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Categories: Home Page Only,Press,What's New | Posted 05-30-13

If you’re following a vegan or gluten-free diet, restrictions are a way of life, especially when it comes to dessert. But at Petunia’s Pies & Pastries it’s the exact opposite: absolutely everything is gluten-free and vegan. “I wanted to take the guesswork out of it all,” says Lisa Clark, who opened the brick and mortar shop in March, three years after she began selling her goods at local farmer’s markets (which she continues to do—see a list of local markets and retailers here).


Lisa, who herself has a gluten allergy, clearly derives a lot of joy in setting up locals (and visitors) with sweets they can eat without guilt or distress. “People cry when they come in and find us for the first time because they haven’t had cake in 10 years,” she says.

Even if you don’t have dietary restrictions, the bakery is still worth a visit, whether you go for a gooey salted caramel cookie bar (the shop’s top-selling item), or make a trip early on a Saturday or Sunday morning for freshly fried doughnuts. With so many worthy treats to choose from, it’s tough to know where to start, so we turned to Lisa for her top 5 picks. Click through the slideshow at the top for the full list.

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Categories: Home Page Only,What's New | Posted 05-25-13


Lots of Exciting things are happening over here at our bakery! First off, we are so excited to announce that beginning Sunday June 2nd, you can find us at the Milwaukie Farmer’s Market! We thought long and hard about what market we wanted to join next, along with the PSU farmer’s market in Portland each Saturday. We finally decided on Milwaukie! Named by The Oregonian as “the best farmer’s market of 2012”, Milwaukie is also Lisa’s hometown! That said, we are extra super excited to take part in this amazing market. Entering its 15th season, the market takes place every Sunday, May 12th through October 27th from 9:30 am to 2:00 pm @ SE Main St.& Harrison St. Milwaukie, OR 97222. Come see what it’s all about! We’ll be ready and waiting for you!

We are also proud to welcome two new members to the Petunia’s family! You can now find a tasty variety of our treats at Theory, the beautiful waterfront restaurant inside of OMSI! What a great match for us! You can also now find us at New Seasons Market, Orenco Station! We adore New Seasons as one of our favorite retailers, and are so excited to have this location come aboard! We have been trying to edge out to that part of town for a long time, all of our local fans have to tell them how excited you are to have us there!

Brand new Spring Savory Menu!



We just changed our savory menu to bring in some fresh tastes for


Spring! Joining our menu are:

Spring Pea Salad

Pesto Pasta Salad

Asian Buddha Bowl

Mexican Harvest Bowl

Spicy Thai Soup


Come on down soon and give them a try!

Don’t forget that we have Happy Hour every Tuesday – Thursday from 4-7pm! $2 off slices of cake, $1 off pieces of pie, tart & cheesecake & signature cocktail, beer & wine specials!

15% off for Vida Vegan Con attendees!

It’s pretty great to be in a place like Portland where we have such unique events as the Vida Vegan Con! To show our support and welcome attendees, we are offering 15% off to conference attendees with your badge or other proof of registration now through Sunday the 25th. We hope to meet you and show you the best vegan (and gluten free) treats that Portland has to offer!

Categories: Press | Posted 05-23-13





“In 2010, Lisa Clark  started selling gluten-free Petunia’s Pies and Pastries at a NW Portland street fair as well as the PSU Portland Farmers Markets. Her popular gluten-free and vegan baked goods were flying off the tables each week. As someone growing up around food but diagnosed with severe food allergies as an adult, Lisa wanted to make things she could eat that others with food intolerances could enjoy too. “It is super rewarding to make (safe) things for people. I like to make people happy,” said Lisa. She adds, “I know how it feels to go somewhere and have nothing to eat.” Opening her first Petunia’s Pies and Pastries brink and mortar location (610 SW 12th Ave) in March 2013, Lisa is very excited to offer Portland a 100 percent gluten-free and vegan bakery where customers can come in and enjoy treats, wine, coffee and more. cover_may-june2013delightglutenfree


Categories: Home Page Only,Press,What's New | Posted 05-03-13

MIX Magazine Names Petunia’s One of Portland’s Newest Hot Spots! p2s71t58_4401MIX-Graphic2

Petunia’s Pies & Pastries

Everyone loves office heroes — those who surprise us by stocking our break rooms with fresh-baked goodies. Everyone except vegans. And those avoiding gluten. Well, downtown office workers can now please all of their co-workers by popping into Petunia’s, where display cases are filled with gluten-free and vegan cookies, tarts, scones, cobblers and sticky buns. And as the name implies, Petunia’s does pies, both whole and by the slice. Just polished off a hearty supper at Gruener? Petunia’s keeps late hours, meaning you can swing by for post-prandial, dairy-free ice cream sundaes and banana splits. You can even enjoy a nightcap there, too. Aviation Gin’s Ryan Magarian designed the specialty cocktail list using ingredients like bubbly, gin, creme de violette and chartreuse. They go down easy, and with pastel hues that match the shop’s colors, they look pretty, too.

