DOVETAIL BAKERY
"PORTLAND'S PREMIER VEGAN BAKERY"

3039 NE ALBERTA ST.
PORTLAND, OR 97211

503.288.8839

DOVETAILBAKERY@HOTMAIL.COM

HOURS:
8AM-6PM DAILY

Thursday, December 30, 2010

New Years Day Hours: 9am-4pm. Come by for strong coffee, biscuits & smoky tempeh w gravy!

Saturday, December 25, 2010

CLOSED TODAY


WE ARE CLOSED TODAY.
MERRY XMAS!!
SEE YOU TOMORROW!!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Biscuits w/ tempeh & gravy at 9:00! Vanilla raspberry scones, chocolate hazelnut buns & pumpkin muffins!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

HOLIDAY PIES!!!


Hello Everbody!!! I can't believe the end of the year is almost here. INCREDIBLE!!! 2011. WOAH.
I am excited to announce that we will be offering Solstice/Christmas/New Year's Pies!!

HOLIDAY PIE MENU
all pies are vegan, handmade from scratch, and served in a recyclable tin. PLEASE ORDER 48 HOURS IN ADVANCE.
THANK YOU!!

gluten-free chocolate hazelnut pie $30
in a handmade gluten-free oat & coconut crust, rich chocolate ganache covers toasted hazelnuts. topped with homemade salted hazelnut brittle, this pie is a show stopper.
*dovetail bakery is not a certified gluten-free facility.

salted caramel apple pie $25
this rich flaky double crust pie is full of organic locally grown apples and our own homemade salted caramel sauce. made with first pressing coconut milk this salted caramel adds a classy twist to a classic favorite.

pear & vanilla bean pie w/ pecan streusel $25
organic bartlett pears sliced thin & flecked with real vanilla bean, piled high in a rich flaky handmade crust, then topped with crispy toasty pecan streusel. soft & fragrant, crispy & nutty, this pie is perfect at any occasion.

hours: tues-sun 7am-4pm
3039 ne alberta st.
portland, or 97211
  503.288.8839

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Biscuits w/ smoky tempeh & gravy are hot n ready!!!!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Chocolate hazelnut buns, lemon poppyseed muffins, maple pecan scones now, biscuits tempeh and gravy at 9:30!!!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Chocolate hazelnut buns!!! We will be sampling them out all day!!!!!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Dovetail bakery featured in Portland Monthly Magazine's EAT BEAT

     Hi everyone!!!! Hope Thanksgiving treated you all well. We made SO MANY PIES and had SO MUCH FUN doing it! I just wanted to share this most recent press from Portland Monthly Magazine's EAT BEAT. They have been so supportive of Dovetail Bakery (and we love them)! All of us at the bakery have been working so hard and it feels like it's really paying off!!! Thanks to everyone who has supported the bakery during our first year of retail! What an amazing & wild ride!! Lots of love to you all!!! See you at the bakery!!! 
XO!
-Morgan & The Dovetail Bakery Crew

Eat Here Now

Alberta Arts’ Vegan Viand 

Dovetail Bakery produces vegan pastries that even carnivores will covet. 

Posted by: Anna Sachse on Nov 26, 2010 at 09:00AM

 Dovetail

Four scrumptious animal-free pastries from Dovetail Bakery (left to right): Carrot Millet Muffin with Apricot Jam; Winter Pear Darling; Blueberry Muffin; and Aunt Miriam’s Sticky Bun.

     On a recent rainy morning, I popped into Dovetail Bakery, a small, cozy Alberta Arts space where Morgan Grundstin-Helvey and her lovely staff make all the vegan magic happen. I was greeted by the divine scent of caramelizing onions, as well as a quiet gaggle of ladies elbow-deep in flour and listening to cool indie tunes. A few pairs of customers were chatting over cups of strong Courier coffee or pots of tea and plates of crumbs. Piled up on trays in a glass case next to the register sat an assortment of mostly over-sized vegan cookies, muffins, scones, and cinnamon rolls, all decidedly not healthy-looking in the best possible way. (Which is not to say that they are necessarily unhealthy, of course; it’s just that all too often animal product-free baked goods can look like lumps of coal or piles of sawdust held together with tree sap.)
     Sadly, even with a pregnant pastry-tasting partner, I had to limit myself to indulging in only four treats. 
     The Carrot Millet Muffin with Apricot Jam ($2.75) is both delicious and intriguing. Perfectly moist with tons of shredded carrot and plentiful pie-spices, it doesn’t stray into too-sweet territory, and the millet makes for a surprisingly pleasing crispy crunch throughout. The Winter Pear Darling ($2.50) is delectable as well. Essentially a scone, the Darling has an almost chalky dryness that quickly gives way to the moistness that is consistent in all of Dovetail’s pastries. With slices of juicy pear tucked inside, this scone also avoids overdoing it with the sugar, and, instead, allows you to actually taste the high quality flour and a subtle ginger and spice flavor on the back end. (FYI, they also offer a wheat free scone.)
     As for Ms. Grundstin-Helvey’s renderings of classic baked goods, the Blueberry Muffin ($2.75) was fantastic—probably my favorite of the day. Unbelievably soft, it’s hard to place whatever the secret dairy-and-egg-substitute ingredient is; perhaps it’s applesauce or mashed banana, but it tastes exactly like buttermilk. Filled with plump berries and sporting a wonderful crusty top, I would never guess it was vegan. Another highlight: Aunt Miriam’s Sticky Bun ($3.50). The bread is soft with a chewy density, far superior to most “normal” sticky buns and cinnamon rolls I have eaten. I have to admit—sticky buns are one of my favorite things on earth and I do actually miss the butter in the goo, but the toasted pecans and vibrant flavor of toasted sugar and cinnamon are plenty pleasing.
These were tasty tidbits on the day I ventured in, but the offerings are always subject to both season and whimsy. Check out Dovetail’s website for a cheat-sheet on what might be available today, as well as other locations around town where you can gobble up the goods.

