Some friends I trained for the Vancouver Marathon with invited me to go on a “bakery run” this past Saturday. The plan would include starting at New Cascadia Traditional bakery, which is owned by another runner, then after our run we’d meet back at the bakery for post-run treats. Duh, of course I was in.
New Cascadia was started by Chris and Teresa, the husband-and-wife team, after Chris found out he was gluten-intolerant. They started experimenting with gluten-free baking at home, then in 2007 became a vendor at one of the local Farmer’s Markets. With a growing loyal following, they opened their retail location in SE Portland.