Sandro was born and raised in Portland, Oregon, and is the younger sibling of Gabriel. Since a child, he has worked at the bakery selling baked goods at local farmer’s markets with his mother and doing various tasks to help the business run smoothly. After spending most of his life working on and off at the bakery, he now works there full time helping his brother and father run the business.
Gabriel was born and raised in Portland, OR. While studying for his Master’s of Business Administration at Portland State University, Gabriel began applying his newly learned skill to help his father run the family business. This developed into a flourishing partnership, and now Gabriel continues to run the business, upholding the ideals of Amilcar as he continues to expand and lead the bakery into the future.
Owner / Bread Master, Amilcar Alvarez, immigrated to Portland from Peru in 1979 when he fell in love with an American student traveling abroad. Leaving behind law school in Peru to join his new wife, Amilcar started working from the bottom up at a small Portland french bakery. He excelled at his new job, and began to experiment with sustainable whole grains, an idea that was just beginning to gain popularity, but one he was raised with in the Peruvian countryside.
In 1987, Amilcar realized his dream and opened Gabriel’s Bakery, naming it after his new born son. Since then, Amilcar has incorporated baking ideas from his Latino heritage, French training, and even his wife’s Jewish roots. This blending of traditions have resulted in a unique assortment of delicious breads and pastries.
Now, Amilcar's two sons, Gabriel and Sandro, have joined the family business with hopes to carry on their father's legacy.
We believe that running a business isn't just about making a profit - it's also about building up the community around us.
That's why we're always looking for ways to get involved with local events and causes. Whether it's donating a portion of our profits to a charity or showing up to support a community event, we want to be a positive influence in our neighborhood.
We're love being an active part of our community, and we're happy to share our passion with you. Thanks for your support!
Making delicious baked goods is what we do best and we understand that not everybody can afford to pay for our products. It is our responsibility to help people in need.
That is why we donate 1000+ bagels a month to the Food Bank.
We believe it's our responsibility to reduce our impact on the environment and make sure we're doing our part for future generations.
We use locally sourced ingredients as much as possible and work with farmers who prioritize sustainable agriculture practices.
It's not just about being eco-friendly, it's also about producing delicious treats that are good for both our customers and the planet. We believe that sustainability isn't just a trend, it's a lifestyle, and we're proud to be a part of it.
We value sustainability and one of the ways we practice this is by partnering with small local farmers.
We proudly use Shepherd's Grain Flour for all of our bagels and bread. Along with this, we have committed to using only non-GMO ingredients.