Friday, November 26, 2010

COURIER COFFEE IS AMAZING!!!

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For the past six years, Joel Domreis has lived like a character in a Portland comic book: in the shadows, biking by dawn to deliver batches of beans to select coffeeshops and individual addicts. Now he walks (well, rides) among us with his new shop, Courier Coffee, an intimate den of coffee cool in the former home of Half and Half, just around the corner from Powell’s Books downtown. In this spare storefront, friendly baristas hold court behind a slim walnut bar, just a handshake away from customers, carefully turning out Courier’s smooth roasts in pour-over coffee and lovely lattes. Courier roasts some of the best beans in a competitive city—and they’re never more than three days old.
Courier’s baker, Leala Humbert, crafts a collection of savory galettes, dainty muffiny things, and wonderfully weird granola bars that bring to mind haute birdseed, full of chewy, crunchy, dried-fruit goodness. You’ll feel like your molars have hit the treadmill, in a good way.
A turntable on the counter taps the house mood, Monk to Mötley Crüe, and everything has a found-art quality: books snagged from boxes on the street sit neatly on tiny tables, while the walls display hand-captioned photos from the likes of filmmaker Gus Van Sant and one-time Andy Warhol confidante Paige Powell—both instant Courier converts who quietly slipped rare glimpses from their collections into the space.
Domreis still delivers beans to select customers by bike, though beans can be bought at the store for $15 a pound. But his dream for Courier reaches beyond coffee: a big shelf to hold his coffee-roasting tomes, cookbooks, and vinyl collection, to inspire conversation with customers. Come, and sip it all in.

Published: December 2010
 Portland Monthly Logo

Thursday, November 25, 2010

CLOSED TODAY!

CLOSED TODAY FOR THANKSGIVING!

OPEN REGULAR HOURS TOMORROW!
SEE YOU THEN!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

AUTUMN/WINTER OFFERINGS

    Long Shadows Mean Cozy Food

     So the days are shorter, cloudier, rainier, cozier, and we are finally ready to introduce our new Autumn/Winter 2010 Wholesale Offerings. Which means you can count on seeing a couple old favorites and some totally new (pretty stellar) vegan baked goods in your local markets & cafes in the next week or so! And if you know of a market, cafe or restaurant that you think should carry Dovetail Bakery goods, please let us know! We always appreciate suggestions & feedback!

     For these new items, as well as all everything we make, we select our ingredients carefully making sure to prioritize locally & sustainably grown sources as often as possible. We always use a light hand with our sweeteners so you can count on really tasting the ingredients! When you bake with amazing ingredients you don't need to cover it up with extra sugar. With that said, I'd like you to meet...
Chocolate Cherry Bun: Tender extra dark cocoa yeasted dough wrapped around semisweet chocolate and locally grown plump dried cherries, topped with a dark cocoa glaze. Totally amazing.
Lemon Poppyseed Muffin: Full of organic lemon zest and crunchy poppyseeds. A little taste of sunshine to brighten your winter mornings!
Pumpkin Muffin with Gingery Pepita Streusel: One of our most popular muffins is back and even better! Made with organic pumpkin and topped with crisp pumpkin seedy gingery streusel, a total winner!
Brown Sugar Hazelnut Scone: Our famous tender flaky scone, layered with organic cinnamon, homemade organic brown sugar (yes, we make our own brown sugar!), and toasted Albina City Hazelnuts.
Apple Rosemary Scone: Celebrity scone! One of my all time favorites scones, another Dovetail Bakery Original (featured as the inspiration for a recipe in Vegan Brunch by Isa Chandra Moskowitz), sweet chunks of locally grown organic apples and a hint of aromatic rosemary make for a uniquely delicious flavor combination!
Dark Chocolate Mocha Loaf Cake: Rich and bittersweet loaf cake full of extra dark cocoa & locally roasted Courier Coffee, topped with a dark chocolate glaze for an extra hint of rich chocolate sweetness.
Rosemary Garlic Corn Muffin: The corniest corn muffin. Crisp on the outside & moist on the inside, full of organic cornmeal, fresh rosemary & garlic. Perfect with a cup of soup or a salad, or on its own as an afternoon snack.

