By Anika Matsumoto & Kimaia Gassner
Located off of Walker Road in Beaverton, Oyatsupan, a new scratch bakery is serving authentic Western Japanese fusion pastries. Oyatsupan derives from the conjunction of “Oyatsu” meaning afternoon snack and “Pan” meaning bread.
For a small price, customers may grab a tray and fill it up by choosing from a wall of snacks. They sell a variety of small baked goods that range from simple sweet rolls to decorated pieces with fruit and chocolate.
The store is exceptionally good-looking as it has large windows to let natural light in as well as a simple white colored aesthetic in its interior design. There is plenty of seating in the front of the store as well as the back to accommodate the customers who prefer to sit-in rather than take-out.
Oyatsupan has become the cornerstone of this small community. Though this bakery has a smaller audience than what it deserves, the customers that do come are soon regulars within a short number of visits.
The bakers at Oyatsupan create a variety of pastries that range from your average eclair to the curry donut. Whether you’re looking for a more comfortable pastry or something extravagant, Oyatuspan displays an array of choices that everyone can choose from.
Overall, the two of us will come back to try more of the different breads and other fun pastries. The ambiance of the bakery is clean, spacious, and very modern. If you’re looking to try some authentic Japanese bread and other Western delicacies, Oyatsupan is definitely worth a try!
Curry Donut. Photos by Kimaia Gassner.