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Sarah Bellum Cupcakes in Multnomah Village

By Sharon Bloudek, June 12, 2019

Cupcakes, the most mobile of cakes always seem to meet many diverse sweet needs. But now they are changing lives!

Cupcakes at the non-profit Sarah Bellum’s Bakery & Workshop are made by people who have suffered brain injuries as adults, who work alongside speech and occupational students from Pacific University.¬†An outstanding social enterprise idea!

Originally the brainchild of Rik Lemoncello (Pacific University Associate Professor of Speech Language Pathology), Faith and “Had” Walmer (a brain injury survivor) also came on board to create a unique rehabilitation space. The bakery allows skills and experience to grow within a supportive environment that can help people with brain injuries a return to the job market. But most importunately, it also creates a friendly space for interacting with the public, easing survivors back into social interaction, while also increasing awareness of brain injuries within the community.

Who is Sarah Bellum? The name is a play on words, and refers to the cerebellum of the brain, which controls coordination, language, motor and cognitive skills. They sell all-organic cupcakes, with gluten free and vegan options, and even a line of dog treats.

The shop is located at 7828 SW Capitol Hwy, just around the corner from my office, so anytime you want to check out Multonomah Village, call me at (503) 701-1000. We can meet for a real estate chat with a sweet treat at this bakery that benefits so many in our neighborhood.

Sharon Bloudek


Sharon was recently recognized as the #1 Individual Agent in the #1 Real Estate office in the State of Oregon. Recognized as a FIVE STAR Real Estate Agent in Portland, Oregon for 9 years. Sharon has been named top 1% in the RMLS, and has been a member of PMAR's Masters Circle Diamond Platinum Level. Also a Neighborhood Favorite on Nextdoor and a Zillow Premiere Agent. Having lived both in the city & the suburbs, she is a great resource for relocation clients. She has worked extensively with first time home buyers & first time home sellers, upsizers, downsizers and investors. She also has experience in multi-family units, plexes, and timberland. She is the third generation in her family to be in the real estate business. Sharon graduated from the University of Oregon with a MBA in Marketing & International Business, and from Loyola Marymount University with an emphasis in Business Management. She lives in SW Portland with her husband and three kids and enjoys volunteering in the community. She is a proud supporter of Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest, being a former Jesuit Volunteer in Woodburn, Oregon as well as a previous Board Member. She loves hiking, traveling and going to the beach. Basketball and softball were her favorite sports to play, and while she never played soccer - her husband and kids do - and now she appreciates the beautiful game. Sharon would love the opportunity to work with you!
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