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Bower's Bakery is No More

By May 5, 2008

One of the first places I ever ate in Portland remained one of my favorites: Bower's Bakery on SE Hawthorne Boulevard. When I wanted to indulge, I'd head there on a weekend morning for a giant cinnamon roll or one of their fresh bagels. Later, I discovered the beauty of their sandwiches which were huge, served on their own bread, and packed with delicious, high-quality ingredients. Plus, they came with a side salad (they made a great German potato salad!) and a little cookie. All in all, it was enough food for two meals, and the price was right (around $6). Now that Bowers has closed its doors, I'm taking suggestions for what could become my new favorite bakery/sandwich shop.


May 5, 2008 at 7:05 pm
(1) Julian says:

This is sad indeed. Especially, now that this will apparently be turned into condo parking.

I think the best sandwich place in this are is now the Boar’s Head inside Zupans, and that is unfortunate.

June 9, 2008 at 12:26 pm
(2) Sarah says:

Sarah Bowers is still in business baking the same pastries and sweets for wholesale accounts. We are happy to take any orders form the public with a 24 hour notice. Feel free to call 503-493-8342.

July 15, 2008 at 11:46 am
(3) Shelly says:

I ate there for a long time-then it turned filthy, unkept and the service, well…it was very sad indeed…last year I would peek in the window every so often to check it out, hoping for them to clean-up the place so I could indulge again…I was so sad, I kept hoping…

June 4, 2011 at 10:33 pm
(4) Deborah says:

Bowers was THE BEST bakery ever – so sad. Any way we can get the muffin recipe? NO ONE makes muffins like those!

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