My great grandmother Anna was born in Silesia, then part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, in the late 19th century, and travelled to the United States at 16.
The daughter of a flour salesman, it must have been natural that she would marry Paul, a baker. They first opened the Vienna Bakery in Manhattan, and then moved to Portland in the 1920s to open the Cottage Bakery at 34th and East Belmont.
Some days, Anna used to go down to the old Yamhill Market downtown to shop and to chat with the other German merchants there. From pickles to pumpernickel to gossip, there was little you couldn't find there under the awnings of the old brick buildings of Yamhill Street.
These bags are designed to carry anything from your knitting project to your daily produce; Anna
would have loved it.