Oyatsupan Bakers Finally Brings Japanese Baking to the Portland Area

By Matthew Korfhage (Willamette Week)

Japan has a baking tradition that goes all the way back to the 16th-century Portuguese. But the Portland area has never seen it until this year. Beaverton’s Oyatsupan Bakers, which opened in May, is devoted to “oyatsu pan” snack breads that might range from savory, curry-filled doughnut to matcha shortbread. Its owner and executive baker, Hiroyuki Horie, worked at Japanese bakery company Pasco Shikishima for 25 years before transferring to Portland and noticing he couldn’t get his home country’s bread here.

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