Welcome to day four of the eighth annual Eater Awards, honoring the most talented restaurant and bar industry gurus in cities across the world. Here’s how the Eater Awards work: All 24 Eater cities and the national site will grant prizes in multiple categories, including but not limited to Restaurant of the Year, Chef of the Year, and Design of the Year.
In each category, there will be an editor’s choice winner and a readers’ choice winner — all to be announced on December 5, 2017. The readers’ choice winners get unlimited bragging rights as Eater fan favorites. The editor’s choice winners will each receive an illustrious tomato can trophy, as is the tradition around here.
And that’s not all. Over the course of the coming year, stay tuned for features highlighting what makes each of the editor’s choice winners so great.
Earlier this week, readers voted on the Restaurant of the Year, Chef of the Year, and Design of the Year. Today, Vegetarian/Vegan Restaurant of the Year is up: 2017 saw Portland’s plant-based dining scene turn into something really special. Which new Portland restaurant is taking veggies to the next level?
Eater Portland’s 2017 nominees in the Vegetarian/Vegan Restaurant of the Year category deliver a powerful one-two punch of plant-based waffles and burgers, cult-worthy Israeli cooking, standout Thai food in a city already nationally known for Thai food, a tropical vegan paradise, and guilty-pleasure pizzas and nut- and coconut-based ice creams.
One note on nominee eligibility: The Awards focus on restaurants opened in the past year or that had recently turned on the lights when the 2016 Eater Awards were compiled (October 2016).
Read up a bit on each of today’s nominees before voting, if you’d like:
- Off The Griddle Declares Opening Date on SE Foster/A.N.D. Cafe Moves Into Off the Griddle
- One of Portland’s Hottest Pop-Ups Announces SE Division Brick and Mortar
- Kati Vegetarian Thai Restaurant Now Open on SE Division
- Vegan Tiki Bar Opens on N Mississippi January 24; Take a Tour
- Plant-Based Pizza and Ice Cream Spot Virtuous Pie Opens Saturday
Now, without any further ado, it’s time to vote for the readers’ choice winner in the Vegetarian/Vegan Restaurant of the Year category; come back tomorrow to vote in one more category. Polls will be open for 24 hours (beginning at 11 a.m. each day) and will be strictly policed for funny business.
Cast your vote for Vegetarian/Vegan Restaurant of the Year now; the poll closes at 11 a.m. on Friday, December 1:
What is Portland’s Vegetarian/Vegan Restaurant of the Year for 2017?
This poll is closed
A.N.D. Cafe/Off the Griddle
No Bones Beach Club
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