Come sample some of these upcoming pastries and 
Dovetail Bakery Holiday Pies at:
Whole Foods Hollywood this Saturday from 2pm-5pm
and
Whole Foods NE Fremont this Sunday from 3pm-6pm

Sunday, November 14, 2010

FREE SAMPLES TODAY!!! 12pm-2pm

TODAY 12pm-2pm!!! 

Find me today, I will be handing out bites of muffins, cookies surprises... 
AND NEXT SATURDAY FROM 2PM-5PM... HOLIDAY PIES!!!

See you there!!!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

SOUP &CINNAMON BUNS



TODAY IS TORTILLA SOUP DAY!!!!!!!!!!!
AWESOME (and spicy)!!!

      Dovetail Bakery Holiday Pies (and Cinnamon Buns) get some more attention!!! Under the Table With Jen introduces us with one of my FAVORITE descriptions of our Cinnamon Buns EVER! "Dovetail Bakery, purveyor of some of Portland’s prettiest pastries (seriously, their cinnamon bun is the pastry equivalent of Giselle), would like to make you a pretty vegan holiday pie or tart too." HA! It's true, we do want to make you a pretty vegan holiday pie!!!! You are welcome to place your order now and get it out of the way before the holidays, or you can just order one for tonight's dinner! 


SEE YOU SOON!!!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

HOLIDAY/EVERYDAY PIE

     Pie season is upon us and if you haven't already stopped by the bakery for a WARM slice of Pear & Vanilla Bean Pie, maybe this will inspire you...
 Thinking about PIE! Such a great way to start the day!

     I promised a banner pie season this year & we are already off to a great start! Check out this awesome write up in Portland Monthly Magazine's newest online journal EAT BEAT! One of my favorite quotes is when Karen Brooks is describing our Chocolate Hazelnut Tart with Salted Hazelnut Brittle, she calls it "a taste of vegan swank." AMAZING!!! We are already baking pies so call us & place your order anytime. These pies make the perfect dessert at a potluck or birthday party, will totally impress your friends while watch the sunset at the bluffs, and will keep you cozy while you read in bed and listen to the rain outside! Holiday/Everyday Pie Menus are ready & waiting for you at the bakery, but if you want to see them RIGHT NOW I can help you!

HOLIDAY PIE MENU
All pies are vegan, handmade, and served in a recyclable tin.
PLEASE ORDER 48 HOURS IN ADVANCE
THANK YOU!!

Pear & Vanilla Bean Pie with Pecan Streusel $25
organic bartlett pears sliced thin & flecked with real vanilla bean, piled high in a rich flaky handmade crust, then topped with crispy toasty pecan streusel. soft & fragrant, crispy & nutty, this pie is perfect at any occasion.

Rich Chocolate Hazelnut Tart $25
in a tender flaky handmade crust, rich chocolate ganache covers toasted hazelnuts. topped with homemade salted hazelnut brittle, this tart is a show stopper.

Pumpkin Pie $20
organic pumpkin, fresh ginger, and coconut milk make this take on the classic even better than the original. tender, not too sweet, perfectly spiced pumpkin filling inside a rich flaky handmade crust is great at any holiday table (or along side a cup of courier coffee for breakfast)!

DOVETAIL BAKERY
Hours: Tues-Sun 7am-4pm
3039 NE Alberta St.
Portland, OR 97211
At NE 31st & Alberta St.
503.288.8839

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Today's Soup & Pie!


Today's soup is ROASTED POTATO LEEK. 

     I am one of those people who find myself roasting virtually everything I can get my hands on as soon as the weather changes. It has (changed) and we are (roasting)! Roasting vegetables brings out hidden flavors and seems to add extra warmth to the dishes we are preparing. I think we need all the warming help we can get during the gray blustery days of fall & winter.
Come by for soup & pie.

This afternoon we will be serving a warm PEAR & VANILLA BEAN PIE WITH PECAN STREUSEL. It will make your day better. See you soon!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

uns, warm cinnamon buns!!!
BISCUITS & TEMPEH AT NINE!!!! Raspberry coconut scones, chocolate b

Friday, October 29, 2010

Amazing and delicious!!!!!!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

It is not a joke that Thursday's soup is AMAZING! Roasted Pepper Tortilla Soup!!! All kinds of farm direct peppers, black beans, corn tortillas aaaaaannnnnnnddddd a little cilantro on top! Life is delicious!!! Come enjoy it with us!

HA!!!!!!!!


Strong food just keeps getting stronger!!!!!
Carrot ginger pumpkin soup, apple cinnamon scones, rosewater poppyseed muffins, and peanut butter cookies!!!!

GRESHAM HERE WE COME!!!!

