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An Epic Look at Portland's 21 Favorite Vegan Dishes

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In last week's Friday Open Thread, Eater asked readers to name their favorite vegan dishes around town, and the response was overwhelming: More than 75 comments — some from longtime vegans, others from self-proclaimed meat eaters — flooded in to discuss the local vegan scene, with mentions for dedicated vegan restaurants to places that happen to offer solid vegan offerings.

Here now, a small sampling of that conversation, in the form of a map of 21 of Portland's Favorite Vegan Dishes, as voted by readers. The 21 dishes here just scratch the surface — for the original discussion, head here, and to continue the party, head over to the map's comments section.


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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. White Owl Social Club

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1305 SE 8th Ave
Portland, OR 97214
(503) 236-9672
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2. Canteen

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2816 SE Stark St
Portland, OR 97214
(503) 922-1858
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3. Blossoming Lotus

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1713 NE 15th Ave
Portland, OR 97212
(503) 228-0048
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4. Boke Bowl

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1028 SE Water Ave
Portland, OR 97214
(503) 719-5698
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5. Homegrown Smoker Vegan BBQ

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4233 N Mississippi Ave
Portland, OR 97217
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6. Native Bowl

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4237 N Mississippi Ave
Portland, OR 97217
(503) 330-7616
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7. Lucky Strike Chinese Restaurant

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3862 SE Hawthorne Blvd
Portland, OR 97214
(503) 206-8292
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8. El Nutri Taco

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2124 NE Alberta St
Portland, OR 97211
(503) 473-8447
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9. Prasad Cuisine

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925 NW Davis St
Portland, OR 97209
(503) 224-3993
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10. Portobello Vegan Trattoria

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1125 SE Division St
Portland, OR 97202
(503) 754-5993
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11. Sweet Hereafter

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3326 SE Belmont St
Portland, OR 97214
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12. Fire On The Mountain

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1708 E Burnside St
Portland, OR 97214
(503) 230-9464
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13. Natural Selection

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3033 NE Alberta St
Portland, OR 97211
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14. The Old Gold

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2105 N. Killingsworth
Portland, OR 97217
(503) 894-8937
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15. Departure Restaurant & Lounge

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525 SW Morrison St
Portland, OR 97204
(503) 802-5370
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Chef Gregory Gourdet offers an all-vegan menu at downtown's high-flying Departure, with one fan praising both the sweet potato tempura "sushi" roll and a spicy salt-and-pepper version of tempeh: "I love tempeh and nutritional yeast and spicy, so this is the mixture of all my favorite things in a way I could never figure out how to make it at home." [Photo]

16. Chickpeadx

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6550 N Interstate Ave
Portland, OR 97217
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17. AND Cafe

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5240 East Burnside Street
Portland, OR 97215
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18. Mi Mero Mole

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5026 SE Division St
Portland, OR 97206
(503) 232-8226
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19. Harlow

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3632 SE Hawthorne Blvd
Portland, OR 97214
(971) 255-0138
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Harlow just debuted a few weeks ago on SE Hawthorne, but this sister restaurant to Prasad has already earned fans. Votes came in for the Hawthorne Mac (a gluten-free and vegan mac and cheese) and the Thai collard wrap, described as having "amazing Flavors. Not spicy. Just right." [Photo]

20. Lazy K’s Gumbo Shack

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3503 N Mississippi Ave
Portland, OR 97227
(503) 282-1196
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Food cart Lazy K's puts a vegan spin on Louisiana cuisine, and its gumbo includes vegan Andouille sausage, okra, bell pepper, onion, and tomato. Says one reader: "I've never had gumbo before, so eating this was a revelation for me. And you can't find anything like this (made vegan) in Portland, so it's new, fresh and awesomely delicious!" Good news: the accompanying corn muffins are vegan, too. [Photo]

21. Lovely's Fifty Fifty

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4039 N Mississippi Ave
Portland, OR 97227
(503) 281-4060
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1. White Owl Social Club

