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Helen Bernhard Bakery

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1717 NE Broadway St, Portland, OR 97232-1775
+1 503-287-1251
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06:00 - 18:00
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Sun 08:00 - 15:00
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Reviewed 10 March 2017

Helen's was a thrill when I was 5 years old 70 years ago and it is still a thrill. It is a very special treat. Be sure to purchase a large bag of M&M cookies. On Sunday mornings a lot of the stock goes on sale for half price.

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Thank Frank H
Portland, Oregon
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52 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

We ordered our wedding cake here 20 years ago and I still remember how delicious it was. Last summer I got a German chocolate cake as a gift for a friend and she still raves about it. All other treats purchased over the years have been great and the service is always friendly and prompt.

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Thank Patti C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

We haven't been here for awhile. It's as good as we remember. Not only is everything delicious but the prices are amazing. Reminded us to come back more often and visit the bookstore across the street.

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Thank grammichar
Portland, Oregon
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68 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 12 January 2017

This is an old fashioned neighborhood bakery. One of the long time favorites is the banana cake. Also known for doughnuts and other breakfast pastries, but all in the style of the 50s to 70s.

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Thank irvingtonevk
Portland, Oregon
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2016

When on the East side of Portland, this is THE bakery. A fixture in NEPO, it holds that most magical pastries, cakes and breads you'll ever eat. The Almond ring (as well as other pastry rings) is a treat that is to be savored. Don't miss half-price Sunday and snag a bag of their luscious dinner rolls or challah bread.... More 

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Thank Karen A
Toronto
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

This is an institution in Portland, with bread and cakes and baked goods of all kinds! And every Sunday they have some of their wonderful offerings at half price. I get my bread there every week, and then a little something sweet to take home. The staff is really helpful, but it is good to get there early, as there... More 

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Thank Glenn B
naples florida
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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Fantastic Smells as soon as the door is opened. Cakes, cookies, turnovers . A real bakery! Packaged baked goods also available

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Thank olderenttraveler
Portland, Oregon
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103 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 20 October 2016

When you need that very special cake -- this is the place. They've been at it the longest and know the difference between a sheet and a bomb.

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Thank PickyBaer
Brush Prairie, Washington
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32 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

A little bit of Portland history here! Quality product, great service, and one of the last old time bakeries in town! A must go to business, and there are so many other goodies besides cakes!

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Thank Iggycbf1965
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154 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2016

Stopped in for a continental breakfast and ordered a latte with a French roll. The latte was excellent, as was the roll, so I bought a pastry for later, which was equally good. Aside from coffee and a wide assortment of individual pastries, the bakery has lovely cakes that were quite popular; several were purchased while I enjoyed my breakfast.... More 

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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    Atmosphere
Meals
Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 15:00
Monday
06:00 - 18:00
Tuesday
06:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
06:00 - 18:00
Thursday
06:00 - 18:00
Friday
06:00 - 18:00
Saturday
06:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1717 NE Broadway St, Portland, OR 97232-1775
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 503-287-1251

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?