Gluten Free in the Pacific Northwest

Gluten Free in the Pacific Northwest

Gluten Free in the Pacific Northwest
A Real Gluten Free Meal from Verde Cocina

If I could persuade my family, we would be bringing all our belongings up to the pacific northwest. I first fell in love with Portland, but then Seattle took the cake (gluten free of course). Oregon and Washington offer so many dedicated gluten free facilities that are not only juiceries and bakeries, but also restaurants.

Gluten Free in the Pacific Northwest
Hipster Cupcake from Kyra’s Bakeshop, which won Cupcake Wars 3 times!

Dedicated facilities are so helpful for those of us with celiac disease, and they provide a wide array of options for my friends, so they don’t feel limited either. (Side Note: Friends you are awesome when we eat at the same places all the time.) Now, there are two videos about these awesome places, featuring only dedicated gluten free facilities. I include tons of videos not only of the food, but also of the establishment, so you’ll get a feel for the place as well. While I’m on the road, I find these videos the best way to portray my journey. So, without further ado, I present…

Gluten Free in Portland

Portland is home to my favorite restaurant for non-pub food!

Gluten Free in Washington

If you’re only going to watch one episode EVER, check this one out. You won’t be disappointed.

My Travel Map!

Want to see where I’ve been, and links to the review?! Check out my travel map available below and on my blog!

Gluten Free in the Pacific Northwest
And, Harlow in Portland is adorable as well!

Well, that’s about it from here. I’ve officially been chilling in my car for nineteen days now, and my road trip is nearing its end. We’re actually in the midwest, and for LIVE updates you can follow on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. (I’m the best at Instagram as a heads up). Finally, you can always subscribe to my YouTube channel to know when new episodes come out.

Gluten Free in the Pacific Northwest
Can you guess what state I was in today from this picture?! First correct answer earns bragging rights. 🙂

In the meanwhile, I’m ready to finish my drive home this weekend! I hope all of my Fiesta Friday friends have some exciting plans as well, and I can’t wait to see what y’all brought to the party. Hopefully, some yummy treats!

Have a great weekend y’all!

20 thoughts on “Gluten Free in the Pacific Northwest

  1. Brilliant informative post Kaila, thanks for joining the party! I’ve not been to much of the USA, but if I ever get the chance to visit somewhere for a bit of time, I think I’d go for Oregon and Washington. I’m an outdoors girl at heart and love horses and both seem like the kind of places I’d fit in! 🙂

    1. You would absolutely fit in! I actually just finished my 50th state two days ago. I think you’d also really like Colorado (I’m biased though because I lived there for 6 years) and Utah. Utah has some gorgeous national parks going for it too! Happy FF, thanks for co-hosting, and have a fabulous weekend! 🙂

      1. All of them?! Wow!! I’ve only been to New York, California and Hawaii! I’ve got a way to go yet! But I’ll add Colorado and Utah to my list (also for ski purposes!) 🙂

    1. Thanks, Julie! I’ll be settling down soon, but this has been such a great opportunity for me before I begin grad school. It’s awesome that you’ve been to Seattle and Portland too! I caught a bit of rain, but not too much. Have a fantastic weekend!

    1. Awh, thanks! There were so many other places that I wanted to try too! I kept hearing and finding so many cool spots. Harlow was one of my favorites! I went twice and I was only in Portland for a day and a half. Do you have any other recommendations if (or when) I return someday?! Have a wonderful weekend!

      1. Portland has so many fantastic places! I would recommend checking out There is a pretty good list of cool places to check out. Some are now closed, so it’s not updated frequently. Sadly, a 100+ year old historic restaurant in NW Portland will be going out of business soon. BeeSaw’s will close it’s door at the end of May. It is a very popular food spot with plenty of loyal patrons. I personally can highly recommend all of the following for their GF, DF, vegan menus. Dick’s Kitchen, The Whole Bowl (one of my top favorite places!), Tula’s GF Bakery, Cascadia Traditionals Bakery & Cafe’-one of the few dedicated GF bakeries (pastries and desserts that are amazing!!) Blossoming Lotus and Por Que No? There are so, so many more! But, these are really worth a visit if and when you return to Ptown!

    2. Awesome! I’ll check those out, especially your favorite restaurants when I go back someday. Bakeries are the trickiest without milk, egg, tapioca, and cinnamon, so usually I don’t get to visit too many of those. Thanks for all your recommendations! 🙂

      1. Oh yes! Those are difficult to avoid in Baked goods! However, I do believe Tula’s might be accommodating to your restrictions. They have some pretty amazing things! You’re welcome for the info! Happy to share!

  2. Loved visiting through your post! Great touch with the video. I have always wanted to visit both Oregon and Washington …looks so beautiful there! Happy FF!!

    1. Thanks, Arl! I’m new to videos, but I thought they were a good way to cover a lot of media efficiently. I’ll be returning to traditional blog posts for recipes soon! I found both states to be beautiful (fog and all for Oregon). I really enjoyed the coast of Oregon as well as the city. Hope you get to travel there soon! In the meanwhile, have a wonderful weekend!!

  3. oh my god, I WISH WE HAD DEDICATED FACILITIES HERE….as you can see, cross contamination is legit a huge concern of mine..

  4. Oh this post was so entertaining and interesting- I LOVE the picture of that horse up there!!! 🙂

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