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Ken's Artisan Bakery

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$$ - $$$
Northwest District
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338 NW 21st Ave, Portland, OR 97209-1102
+1 503-248-2202
07:00 - 18:00
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Sun 08:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 07:00 - 18:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'm lucky enough to live around the corner, so you can find me here frequently in the morning to sip a coffee and have breakfast. A place where probably mostly locals hang out, a relaxed atmosphere with individual as well as communal tables. Order your food and drink, sit down and chat with locals or just read a newspaper. Now... More 

Thank Ellen S
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1,641 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of the better bakeries in Port Land. Everything I've had has been well made and quite delicious.

Thank Alzor S
Phoenix, Arizona
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101 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

We just stumbled on this bakery on our way to a movie down the street, but we were so happy to have found it. The pastries were amazing. We did not try any food, but were sort of in heaven eating the croissants and baguettes. Wish we would have found it sooner in our trip!

Thank FussyGrl
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

Love this place, but it is so popular you always have to wait. but the wait is worth it. Love their breads. they make a great quiche. The chocolate croissant is a little expensive but it is very well made. Good coffee also.

Thank tfizzle
Los Angeles, California, USA
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105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

We were fortunate enough to stay walking distance from Ken's Artisan Bakery. Every morning we got our freshly baked baguette and pastries from Ken's Bakery and it was such a delight! The baguettes were top notch! My friend kept asking "why can't we find baguette like this in LA?" The croissants were fabulous too! Everything from Ken's Bakery was delicious!... More 

Thank Daba2010
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

We stayed in the area to watch a Portland Timbers match and managed to sample a few bars and eateries the night before, so we had a few drinks in bars near this bakery and it looks like a nice place to get some breakfast They had a great selection of pastries, I had some sort of blueberry one which... More 

Thank Bluechaos1405
McKean, PA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

I gave my husband, a longtime home bread baker, Ken Forkish's book Flour, Water, Salt, Yeast for our anniversary. It has become his bread Bible and has it ever kicked up his bread more than a notch! When we decided to visit the Pacific Northwest, this bakery was our first stop and well worth the trek to get there. The... More 

Thank mckeaniac
Red Bank, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

We were on a baker pilgrimage and Ken's was perfect. The savory croissants were to-die-for! And the butter croissant was technically perfect and absolutely delicious! We left with several loaves of bread which kept for days and totally lived up to the hype! A true gem!

Thank Melanie O
Portland, Oregon
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136 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

The pastries here are the real deal - flaky, buttery croissants, nothing excessively large but everything of very high quality. The almond croissant isn't my favorite in Portland (The Bakeshop on Sandy) but it is very good and maybe more "French". The breads are all good and so authentic.

Thank Pdxgirl2015
Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

This bakery is a must when in Portland! I spoke to locals who told me it was the best bakery in Portland! I have to say their bread is out of this World and I can personally recommend the almond croissant - the best I've ever tasted and that includes Paris!!!! Staff were great - the place has a lovely... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 10
Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 338 NW 21st Ave, Portland, OR 97209-1102
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland>  > Northwest District
  • Neighbourhood: Northwest District
  • Phone Number: +1 503-248-2202

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?