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.

Little T Baker

If you’ve frequented Little T American Baker on SE Division, you’re well aware of their melt-in-your mouth pastries. Now, they’ve brought their addictive treats (as well as breads and grab and go sandwiches) to the West End. The tiny 400-square-foot space, located inside hip indoor alleyway Union Way, is a great way to temporarily escape the winter rain. Enjoy your fig and fromage tart  at one of the tiny tables, then head to the kids’ reading room at Powell’s around the corner.

Don’t miss: The mint chocolate chip macarons.

Find It: 1022 W. Burnside
Online: littletbaker.com

photo credit: Little T American Baker Facebook page

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

–Stephanie Booth