I have lived in the Pearl District/Downtown Portland area for about 4 years now and had never been to Ken’s Artisan Bakery on NW 21st. I’m really not sure why – I love bakeries (obviously), I love fresh baked bread, and Ken’s is known for having fantastic quality food, but for some reason I just had never ventured inside their cute cafe. I decided last weekend that I would finally check it out!
I was slightly overwhelmed by so many awesome choices staring at me from the bakery display case. Realizing that I probably wouldn’t go wrong with anything I picked, my approach was based on the time. Seeing that it was 10am and they didn’t have breakfast sandwiches, I thought to myself “I really should have a breakfasty pastry to be healthier” so I decided on a Rhubarb Galette – I mean, that has fruit so it totally counts, right? The galette was a good balance of tart rhubarb and buttery pastry with a sprinkling of raw turbinado sugar on top, which gave it a nice sweet crunch.