Place Your Christmas Eve Pickup Pre-Orders By Friday At Midnight!

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Holiday Panettone – perfect as is, with a little butter or even as French Toast! Yum!

Get those orders in now! Click Here. If you’d like to place a holiday pre-order for pick-up on Christmas Eve place your order by Friday, Dec 20th at Midnight! Reading this too late? Don’t worry, we’ll have extra pies, tarts, breads, cookie boxes, etc… at the bakery that day, but get there early, we close on Christmas Eve at 3pm. Have a marvelous holiday season!

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The holidays are here! Let us help you make EVERYTHING easier! Treat your friends and family by bringing them an extra special sweet. We make it easy with on-line ordering.
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Click on the link above to place your order for one of our delicious holiday desserts. Not only do we have Lovejoy staples like our lovely Salted Caramel Chocolate Tart, Pecan Pie, Pumpkin Pie and Apple Pie, we also have oodles of season specific goodness. We are featuring our luxurious Buche de Noel, fruity Panettone, lush Chocolate Cinnamon Babka and adorable Christmas Cookie Gift Boxes.

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Holiday Cookie Gift Box

Need a quick and easy hostess/host gift? Why not pick up a handful of our house made miniature bread ornaments! Perfect for all the foodies in your life, only $5 each!. Please note, we require 72 hours notice prior to pickup for pre-orders.

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Mini Epi, Baguette and Croissant Holiday Ornaments

Have a BEAUTIFUL Holiday Season-
P.S. We’ll also be selling our individual Christmas Cookies in store. They are the PERFECT treat for YOURSELF after a long day of shopping (or a lazy day by the fire).

Pumpkin this and that at Lovejoy

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Throw on a cozy sweater and stroll over to Lovejoy to pamper yourself with some of our favorite fall treats. Feeling decadent? Try a slice of our Salted Caramel-covered Pumpkin Roll. Inside is a fluffy pumpkin sponge cake swirled around a heavenly cream cheese filling. Outside is a dusting of candied pumpkin seeds and pecans, wedged into a generous drizzle of Salted Caramel sauce. If one slice isn’t enough, you can buy the whole roll too!

And if you want to catch some rays before the big bright ball disappears for the winter, sit outside with a cup of our Autumn-spiced Latte. Spiked with notes of cardamom, cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice, we also kick it up with caramel and pumpkin spice syrup. Every sip will wrap you up in the warm fuzzies.

Beginning October 25th our Halloween cookies will be ready to haunt your cookie jar (if they make it that far before you’re “gobblin'” it up: ha, see what we just did there?). Stop by to stock up on the 25th!

We’ll see you soon.

Meet the Bakers, Week 1

All the goodies you’ve grown to know and love don’t just magically make their way to Lovejoy’s shelves. We have an amazing team of dedicated, wonderful bakers that work day and night to bring you the very best breads and pastries. Here’s your chance to learn about our fantastic staff:
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First up is Sara Carpenter. She has been with LJB for two years, and her work has been nothing but solid.

Sara:
Q: What has baking taught you about life?
A: Don’t sweat the small stuff, everything will get done

Q: Favorite thing to bake?
A: Anything involving the creaming method

Q: Favorite restaurant?
A: Lardo – it’s hard to beat their double burger with dirty fries and a micro brew

Q: What products have you come up with?
A: Monkey bread, everything challah roll, and currently working on a chocolate almond croissant

Q: Best song for baking?
A: Under Pressure by Queen

Next Up: We wanted to give a little shout out to Kandice Brending. Kandice has also made wonderful contributions to Lovejoy as well including our Cinnamon Roll (lovingly called Kinnamon Roll by staff). Sadly, this is her last week with Lovejoy before she starts a new adventure.

Q: How did you start baking?
A: Ever since I was little I’ve been baking from scratch. My whole family called me little Betty Crocker growing up so none of them were surprised when I chose baking as a career. Later I became the head cake decorator at a Coldstone creamery and that continued my interest in baking and more specifically specialty cakes.

Q: Best song to bake to?
A: The best song to bake to hands down is Dancing in the Moonlight by King Harvest. I’m always dancing while i bake.

Q: If you were to get a culinary inspired tattoo what would you get?
A: I actually already have culinary inspired tattoos! I call them my finger utensils. I have a chefs knife, a rolling pin, and a spatula on the inside of three of my fingers. My parents weren’t super excited about them but I’m in love.

