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We have been nominated by USA Today as one of the best Gluten Free Bakeries in the country! This is a huge honor for our small bakery and we're super excited to be on a list with so many other amazing GF Bakeries. If you love our pastries, desserts, and cafe please let everyone know by helping us spread the word and voting for us here. You can vote once a day, every day until July 9th! Thank you!

Farmers Markets!

We are excited to be back at the market for the season! We now have a booth at the Hollywood Farmers Market on Saturdays from 8am - 1pm and the Woodstock Farmers Market on Sundays from 10am - 2pm. We love participating in the markets; we are always getting inspiration from all the other amazing vendors and the beautiful fresh produce we can't help but drool over. Visit our booth and you'll find a great variety of fresh pastries, scones, donuts, cinnamon rolls, quiche, and more!

Summertime SPECIALS

We have a full roster of great summertime desserts including Vegan Carrot Cupcakes filled with our caramelized pineapple jam (which takes us 6 hours to cook!), a rich Caramel Cream Cake filled with light cream cheese mousse and salted caramel sauce and decorated in silky vanilla buttercream, and our naturally vibrant Vegan Lemon Raspberry Cake, which gets its beautiful bright pink color from all the raspberries in the frosting! In addition, we are happy to work with you to make the summer cake of your dreams! Visit our desserts page for more information about special flavors and ordering deadlines.

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retail shop

Our retail shop is now open 7 days a week! Our hours are Sunday - Thursday 7am - 4pm, Friday & Saturday 7am - 5pm.!

Our bright and airy shop is a great place to try our pastries and desserts along with a cup of Water Avenue Coffee or Jasmine Pearl Tea. We always have a variety of cakes, donuts, cookies, pretzels, quiche, and more in our case!

We are happy to accommodate most special order requests with a minimum of 48 hours notice by noon. Visit our Contact page to find out how to place a special order, ask us question, or discover where you can find our pastries around town.

About GEM

Gluten Free Gem is an independent, family run bakery located in Portland’s Lloyd District. Owners Anne and Mike Miller started baking gluten free at CCP Gluten Free Bakeshop in 2006 when their daughter was diagnosed with Celiac Disease. By April of 2011, the bakery had outgrown its SW Corbett location and moved to N. Hancock St. With this move came a name change, to celebrate the original Gems: Anne and Mike’s daughters Greta and Emma Miller.

In 2017 the bakery moved again, to 140 NE Broadway St., to make room for a larger production facility and a retail shop. Stop by the shop to sample our tasty treats, made for everyone!

 

The bakery is a GFCO Certified bakery, to eliminate any risk of cross-contamination. As part of this certification we do extensive ingredient research to ensure that everything we use, as well as our facility, is clean of gluten. In addition to our gluten awareness, we also train all our employees about the risk of cross-contamination from other allergens. We are continually educating ourselves on new research and information regarding Celiac Disease, gluten-intolerance, and gluten-free baking. We take the potential health risks of gluten contamination as seriously as the need for our pastries to taste delicious.

Over the last ten years, our understanding of eating and baking gluten-free has grown immensely, and so has our menu. We plan on continuing to develop new gluten-free products that help to change the perception of what gluten-free baking can be, all the while maintaining our 100% gluten-free facility, where everything is delicious and safe to eat.

Pastries

Our bakery is a dedicated and certified GFCO facility, which eliminates any risk of cross-contamination. We have researched ingredients to ensure that they are gluten free and continue to educate ourselves on new research and information regarding celiac disease and gluten intolerance. We take the potential health risks of cross contamination as seriously as the need for our pastries and desserts to taste delicious.

Our items below rotate seasonally; here is our current menu. The pastries in our shop rotate daily, please call in advance to see if we have what you are looking for. All special orders need to be placed two days in advance by noon and are based on availbility. To place your order please call the bakery directly during normal business hours.

For product nutritional information click here.

Select items are available fresh at our bakery location. Click here for a complete list of other locations that are currently selling our products.

Desserts

All special orders must be placed two days in advance by noon. Custom decorations are available for cakes, cupcakes, and cheesecakes. Please call the bakery during normal business hours to place an order. We do our best to accommodate most special order requests, so it never hurts to ask if you're looking for something special. We do sell out on occasion, so we always recommend placing your order as soon as possible. 

We offer a wide variety of filling and frosting flavors for our cakes and cupcakes. Flavors can be mixed and matched to create the perfect cake for your event.

Popular Cake and Cupcake Flavors:

Caramel Cream Cake: A three layer vanilla cake filled with cream cheese mousse and salted caramel sauce, decorated in silky vanilla and caramel buttercreams.

Tiramisu Cake: Three layers of vanilla cake are soaked in cold brew coffee, filled with sweet mascarpone, and dusted with a traditional cocoa powder. This cake is extra moist and decadent!

Vegan Lemon Raspberry Cake: Vegan lemon cake filled and frosted with naturally bright pink raspberry frosting.

Chocolate Pudding Cupcakes: Vanilla cupcakes filled with rich chocolate pudding and decorated in vanilla buttercream.

Vegan Carrot Cupcakes: Lightly spiced vegan carrot cupcakes filled with homemade caramelized pineapple jam and decorated in vegan vanilla frosting.

Build Your Own

Choose your own cake, fillings, and frosting to make a cake or cupcakes unique to your event.

Cake Flavors: Banana*, Carrot*, Chocolate*, Chocolate Espresso*, Coconut*, Hummingbird, Lemon*, Red Velvet*, Strawberry*, Spice Cake*, White Chocolate, and Vanilla*

Cake Fillings: Apple Spice*, Blueberry Jam*, Chocolate Ganache, Coconut Caramel*, Coconut Ganache*, Cream Cheese Mousse, German Chocolate Custard*, Lemon Curd, Raspberry Jam*, Raspberry Mascarpone Mousse, Strawberry Jam*, or a Buttercream of your choice.

Cake Frostings: Chocolate*, Chocolate Ganache, Coconut Ganache*, Cream Cheese, Coconut*, Lemon*, Raspberry Frosting*, Strawberry Frosting*, Salted Caramel, Vanilla*, and White Chocolate

*Vegan option available

All orders must be placed two days in advance by noon.

We also make wedding and special occasion cakes, visit our Weddings page for more details.

 

Wedding Cakes

Our decorators love working with couples to make cakes that fit any wedding celebration, large and small. We are more than happy to accommodate most flavor and allergen requests. For a complete list of cake flavor options, please visit our desserts page.

We are well versed in a wide range of decorating styles and techniques in buttercream and fondant. Our decorators will work with you to create a cake that fits your personal story or theme to make your day extra special.

Prices vary depending on the level of detail and flavor combinations. Please contact the bakery for more information and pricing. 

Delivery
Delivery and set up within 5 miles of the bakery is $50. Add $1 for each additional mile.

Payment
A 50% non-refundable deposit is due upon placing your order.
The remaining 50% and delivery fee are due 2 weeks before the event.

Tastings
Tastings are $25 to sample three flavor combinations of your choice. The tasting fee will be applied to your order of $150 or more.

Placing an Order
Fill out the form below or contact the bakery to speak with a wedding cake decorator regarding the details of your order.

 

Weddings

Name *
Name
Phone *
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Event Date *
Event Date
Please briefly tell us about the flavors you're interested and a little about the design of the cake.