Hello!!!!!!! So I know the daily specials have been up to date but I haven't been filling you in on the other happenings around the store!!! Now that we are settled in at our Alberta St. location we are able to bring on some more wholesale accounts. If you live in Gresham and you can't make it into the shop as often as you would like, don't worry, you can still get your daily Dovetail Bakery fix!!! There is a lovely new natural market called Lillian's Natural Marketplace located at 283 NW Miller that carries all your favorite treats!

 See you in the deli section!!!

     It is a real neighborhood market with lots of beautiful produce, a full service deli & most importantly DOVETAIL BAKERY GOODS!!!! You can find our cookies, scones, sticky buns, and muffins there!!! They also just won a GREAT Businesses award for water & energy conservation, stream & river pollution reduction, and wastewater best practices! Congratulations!!!! We love working with other wonderful businesses!!! Check out their daily specials & updates on their Facebook page! See you soon!!!


Saturday, October 23, 2010

It's Saturday!!!! Rosemary biscuits with smokey tempeh and gravy, pumpkin chocolate chip muffins, vanilla bean cupcakes w/ chocolate ganache!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Fall vegetable soup served with a roll, magic kombucha and a warm chocolate chip cookie for dessert!
Fall vegetable soup served with a roll, magic kombucha and a warm chocolate chip cookie for dessert!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Creamy carrot soup, savory garlic rosemary cornmeal scones, peanut butter cookies, snickerdoodles, & chocolate chip hazelnut scones!!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Rosemary biscuits with smokey tempeh and sage gravy today at 9:00 am! So delicious!!!!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Parsley garlic biscuits with cashew gravy!!! Or courier coffee and a chocolate chip cookie for breakfast! That's how I started my day!!! It rules!!!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Double chocolate hazelnut cookies, mocha scones, almond poppyseed scones with raspberry jam, pear cardamom muffins, and CREAMY ROASTED CARROT SOUP!!!!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

HAPPENINGS AT DOVETAIL BAKERY

NEW HOURS, STRONG FOOD, SATURDAY SPECIALS & TOTE BAGS!


Hello everybody!!!! Happy fall times to you! Sunlight is looking golden and the shadows are getting long... I love this time of year! In light of the change of seasons there are some really exciting changes happening around the bakery that I want to share with you.

WE HAVE NEW HOURS!!!!
We are opening up shop at 7AM (AN HOUR EARLIER) so you can grab coffee & a pastry on your way to work (or school, or home from a long night out, or on a walk with your exceptionally cute dogs, or just earlier than usual)! Aaaaaaannnnnnddddd WE ARE CLOSING UP SHOP AT 4PM instead of 8pm. It allows to really focus on breakfast and lunchtime foods, snacks and treats!!! Don't worry, we still carry desserts but we are finally adding strong food to our menu!!!!

WE HAVE NEW FOOD!!!!
Some of you probably already know that we are serving AMAZING, made from scratch SOUP EVERYDAY!!! We will have a changing selection based on the season. The soups have been EXTREMELY POPULAR so come by early & pick some up for your lunch or take some home for dinner!!! Check this blog for daily specials. A bowl of soup is $5 and is served with a fresh dinner roll or corn muffin.

Featured Soups:
Creamy Roasted Carrot Ginger
Three Bean Pumpkin Chili
Wild Rice & Mushroom
Roasted Winter Squash & Lemongrass
White Bean & Kale
Roasted Beet Borscht
Smokey Black Bean & Barley
Lentil & Root Vegetable

SATURDAY SPECIAL!!!!
We will be serving Rosemary Biscuits w/ Smokey Tempeh & Gravy every Saturday morning!!! We sold out last week! This is a very special reason to come in on Saturdays. Seriously.

WE HAVE DOVETAIL BAKERY TOTE BAGS!!!!
We have BEAUTIFUL, HAND SCREEN PRINTED tote bags for sale!! Sisters Kerry & Lisa of Little Red Press printed these beautiful cotton tote bags for us! Spread the word about our little neighborhood bakery with an awesome tote! $10 each. A total bargain (and as an added bonus you are supporting TWO WOMAN OWNED SMALL LOCAL BUSINESSES)!!!! Awesome and Thank you!!!

 
MY TOTE BAG IN ACTION!!!

Let us know what you think of the new changes! Looking forward to seeing you soon!!!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Biscuits will be served starting at 9:00!!! Get 'em while they are warm!
scones, and more!!!!
Rosemary biscuits served with smokey tempeh and gravy, creamy carrot ginger soup served with a dinner roll, lemon poppyseed muffins, brown sugar hazelnut

Friday, October 8, 2010

Three bean pumpkin chili served w/ chipotle cornmeal scone, salty sweet trail mix cookies, and organic rosewater lemonade!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

bean soup, and corn muffins! So delicious!!!
Today's specials include pear vanilla bean pie with pecan streusel, warm chocolate chip cookies, chocolate cherry cookies, lemon blueberry scones, white

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

White bean and vegetable soup, magic kombucha, and peanut butter chocolate chip cookies! The perfect meal!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

NEW FALL HOURS!!!


