Petunia’s Pies & Pastries opened a storefront in the West End last March. Credit Leah Nash for The New York Times

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Shops and Sweets in Portland, Ore.
By BRIAN LIBBYMARCH 4, 2014
Petunia’s Pies & Pastries opened a storefront in the West End last March.CreditLeah Nash for The New York Times
Nestled just west of Portland’s downtown and south of its popular Pearl District, the West End began transforming from vacant lots and decaying buildings into the city’s hottest new neighborhood with the arrival of the hip Ace Hotel on Southwest Stark Street in 2007. Coupled with an explosion of food carts around the corner on 10th Avenue (not to mention Powell’s Books’ mammoth flagship store holding court less than two blocks away), the West End has produced a wave of boutique shops and trendy dining spots that exemplify the city’s youthful, eclectic spirit.

PETUNIA’S PIES & PASTRIES

Lisa Clark began selling vegan and gluten-free sweets at a nearby farmers’ market before opening this storefront last March. Besides treats like the Bumble Berry Peach Pie with hazelnut-coconut streusel, Petunia’s offers cocktail pairings like the Widow’s Kiss (apple brandy, green chartreuse, Benedictine and bitters).

610 Southwest 12th Avenue; 503- 841-5961;petuniaspiesandpastries.com

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