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Ken's Artisan Bakery

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Northwest District
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338 NW 21st Ave, Portland, OR 97209-1102
+1 503-248-2202
08:00 - 17:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 08:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 07:00 - 18:00
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McKean, PA
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63 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 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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237 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 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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61 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 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 

Thank MariePhillipsBrussel
Poulton Le Fylde, United Kingdom
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124 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

Menu of the sandwiches & salads aviable written on blackboards on the all. Unbelievable choice of breads. Irresistible selections of cakes & macaroons.

Thank LindaBamford
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

My wife believes I moved the family to Portland because of Ken's. Try the baguette or ciabatta. I plead the fifth. 😀

Thank Matthias S
Asuncion, Paraguay
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815 reviews
603 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,415 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

we are kind of bread addicts and could not even think of visiting Portland without having a meal here. And indeed it is really worth a visit. Sandwiched and pastry are great!!!

1 Thank apalmero
Vernon Hills, Illinois
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185 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

While walking the cool neighborhood where Ken's is located, we were dying for some good Portland java and something sweet. Ken's is a great spot to fill this need. Our needs were fully satisfied. Barista's and staff were very friendly. Forget the chains. Go to Ken's if in the vicinity.

Thank Parrot434
wellington, fl
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296 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

I ate here & picked up things to go since Ken opened and they were all outstanding (Jacque Pepin [famous chef/cookbook author] his daughter, Claudine worked there while she lived in PDX)...since I moved away, I tend to try newer places when I come back for a visit; but will definitely return here.... Ken has just published a new cookbook... More 

Thank gypsybaker
Vancouver, Canada
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

Delicious, so hard to make a choice as everything is so appealing, great location, friendly, helpful staff.

Thank Carol W

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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
US$5 - US$10
Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?