NEW HOURS BEGIN TODAY!

MONDAY:
CLOSED

TUESDAY-SUNDAY:
7AM-4PM

Come by early & enjoy coffee & pastries on your way to work or school!!!
Grab some afternoon treats on your way home!!!
Or pick up some of our amazing scratch made soup for lunch or dinner!!!
Soup is served with a fresh dinner roll, corn muffin, or bread.
Selections change daily
Soups include but are never limited to:
Garden Fresh Vegetable & Garbanzo Bean
Creamy Roasted Carrot Ginger
Smokey Black Bean & Barley
White Bean & Kale
Winter Squash Lemongrass
Roasted Beet Borscht

SEE YOU SOON!!!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Kombucha is in! Don't forget we have new fall hours 7am-4pm! See you soon for soup and treats!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

TODAY'S SPECIALS: Black bean and barley soup served with a rosemary corn muffin, chocolate chip caramel scones, warm pecan sticky buns, and rosewater lemonade

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Creamy roasted carrot ginger soup served with a corn muffin, turkish coffee cupcakes, and chocolate chip hazelnut cookies!!!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Today is special!!!

Borscht and dinner rolls!! Gluten free seasonal pie!! Vanilla pear pie with pecan streusel!! Vanilla cupcakes!! Chocolate chip cinnamon caramel scone!!! Good times. Come on in.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Brown sugar walnut scones, peanut butter cookies, chocolate chip hazelnut cookies, and french press courier coffee!!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Veggie soup with garbanzo beans and warm dinner rolls! Chocolate cherry, trail mix, and peanut butter cookies for dessert!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Gingery peach crisp, brown sugar pecan scones, pecan sticky buns, and magic kombucha!!!!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Salted caramel cupcakes, pear cardamom muffins, chocolate chip hazelnut cookies & chewy ginger molasses cookies!!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Savory veggie hand pies, strawberry darlings and DOVETAIL BAKERY TOTE BAGS!!! Come check them out!!!!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Warm pear vanilla bean pie with pecan streusel! Just came out of the oven. So good with a cup of earl grey tea!!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Strawberry apple crisp, carrot millet muffins and warm cozy afternoon tea with me!!! See you soon!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Savory veggie hand pies, vanilla peach scones, savory homegrown veggie scones, and COOKIES!!!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Savory veggie hand pies and citrus rosewater poppyseed cookies!!!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

DOVETAIL BAKERY ON YELP!!!!


WOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!
Check us out on Yelp!!!  Dovetail Bakery got "Review of the Day!"
Here is a link (Review of the Day is on the right hand side): DOVETAIL BAKERY ON YELP.

SPECIAL OFFER TO CELEBRATE:
Today-Sunday 9.5.10
25 Cents off Any Cookie if you mention that you saw us on Yelp!
Limit 6 Cookies.
WE BAKE WARM FRESH COOKIES ALL DAY!!!
Hours: Tues-Sun 8AM-8PM


...I mean I AM pretty fond of our cookies! Thanks Frank!!!
And thanks to everyone who has taken the time to write a review of Dovetail Bakery on Yelp!!!
See you soon!!!

-Morgan & The Dovetail Bakery Staff

Dovetail Bakery
Hours: 8am-8pm Tuesday-Sunday
3039 NE Alberta St. (at 31st)
Portland, OR 97211
503.288.8839

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Italian plum & walnut crisp! Made with spelt & oats! And we have afternoon cinnamon buns today!!!
Cranberry walnut whole wheat bread just came out of the oven!!! Come and get it while its still warm!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Hot cinnamon buns just came out of the oven!!!
Pumpkin chocolate chip muffins, pear cardamom muffins, black & white cookies, coconut ginger pecan scones!!

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Strawberry darlings, ginger peach pie, coconut ginger scones, organic homemade lemonade!!! So delish!!!!!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Warm rustic peach blackberry pie, salty sweet trail mix cookies, and fudgy double dutch cookies!!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Warm fresh cookies! Peanut butter choco chip, chewy ginger molasses, chocolate chip!!!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Carrot millet muffins, nectarine vanilla bean muffins, lemon blackberry muffins, chocolate cherry scones & cinnamon buns!!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

OF COURSE!
We have a few scones that just came out of the oven and they make great shortcakes if youre looking for a summery dessert idea! And we also have cookies

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

COMING UP ON FRIDAY 8.27.10 SWORD & FERN (AMAZING JEWELRY BY EMILY BAKERY) WILL BE CELEBRATING IT'S 2 YEAR ANNIVERSARY & THEY'RE HAVING A PARTY!!! THERE WILL BE AMAZING MUSIC, ART, SKATEBOARDING & PEOPLE!      AND DOVETAIL BAKERY WILL BE PROVIDING TREATS!!! 
COME JOIN IN THE CELEBRATION!!!
SEE YOU THERE!
FROM EMILY BAKER:
hello friends!!
please come to my 2 year anniversary party-
friday, august 27th from 5 til 10, in the parking lot behind the 811 building-
i've arranged to have a few of my favorite things to share with you-

...live music by Lovers-you may remember them from the performance in my Ace hotel room last year for CONTENT 09!
live skateboarding demos with skate like a girl PDX crew- !
new photography by Megan Holmes!
electro magical dance party with DJ Partyr Martyr!
a giant keg of free Fool's Gold Ale from Lompoc!
amazing treats from Dovetail Bakery!
a sale in the shop+studio!

