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- Company Address 4725 SW Lombard Avenue
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Carina’s Bakery opened as a storefront in October 2017 to fulfill lifelong dreams of owner Carina Comer, a blind entrepreneur with a love of combining new flavors, and self expression and friendship through food. Having fought for a place in the pastry world through culinary school, several free internships and eventually going to grad school, she finally tested the waters of her business idea at farmers markets and events; spending lots of money paying by the hour at commissary kitchens. It was with that money-wasting experience that examples from her past- and her inability to penetrate the barriers of judgment of what a blind person can do in the job market- that made Carina know she needed to open a bakery that made a difference for the disabled community and gave them employment to show their true skills. Now, over three years later, Carina’s Bakery is a storefront of going concern, both for its employment impacts, and its addicting treats, coffee, and savory items that just happen to also be vegan.
Carina’s Bakery combines the Scandinavian traditions she grew up learning with Oregon ingredients and creativity to produce vegan (and many gluten free) products made by employees (mostly) with physical and mental challenges that put the Ability in disability.