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sweet treats for your sweetheart

Happy Valentine’s Day! We love any holiday that celebrates love and important relationships. To make this Valentine’s Day extra special we are offering a variety of decadent desserts, including 4-inch layer cakes in White Chocolate Rose Ganache or Vegan Chocolate Ganche. These beautiful cakes are great for a party of two! We also are making special Valentine’s decorated cupcakes, a heart topped Raspberry Chocolate Cheesecake Bar, and a rich Vegan Raspberry Chocolate Truffle Bar. Our complete holiday menu can be viewed here. We are taking special orders for Valentine’s Day until Monday, February 11th, but sometimes we sell out even before the cut off time—it’s never too early to place your order!

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Winter treats

Our Winter Menu is now in full swing! On this menu we’ve introduced a new breakfast cookie, the Vegan Buckwheat Buckaroo, which is a great cookie to start the New Year. This buckwheat based cookie is full of crunchy sunflower seeds and sweet tart dried cranberries. It’s also soy and top 8 allergen free. For those of you who have been following Gem since our early years, on this menu we’ve brought back our classic Vegan Coconut Banana Bar with a new and improved recipe. It’s moist and fluffy and full of delicious tropical flavors! In the dessert department we are making Red Velvet Cupcakes filled with tangy cream cheese mousse and decorated in silky vanilla buttercream. And for our vegan friends we have our Vegan Pink Tuxedo Cake, which is chocolate cake filled with raspberry jam and decorated in our naturally bright pink raspberry frosting.

In addition to these standard flavors, we are happy to work with you to make the fall cake of your dreams! Visit our desserts page for more information about special flavors and ordering deadlines.

retail shop

Our retail shop is 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. Owner Anne Miller started baking gluten free at Corbett Coffee Plant in 2006 when her daughter was first 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:

Lemon Curd Cake: This creamy and tangy cake is made up of a vanilla cake filled with silky homemade lemon curd and decorated with rich vanilla buttercream.

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 Pink Tuxedo Cake: This vibrant vegan cake is made with rich chocolate cake filled with raspberry jam and decorated in naturally colored bright pink raspberry frosting.

Red Velvet Cupcakes: These soft red velvet cupcakes are filled with tangy cream cheese mousse and decorated in silky vanilla buttercream.

Vegan Chocolate & Coconut Caramel Cupcakes: These vegan chocolate cupcakes are filled with rich homemade coconut caramel and decorated in decadent chocolate 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*, Coconut*, Lemon*, Red Velvet*, Strawberry*, Winter Spice*, White Chocolate, and Vanilla*

Cake Fillings: Apple Compote*, Chocolate Ganache*, Coconut Caramel*, Cream Cheese Mousse, Coconut Walnut Custard*, Jam ( Blueberry, Blackberry, Pineapple, Raspberry, and Strawberry)*, Lemon Curd, Mascarpone Mousse, Peanut butter Mousse, Pastry Cream,  White chocolate Espresso Ganache,  or a Buttercream of your choice.

Cake Frostings: Chai Spice*, Chocolate*, Chocolate Ganache*, Cream Cheese, Coconut*, Lemon*, Mint*, Raspberry*, Strawberry*, 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. Destinations further out, subject to increase and availability.

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
Sit down tastings are $30 to sample three flavor combinations of your choice.

Take home tastings available for $25.  Take home tastings require payment at time of order.

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 our Wedding coordinator regarding the details of your order.

 

Weddings

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Please briefly tell us about the flavors you're interested and a little about the design of the cake.