PORTLAND, OREGON – March 7, 2017 – Gluten Free Gem, Portland’s first dedicated gluten free bakery, is excited to announce the opening of their new retail shop at 140 NE Broadway St.. After wholesaling their gluten free pastries for ten years, Gem will now sell their pastries directly to customers.
“With this retail shop we’re excited to offer a new variety of pastries that we have not been able to wholesale due to shelf-life or our production capabilities,” says Anne Miller, Gem’s owner. “My daughter in particular loves our pretzels and has been asking for one everyday since we opened.”
Gluten Free Gem’s gluten free treats can be found at more than 75 accounts around the greater Portland area. Recently they moved their entire operation to NE Broadway St; this move allowed them to both expand their production kitchen and open a retail space. Look for their delicious pound cakes, cookies, decorated layer cakes, donuts, soft pretzels, and cinnamon rolls to be featured in their pastry case, along with seasonal specials and some new treats. The retail space will give them more opportunity to develop new recipes and products, as their philosophy has always been to make products that change the perception of what gluten-free and allergen-friendly baking can be. The shop is open Wednesday – Friday from 7am – 3pm and Saturday – Sunday from 8am – 4pm. More information about the shop, hours, and menu can be found at www.glutenfreegem.com.
About Gluten Free Gem:
Gluten Free Gem is an independent, family run bakery in Portland, Oregon that provides tasty treats for everyone. Owners Anne and Mike Miller started baking gluten free at CCP Gluten Free Baking in 2006 when their daughter was diagnosed with Celiac Disease. By April of 2011, the bakery’s wholesale operation had outgrown its SW Corbett location and they moved into a larger production kitchen in Portland’s Rose Quarter (on N. Hancock St). With this move the bakery’s name was changed to Gluten Free Gem, 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 kitchen and a beautiful new retail shop.
The bakery is one of Portland’s few GFCO Certified bakeries, which eliminates any risk of gluten cross-contamination. As part of this certification they do extensive ingredient research to ensure that everything they use, as well as their facility, is clean of gluten. In addition to their gluten awareness, they also train all their employees about the risk of cross-contamination from other allergens. They are continually educating themselves on new research and information regarding Celiac Disease, gluten-intolerance, and gluten-free baking. They take the potential health risks of gluten contamination as seriously as the need for their pastries to taste delicious.
Shop location: 140 NE Broadway St. Portland, OR 97232
Hours: Wednesday – Friday: 7am – 3pm, Saturday & Sunday: 8am – 4pm