|Dragonfly spreads its wings with second location posted on 08/01/2018|
Rori Klingbeil opened her first establishment, the Dragonfly
Café and Bakery in Welches, five years ago and credits her mother with starting
her baking. Klingbeil noted it was her mother’s dream to open a bakery with her
but that she passed away before the café was opened.
Now, her mother’s dream has inspired her to go forward with
now her second undertaking in the Welches community, the Dragonfly Bakery,
located in the space formerly occupied by the Hazelnut House Bakery at 24525 E.
“The restaurant runs well because of the love … I love this
mountain,” Klingbeil said, adding that she hopes to continue to grow and expand
her business, including the possibility of opening an additional ice cream
store. “One (business) is a lot to handle but the community needs and wants
The Dragonfly Bakery opened on July 21 to positive local
response and quickly sold out of all baked goods on their first day.
Klingbeil’s master baker Belinda Torres produces a wide
variety of baked goods including red velvet bars, bear claws, coffee cake,
cinnamon rolls, seasonal berry tarts and scones as well as fresh breads. The
bakery will offer a rotating array of pies and gourmet five-layer cakes to
order. Prices for baked goods range from $2 to $35.
The menu also includes a small array of gluten-free baked
goods and Klingbeil plans to increase the line of options as the bakery grows.
She also intends to expand menu offerings to include soup
and fresh bread in the upcoming months.
Beverage options include Mt. Hood Roasters coffee, fruit
juices and chocolate milk.
The cozy space offers 14 seats in the bakery and additional
outside seating. It will be open seven days a week from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The Dragonfly Bakery can be contacted by phone at
503-622-2400 or online at www.dragonflymounthood.com.By Benjamin Simpson/MT