Contact and Hours
Blue Collar Baking Company
319 SW Pine Street
(Corner of SW 3rd & Pine)
Portland, OR 97204
Monday-Friday: 7 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Saturday: 7:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

The Blue Collar Story

Hi, and thanks for visiting. My name is Warren Becker and I’m head baker and creator of Blue Collar Baking Company, where our slogan is “We’re not afraid of butter!”

Although I’m a proud Portlander, my baking heritage was formed in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. I grew up in a working-class, blue-collar neighborhood in “America’s Dairyland.” Dad worked at the American Motors plant. Remember cars like Gremlin, Matador and Javelin? That was my Dad. He’d come home every night from the factory, read the newspaper on his recliner, and have a Pabst Blue Ribbon. Mom ran the house as well as the bakery counter at a local grocery store, Sentry Foods. Every time I visited the store, I was ushered behind the bakery case and given a sweet, sugar cookie with half of a maraschino cherry baked on top. Decades later, I still remember how special I felt each time I was given that cookie. It’s amazing how simple gestures from one person to another can shape attitudes for years on end.

My baking philosophy is simple. Use only basic, real ingredients. Don’t skimp on the good stuff, like chocolate, peanut butter, and nuts. And have some fun along the way.

So stop by, check out the shop, and treat yourself to coffee and cake. Please consider Blue Collar Baking Company the next time you need a bakery tray or Bundt cake for an office or social function. And remember, our cookie-filled gift boxes are a tasty, affordable way to show appreciation to co-workers, volunteers and friends.

Blue Collar Baking Company is here to offer simple, sweet solutions to your varied needs.

I look forward to seeing you soon.

Take care.

Warren Becker
Head Baker/Owner, Blue Collar Baking Company LLC

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