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.

Pie Spot

Cupcakes are so 2010. Hip kids (and parents) today know it’s all about the pie hole – a.k.a. “the cupcake of pie.” Pie Spot’s beautifully crafted pies fit in the palm of your hand but are big on flavor, both sweet (like classic pumpkin and marionberry crumble) and savory (caramelized onion, manchego cheese, and seasoned pumpkin seeds.) And this great location in the Kerns neighborhood makes it an easy detour whether you’re headed west to Buckman Field or east to Laurelhurst Park.

Don’t miss: The chocolate peanut butter pie hole.

Find It: 521 NE 24th
Online: pie-spot.com

photo credit: Michael S. via Yelp

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

–Stephanie Booth