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.

Blue Bird Bakers

Bluebird cookies have a conscience. The bakers here use only humanely produced eggs, RBST-free butter, and the “purest” of ingredients. But all virtue aside, they taste amazing, with the perfect chewy-crisp consistency. And what earns this newbie bakery some serious parent cred? Free. Samples. Of all their cookies.

Don’t miss: The “Laura & the Gingers” cookie.

Find It: 2390 NW Thurman
Online: bluebirdbakers.com

photo credit: Paul V 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