While in Portland back in May with my family, I went to the New Cascadia Traditional Bakery twice. Everything is gluten free and lots of things are vegan. My mom (pictured left) is a cinnamon roll connoisseur, so it's what she gets just about everywhere, although I am pretty sure she likes her own homemade cinnamon rolls the best. I can't remember, but I imagine she gave me a bite of this cinnamon roll, and I imagine I liked it and she thought it was "meh."
Meanwhile...... I ate a toasted cinnamon raisin bagel with cream cheese. I thought it was pretty groovy.
I picked up a morning muffin to go, which seemed like a blueberry muffin with a delicious crumble topping to me. I ate it in the afternoon.
My dad ate a scone. His review was: "it's dry and bland with no flavor." He went back with me to the bakery the next day and ordered it again. He liked it the second time around. Or pretended better.
We got a strawberry rhubarb galette and lemon cupcake to go:
The galette was absolutely incredible. It was hard to resist getting another one when I returned the next day.
Lemon cupcake close-up:
Lemon cupcake has lemon filling too! Delicious and very rich. I kind of wish I'd saved a few bites for the next day.
Overall, I would definitely go back to the New Cascadia Traditional Bakery every single time I'm in Portland. I had a piece of their teff bread with a lunch at a different place (I'll post about it later, I promise) and it was delicious too. Two thumbs up. Five stars.