Beloved Bakery Established in 1986 Closing Due to Rising Crime in Portland

by | Jun 6, 2024 | News

Share This Article

Jaciva's Bakery and Chocolatier, a cherished establishment in Southeast Portland since 1986, has declared it will cease operations permanently on June 29. This decision comes after the business faced significant challenges, including losing about half of its customer base in the past few years, exacerbated by the pandemic's restrictions and a rise in local crime. As reported by KOIN, these factors played a crucial role in the bakery's impending closure.

During the pandemic, stringent measures imposed by Oregon's governor led to prolonged closures for many small businesses, sparking widespread controversy and lawsuits. These policies disproportionately affected small enterprises, many of which never recovered and were forced to close permanently. Meanwhile, larger corporations managed to thrive, deepening the divide between small and large business successes.

The crime wave in Portland has further exacerbated the situation, driving many businesses out of the city. This surge in crime has been a critical factor in the decision for Jaciva’s Bakery to close its doors, as the community they have served for nearly four decades has seen dramatic changes.

Laura Boscole, the owner's daughter and manager of the bakery, shared her heartfelt thoughts with KOIN: "We've cherished being a part of our customers' celebratory days and have felt immense support from our community—which we deeply love and appreciate. It's truly heartbreaking to say goodbye."

Boscole reminisced about her childhood spent in the bakery, highlighting the deep connections formed over the years. "Growing up here, I've experienced countless joyful moments. We've seen wonderful employees and customers come and go, each leaving a mark on our lives. It’s been an incredible journey for all of us at Jaciva’s," she explained.

Do you love Oregon?

Sign up for monthly emails full of local travel inspiration and fun trip ideas. In each newsletter we'll share upcoming events, new things to do, hot dining spots and great travel ideas.

With the property on Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard now on the market, all bakery items will be sold on a first-come, first-serve basis, with no pre-orders being accepted during the final days.

Share This Article

Written By Tyler James

Tyler James, founder of That Oregon Life, is a true Oregon native whose love for his state runs deep. Since the inception of the blog in 2013, his unbridled passion for outdoor adventures and the natural beauty of Oregon has been the cornerstone of his work. As a father to two beautiful children, Tyler is always in pursuit of new experiences to enrich his family’s life. He curates content that not only reflects his adventures but also encourages others to set out and create precious memories in the majestic landscapes of Oregon. Tyler's vision and guidance are integral to his role as publisher and editor, shaping the blog into a source of inspiration for exploring the wonders of Oregon.

Related Articles

Bull Jumps Fence at Sisters Rodeo, Injuring Spectators

Bull Jumps Fence at Sisters Rodeo, Injuring Spectators

An unexpected event at the Sisters Rodeo on Saturday night resulted in injuries to three individuals. During the final bull riding segment, a bull unexpectedly leapt over a fence, escaping the arena and entering a spectator zone. According to officials, the bull...