I've been plant based up and down California, but there's something special about the scene in Portland, Or. The selection is top tier and the success rate is high...before we get into the list of personal faves.. a moment of silence to our fallen heroes.
Avacadomama, Sharks Cove and Mockingbird PDX.
GONE BUT NEVER FORGOTTEN :(
La Taquiza Vegana/food truck. (IG: taquizaveganapdx) Hours: Wed - Sun 11:30am - 8:00pm
Address: 2216 SE 50th Ave. Portland, OR 97215
Mexican and Woman owned! They offered a limited Brriria Ramen that hit every single spot. wow..
what to order: tacos al pastor tacos with mangos salsa.
Stretch the Noodle/food truck. (stretch-the-noodle.com)
Hours: Monday-Friday: 11:00AM-3:00PM
223-269 SW Washington St Portland, OR 97204
They hand make their stretchy noodles every morning. Get there early to beat the lines... worth it either way!
what to order: Biang Biang noodles. They feel infinite and are insanely delicious. A box can feed multiple people of yourself for days. Also the tofu potstickers. WHEW. Spicy FYI.
Taqueria Los Puñales/restaurant.
Address: 3312 Belmont Street, Portland OR 97214
Not fully vegan but the options were delicious. Stumbled upon this place while staying at an airbnb down the street. The area is already very Haight/Ash-esque and as a Mexican myself.. I'm always on the search for quality Mexican food. They offer pickled onions and the sweetest Woman makes all the tortillas FRESH. I am sold.
We snatched 4 tequila shots and ordered one of everything!
What to order: Calabazitas tacos (or bowl!) and fried yuca! So bomb.. I just ordered some while writing this.
Homegrown Smoker/restaurant. (IG: homegrownsmoker)
Address: 8638 N Lombard St, Portland, OR 97203
Hours: RELaunch TBD Jeff Ridabock retired after leaving a monumental mark in the Portland vegan scene and mocking bird taking over to continue the legacy.
although it's temporarily closed locals are anticipating its grand re-opening.
what to order: soy curls ribs plate and whatever their special of the day is. IT'S ALWAYS INSANE.
Off the Griddle/restaurant. (IG: offthegriddlepdx)
Address: 6526 SE Foster Rd, Portland, OR 97206
Dine in is finally back after a solid take out service of course due to the pandemic.
What to order: Feast Waffle with tofu scramble. Top with hot sauce!
Sizzle Pie/restaurant. : (IG:sizzlepie)
926 W Burnside St, Portland, OR 97205
A walk up pizza joint with a outdoor eating space. I go for their smaller daily menus which offers $2 and has 1-2 vegan/veg options. ''Get behind me Seitan'' is vegan sausage, tofu cheese, with olives.
what to order: Garlic Knots and a beer.
Blackwater/restaurant. (IG: blackwaterpdx)
Address: 835 NE Broadway, Portland, OR 97232
A punk restaurant bar/restaurant/venue hybrid haven. Their venue portion is on hiatus due to the pandemic but that hasn't stopped them from turning out some bomb food. Come for the food STAY FOR THE VENDING MACHINE that sells local artists jewelry and other goodies.
what to order: Soft Pretzels and don't you dare not add the cashew cheese dip. I'm a beer cheese girl and this hit that craving.
Mis Tacones/restaurant. (IG: @mistaconespdx) Hours: Thursday-Sat 12-8pm & Sunday 10am-4pm
Address: 1670 NE Killingsworth St, Portland, OR 97211
The most excited for this place's newfound launch! Not only are they a gorgeous vegan taqueria, they are Latinx and queer friendly! Offering a warm environment and FREE meals to POC Trans members of the community.
What to order: CONCHAS, of course.
These are just a few of the amazing meals I've had since living here and the amount I STILL need to try is overwhelming. But if you're not eating your way through a city then WHAT are you doing? xo