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Crusher Court Neighbor Spotlight: Dream Cakes

Catching Up with Our Neighbors at Dream Cakes  

In this series, Urban Nest sits down with neighboring business owners in the new Crusher Court commercial building to talk shop about what makes their store or business fit so well with Portland. 

Bespoke Wedding Cakes with PDX Flair

For those who haven't visited Urban Nest's new office location in the Crusher Court commercial building, read about our new space in this brand new renovated building from Guerrilla Development. The perks of our new office space don't stop at the innovative design, we're also blessed to have an incredible assortment of neighboring businesses, all of which (including Urban Nest) are owned by women. To celebrate this community, we'll be visiting and spotlighting each of our neighboring businesses here on our blog, starting with Dream Cakes. 

Known for exceptional quality wedding cakes since 1994, Dream Cakes continues the tradition today with it's new owner, Johannah, taking over daily operations in 2014. We sat down with Johannah and her staff to learn more about their experience getting settled in the Crusher Court building. 

UN: What do you love most about being a part of the Crusher Court business community? 

We ended up being a bit of a rush when moving out of our previous space, and the process of moving in to Crusher Court turned out to be surprisingly simple and painless.

UN: What makes the Dream Cakes experience unique?

Everything is made in-house, custom, and never frozen. Also, there’s only three of us here, so it’s a very intimate experience. 

UN: What is your favorite thing about Portland? 

The business community. It takes time to become established, but I’ve been very grateful to be a part of it. 

UN: What do you think makes your business a great fit for Portland?

Well, I make vegan cake, and all of the produce we use is local. Everything is hand made in small batches. 

UN: Which part of town do you live in, and what do you love about it most? 

I live in North East, near Life of Pie, and there's a kale salad there that I eat 4 or 5 times a week.

 Johannah Zuniga

Johannah Zuniga




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