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.

Quin Candy Shop

Located (like Little T, below) in Union Way, Quin is like Willie Wonka’s chocolate factory, shrunk down to everlasting (hand-crafted and natural) gobstopper size. (No wonder you can even buy a copy of Roald Dahl’s book here!) All the candy – from cherry cola gumdrops to tangerine lollipops – is handmade by skilled artisans. Click here for the rundown on this cool shop.

Don’t miss: Marshallow in flavors like Water Avenue Coffee and Oregon Strawberry.

Find It: 1025 SW Stark
Online: quincandy.com

photo credit: Cathie Ericson

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

–Stephanie Booth