On the way back on our last day I discovered that we would miss a big artisan pizza & pie event sponsored by the Willamette Weekly called "Pie Harder" in late August. (Perhaps a nod to Die Hard?) The bakeries Pie vs. Pie and New Seasons Market will be there. There were a lot of pie bakeries that I just didn't have time to investigate, including Random Order Bakery and Coffeehouse, Petunia's Pies and Pastries, Lauretta Jean's, The Pie Spot, Pacific Pie Co., Prosperity Pie Shoppe, Pie to the People, Baker & Spice, Shari's Cafe and Pies, Back to Eden Bakery, and Banning's Restaurant and Pie House. I'm getting the impression that there is a lot of pie to be had in this town and I didn't even begin to scratch the surface in this visit. I guess that gives me another good excuse to return.