+a few other surprises!
i would love to have you stop by for a celebratory beer and hug.kids are welcome.
thanks for all your love and support over the past 2 years.
xo
emily

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Lemon poppyseed muffins, chipotle corn muffins, strawberry darlings, & chocolate chip cherry scones!!

Friday, August 6, 2010

Earl grey tea cupcakes, lemon poppyseed cupcakes, rosemary lemonade and savory vegetable galettes!!!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Warm chocolate chip and trail mix cookies! Open til 8pm!

Friday, July 30, 2010

DOVETAIL BAKERY IN THIS MONTH'S ISSUE OF PORTLAND MONTHLY MAGAZINE!!!

WHAT AN HONOR!!!! 
CHECK US OUT IN THIS MONTH'S PORTLAND MONTHLY MAGAZINE!!!
63 THINGS EVERY PORTLANDER MUST DO!!!

Paige Powell gets floury with Katherine Lansdowne (left) and Morgan Grundstein-Helvey at Dovetail Bakery.

Go Vegan

ANDY WARHOL’S confidante and one-time associate publisher of his magazine, Interview, Paige Powell is a pop culture savant, international arts adviser, and tireless animal rights activist. She’s also an 18-year connoisseur of all things vegan, meaning no dairy, no honey, and no shopping for cool leather boots. But Powell says it’s not a sacrifice, just “healthy, humane and the best way to leave a small paw print on the planet.” Despite our carnicentric reputation, Portland is still a vegan stronghold, too, and Powell now sees a growing cluster of caterers, cafés, food carts, and even a vegan strip club (Casa Diablo) championing the lifestyle.

Dovetail Bakery: Even omnivores are buzzing about the fantastic scones at Dovetail. Modeled after the popular community-supported agriculture co-ops, this tiny bakery also offers subscriptions to changing treats on-hand. Your weekly take-home box might include scratch-made granola or pizza dough or beans from local standout Courier Coffee Roasters, whose product is served at the counter. 3039 NE Alberta St; dovetailbakery.blogspot.com

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Come by last thursday for basil lemonade, vanilla bean arnold palmers, & watermelon lemonade popsicles!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Rhubarb orange zest & anise scones, chipotle corn red onion cornmeal scones, & strawberry lemon muffins to start the day...

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Organic watermelon lemonade is back!!! And strawberry lemon muffins too!!!

Friday, July 9, 2010

SUMMER AT DOVETAIL BAKERY!

*so i started writing this post but had no pictures to include so it ended up on the back burner... but now i have pictures and the post is a little outdated, but here goes anyway...

WOW! What an amazing week/weekend/week to come! The Pedalpalooza Vegan Bakery Ride was so amazing! The turnout was pretty incredible! Thanks to everyone who stopped by and snacked and drank and rode!


Can you believe that all these people fit in our tiny little bakery! SO COZY!
See You Next Time!

As spring nears an end and summer approaches (FINALLY!) the bakery has been busy busy busy. We are now serving Refreshing Iced Drinks!!! They come served in mason jars or compostable to go cups!

Daily Fresh Lemonade!!!!
Some of the pretty amazing choices (if I do say so myself) include...
Rosemary Lemonade
Watermelon Lemonade
Rosewater Lemonade
Thyme Infused Lemonade
Small $1.75
Large $2.25

Iced Courier Coffee: Brewed fresh everyday!
Small $1.50
Large $2.00

AND

Two Iced Jasmine Pearl Teas
Kenya Kangaita Black Tea: An unsweetened black tea with hints of fruit & a clean finish.
and
Lavender Rose White Tea: An unsweetened white tea with a nice balance of mild floral flavors.
Small $1.75
Large $2.25

The Wealth Underground CSA is in full swing and it's looking like it's going to be a great season! Tuesdays (pick up days) are my favorite! The bakery is full of treats, fresh bread, fresh veggies & smiling faces!
DELICIOUS!


NOLAN & CHRIS FROM WEALTH UNDERGROUND

Hope you are all enjoying the river & some bbq's! Portland summer is the best! See you soon!

Friday, May 28, 2010

PEDALPALOOZA VEGAN BAKERY RIDE!!!

This year Dovetail Bakery holds the high honor of being the STARTING POINT for the PEDALPALOOZA VEGAN BAKERY RIDE!!! AWESOME!!!

LOVING LIFE!!!

I am pretty sure that many of you already know that I am a long time lover of bikes and bike riding. I am almost positive that you also know that I am a lover of bakeries & baked goods! That is why I am extra excited about the two of them coming together!!! And at our cozy little cabin of a bakery too!! It is hard to get much better than that!!!

