Portland has a variety of restaurants that cater to Vegan patrons. This diet is strictly plant-based and excludes all animal products. However, great flavors and meat substitutes, like tempeh, help satisfy herbivores and carnivores alike. Below are the four of the most highly rated Vegan spots in Portland:
Native Bowl: A Food Cart
Vegans can enjoy Portland’s infamous food cart scene too. The Mississippi bowl will set you back $6.50 and will be worth every penny. This bowl features barbecue soy curls, jasmine rice and is paired with ranch, barbecue sauce and slaw. Take note, Native Bowl’s portions are huge. Their food cart is also next to a variety of other carts so there is something for everyone there. Fall/Winter hours are 11:30AM-3/4PM and Wednesday-Sunday and Spring/Summer hours are 11:30AM-4PM Tuesday-Sunday. (503) 330-7616 Mississippi Marketplace 4233 North Mississippi Ave., Portland, Oregon 97217.
Located in the Bethany area, Sweet Lemon offers American and Asian fare. Zen Noodles and Lemonade or their Thai iced tea make for a tasty lunch. Even carnivores report loving the food here. Their ingredients are all organic and GMO free. Their hours are Monday-Friday 11AM-8PM, Saturday 12PM-8PM and they are closed on Sunday. (503) 617-1419 Bethany Village Centre, 4888 NW Bethany Blvd., K6, Portland, OR 97229.
Blossoming Lotus has a stellar atmosphere. Their Live Nachos are delicious and fairly priced. If there is room in your dessert compartment, try the chocolate swirled cheesecake. You might want to make a reservation, it’s a popular place. They are open for lunch Monday-Saturday from 11AM-4PM and for dinner Sunday-Thursday from 5PM-9PM and open until 10PM on Friday and Saturday evenings. (503) 228-0048 1713 NE 15th Ave., Portland, OR 97212.
Native Foods is a fast-casual restaurant that features fresh foods made from scratch. Their Native Chili will surely delight your taste buds. Plant-based chili meat, tomatoes and spices add up to an awesome lunch. It’s served up with onions and vegan cheese on top. It also comes with a side of homemade cornbread. A nice hearty bowl will only set you back $5.95. Their hours are Monday-Sunday: 11AM-10PM (503) 968-9999 Bridgeport Village, 7237 SW Bridgeport Rd, Tigard, OR 97224. They have multiple locations. Check their website to find a Native Foods near you.
Enjoy your next food adventure at one of these four restaurants, and you’ll taste flavorful Vegan fare at an affordable price. If you’ve tried one of these spots, feel free to comment on your experience there