Grand Central Bakery

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Road Trip: Kneading Conference West

If our head bakers look perky, it’s because they spent three days at Kneading Conference West, exploring the world of regionally grown grains. Think summer camp for bread and wheat geeks, with lectures, kitchen and lab sessions, plus lots of noshing on all kinds of yeasted things pulled from the wood-fired ovens set up on the grounds. Yes, it […]

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New Wave Wheat

Professor Stephen Jones develops wheat varieties designed for craft baking. There’s a whole new world of flour out there. To find the frontier, look north to Washington State University’s Mt. Vernon Research Center, where bakers (including ours) gather every fall for Kneading Conference West to learn about the stunning array of locally grown and milled […]

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Bakery Bikers: Maggie Creviston

Maggie Creviston, Sellwood  Love to bike? So do we! Meet a few of the many dedicated cycle commuters who work at our bakeries. The commuter: Maggie Creviston, Sellwood sandwich lead The bike: 14-speed Univega Daily commute: 2 ½ miles from her house near Reed College. At 5:15 in the morning. She’s also logged many miles to and from Portland […]

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Bakery Bikers: Bob Kerr

Bob Kerr Love to bike? So do we! Meet a few of the many dedicated cycle commuters who work at our bakeries. The commuter: Bob Kerr, GCB co-owner and CFO (aka, cash & computer guy) The bike: Lime green Gunnar road bike with disc brakes.  Daily commute: From Northeast Portland to Grand Central Sawtooth, about 5 miles, or […]

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Bakery Beginnings: Q&A with Gwen Bassetti

Q. How did the bakery get off the ground? One of my original partners, Marian (Mastretti) Harris, was working for an architect down in Pioneer Square. She knew that The Grand Central Building was to be renovated with urban renewal money and made into retail spaces. So Marian and Marion Boyer – we were all […]

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