10 Best Places in Portland to Find Gluten-Free Baked Goods

By Meagan Wristen, Portland Local Expert

Portland, Oregon is well known for its diversity and this holds true in the food arena as well. Portland's wide availability of gluten free food is a great example of this. Not only do many of the restaurants and bakeries offer gluten free options, Portland has multiple bakeries dedicated to only making gluten free brownies, cookies, breads, pies, tarts, and much more. We searched the city and feel confident we've picked the top ten restaurants offering excellent gluten free baked goods. The first four bakeries on our list are completely gluten free and their baked good creations are no less than amazing. We've included New Cascadia Traditional that quickly became a locals favorite, especially for their pizzas. Back to Eden Bakery Boutique was included, because of their unique flavors and the longevity as another locals favorite. We included Clackamas' Liberated Baking even though it is a drive from downtown Portland, the quality is superior, so no one minds the drive. No matter which you chose to visit your sure to find something you like at any of these. 

10. Nothng Bundt Cakes
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Nothing Bundt Cakes bakery has several locations around Portand, Oregon including this location in Beaverton Town Square. Every recipe at Bundt Cakes uses pure ingredients; real eggs, butter and cream cheese. Not all franchises offer gluten free, but the location in Beaverton offers multiple flavors including one daily gluten free option like the gluten free chocolate chip cookie cake. Despite only having one gluten free option they still make our top ten list, because the locals consider the gluten free cake here to be the best in all of Portland. Nothing Bundt Cakes can create custom cakes for you, like a wedding cake.

9. Petite Provence

Warm cheese brioche and light, airy croissants with homemade berry jam? Oui. Superb salmon hash drizzled with fresh lemon dill sauce? Oui, oui! This charming French boulangerie offers a mouthwatering array of buttery pastries as well as delectable dishes for every meal, although brunch is particularly popular. Elegant yet inviting, the family-friendly bakery delights with cheerful service, wonderful coffee, grapefruit mimosas and exquisite dishes like the mouthwatering Meurette Benedict with roasted potatoes and butternut squash. They offer a variety of small plates during lunch time for $4 - $7 each. There is gluten free bread, macaroons, and entrees available. They have indoor and outdoor seating, making it a great place to go on a sunny day.

8. Saint Honore Boulangerie
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An authentic French Bakery in south east Portland utilizing a clay firebrick bread oven. They serve French fare from the Alsace region created by award-winning and nationally recognized master baker Chef Dominique Geulin. They have sandwiches and flatbreads. St. Honor Boulangerie also offers a large variety of breads and sweets, including their gluten free chocolate torte and gluten free black forest cake. This location offers an entire gluten free menu! Enjoy a Hazelnut Caramel Dacquoise: layers of caramel ganache, chocolate praline and hazelnut buttercream between crunchy hazelnut dacquoise cake or an Opera: chocolate ganache and espresso buttercream between layers of almond sponge cake. Kid's love their chouquettes. Saint Honore also features a full espresso bar and serves drip coffee.

7. Liberated Baking
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This gluten free bakery got so popular that it outgrew its original location in Gresham and is not operating out of a larger space in Clackamas. Liberated Baking is a gluten free bakery specializing in serving people with gluten intolerance and other allergies. They offer pastries, coffee, custom cakes, breads, pie crusts, sandwiches, soups and much more in Gresham. There is no wheat, rye, or barley in their products and their portions are large. Everything they make is gluten free and made fresh daily. The menu changes every day, because it is all made there daily. They also have a small selection of gluten free groceries available here.

6. Fresh Pot
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Located inside the Hawthorne branch of Powell's Books, the Fresh Pot is a great place to get delicious coffee. Beans are fresh and strong, prices are low, and the toy collection is fun to play with while you wait for your drink. They also offer gluten free baked good here. They have an excellent gluten free coffee cake and bagels. Other gluten free baked goods include brownies, muffins, and cakes like their blueberry lemon cake and lemon poppy seed cake. Hang out with a book or magazine from the store, start a game of Scrabble, or just take advantage of the people-watching opportunities.

5. Pearl Bakery

The delicious gem known as Pearl Bakery offers some of Portland's best and most elaborate baked goods. From hearty Italian breads to fine French pastries, simple baguettes to Basque tarts, the bakery is absolutely worth a stop. Savory, gourmet sandwiches (such as gorgonzola, pear and arugula on walnut bread) feature Pearl's incredible loaves, and locals go wild for fruit danishes and Sicilian fig cookies. The shop has limited seating, so you might want to get your munchies to go. For a reasonable price, you can skip off with a tasty snack or lunch treat and a cup of fragrant coffee too.

4. Petunias Pies and Pastries
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Petunia's Pies and Pastries handcrafts scrumptious sweets locally in small batches in downtown Portland. They use only top quality, all natural, fresh, local and seasonal ingredients. They hand make their own special gluten free flour blend using great high protein, high fiber heart healthy nutritious flours. They also use all natural cane sugar, and some alternative sweeteners such as agave syrup, brown rice syrup, coconut sugar & date sugar. We use healthy fats and fat replacements like coconut oil, non-gmo canola oil, locally made raw nutbutters, coconut milk, applesauce, bananas, zucchini and pumpkin. They also serve gluten-free lunches and cocktails, coconut milk, applesauce, bananas, zucchini and pumpkin.

3. Kyra's Bake Shop
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Kyra's Bake Shop offers breakfast and lunch in addition to their assorted baked goods. They have nice selection gluten free scones, doughnuts, cupcakes, sandwiches, house made breads and salads that are prepared fresh daily with in house made dressings. The best part is that everything at Kyra's is one hundred percent gluten free. Kyra herself had issues with gluten and set out to create gluten free items. She attended the prestigious Le Cordon Bleu patisserie program and and was able to take her in-depth knowledge and create a whole host of gluten free foods. She's even won the Food Network's Cupcake Wars four times.

2. New Cascadia Traditional
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New Cascadia Traditional is a dedicated gluten-free bakery, specializing in hand crafted artisan breads, pastries, an extensive list of cakes and cookies as well as pizzas and sandwiches. They verify and source ingredients to ensure that they are safe for those with Celiac Disease or who are gluten intolerant. New Cascadia Traditional gluten-free bakery also serves a rotating lunch menu, including their famous gluten-free pizzas and sandwiches. You can also get a mocha here with hemp and rice milk options. They offer delivery bike delivery through Portland pedal Power and you can order over the phone with 48 hours notice. You can also find them at the Portland Saturday Market.

1. Back to Eden Bakery Boutique

Fluffy, frosted paradise awaits taste buds at this adorable all-vegan bakery. Committed to producing organic, vegan and gluten-free plant based goodies like donuts, pies, cookies, cheesecake, fudge, ice cream, quiche, cinnamon rolls, biscuits and gravy, and more. Back to Eden is cherished not only for its dedication to the often-denied vegan sweet tooth, but also for its deliciously unique flavor combos. Both vegans and non-vegans rave about the pumpkin whoopie pies, chocolate lavender cupcakes, rose pistachio cake, almond butter fudge and marionberry coconut pie. They also have soy-free, sugar free, and dairy-free options. Prices are reasonable, and the staff is as sweet as the snickerdoodles.