Cupcake Jones (Portland, OR)

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You may have heard about a bakery called Sweet Cakes by Melissa. Last year, they were charged with discrimination by denying service based on sexual orientation when they refused to bake a cake for a lesbian wedding. Recently, a judge ordered them to pay $150,000 in restitution to the couple. Sweet cakes turned to GoFundMe to pay for the fine and legal fees.

So here’s where the shenanigans come in. In PDX, we have a wonderful and delicious cupcakery called Cupcake Jones. They are outspoken equality rights activists and the give back to many many organizations in the area. When they saw that Sweet Cakes had garnered over $100K in a few hours, they championed a push to report to GoFundMe (who doesn’t allow the raising of funds to pay criminal fines anyway, regardless of the hate speech). It was successful.

This morning they are being barraged with people asking them to make hate cakes (spoiler: they can’t, they make cupcakes) and basically harassing the people at the shop.

So if you can, stop and visit them today. Get a mini cupcake (or a full size, filled one). If you aren’t in the area, maybe get a gift certificate from them online (http:\

Portions of this months profits go to CHAP (Children’s healing art project), in case you’re wondering, and yes they have gf/df (or just gf if you want regular frosting) chocolate, vanilla, and red velvet cupcakes as well as an assortment of delicious other cupcakes.

Cupcake Jones, located in the Pearl District at 307 NW 10th Ave. or in the Alberta District at 1405 Alberta St.

Thank you, Cupcake Jones!

Special thanks to our newest “PHAME: the H is for Honored Tour” sponsor… Cupcake Jones!

Our students, staff and volunteers always love noshing on delicious treats from Cupcake Jones, and they’ll be providing mini cupcakes for our March 14th tour kick-off party and performance (Wednesday, March 14, 7 pm at St. Johns Community Center, 8427 N Central), as well as treats for students and volunteers backstage for our March 22nd culminating performance at the Aladdin Theater.

Thanks to Lisa Watson and all our friends at Cupcake Jones, for their delicious support.

(post by Stephen)


Today is me and Ross’ 2 year anniversary!! We kinda already celebrated last Saturday night when he took me to see Donald Glover/Childish Gambino (yeeee!!) but since today is the actual day I decided to surprise him at work with cupcakes from Cupcake Jones. Red velvet and cream cheese frosting for him and chocolate mint cookie for me.