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Fall Season

September is a great month in Portland— the swifts are flying, the forest is full of chanterelles, and the rain is making it okay to hunker down for the upcoming winter. This is prime time for our seasonal fall menu switch, where we move from bright lemon and berry flavors into rich and spicy flavors, and, oh boy, are we ready to make this change.

On this fall menu we’re introducing a new Cinnamon Cream Cheese Coffeecake. This buttery coffeecake base is filled with a cinnamon spice cream cheese filling and toasted walnuts and is topped with a cinnamon maple glaze. We’re bringing back our moist Vegan Apple Bran Bar, which is a soy free applesauce bran cake is filled with apple chunks. It’s a celebration of the apple harvest! In the desserts department we’re making a new Vegan Pumpkin Chai Cupcake. A fluffy soy free pumpkin cupcake is filled with vegan chai pastry cream and topped with a caramel spice frosting. And the crowd favorite Pear Frangipane Tart Bars are also on this menu. These buttery almond frangipane filled treats are topped with soft and fruity poached pears and crunchy almond slices. They’re just so good! For a complete list of our fall flavors please visit our Pastries page.

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

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Retail shop

Our NE Portland retail shop and cafe is open 7-days a week. It’s a great place to grab a pastry, coffee, or light lunch. More information about our cafe menu and drink partners can be found here.

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’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 dedicated gluten free facility, to eliminate any risk of gluten cross-contamination. As part of our commitment to being 100% gluten free, 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 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 thirteen 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.

Retail Shop

Our retail shop at 140 NE Broadway is open 7 days a week:
Sunday through Thursday from 7am to 4pm
Friday & Saturday from 7am to 5pm

Our bright and airy shop is a great place to get a bite to eat and try our pastries and desserts along with an espresso from Water Avenue Coffee or a cup of tea from Jasmine Pearl Tea. We are now also offering CBD shots from East Fork Cultivars and thai tea from Thaiwala. We love our partnerships with these great local companies and strongly believe in the products we bring into our shop!

In addition to these drink options, we always have a variety of cakes, donuts, cookies, pretzels, quiche, and more in our case. All our baked goods are freshly made daily in our gluten free production kitchen, located behind our shop. Our retail staff is very patient and knowledgeable about all our products. They are more than happy to answer questions about allergens, ingredients, or their personal favorite treats!

Pastries

Our bakery is a 100% dedicated gluten free 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 menu rotates seasonally; here is a list of our current pastry offerings. The items 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 at least two days in advance by noon and are based on availability. 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 at least 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 and 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: Three layers of vanilla cake filled with salted caramel sauce and fluffy cream cheese mousse decorated in rich 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 Pink Tuxedo Cake: A naturally colored pink and brown tuxedo striped cake made up of three layers of chocolate cake filled with raspberry jam and decorated in pink raspberry frosting.

Blackout Cupcakes: Chocolate cupcakes filled with luscious and rich chocoalte pudding and decorated with creamy chocolate buttercream.

Vegan Pumpkin Chai Spice Cupcakes: These soy free and vegan pumpkin cupcakes are filled with spicy chai spice pastry cream and decorated with a fluffy caramel spice frosting.

Build Your Own

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

Cake Flavors: Banana*, Chocolate*, Coconut*, Lemon*, Pumpkin*, Red Velvet*, Strawberry*, White Chocolate, Vanilla, and Brown-Sugar Vanilla*

Cake Fillings: Chocolate Ganache*, Chocolate Pudding, Coconut Caramel*, Chai Spice Pastry Cream*, Cream Cheese Mousse, Coconut Walnut Custard*, Jam (Cranberry, Raspberry, Strawberry, or Mixed Berry)*, Lemon Curd, Mascarpone Mousse, Peanut Butter Mousse, Pastry Cream*,  Espresso Pastry Cream*,  or a Buttercream of your choice.

Cake Frostings: Caramel Chai Spice*, Chocolate*, 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 or 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 vary according to mileage and are subject to 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 credited 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

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