Portland has a longstanding reputation as a vegan haven, with an abundance of satisfying animal-product-free dining beyond veggie mainstays like smoothies, salads, and veggie burgers. Nowadays, even the meatiest of restaurants offer a handful of vegan options, but Portland vegans and vegetarians are lucky to live in a city with many exclusively meatless restaurants spanning across multiple cuisines. Whether you’re seeking pizza, burgers, noodles, tacos, or ice cream, Portland restaurants and food carts have you covered.
Eater’s vegan and vegetarian essentials map highlights some of the major players leading the way in Portland’s vegan dining scene, thanks to creative chefs in the kitchens, the city’s proximity to several farms, and the many meatless alternatives available. By no means a comprehensive guide, this list focuses on restaurants and cafes — it does not include vegan businesses that operate as pop-ups and at special events.Read More