09/24/2023 (Updated: 05/30/2024) | Canby, Coffee & Sweets, Featured on Homepage

The Pursuit Of Sugar: A Tour Of Bakeries In Canby

Canby is a charming small town in the heart of the Willamette Valley with a bakery scene that's anything but small. While Canby is known for its farms and nurseries, it may come as an unexpected delight to some that it’s also home to a number of fantastic bakeries. (We’re guessing the town’s doughnut-to-resident ratio must be off the charts!)

From classic American comfort to south-of-the-border delights to European-style chocolates, your taste buds are in for a treat. The best part is, you can visit most of these locations on foot downtown. Pack your sense of adventure (and an empty stomach!) and get ready to embark on a delicious bakery tour. Pro tip: Don't forget to check out our list of things to do in Canby while you're in the area. With a lovely selection of wineries, shopping and opportunities for outdoor recreation, you won't be disappointed!

Gwynn's Willamette Coffee House

Start your day at Gwynn's Willamette Coffee House with a masterfully crafted cup of coffee. The rich scent of freshly ground beans mingled with the sweet aroma of baked goods will get your stomach growling going as soon as you walk in the door! This coffee house offers an impressive line-up of treats from Oregon City-based bakery, The Pastry Smith. You’ll find a rotating assortment of fresh-baked goods to complement your brew, such as strawberry poptarts, bagels, airy muffins and more.

Cutsforth's Market

While you're downtown, a trip to Cutsforth's Market is a must. This local, family owned grocery store boasts a bakery section brimming with fresh, made-from-scratch pastries, cakes, breads and more. Their donuts are legendary, and with a longtime family baking legacy, you're guaranteed the good stuff.

Oaxaca Bakery

For an authentic Mexican bakery experience, look no further than Oaxaca Bakery. At this family owned gem, you'll find a beautiful selection of Mexican breads, pastries and cakes, all baked with love and tradition. The store also offers a small selection of convenience items.

B's Bake Shoppe

B's Bake Shoppe is where sweet dreams come true. This bakery specializes in artisanal breads, pastries, confections and coffee. Pick up a loaf of bread to take home for dinner, or indulge in slice of strawberry olive oil cake. Lunch options include soup and sandwiches. The owner and head baker has been honing her craft since she was a teenager, and you can taste the passion in each of her creations. 

Puddin' River Chocolates

Located just a few minutes outside of downtown, you'll find Puddin' River Chocolates, a quaint shop full of handcrafted treats inspired by Amish family recipes handed down through generations. They've been creating magic for 21 years, using only the finest ingredients in their truffles, toffees and chocolates. They also bake outstanding shortbread cookies and dense, delicious flourless cakes. 

La Conasuper

La Conasuper, a grocery store located on the outskirts of downtown, houses a fantastic bakery section overflowing with traditional Mexican breads and cakes. Their goods are baked fresh daily at a second location in southeast Portland before being delivered to Canby.

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