We are so pleased to share the story of how Petunia’s Pies and Pastries began in Lisa’s own tiny kitchen, and has grown into the beautiful space that we open March 1st. Please kick back and enjoy!
The gang at Petunia’s Pies and Pastries
We here at Petunia’s Pies and Pastries are about to open our doors for the first time, and we could not be more excited! Our 1,600 square feet location at 610 SW 12th Ave is set to open to the public March 1st! We’ve been hard at work every day getting the bakery ready do do what we love, bring joy to our customers! So much thought and care has gone into every choice we have made in this process, and we hope you’ll see the proof in the pudding. Or, the cowgirl cookie, in this case.
Our location is a perfect choice. We just love the area. The hill, the character, the somewhat “undiscovered” idea of it here. We love the style of the older buildings, and the old church across the street reminds us of being in Europe, and it’s so peaceful to look at! We think this area is going to develop greatly in the next couple of years, and just had to be a part of the growth here.
Petunia’s Pies and Pastries’ first brick and mortar location will function both as our production kitchen and a retail storefront and bakery. We will serve an expansive selection of our pastries, signature items, seasonal specialties, and daily specials. These could be anything from waffle sandwiches to ice cream sundaes and bruleed banana splits! On the weekends we will serve up fresh batches of our famous doughnuts and sticky buns. We will have a small savory menu with sandwiches, salads and delicious healthy unique little bites. We plan to serve a selection of nice wines (and bubbly, of course), locally made gluten free beer and signature cocktails that can be paired deliciously with our desserts! Stumptown coffee and espresso will be proudly served. Everything will, naturally, be gluten free & vegan. Many other items offered will be soy free, refined sugar free, nut free, etc.
The whole feel of the place will be quintessential Petunia’s. Retro, fun, colorful yet simple, clean, classy and comforting. We have created a space that makes people feel happy, warm and full of life. A place where they can relax and enjoy Portland’s best dessert and treats, and feed a part of their soul. Dessert speaks to people. Food in general does, but dessert makes you feel special, makes your eyes light up, makes you smile, makes your heart race a bit, makes you remember being a kid and eating some cookies your mom made warm from the oven. That is what we will bring to customers. More than dessert, a feeling. That is what we love to do.
Sit back and enjoy the video below and watch how our bakery has progressed from bare to beautiful!
Petunia’s Pies and Pastries
Follow us on a walk from Petunias Pies & Pastries location at the Portland State Farmers Market to our new location at 610 SW 12th Ave…