PEDALPALOOZA VEGAN BAKERY RIDE
Sunday June 13th @11:00 am
Dovetail Bakery
3039 NE Alberta St.
Portland, OR 97211
503.288.8839
Please join us!!!

Love,
  Morgan

Thursday, May 13, 2010

NEIGHBORHOOD NOTES!

 DOVETAIL BAKERY FEATURED IN 
NEIGHBORHOOD NOTES!
Check out the full article to read more!

Look at those handsome Vanilla Bean & Apricot Jam Drop Scones!
Vegan Bakeries on the Rise in Portland
Some of the treats available at Dovetail Bakery. Photo: Amaren Colosi
     Muffins, scones, cookies, cheesecakes and wedding cakes made without butter, cream or eggs? Huh? It just so happens that they’re all available at vegan bakeries in our fair city, thanks to a growing number of young, post-health-food-generation bakers committed to culinary creativity and the local-and-organic ethic.
     There’s no need to be a card-carrying vegan to enjoy their sweet and savory offerings or to expect an inferior version of the muffins or quiche you find elsewhere. Do expect top-quality coffee. You’ll also likely find at least a small selection of gluten-free items.
 
Dovetail Bakery in Vernon. Photos: Amaren Colosi
Dovetail Bakery
Dovetail Bakery’s storefront on Alberta opened in January. Owner Morgan Grundstein-Helvey previously had a wholesale bakery in St. Johns and also sold at the St. Johns Farmers Market. Dovetail has recently teamed up with Wealth Underground, an organic CSA farm, as a Community Supported Bakery, supplying bread, pastries, cookie dough and coffee for the CSA’s customers. Dovetail regulars can also buy a weekly share of bread, cookie dough, pizza dough, coffee beans and more.
THE COFFEE: Courier.
BEST SELLERS: Aunt Miriam’s Sticky Buns, Chocolate Chip Hazelnut Cookies, Salty Sweet Trail Mix Cookies, and Blueberry Muffins.

Monday, May 10, 2010

JULIE HASSON & BRYANNA CLARK GROGAN

there are so many excellent people that i have met through the bakery! it never ceases to amaze me. recently bryanna clark grogan from vegan feast kitchen and julie hasson of native bowl and everyday dish tv came into the shop and we had a chance to meet & chat for a few minutes! so lovely! here is an excerpt from bryannas blog entry about her trip to portland! thanks bryanna & julie! nice to meet you both!

FOODIE TRIP TO PORTLAND, PART 2: VEGAN BAKERIES



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The Dovetail Bakery front door

When Julie told me that Portland had 3-- count 'em- 3 vegan bakeries, I nearly fell over! I'm jealous, but it's probably for the best! The most well-known bakery is Sweetpea Baking Co., which we didn't get a chance to visit, due to time constraints and logistics. But you can see their stuff on their website/blog. (There is also a talented vegan baker named Lisa Clark who Fran and I met at the Portland Saturday Farmers Market-- more about that in another post. She runs the Petunia's Pies and Pastries stall. Check out her website for mouth-watering photos!)

But we did visit two of the bakeries on Thursday afternoon, and showed remarkable restraint by only sampling a few things! First, we went to the Dovetail Bakery on NE Alberta St..



It's a very welcoming and kind of peaceful place:





We chatted with the friendly owner and checked out the bake case, loaded with tempting sweet and savory breads, yummy-looking muffins and cupcakes, sweet loaves and buns:







In the end we tried an apple-filled cinnamon roll and a Meyer lemon cupcake:


Very nice texture and flavor-- the cupcake wasn't overly-sweet or gobbed with icing, and the roll wasn't overly-gooey. I'd go back!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

BIKE ECONOMICS BENEFIT TONIGHT!!!

THIS IS TONIGHT & WE WILL BE THERE SOAKING UP THE GOOD VIBES & HANDING OUT FREE COOKIES & CUPCAKES! 
COME SUPPORT A GOOD CAUSE! 
SEE YOU THERE!!!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

MOTHER'S DAY

the weekends at the bakery have been so amazing! thanks to everybody for coming out of your winter hiding and strolling over for a sticky bun & a cup of coffee. of a meyer lemon muffin...

seeing as how mother's day is coming up and all i figured i should spread the word that WE WILL BE MAKING SPECIAL MOTHER'S DAY TREATS THIS WEEKEND!!! come by to eat some breakfast & pick up a special gift for your mom. 

this is a photo of a real itinerary drawn up by shaw, one of our regulars, for his dad's visit to portland! 
DOVETAIL BREAKFAST-YUM!
BRING YOUR MOM OR YOUR DAD! OR YOUR SCURVY DOG! ALL ARE WELCOME!!!


i recently met claire widmark who writes a blog called the weekly grind about portland's best coffee spots. dovetail bakery was featured as one of her favorite spots! she made a short video of me demonstrating how we brew our courier coffee. here it is...


here are some of the photos claire's friend pami green took of the bakery...

