The Hole Shebang

The Buckman Bagel Institute brings the old-world bagel back home.

Food Reviews & Stories
Harley Leiber says it’s not the heat, it’s the humidity. When he makes bagels, he likes the cool, misty days—the ones Portland was known for before the weather got all screwy and Midwest   More
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Market Guide 2013: Bakeries and Bagels

Fruits of the grain fields.

Market Guide 2013
ALL-PURPOSE Bakeshop 5351 NE Sandy Blvd., 946-8884, Closed Monday-Tuesday. Bakeshop’s top priority isn’t making you feel super-comfortable; the only place to perch at Kim Boy   More
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 WW Staff

Keeping it Kosher

Five local rabbis pick Portland’s best bagel.

Food Reviews & Stories
Five out of five rabbis agree: Portland is still suffering from the closure of Kettleman Bagel Company. Despite the efforts of many who have stepped up to fill the bagel-shaped void, nothing has b   More
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 ENID SPITZ

BagelGate: Kettleman's Bagels "Will Not Change"


Food & Drink
The entire city of Portland was rendered shocked and dismayed yesterday with news that local chain Kettleman Bagels—known for its delicious, chewy boiled New York style bagels—has been acquired by Noah's Bagels—known for its bagel-shaped pieces of dough. Most distressing was a line from the press release from the Einstein Noah Restaurant Group (which also owns Einstein Bagels and Manhattan Bagels) ...   More
Wednesday, November 30, 2011 RUTH BROWN

BagelGate: Kettleman to Become Einstein Bros.; Portlanders Hit Back


Food & Drink
News that Portland's Kettleman Bagels had been sold to the vastly inferior national chain Noah's Bagels in November last year was met with sadness and anger, but employees told WW that they had been assured "nothing is changing" except the name.Well, that turned out to be a stinking pile of excrement: The company yesterday announced that all five Kettleman locations will be rebranded under another ...   More
Tuesday, January 31, 2012 RUTH BROWN

Devour 2012: Bakeries

Market Guide
Top Picks: Delicious Donuts as an antidote to the Voodoo mania.Ken’s Artisan Bakery for the country brown and a fruit tart.Little T American Baker for the pretzel bread and the city’s best    More
Wednesday, May 16, 2012 WW Staff

Schmear Apparent

We miss Kettleman’s bagels, too. Who can replace them?

Food Reviews & Stories
Kettleman Bagels is in zombie mode. Things have slipped fast since the beloved local bagelry sold out last November to Colorado-based Einstein Bros. Kettleman’s superb boiled bagels...   More
Wednesday, February 22, 2012 PENELOPE BASS

Dave’s Killer Bagels

All crust, all the time.

Food Reviews & Stories
Now that baker Dave Dahl has cornered the local toast market, with loaves of hearty Dave’s Killer sandwich bread popping up on supermarket shelves from Whole Foods to Winco, Portland’s wild man    More
Wednesday, August 10, 2011 KELLY CLARKE

Bagel War on Northwest 23rd Avenue Claims First Victim

An employee at Noah's Bagels on Northwest 23rd Avenue has confirmed the Colorado-based chain is not renewing the lease at its Northwest neighborhood location. The closure, which coincides with Noah's 20th anniversary, is just the latest in a long line of business failures to strike Trendy-Third, whose nickname has taken on new meaning in this recession. Still standing in the Bagel Wars are ...   More
Tuesday, August 25, 2009 BETH SLOVIC


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