Just in the nick of time, I posted. Does anyone else’s kids stay up till 11pm on a school night? I have been spending way too much time thinking and planning our November trip to Japan, and not enough time on vegan projects. Luckily I have a great designer on staff who is helping move the eat-less-meat website along. It is exciting to see it take shape.
Okay, so for vegan content, here is my list of my favorite Portland Vegan restaurants:
Blossoming Lotus– This tiny little restaurant off Broadway on 15th in Irvington has fresh, delicious food, and beautiful presentation. Lunch is the best. Always a crowd, put your name on the list and get there early. I really like their nachos and pizza, and beet salad. If you want an introduction to “raw” food, this will make you love it.
Canteen– LOVE! This little boxy place on 28th and Stark has amazing juices and bowls. I think my favorite is the Portland Bowl. Their quinoa confetti salad is amazing too. If I could just figure out their sauces, I might start cooking again. My mom likes me to take her here and she gets the Southern Bowl which I believe could fool most meat-eaters, and she marvels at the plethora of tattoos of all the clientele and staff.
Portabello– Only have been here once, but it was pretty divine. A little spot on Division near 11th that you really should make reservations for. Otherwise, get there early to get a table or it will be an hour wait. There is a beer place next door, so you could hang out. We went there for date night and I can’t remember specifically what we ordered, but it was amazing. Seeing how busy these places are, I am surprised there aren’t more of them!
Sweet Hereafter – This funky bar on Belmont is worth going to strictly for their signature cocktail served in a mason jar. They have some yummy bistro food like a tofu bahn mi, and really good buffalo “chicken” sandwich made of soy curls. If you want to go the healthy route, there are bowls too. It is a mix of hipsters and not-so-hipsters (like myself). It’s not a romantic, talking type of bar- the music is really loud and you’ve got table mates, but I do like their drinks!
I have more recommendations coming, these are just my very top picks!