The question is not who recommended we go to Ken's Artisan Bakery, it's who didn't. Ken Forkish's bakery in northwest Portland is the predecessor of his famous pizza place, Ken's Artisan Pizza, and it is home to fresh and excellent pastries. We picked up a few, the highlight being the Oregon Croissant, which was hot out of the oven at 7:30 a.m., flaky, and covered in tart berries and chunky pearl sugar. Buy more than one.
Ken's Artisan Bakery
338 NW 21st Avenue, Portland