Reader Survey 2012: Best Bakery in Portland

Ken's Bakery Portland

Ken’s Bakery

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.

We love our bakeries like we love books and strip clubs. This category got many passionate comments, 61 different bakeries were nominated and over 1000 votes counted. The top two winners received 35% of the vote between them. Six others followed closely, and then the bottom fell out. A relatively new business, Kim Boyce’s Bakeshop made a good showing. Here are the results.

Out of 1002 votes:

1. Ken’s Artisan Bakery - 20% of the vote. 338 Northwest 21st Avenue, Portland OR 97214  Map  (503) 248-2202  My review

2. Little T American Baker - 15% 2600 Southeast Division St., Portland, OR 97202  Map (503) 238-3458

3. Pearl Bakery - 6% 102 Northwest 9th Ave., Portland, OR 97209  Map (503) 827-0910

4. Fleur De Lis French Bakery & Cafe - 5.9% 3930 Northeast Hancock Street  Portland, OR 97212  Map  (503) 459-4887  My review

5. Saint Honoré Boulangerie – 5.8%  My review

  • 2335 Northwest Thurman Street  Portland, OR 97210  Map  (503) 445-4342
  • 315 1st St Lake Oswego, OR 97034  Map  (503) 445-1379

6. Nuvrei – 5.6% 404 NW 10th Avenue,   Portland, OR 97209  Map  (503) 972-1700

7. Baker & Spice - 5.6% 6330 Southwest Capitol Highway  Portland, OR 97239  Map  (503) 244-7573

8. BakeShop – 5.5% 5351 Northeast Sandy Boulevard  Portland, OR 97213  Map   (503) 946-8884

9. Grand Central Bakery -4.19%  Map

  • 2249 NW York St., Portland 97210 (503) 808-9860
  • 1444 NE Weidler St., Portland OR. 97232  (503) 288-1614
  • 714 North Fremont St., Portland, OR. 97227 (503) 546-5311
  • 2230 SE Hawthorne Blvd., Portland OR. 97214  (503) 445-1600
  • 3425 SW Multnomah Blvd, Portland OR. 97219 (503) 977-2024
  • 7987 SE 13th Ave., Portland OR. 97202 (503) 546-3036

10. Lovejoy Bakers – 3.4% 939 Northwest 10th Avenue  Portland, OR 97209  Map  (503) 208-3113

You can see the rest of the 2012 Reader Survey results here

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Your thoughts are welcome

  1. pdxyogi says

    Congrats to Ken’s and Little T! I predict that newcomer Bake Shop will be second or third next year. Perhaps most don’t realize that Ristretto and others carry her stuff.

  2. Live To Eat says

    Ken’s and Little T never disappoint. St Honore was always good in their NW location (not in LO) but when did their pastries shrink and their prices rise? Fluer De Lis seems to be slipping, and Pearl too. Nuvrei has amazing pastries, they just need to change it up a little more often. I didn’t “get” Bakeshop at first, but I came to appreciate their more healthy choices – eg Strawberry Barley Scone. Baker and Spice is always great if you’re out that way. Lovejoy is fun on a sunny day. GCB provides my toast for breakfast and once in awhile a seasonal item will strike my fancy. If you want really good scones ( eg maple bacon), you can’t beat Bakery Bar (they sometimes have fantastic chocolate espresso bread, too). St Jack isn’t bad, it’s just too close to Little T.
    I wish I hated all baked goods and loved jogging :/

    • says

      I couldn’t possibly process the deluge of votes that would bring!
      Actually, I own a domain name that could easily be used for nothing but Portland surveys. Just in case ;)

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