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Categories: Home Page Only | Posted 05-03-13

Howdy Petunia’s fans!

It’s that time of year again! The sun is coming out for cameo appearances, and shorts and flip flops are intermixed with scarves and sweaters. You know what that means, it’s Springtime in Portland! To keep up with the season, the new Spring menu is debuting at Petunia’s Pies & Pastries on Tuesday, April 30th!

We are bidding adieu to some of our fall treats for now, and saying bonjour to new Spring favorites! Here’s the handsome lineup of our scrumptious Spring sweets:

Marionberry Pie Cheesecake
Marionberry Crumble Bars
Key Lime Whoopie Pies
Vanilla Creme Sandwich Cookies
Chocolate Banana Peanut Butter Babycakes
Coconut Passion-Berry Babycakes
Coconut Berry Passionfruit Layer Cake
Strawberry Vanilla Cream Cake

Yum! Come grab one of these fresh Spring treats and enjoy them in our fabulous bakery, our outdoor seating in the sun or take them to go to enjoy at home! They make great gifts too, Mother’s Day is just around the corner!

Cake & Cocktails: Happy Hour @ Petunia’s!

Also beginning April 30th is the brand spankin’ new Happy Hour at Petunia’s! You’ll want to mark your calender for every Tuesday -Thursday from 4-7pm. We’ll be offering $2 off cake by the slice, $1 off pieces of pie, tarts and cheesecake and signature cocktail, beer and wine specials! It’s the deal you’ve been waiting for! Like one of our favorite quotes instructs, Life is uncertain. Eat dessert first.

Attention Portland Timbers Fans!

With JELD-WEN just up the street, we wanted to do something to show some Timbers spirit! Beginning with their next home game against New England on 5/2, we will be offering 10% off at the bakery on Timber home game days when you wear your best Timbers gear, or show your Timbers ticket stub. Swing by on your way to the game and fuel up to cheer on our team!

That’s about all for now. We hope to see you soon! Don’t forget you can find us every Saturday at the PSU Farmer’s Market too! Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for the latest Petunia’s happenings. Happy Spring!


Lisa and the gang at Petunia’s Pies & Pastries

Categories: Home Page Only,What's New | Posted 05-01-13

Brunch & Bubbly: Mother’s Day @ Petunia’s!

Happy May Day Petunia’s friends!

Our flowers in the bakery reminded us today of our family May Day tradition. Every year .facebook_147015091when we were little, our mom would help weave paper baskets that we filled with flowers from our yard, and left on our neighbors’ doorsteps. Did any of you do this? With Mother’s Day just around the corner, we find ourselves filled with memories of our mom. She was the inspiration behind Petunia’s Pies & Pastries after all! To celebrate her memory, and mothers everywhere of all types, we would like to invite you to join us at the bakery this Mother’s Day, Sunday May 12th for our first Mother’s Day fête: Brunch & Bubbly!

To celebrate properly, we are having a pretty special contest! Please bring a photo and/or a note, story, memory or tribute to your mom. Whether it be your mother, grandparent, sibling, Aunt, friend, Dad or neighbor, we want to celebrate the mother figure in your life!  We will be posting your tribute in our bakery for the day. Our favorite submission will receive a $25.00 Petunia’s gift certificate!
Of course, we will be having treats exclusively for Mother’s day that are as lovely as they are delicious!

Brunch & Bubbly Specials:
Drink Specials:
Kir Royale
French 75
Passionfruit French Macarons
Crème Brûlée
Lemon Coconut Cream Bars
Attendees who spend over $25.00 in the bakery will receive a gift Strawberry Rhubarb Pie Babycake. This babycake is also special for the day!

We hope to see you and your loved ones this Mother’s Day. Being able to help you applaud the mother in your life would be an honor for us!

Lisa & Erica Clark