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We're MOVING!

We have some very exciting news! We're expanding into a new location on the corner of NE 2nd Ave and Broadway St! With this move we're opening a new cafe, full of all the cakes, donuts, and coffeecakes (plus some additional surprises) we've been serving around town for more than ten years now.

2/10/17 UPDATE: We're open! It's taken us a bit longer than we hoped, but our new retail shop is now open and we couldn't be happier with the result! We have a full display case filled with donuts, scones, muffins, cakes, and more! Stop by Wednesday - Friday 7am to 3 pm or Saturday - Sunday 8 am to 4 pm. We hope to see you soon!

2/1/17 UPDATE: We're up and running! Well, sort of. We are back to doing our normal wholesale baking and delivering, but our retail shop isn't quite open. We are working hard to get ready to open Friday, Feburary 10th, and every day we're getting closer to this goal. In the meantime, we are taking special orders so please call the bakery at (503) 288-1508 to place an order and discuss pick-up options. Speaking of special orders, we are now taking advance orders for Valentine's Day! Scroll down to see a preview of some of our Valentine's Day treats! Thank you for hanging in there with us!

1/23/17 UPDATE: Despite our best efforts, it looks like we're running a bit behind schedule. The snow storm pushed back the set up of our electrical system, so although we're all moved into our new space we still can't run our ovens, refrigeration, or dishwasher! Here's hoping our new power system will get turned on so we can start sending out our tasty treats to our wholesale accounts next Monday, January 30th.

1/9/17 UPDATE: Looks like our retail space will not be officially open to the public until the first week in February. Our nice, new coffee equipment from Water Avenue Coffee will be installed the last week in January, and we want to be able to provide hot coffee made with their stellar beans when we open! We will be taking special orders anytime after January 30th while we're waiting for the shop to open, so call the bakery to place an order while we're putting the finishing touches on our retail space!

We will be completely closed to move between January 14th and January 29th. Feel free to check back often, follow us on Instagram, or contact the bakery for additional moving updates.

 

Happy 17th Birthday NEw Seasons!

Our kitchen smells like bananas right now, in preparation for New Seasons' Birthday Celebration! We are providing stores with a Gluten Free and Vegan version of the their classic Banana Birthday Cake. This cake will be available to sample at all stores this Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 25 - 26! For more information visit their website at www.newseasonsmarket.com. Happy Birthday New Seasons!

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We are happy to accommodate most special order requests! 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. All special orders need to be placed two days in advance by noon. 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 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 buttery three layer vanilla cake, filled with caramel sauce and cream cheese mousse and frosted in vanilla and salted 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 Chocolate Caramel Cake: This rich three layer vegan chocolate cake is filled with homemade coconut caramel and chocolate ganache and frosted with fudgy 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*, Chocolate Espresso*, Coconut*, Hummingbird, Lemon*, Red Velvet, Spiced, 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*, or a Buttercream of your choice.

Cake Frostings: Chocolate*, Chocolate Ganache, Coconut Ganache*, Cream Cheese*, Coconut*, Lemon*, 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% 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 during normal business hours (Mon-Sat) to speak with a wedding cake decorator regarding the details of your order.

 

Weddings

Name *
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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.