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Bringing honest, hand-made, boiled & baked bagels to a food cart in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Portland. Read more

Portland, OR Food
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This project's funding goal was not reached on August 27, 2012.

Bringing honest, hand-made, boiled & baked bagels to a food cart in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Portland.

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Bagel Business Has Begun

Hello All,

After many, many months of hard work and changed plans, Learned Monkey Bagels is up and running as a business. I am starting out as a wholesale/retail bagel distributor right now. What that means is I'm going to provide bagels to cafes, restaurants and stores as well as off a retail direct delivery service (with a one dozen bagel minimum requirement). I start delivering this Tuesday, May 7th. For the first few weeks I will be delivering Tuesday through Fridays and expect to expand that to Monday through Saturdays.

Of you'd like to order a dozen or more, please either message me at the Learned Monkey Bagels Facebook page or email me at:

Bagel varieties currently available are: Plain, Kosher Salt, Sesame, Poppy Seed, Caraway Seed, Garlic, Onion, Everything, Cheddar, Cheddar & Onion, Cheddar & Garlic, Cheddar & Jalapeno.

Retail delivery price is $15 per dozen with a surcharge of 25 cents per bagel for every Cheese or Everything Bagel.


Jim, The Learned Monkey

Last Day for Indiegogo Campaign

Happy Thanksgiving All!!! Today is the last day for the Learned Monkey Bagels indiegogo fundraising campaign. Picked today as the deadline on purpose so as to be thankful for all of your help.

Just One Day to Go

Hello all,

I have just one more day to go in this last fundraising campaign for Learned Monkey Bagels. The big difference this time is that it is at and this time the money actually flows. Please consider signing up to contribute again and this time the seed funding actually happens. Just hed over to:


The Learned Monkey

Jim Hilsenteger

Bagels Today and time running out

More Learned Monkey Bagels today at Sanborn's if you come in for Breakfast. Only a few days left in the fundraising campaign.

Learned Monkey Tasting tonight

Learned Monkey Bagel Tasting tonight at Bushwhacker Cider starting at 6 pm. Bagels and cream cheese spreads!