Foodies gush over Portland for its amazing coffee, locally crafted beer, and of course, making “pork belly” a household term. But Stumptown also has a serious sweet tooth. In the past year alone, a number of bakeries and candy shops have opened across the city, and after visiting them, you’ll never look at a vending machine candy bar the same way again. And what makes us heart these places even more? Each has its own “kids welcome” vibe. Here, our faves to visit with your own small cupcake.

Pip’s Original

We love heavily frosted and  surprisingly filled donuts as much as the next Stumptowner, but sometimes we could do with something a bit simpler. Enter Pip’s, whose tiny donut holes in flavors like apple cider and honey/sea salt resemble beignets. Each batch is made to order, and kids will get a kick out of watching the process. We also appreciate the kids’ book shelf in back. (You gotta love a shop that has its own copy of “Homer Price.”)

Don’t miss: The Nutella/sea salt donut holes.

Find It: 4759 NE Fremont St.

photo credit: Christopher Barth

Did we miss your favorite new bakery? Tell us below and then fill us in on the sweet treats you bring home.

–Stephanie Booth