March 20 just got even more delicious on our calendar. The list of reasons for joy is long: the first day of spring, National Ravioli Day, Bock Beer Day and now the first annual Macaron Day PDX. Led by patisserie and café Nuvrei, 15 of Portland, Oregon’s best pastry shops will be celebrating the Jour du Macaron, inspired by similar events launched in Paris by Pierre Hermé and in New York City by François Payard. Nuvrei will make a pineapple vanilla macaron (in addition to many other flavors), Pix will make a foie gras macaron and Petunia’s Pies & Pastries will have an array of vegan macarons available just for that day. Most importantly, each shop will offer one free macaron to each customer who donates to Meals on Wheels People, a Portland nonprofit that delivers 5,000 meals daily to needy seniors. Follow the action on social media at #MacaronDayPDX, or visit macarondaypdx.com for more details.
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Petunia’s pulls out all the stops around the holidays, creating a vegan and gluten-free lineup that includes Peppermint Hot Cocoa Babycakes topped with toasted marshmallows, Eggnog Cheesecake with a gingersnap crust, Pumpkin Maple Spice Cake slathered in maple butercream and topped with candied ginger, and Oreo-like Chocolate Mint Sandwich Cookies with a peppermint buttercream filling. You can even indulge your craving for nostalgia with old-fashioned holiday sugar cookies.
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Tis the Season! Order your Holiday cookies, pastries, pies, cakes, cheesecakes, and babycakes from Petunia’s! Please see our Holiday Special Order Form, and email Lisa your order, or call the bakery at 503.841.5961. Orders must be received by December 18th, for pickup on December 22 or 23rd.
Thank you, we look forward to helping with your family’s celebration!
Petunia’s Pies & Pastries
610 SW 12th Ave
Portland, OR 97205
Vegan? Gluten-free? Both? That’s no problem for Petunia’s, which specializes in vegan and gluten-free pies and pastries. Choose from pies like Caramel Apple Pecan, Double Crust Apple, Pumpkin Pecan, and traditional Pumpkin. There are also cheesecakes, pumpkin spice cake, and carrot cake with bourbon caramel frosting. While you’re at it, grab biscuits or cornbread to go with dinner. Order by Friday 11/21 for pickup by 7pm Tuesday 11/25, or 6 pm Wednesday 11/26.
This year, we delve into the holiday rituals of our local pastry stars—the ones who expertly baked your pumpkin pies and apple turnovers. We quizzed them on their favorite Thanksgiving desserts (most often pumpkin pie baked with their grandmother), their nostalgia-driven cooking styles, and their own standby dishes for the holidays.
Lisa Clark, Petunia’s Pies & Pastries
Favorite Thanksgiving dessert: I have never been a person who can choose a favorite anything. Pumpkin Pie, Pecan Pie, Pumpkin Mousse Torte, Apple Pie! I always saved room (even if I didn’t have room, it went down).
How it influenced your baking style: I tend to try to combine things into one dessert, what I call “making the perfect bite.” I love bringing the traditional flavors to customers, with a little punch, a little excitement and pizzazz.
New Thanksgiving traditions: I believe strongly in carrying on tradition through all generations. It provides something constant—a foundation. This year, my dad is finally letting us cook the dinner, rather than do it himself. He is almost 68, so I think he needs a break.
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