadia to try a sandwich… yum!
A couple tips for you…
When I go to Petunia’s I park in the parking garage across Burnside over by Powell’s Books. I can peruse the amazing Gluten Free cook book selection which is up with “special diets” and not with the normal cookbooks. You know… to avoid cross contamination (hahahahaha). Then it’s just a short walk to Petunia’s.
Also… at Back to Eden, the breadsticks with dipping sauces are a must try! I need to go and try their pizza someday.
I love all of these 🙂 Thanks for posting!
Thanks for this awesome guide! I’m headed to Portland soon and stumbled across this post which is providing inspiration for every breakfast for our trip 🙂
moved to Oregon 3 yrs ago, but only been up to Portland a few times and always in the evening just to attend a concert, but will not miss this yrs Enjoy Life event in Nov, so will be up there bright and early so will definitely be checking out a few of these places – and maybe if im lucky run into the amazing Erica in the process =)
As a native Oregonian that moved to SoCal, I regret it each and everyday as a Celiac! Not a place around like Kyra’s or New Cascadia. Kyra is truly amazing with her flavors and textures!!!!
Thanks for all the awesome tips! I now feel equipped for my next trip to Portland! Can’t wait to go to the Expo in November 🙂
New Cascadia Bakery is hands down THE BEST gluten-free bread I have had ANYWHERE in the U.S. or Europe. They go beyond the standard fare, using true sourdough starters from gluten-free grains and making European style artisanal breads. Nothing I have found elsewhere compares. They shine at: bagels, Italian-style bread rounds, “Farmhouse” sliced loaf, hamburger buns (they DON’T fall apart), and CINNAMON BUNS.