[BIG BREAD] This Seattle-based chain has become ubiquitous in Portland, its loaves sneaking their way into our grocery stores and its markets slowly working their way into every neighborhood. And we like it. Grand Central offers tasty artisan breads alongside a host of pastries, pies and sandwiches. The setup is Northwest standard—big windows and light woods, menu on a chalkboard and the requisite bearded bakery lads slicing loaves at your behest. Sandwiches, while tasty, are unsurprising and a little pricey at $6.50-$8.30 à la carte. Don't forget to grab a pastry on your way out.

Grocery list: Como, ciabatta, chocolate croissant ($2.75).