1305 SE 8th Ave, Portland, OR 97214
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1305 SE 8th Ave
Portland, OR 97214

2. Canteen

2816 SE Stark St, Portland, OR 97214
[Photo]
2816 SE Stark St
Portland, OR 97214

3. Blossoming Lotus

1713 NE 15th Ave, Portland, OR 97212
[Photo]
1713 NE 15th Ave
Portland, OR 97212

4. Boke Bowl

1028 SE Water Ave, Portland, OR 97214
[Photo]
1028 SE Water Ave
Portland, OR 97214

5. Homegrown Smoker Vegan BBQ

4233 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR 97217
[Photo]
4233 N Mississippi Ave
Portland, OR 97217

6. Native Bowl

4237 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR 97217
[Photo]
4237 N Mississippi Ave
Portland, OR 97217

7. Lucky Strike Chinese Restaurant

3862 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97214
[Photo]
3862 SE Hawthorne Blvd
Portland, OR 97214

8. El Nutri Taco

2124 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211
[Photo]
2124 NE Alberta St
Portland, OR 97211

9. Prasad Cuisine

925 NW Davis St, Portland, OR 97209
[Photo]
925 NW Davis St
Portland, OR 97209

10. Portobello Vegan Trattoria

1125 SE Division St, Portland, OR 97202
[Photo]
1125 SE Division St
Portland, OR 97202

11. Sweet Hereafter

3326 SE Belmont St, Portland, OR 97214
[Photo]
3326 SE Belmont St
Portland, OR 97214

12. Fire On The Mountain

1708 E Burnside St, Portland, OR 97214
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1708 E Burnside St
Portland, OR 97214

13. Natural Selection

3033 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211
[Photo]
3033 NE Alberta St
Portland, OR 97211

14. The Old Gold

2105 N. Killingsworth, Portland, OR 97217
[Photo]
2105 N. Killingsworth
Portland, OR 97217

15. Departure Restaurant & Lounge

525 SW Morrison St, Portland, OR 97204

Chef Gregory Gourdet offers an all-vegan menu at downtown's high-flying Departure, with one fan praising both the sweet potato tempura "sushi" roll and a spicy salt-and-pepper version of tempeh: "I love tempeh and nutritional yeast and spicy, so this is the mixture of all my favorite things in a way I could never figure out how to make it at home." [Photo]

525 SW Morrison St
Portland, OR 97204

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16. Chickpeadx

6550 N Interstate Ave, Portland, OR 97217
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6550 N Interstate Ave
Portland, OR 97217

17. AND Cafe

5240 East Burnside Street, Portland, OR 97215
[Avila]
5240 East Burnside Street
Portland, OR 97215

18. Mi Mero Mole

5026 SE Division St, Portland, OR 97206
[Photo]
5026 SE Division St
Portland, OR 97206

19. Harlow

3632 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97214

Harlow just debuted a few weeks ago on SE Hawthorne, but this sister restaurant to Prasad has already earned fans. Votes came in for the Hawthorne Mac (a gluten-free and vegan mac and cheese) and the Thai collard wrap, described as having "amazing Flavors. Not spicy. Just right." [Photo]

3632 SE Hawthorne Blvd
Portland, OR 97214

20. Lazy K’s Gumbo Shack

3503 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR 97227

Food cart Lazy K's puts a vegan spin on Louisiana cuisine, and its gumbo includes vegan Andouille sausage, okra, bell pepper, onion, and tomato. Says one reader: "I've never had gumbo before, so eating this was a revelation for me. And you can't find anything like this (made vegan) in Portland, so it's new, fresh and awesomely delicious!" Good news: the accompanying corn muffins are vegan, too. [Photo]

3503 N Mississippi Ave
Portland, OR 97227

21. Lovely's Fifty Fifty

4039 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR 97227
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4039 N Mississippi Ave
Portland, OR 97227

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