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America's Best Bakeries: Pacific Way

Paula K. Niziolek

Pacific Way Bakery, Gearhart, OR

Baker and co-owner Lisa Allen works through the night to bring this Oregon beach town pastries on par with those found in France. The results are displayed in a case of rustic fruit tarts and croissants as well as American-inspired goodies like sticky buns. The self-taught baker makes everything you see—as well as desserts in the adjoining restaurant. Black-and-white-tiled floors and gilded mirrors lend a fitting French country look.

Must-Try Item: The not-too-sweet scone loaded with fresh Oregon marionberries.


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