Megan Vargas is a great source to tap for some of Portland's best sweets. The nominee for Food & Wine's The People's Best New Pastry Chef award has been leading the pastry program at Andina since 2010, and was born and raised in Stumptown. See her favorites, from pastries as rich as a block of butter to a Mexican lollipop bedazzled with gumdrops.
When it comes to cookies, Bridgetown can hold its own. From delicate French macarons to hefty oatmeal cookies that are almost substantial enough to qualify as breakfast, you can find a cookie to satisfy every craving. Read on to discover our favorite bakeries (and what to buy there).