Those seeking a front-row view of an artisan loaf’s journey from yeast to feast need only perch at the wide stone bar facing this cozy Mt. Tabor bakery’s giant bread oven. (Mind the peel if you’re fond of your nose as is.) Since man and woman cannot allegedly live on bread alone (even house-milled, wood-fired whole grain bread), the pastry case is stacked with baked treats ranging from dark, dense little gingerbread cakes to streusel-topped cranberry oat muffins.
On that rare occasion that I get a
morning to myself, I like to walk up to this friendly Mt. Tabor bakery and enjoy a thick slice of fresh-baked whole grain toast with seasonal preserves and a pot of tea while watching them rotate loaves in and out of the huge brick oven.
Tissa Stein's neighborhood bakery Tabor
Bread is the first retail bakery in Portland to mill its own flour and bake all its bread in a wood-fired oven, with cozy charm and ten varieties of whole grain loaves and breakfast pastries.
This well-curated bakery blends style
and comfort while producing delicious breads and other treats, like the savory bread pudding. Great for settling in with a book on a rainy day, or a brief stopover on a sunny day's walk. Highly recommended—bring your friends and ask to see the flour mill—it's beautiful.