We love our bakeries like we love books and strip clubs. This category got many passionate comments, some accusing me in advance of ignoring their favorites. A total of 51 different bakeries were nominated (10 less than last year – interesting), with exactly 1000 votes cast. After the top five winners, the bottom fell out, with many places getting one or two votes.
There are so many new bakeries in Portland, it is time I updated our old bakery roundup. I’ll put it on my list for after the bulky jacket season begins.
- 2012: Ken’s Artisan Bakery, Little T American Baker, Pearl Bakery, Fleur de Lis, St. Honore, Nuvrei, Baker & Spice, Bakeshop, Grand Central
- 2011: Ken’s Artisan Bakery, Little T American Baker, Pearl Bakery, Grand Central, Bakery & Spice, Fleur de Lis, St. Honore, Lovejoy Bakers
For 2013, out of (exactly) 1000 votes:
3. Saint Honoré Boulangerie – 10% My review
- 2335 Northwest Thurman Street Portland, OR 97210 Map (503) 445-4342
- 315 1st St Lake Oswego, OR 97034 Map (503) 445-1379
Surprised Lovejoy Bakers didn’t get a shout out ……sourdough bread, sticky buns and the holiday Panettone.
Tough category……these top five are all terrific.
Surprised Bakeshop was left out. True standout product, and stuff you find elsewhere. We certainly are blessed with some amazing bakeries here.
I really want to like Bakeshop. The trouble is that their baked goods almost always are very dry. Love their handpies, though.
I’m always surprised that Baker and Spice doesn’t get more props. I guess the suburban-like location doesn’t help.
We are thrilled to make the top 5! We have 2 outstanding pastry chefs and all our bread bakers are exceptional.
Ken definitely has the best bread. Ken is the only bakery that would be thriving just selling bread if it was in France. For Croissants, after trying a very large number of bakeries in Portland, I converged on Nuvrei, I am always surprised to not see them in the list. I guess it might help keep the lines shorter…