The Bakery turns 26!!

26 years ago, I opened a Bakery. What was supposed to be a short stop on the way to…. somewhere else, became one of the most crazy and fulfilling adventures of my life. It started innocently enough, A drive over the pass in 1995 to fight fire for Sisters Ranger District, a simple basket of lunches around town for some extra cash, then yeah sure…. I’ll open a tiny little store front for a minute. The fact that I stumbled into such a significant tailor-made career is just scary dumb luck.
Cruising through the years of photos/memories/”eras” I am so fortunate to have worked side by side with so many colorful, creative, weird, hilarious people. This business is literally made up of all your collective hard work and abundant energy and I am so grateful. To those who have stuck around a little longer that is where the real magic began…to do “life” with you in such an intimate setting has been truly epic. I cannot imagine my formidable adult years without each of you nudging me along and am honored that I might be a small part of your story as well. I love that we bear witness to each other’s continued transformation and cheer each other on from near and far.
This little Bakery would not exist without the continued support of our irregular regulars, our amazing customers, our community. You have been our reason for being and our connection to the landscape of this little town. Fabulous Food for Fabulous People…. this means you! Some of you have literally been ordering the same thing for 26 years, some can be counted on to change it up seasonally or even annually, some folks are just arriving on the scene and pushing us to create new and yummy offerings. The COVID months we spent behind Plexiglas were a stark reminder of the color and texture you bring to this business every single day! We are so glad to have you back inside and hopefully soon we will all see each other’s smiling faces.
Henry, Simon, and Oscar this business has been intertwined in our lives…. forever! Thank you for all the emergency bagel rolling, toilet plunging, runs to Bend for supplies and countless hours listening to me process my day, week, month. You have all loved and snuggled the Bakery as our 5th family member and taken time to nurture and care for it when needed. To be able to share the perspective of all these years of Bakery life with my family is my greatest joy.
My New Year/ New Quarter Century Angeline’s Bakery Goals Extravaganza are to continue to offer Fabulous Food for Fabulous People, add sassy alternative takes on your average Bakery fare, create new fresh juices and smoothies so you can count on a healing boost any time of day, and continue to curate an amazing crew that will keep the vibe high and the food amazing and me sane.
Thanks for the opportunity to continue to be in business!