I LOVE SPRING AT THE BAKERY!

MARLY'S HANDIWORK


MOVIE MAKING...

WORTH THE WAIT

TABLE FOR TWO! BRING YOUR MOM!

hope to see you soon!
HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!!! 
I LOVE YOU MOM!!!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

TASTING PARTY THIS FRIDAY!!!

PLEASE JOIN DOVETAIL BAKERY THIS FRIDAY APRIL 16TH FROM 6PM-9PM @ 3039 NE ALBERTA FOR A COMMUNITY SUPPORTED BAKERY PROGRAM TASTING PARTY!

COME ENJOY FREE SAMPLES OF OUR UPCOMING CSB ITEMS INCLUDING ARTISAN BREADS, PIZZAS, DOVETAIL BAKERY GRANOLA, FLATBREADS, CROSTINI, PASTRIES & COURIER COFFEE! WE WILL BE GIVING AWAY FREE BAKE-AT-HOME COOKIE SAMPLE PACKS!

HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!!!

 

WHAT: CSB TASTING PARTY
WHERE: DOVETAIL BAKERY: 3039 NE ALBERTA ST. @ 31ST.
WHEN: THIS FRIDAY APRIL 16TH FROM 6PM-9PM
QUESTIONS: 503.288.8839
PASS IT ON! THE MORE THE MERRIER!

LOVE,
    MORGAN & THE DOVETAIL BAKERY STAFF

Thursday, April 8, 2010

SPRING IS HERE!

     i know it has been so rainy and the sunny and then windy and the RAINY again. because IT'S SPRING IN PORTLAND!!! it happens every year, but somehow i am surprised by it every year! and every year i have to remind myself that we are lucky because all this rain brings us beautiful produce and flowers! crocus, daffodils, cherry blossoms, apple blossoms, asparagus, nettles, fiddlehead ferns, mint & RHUBARB!

    wealth underground grew us this beautiful rhubarb. with it we made:

rhubarb & blueberry buns
rhubarb, orange zest & anise scones

it was gone before we could make:
meyer lemon & rhubarb cake
apple rhubarb pie

beautiful and tart!

 the cutest toes!

spring isn't all rain and wind storms! it's also delicious! come by the bakery and celebrate spring with some wealth underground rhubarb treats!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

sourdough starter & the magic of bread

we have had some really delicious bread coming out of the ovens at dovetail bakery. last week lauren made some beautiful, crusty (i mean CRUSTY!) french loaves, marly made more sourdough that was so chewy & delicious. she also some cracked pepper & olive oil rounds (that i am particularly partial to!). this week we will have more artisan breads available on friday, saturday & sunday. they will be available in the mornings so come by & pick up a loaf so you don't have to leave the house once you start cooking dinner.

beautiful...

 ...and crusty.


THE STORY OF THE SOURDOUGH:
baking bread is like watching magic. once you combine the ingredients it takes on a life of its own. bread leavened by wild yeast seems even more magic. by combining flour, water, starter & salt a perfect environment for the wild cultures to thrive is created and to see it come alive is a special thing. the more often you bake with the sourdough starter more you get to know its personality and the kinds of bread it makes. some starters work quickly, some are slow, some have mild flavors & some will bowl you over. i can't help but think about the history that is contained in each loaf of bread made with this alaskan sourough starter. this starter contains yeasts that have been to places i will never see. it has lived lives that i will never know about. it makes me feel small in the world, in the best way possible. there are records of bread as early as 1500 BC. humans have a long history of bread baking & making and i am honored to be part of keeping the tradition alive, and to share that history with all of you.

i wanted to share with you the story of the sourdough starter that we use in our breads. david generously shared the sourdough starter with me about a year & a half ago & i shared it with marly who has been getting to know it for some time now. this history was sent to me by david (via my mom).

"....the sourdough is an heirloom starter dating back to the Alaska gold rush of '89....that's 1889...I picked up a batch of this wonderful starter in Petersberg, Alaska in 1989...I was a commercial fisherman and that was my home port for the spring herring  fishery in southeast Alaska...the starter was always with me ... for the next 10 years at sea it was always on my boat...most of that time was spent in the Bering Sea fishing salmon and herring...during slack times, at anchor or on a long set... I would bake my crew sourdough bread in a dutch oven in the diesel galley stove...and sourdough pancakes on the cast iron top...nothing could kill, injure or in any way intimidate that sourdough..it was robust and flexible..strong yet mild..in fact it exhibited all the qualities of a good deckhand...The starter is now ashore and lives in Deadwood, Oregon....By my reckoning it is 121 years old and still going strong....Long live the sourdough!!!....Cheers...David"

THANKS DAVID!

THE ALASKAN SOURDOUGH

kneaded & portioned, waiting to be shaped

full of life! wild yeast at work!


baked & beautiful!

we couldn't wait til it was fully cooled



i'm glad we didn't


available this friday, saturday & sunday
3039 ne alberta st. @ 31st.