Portland has a longstanding reputation as a vegan haven, with an abundance of satisfying animal-product-free dining beyond veggie mainstays like smoothies and salads. 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 looking for pizza, burgers, noodles, tacos, or ice cream, Portland restaurants and food carts have you covered.
Eater’s vegan and vegetarian essentials map highlights 15 of the major players leading the way in Portland’s meatless 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.
Note: Health experts consider dining out to be a high-risk activity for the unvaccinated; it may pose a risk for the vaccinated, especially in areas with substantial COVID transmission.Read More