Happy news for lovers of the succulent meat and sauce combo encased in a buttery pastry crust known as the meat pie! Owners Sarah Curtis-Fawley and Chris Powell of Pacific Pie Co., home to those delectable Aussie meat pies and pasties seen being devoured by ravenous weekend folk at Beaverton, Lake Oswego and Milwaukie Farmer’s Markets in the past year, will welcome their new pie shop located at 609 SE Ankeny this Wednesday.

I imagine Portlanders will take to sinking their teeth into a piping bundle of organic turnips, onion, sweet potatoes and Tillamook cheddar (one of the vegetarian pasties) much faster than to vegemite. Pacific Pie Co. has created a crave worthy menu of meat and meatless pie offerings, like the Beef and Stout and the Southwestern Buffalo slathered in spicy mole sauce, as well as hearty vegetarian pasties, pork sausage rolls and traditional Aussie slices for dessert.

Even more crowd-pleasing, the pies are made with local ingredients, including pastured lamb from SuDan Farm in the Willamette Valley, Sweet Briar Farms pork, and sustainably harvested flour from Shepherds Grain.

Pacific Pie Co. will be open Wed-Sun, 8 AM-2 PM.