Easter ‘Sun’ Day

The weather is supposed to be GLORIOUS this weekend, so whether you celebrate Easter or not, hop over to Lovejoy Bakers for some special treats to herald our much anticipated Spring! There are bunnies, chicks and other fanciful cookies, hot cross buns, as well as delicate egg-shaped macaroons that melt in your mouth. And yes, weather permitting, the patio will be set up with tables and chairs to dine al fresco and soak up all the Vitamin D we’ve been missing!

Be Still My Heart


Here’s a sophisticated way to show how smitten you are with your love muffin. These two exquisite heart-shaped cakes are as beautiful outside as they are delicious inside.

Above is our Dreamy Decadence Chocolate Cake. It features a kick of chile, which amplifies and richens the chocolate. Filled with indulgent layers of chocolate mousse, creme fraiche and chocolate covered hazelnuts, it’s glazed with iridescent gold dust!

Below is our Luscious Lady Finger & Lemon Cake. Light and sweet lady fingers embrace lush lemon mousse, sweet raspberry coulis, and tart cherry streusel. It’s topped with fresh raspberries and candied lemon.

We also have our beautifully decorated Valentines cookies. All items are available for pre-order by clicking here. You can also place an order at the register at Lovejoy Bakers West, 939 NW 10th Ave.


We also offer custom cakes. To place a custom cake order, please call (503) 222-7371 and ask for Brianna. Spread the Love with Lovejoy Bakers.

News, news, news!

Lovejoy Bakers East is now open! Located a block off SE Division at 2523 SE 9th Avenue, our brand new wholesale facility is now producing Lovejoy signature baked goods for Zupans, Whole Foods and local restaurants. If you’re in the neighborhood, PLEASE STOP BY! We also serve lunch and you can pick up your favorite baguettes, ciabatta or rye fresh from the oven.  Click here for the Lovejoy East menu. And check out the article from our new fans at PDX Eater. Hope to see you soon!

Love is in the…

Heart Shaped Oreo Housemade Lovejoy

…Chocolate.  These popular heart-shaped gems – our version of the oreo – are hard to resist. Vanilla bean butter cream is sandwiched between two chocolate butter cookies… then dipped in dark chocolate ganache and dusted with crystal sugar.

So, if chocolate is the key to your honey’s heart, these homemade “oreos” are sure to open the door… We are selling them individually, or by the 4-pack. Available now at the bakery.

Also available are Lovejoy’s “forget-them-not” shortbread cookies. These whimsical cookies are edible works of art.  Make sure to *remember* your sweetie this Valentine’s Day, and bring them heart-shaped cookies from Lovejoy Bakers!

Fa la la la Lovejoy

Decorated Holiday Cookies
Now a tradition, Lovejoy’s Christmas Cookies are edible works of art.  Rich and buttery, these exquisitely decorated trees, ornaments and snowflakes are made from our signature shortbread recipe.  With whimsical frosting and sugar crystals, no one is alike — but each is as lovely and delicious as the next — a most memorable holiday treat.

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Great in gift baskets or as  stocking-stuffers — hostess gifts or dessert trays.

Wishing you a Wonderful Holiday and a Happy New Year, from your devoted bakers and staff at Lovejoy Bakers. 

Pumpkin Spice Cookies with Brown Butter Icing

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On Tuesday Dan and his right-hand-man Shawn (co-baker at Lovejoy) met at Dan’s home to sample some recipes for the bakery. They selected this Fall-inspired cookie for its homey flavor and because it tastes so good with hot tea.  See recipe below.

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When sliced down the middle this cookie was brilliantly orange. The recipe includes a heart-healthy supply of walnuts, currants, cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove.

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Each cookie was dipped into brown butter frosting, made with the usual ingredients, except that the butter was caramelized in the pan first.

Pumpkin Spice Cookie Ingredients:

1 stick of butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
1 cup Pumpkin puree
2 cups Pastry flour
1 teaspoon Baking soda
1 teaspoon Salt
1 teaspoon Cinnamon
1 teaspoon Nutmeg
1 teaspoon Cloves
1/2 cup Walnuts toasted
1 cup Currants

Brown Butter Icing Ingredients:

1 stick Butter
1 cup Powdered sugar
2 teaspoon Vanilla extract
1/4 cup Heavy cream

Cookie dough instructions:

Cream butter and sugar together
Add eggs and vanilla
Add pumpkin puree
Sift pastry flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves and add
Add walnuts and currants
Scoop and roll into (2 oz) 1 1/2 inch diameter balls
bake 15-20 min @350F

Icing instructions:
Cook butter until it turns brown
Add to rest of ingredients and whisk together
Dip cooled cookies into icing while still warm