Artisan baking pioneer and Pearl Bakery founder Greg Mistell has been providing Portlanders' with authentic French style breads and pastries since 1984.
Greg, along with his partner Lisa O'Leary Mistell opened Fleur de Lis Bakery & Cafe in December of 2004. Their mission was to open
a high quality bakery and seasonal cafe in their own neighborhood - NE Portland's Hollywood district.
The cafe is located in the historic Hollywood District Library building - a perfect place to relax, meet with friends and enjoy our hospitality and flair.
The Cafe offers egg dishes, soups, salads, and sandwiches featuring house baked Fleur de Lis breads and often-organic produce. Our bakery counter has Pain au levain, authentic baguettes, ciabatta, croissant, palmier, small tarts, muffins, scones and much, more - all baked daily.
Fleur de Lis found it's home here in 2005.
From books to breads!
Natural fermentation, Pre-ferments, poolish, lamination, and autolyse are all important parts of our baking methods. Locally sourced flours, European style butter, French chocolate, local hazelnuts and fresh fruit from orchards nearby Hood River are our raw ingredients.
Our customers are our neighbors.
In the winter, looking out the bakery windows watching every flake of snow that falls is hypnotic. In summer, when the big parade passes outside our windows we are children again.
For me, there will always be baking memories to inspire, there are always baking smells to take you back to a time when life was simple. I once met the late Lionel Poilane in his historic underground cellar bakery in Paris. The heady aroma of baking, and the rustic simplicity of his naturally leavened bread was unforgettable. A simple butter cookie was offered as a gesture of hospitality. It redefined in me, simplicity and flavor. As many others have done, I have spent my life baking - Still no regrets. (Updated 12/29/2022)
Historical Hollywood Library book depository.
Historic Hollywood Library. 1960's