Looking to escape to a plant-based tropical paradise? Modeled after a vegan beach party, No Bones Beach Club opens Tuesday, January 24, at 3928 N Mississippi Ave. (formerly Coppia Bistro). No Bones Beach Club started as an award-winning food truck in Seattle. It then opened as a brick and mortar, billed as the world’s first vegan tiki bar, in the Emerald City, in early 2016.
Speaking with Eater, owner Mackenzie DeVito says multiple customers requested she open in Portland. "I believe it was the same day the for-lease sign went up on the prior tenant that I received a call from a friend," says DeVito.
The full-service restaurant and bar encompasses two floors and seats 60, with a private table that can be reserved by vegan ballers for 10 to 12. As the photos above show, the decor is full-on tiki (replete with swinging chairs on the upstairs deck overlooking North Mississippi Avenue). DeVito tells Eater the summer will bring patio seating, too.
No Bones Beach Club will served dinner, happy hour, and brunch. Prepare for throwback hip-hop on Saturdays, when DJs will spin from noon to 3 p.m. Brunch plates include fried avocado Benedicts and bagels topped with tofu scramble, and cocktails run the gamut from tiki classics, like Mai Tais and painkillers, to signature creations.
As any hungry vegan knows, jackfruit is becoming a popular meat alternative, and one of No Bones Beach Club’s most popular dishes is its jackfruit flautas, served with cashew cream, tomatillo avocado sauce, and fire-roasted tomato salsa. The full menu spans bar snacks, soups, salads, sandwiches, and sweets.
Starting January 24, No Bones Beach Club Portland will be open Tuesday through Thursday, from 4 to 10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; and Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Happy Hour features small plates and drink specials from 4 to 6 p.m., Tuesday through Friday.