The Best Bakery in Beaverton, OR
What makes my bakery unique? To begin, I sell delicious baked goods and sandwiches that also happen to be vegan! Also, I include a touch of my Scandinavian culture into everything I bake, and I employ individuals who like me, have visual and other disabilities! Our staff puts the ABILITY in disability by serving the Beaverton community and baking everything with passion. I hope you’ll stop by soon!
THE POWERFUL ABILITY IN DISABILITY
When you visit Carina’s Bakery in Beaverton, you may not realize that many of the staff are mentally or physically disabled. You may notice Carina’s seeing eye dog, Sutter, sitting under the counter, or notice the audio talk back on our register. These help our staff bring you the many tasty items that fill our counter.
It’s estimated that only 37% of blind or visually impaired adults have full time employment. “Carina’s Bakery is proud to play a part in changing that reality by hiring many visually impaired employees and by setting an example for other businesses in the community.”
This sweet guy is Sutter. Many people who know Carina may not know she is legally blind. Sutter does the important job of helping Carina navigate with her limited field of vision, and his spunky energy only brings more joy to Carina’s Bakery.
Carina and Sutter met 2 years ago, at Guide Dogs for the Blind. When he’s not fearlessly helping her navigate into the big unknown, you can find him snuggling and cuddling with her. Without Sutter, Beaverton may never have had the chance to enjoy Carina’s many delightful creations. Not all hero’s wear capes.
Join me in creating treats that tell a sensational story and in bridging a community of food lovers of all shapes, sizes, and abilities. Together, we can find the spark, innovator, and food lover in all of us.