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“Just two years after launching a stand at NE Alberta’s Last Thursday, baker Lisa Clark debuts her brick-and-mortar bakery, Petunia’s Pies & Pastries, in the West End. The 25-seat cafe space features Clark’s familiar line of sweet treats — banana coconut cream pie, Thin Mint brownie bars, vanilla buttercream sandwich cookies — all of which are vegan, gluten- and dairy-free. A line of breakfast pastries offers pecan sticky buns, doughnuts, muffins, and zucchini bread as options to pair with morning espresso; those looking for a savory bite can find items like soup, rice-and-bean bowls, and flatbreads (with vegan cheese).

The drink program, by Oven & Shaker’s Ryan Magarian, features five signature cocktails (like the “Water Lily,” featuring gin, Cointreau, Creme de Violette, and lemon juice), three house wines, and two beers. Petunia’s Pies & Pastries is open now.”

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http://pdx.eater.com/archives/2013/03/01/inside-petunias-dishing-vegan-pastries-starting-today.php