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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

Categories: Home Page Only,Press | Posted 03-12-13


“The Portland gluten-free bakery scene expands this month with the brick-and-mortar opening of Lisa Clark’s farmers market favorite,Petunia’s Pies and Pastries. The downtown bakery and cafe will also serve as a dessert destination spot, offering gluten-free beer from local favorites Harvester Brewing and Omission, plus a rotating selection of red, white, sparkling and dessert wines, cider and five signature cocktails.

Recipe included with this story: Petunia’s Pies and Pastries Orange Olive Oil Bundt Cake.

Petunia’s Pies and Pastries is a dedicated gluten-free and vegan facility, which means everything in the bakery is free from animal products, including the desserts, savories (a daily selection of sandwiches, salads, flatbreads and soups) and even the coffee bar. Enjoy local Stumptown coffee or Foxfire teas with a staggering selection of dairy-free alternatives, including soy, hemp, rice, almond and coconut milk.

The ambitious pastry and dessert menu will feature all of the following items daily, specific flavors varying according to seasonality: cookies, sandwich cookies, whoopie pies, bars, cupcakes, pies, tarts, cheesecake, cinnamon rolls, sticky buns, breakfast pastries and layer cakes. Doughnuts will be available on Saturdays and Sundays. Both private tables and a communal table are available for enjoying your treats; sidewalk seating coming soon as weather permits.

The official Petunia’s Pies and Pastries grand opening celebration was March 1, but until you can get there to check out the bakery for yourself, try Lisa Clark’s Orange Olive Oil Bundt Cake at home.”

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Categories: Press | Posted 03-08-13





“Next up was Petunia’s Pies & Pastries, the vegan and gluten-free bakery, which officially opened its own storefront and production facility on March 1 (610 S.W. 12th Ave., 503-841-5961).

Look for cupcakes, whoopie pies, layer cakes and tarts alongside sandwiches, salads and, on weekends, fresh doughnuts and sticky buns. To wash it all down? Petunia’s serves coffee, tea, gluten-free beer and wine and a trim line of signature cocktails.”

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Categories: Home Page Only,Press | Posted 03-01-13





“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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Categories: Home Page Only,Videos,What's New | Posted 02-21-13

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

Petunia’s Story from Petunia's Pies & Pastries on Vimeo.

Categories: Press | Posted 02-13-13




West End Sprouts New Drinking and Dining Venues

” Farmers market favorite Petunia’s Pies & Pastries is opening a bakery café that will bring owner Lisa Clark’s splendid gluten-free sweets and savories (as well as coffee, cocktails and local gluten-free beer) to her fans from morning ’til night.”

Categories: Home Page Only,Videos,What's New | Posted 02-07-13

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. Bakery Window

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.


Owner Lisa Clark proudly presenting the bakery while under construction.

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

Sit back and enjoy the video below and watch how our bakery has progressed from bare to beautiful!

Petunia’s Pies and Pastries

Petunias Pies & Pastries has a Home! from Petunia’s Pies & Pastries on Vimeo.

Categories: Videos,What's New | Posted 02-03-13

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…


Categories: Press | Posted 09-19-12







SW Alder: Lisa Clark of Petunia’s Pies and Pastries will open the vegan and gluten-free bakery’s first brick-and-mortar locaiton at 12th and Alder, set to open in January. The 1600-square-foot spot (complete with indoor and outdoor seating) will function as the bakery’s production kitchen and retail cafe, with late-night hours and a large selection of cookies, bars, “babycakes”, whoopie pies, breakfast pastries, cobblers, tarts, pies, layer cakes, weekend doughnuts, and daily specials. Clark aims to offer Stumptown coffee, wine, gluten-free beer, and specialty cocktails in addition to a small savory menu of sandwiches, salads, and small plates. 610 SW 12th Ave.”

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