My grandmother-in-law raised five children during the Depression. She's a hard-working lady (even to this day). She knows how to pinch a penny and ensures nothing goes to waste. I was stunned at one dinner when after the meal was done, she was adamant about dessert. In my youth, we didn't really have dessert after every dinner; it was more for special occasions. She wanted her dessert, and she was not joking or beating around the bush for what she wanted. It did make sense the more I thought about it; she saved and scrapped by, so if that was her treat for a great job raising 5 kids, taking care of her husband, and working 9-5, by golly, give the lady her dessert! Especially now that she's in her 80's, she's deserved it! But now… what to choose?

That night was a quick trip to the local drive-thru for ice cream, but next time, we're doing dessert right. Lucky for us, we're able to make a review round-up from all the different bakeries in Portland, Oregon, and we're sharing it with you (in no particular order)!

Pip's Original Doughnuts & Chai

Located at 4759 NE Fremont St. It's rockin' a 4.7 rating with over 3,000 reviews.

Pip's Original Doughnuts & Chai
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Pip's Original Doughnuts & Chai via Google Maps

"Best donuts in the PNW!! There is always a line so come prepared to wait. It's definitely worth the wait! These donuts are incredible!"
- Victor Grigorenko

 

"We LOVE Pip's! So much we had the food truck outside our wedding venue for dessert. Such a fun idea!"

- Jordan Patterson

Pip's Original Doughnuts & Chai
Pip's Original Doughnuts & Chai via Google Maps
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Ken's Artisan Bakery

This bakery is at 338 NW 21st Ave, and is currently setting at a 4.7 rating with over 1,000 reviews.

Ken's Artisan Bakery
Ken's Artisan Bakery via Google Maps
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"The best croissant I have ever tried. I got ham and thyme croissant, chocolate croissant, chocolate cookie & blood orange tart. They were so delicious. The crust was crisp and full of flavors!"
- Emma Sun

 

"Great Find! The quiche was the best I've ever had and I loved how hearty of a portion it was. Will definitely be in again."
- Chris Childs

Ken's Artisan Bakery
Ken's Artisan Bakery via Google Maps
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St. Honoré Bakery

There are 4 different locations for this bakery. 2335 NW Thurman St., 501 SW Broadway, 3333 SE Division St., and Lake Oswego 315 1st St. All of them rated in the mid 4 range and over 3,000 reviews!

St. Honoré Bakery SE Division
St. Honoré Bakery SE Division via Google Maps
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"A combination of good food, good atmosphere and good service!"
- Eddie Attrash

 

"Had a coconut, caramel, chocolate latte that's was on their spring special board. Was worried it'd be too sweet, but it was really good. They had a few gluten-free options which I appreciate."
- Elijah Steinbauer

St. Honoré Bakery SE Division
St. Honoré Bakery SE Division via Google Maps
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Voodoo Doughnut

Two different locations for Voodoo Doughnuts in Portland. 22 SW 3rd Ave & 1501 NE Davis St. With over 22,000 reviews, they're sitting at a 4.5 rating.

Voodoo Doughnut - Old Town
Voodoo Doughnut - Old Town via Google Maps
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"Pleasant staff... serving yummy & filling donuts! Very eclectic!"
- Julie Hedford

Voodoo Doughnut - Davis
Voodoo Doughnut - Davis via Google Maps
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"Wow, what a great environment. Excellent selection and great food and service!"
- Shae Jaeger

Voodoo Doughnut - Old Town
Voodoo Doughnut - Old Town via Google Maps
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Petunia's Pies & Pastires

Located at 610 SW 12th Ave, with over 12 hundred reviews, they're sitting at a 4.5 rating!

Petunia's Pies & Pastries
Petunia's Pies & Pastries via Google Maps
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"All I can say is, I am obsessed. These are the most delicious baked goods, and I feel so lucky to have found this gem."
- Ashley Hartmeier-Prigg

"Best food, great options for people that don't eat dairy or gluten. Biscuits and gravy are great, so are the sandwich cookies, cupcakes, and cinnamon rolls. Those things are my favorite."
- Jill Giles

Petunia's Pies & Pastries
Petunia's Pies & Pastries via Google Maps
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