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Celebrating 5 years on Alberta Street!

Posted on Sep 15, 2014

Hello Dear Friends!!

We hope this message finds you well and that you have thoroughly enjoyed your summer. It’s hard to believe that the Fall is finally upon us but it is true! Not only does the Autumn Equinox herald many new menu items and a change to our open hours but it also serves as our 5 Year Anniversary doing business on Alberta Street!! Only 50% of small businesses actually reach such a momentous milestone and we are humbly proud to be here! Of course we could not have achieved such a feat without the steadfast support of you, our loyal customers!!

So, we have many delicious things planned to celebrate and appreciate you for your patronage over the years!



Every Fall we change our hours back to closing at 9pm but this year we are going to be doing something a little different. Now that we have espresso going and school is back in session we recognize the need to begin opening an hour earlier. Beginning Monday, September 22nd our new open hours will be 8am-9pm to better accommodate our customers who might like to make a stop on the way to work or school. We look forward to starting our day even earlier with your smiling faces!


We say this every year and every year we mean it but around here the Fall is our favorite season.  Maybe it’s the subtle chill in the air, maybe it’s the romance of falling leaves or just the sheer excitement for the return of soup weather!  For us we relish the opportunity to bring you a new and dynamic menu full of flavor and innovation.  Every day of our anniversary week we will be introducing new menu items so you’d be advised to stay attuned. Here’s a little preview, however, of what’s to come:

Raw Lemon Bars

Buffalo Chicken Ranch Salad

Apple Fritter Scones

Chai Sugar Cookies

Sweet Potato Cream Pies

Raspberry Banana Coffee Cake

Pumpkin Boston Cream Pies

Maple Bourbon Ginger Cupcakes

Salted Caramel Apple Pies

Chard Bacon Leek Quiche

New Cascadia Bagels and so much more!!


Because it is our anniversary week and no small business succeeds without a loyal customer base we will be running a number of specials to show you our appreciation.

Monday-Friday- Anyone making a purchase of $25 or more will receive a free t-shirt! We have limited supplies however so make sure you get in before we run out!

ALSO...Monday-Sunday- Anyone making a food and/or drink purchase of any amount can enter to win a $50 Gift Card to spend at your leisure.  All you need to do is write your name and email address on the back of your sales receipt to enter. The winner will be contacted via email on Monday, September 22nd.


We are very excited to introduce our new Gift Cards that will replace our large, bulky paper gift certificates. Anyone who puts more than $5.00 on a gift card during our anniversary week will receive a coupon for a free single soft-serve! These cards can be loaded up with any dollar amount, reloaded indefinitely and used just like a credit card. Not only are these much cuter and easier to use but there is no fee per swipe. This means that with your help we can save on those pesky credit card processing fees! You can also register it online to check your balance! It’s super easy, eco-friendly and beats using credit cards!


Last but not least, we will be closing at 3pm on Monday, September 22nd to host an Appreciation Party for our beloved staff members. It’s a rare occasion to get everyone together and in order to make it possible we need to close early that day. Hopefully we can take care of all your needs during the hours of 8am to 3pm. Thanks for the understanding!!

So that’s where things stand this September here at Back to Eden Bakery! We are so delighted to be in a position to serve our beloved Portland community and hope to continue doing so for many years to come!! We look forward to celebrating with you this week and, if given the opportunity, personally thanking you ourselves!

Wishing you all the best,

In gratitude,

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