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A photo of South x Northwest’s vegan pancakes with strawberry compote, whipped cream, and maple syrup
South x Northwest’s pancakes with strawberry compote and whipped cream
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Portland’s Hottest Spots for Vegan Brunch Right Now

Veggie scrambles, “chicken” and waffles, tofu Benedicts, and more

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South x Northwest’s pancakes with strawberry compote and whipped cream
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From fluffy pancakes with berry compote to kiribath rice cakes with creamy dal, Portland’s vegan brunch game serves far more than the basic veggie hash. That shouldn’t come as a surprise: Portlanders take brunch seriously, and our city’s vibrant food scene has always offered a wide variety of culinary options for vegans and vegetarians.

While brunch goers can always count on at least one simple-yet-comforting animal-free plate at most restaurants and cafes, this map explores Portland’s most memorable vegan brunch menus: tofu Benedicts and fried “chicken” and waffles, Southwest Asian and North African breakfast foods, and takeout-only brunch boxes from one of Portland’s old school music venues. And of course, there are vegan bloody marys and mimosas to wash it all down.

Keep in mind that this map focuses on dedicated brunch menus; many of Portland’s essential vegan restaurants may offer a brunch style dish or two, but don’t have set brunch hours. As always, the restaurants on this map are not ranked, but organized geographically.

The latest CDC guidance for vaccinated diners during the COVID-19 outbreak is here; dining out still carries risks for diners and workers. Please be aware of changing local rules, and check individual restaurant websites for any additional restrictions such as Oregon’s re-instated mask requirement. Find a local vaccination site here.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

Victoria Bar

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The Lighting Bar Collective’s bars offer vegans plenty of meatless dishes to pair with their cocktails and beers, but Victoria Bar rises to the top of the LBC brunch hierarchy: The menu includes dishes like “chicken” and waffles, breakfast burritos, and French toast with berry compote on the weekends from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Brunch drinks include a vegan bloody mary and a Stumptown cold brew cocktail with coconut cream. This dog-friendly neighborhood spot offers indoor dining and outdoor patio seating.

South x Northwest

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This newcomer on Mississippi specializes in vegan comfort foods with Southwestern flair like bourbon burgers and fried chicken with sawmill gravy. The main attraction at South x Northwest’s Sunday brunch is all-you-can-eat pancakes: starting at $10, the restaurant stacks extra fluffy pancakes and drenches them in maple syrup, with the option of adding berry compote, whipped cream, and meatless sausage links. Savory items rotate through “chicken” and waffles, grits with fried okra and andouille mushroom caps, and tofu quiche with collards and jojos. Brunch-goers can sip on bottomless coffee, watermelon mimosas, and Rachel’s Ginger Beer. Open for indoor and outdoor dining, the restaurant serves brunch on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2.pm.

A photo of South x Northwest’s vegan pancakes with strawberry compote, whipped cream, and maple syrup
South x Northwest pancakes with strawberry compote and whipped cream
Waz Wu / EPDX

Blossoming Lotus

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Although Blossoming Lotus is best known for its healthy raw vegan fare, the stylish restaurant serves brunch alongside fresh juices and smoothies from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekends at the original location on NE 15th. Choose from pancakes with fresh berries, scrambled tofu breakfast tacos, potato-squash-mushroom vegetable hash, and tofu Benedict slathered with silky eggless hollandaise. Blossoming Lotus offers indoor and outdoor dining, as well as online ordering.

A photo of the Blossoming Lotus scramble with tofu “egg”, kale, and roasted potatoes
Blossoming Lotus tofu scramble
Waz Wu / EPDX

Black Water Bar

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While the music-venue-meets-vegan-bar has not resumed events, it offers comfort foods such as chili “cheese” fries and buffalo soy curl hoagies for takeout and delivery. On weekends, this beloved old school Portland spot offers a rotating brunch plate, available on its own or as a brunch box for two complete with mimosas. From breakfast burritos to blueberry pancakes to chicken fried tofu with gravy, Black Water Bar announces the brunch of the week on Facebook and Instagram on Fridays. Order online on the website.

In addition to its original cafe among the boutiques and thrift shops of Hawthorne, Harlow now has a second location on NW 23rd, channeling the same homey, vintage-chic vibes accented by leafy plant. The daily menu includes a handful of gluten-free brunch dishes, like mushroom scallion biscuits with tempeh gravy and roasted veggie-spinach-kale scramble drizzled with chipotle cashew hollandaise. While Harlow offers eggs on some dishes, vegans can opt for smoky tempeh or seasoned jackfruit instead. Both restaurants offer indoor and outdoor dining, online ordering, and delivery.

Hey Love

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Adorned with hanging plants and tropical accents, Hey Love is one of the most photogenic dining rooms in town, especially for brunch. Choose between gin, tequila, and vodka for a vegan bloody mary that uses mushroom bouillon in lieu of traditional anchovy-based Worcestershire sauce for its umami kick. Available from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekends, brunch includes a mango basil seed parfait with coconut whip, grits with barbecue sauce and watercress pineapple salad, and squash ganoush with crispy chickpeas and vegan feta. The Burnside bar offers a few outdoor tables, but the best seats in the house are inside at a comfy booth.

A photo of vegan grits at Hey Love topped with barbecue sauce, roasted pineapple salad, and edible flowers
Hey Love grits
Waz Wu / EPDX

Fermenter

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Highly anticipated among the vegan community, Fermenter now serves brunch on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; however, it typically sells out sooner than that. Get there early to snag sourdough waffles topped with salal berry jam and roasted peaches, hazelnut buttermilk koji biscuits with smoked maitake gravy, and grits with sauteed peppers, hazelnut cheese, and tempeh sausage. Drinks include wine, beer, and fermented beverages. The Belmont restaurant offers indoor dining and patio seating. Keep on eye on Instagram for Sunday brunch updates.

Mirisata

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The worker-owned, Sri Lankan pop-up-turned-restaurant that made waves in Portland last year has recently started serving brunch, and it’s quickly become a hit. Those familiar with Mirisata’s dinnertime rice and curry plates will recognize some elements in the brunch entrees: creamy dal, deviled potatoes, coconut and caramelized onion relishes. Diners choose from eggy veggie scrambles, layered hoppers, kiribath sticky coconut milk rice cakes, and coconut roti flatbread, accompanied by passionfruit mimosas, Impossible breakfast sausage, and banana bread as potential add-ons. Mirisata serves brunch on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for patio dining, takeout, and delivery.

A photo of Mirisata’s Sri Lankan brunch dishes including Just Egg scramble, kiribath rice cake, dahl curry, creamy potatoes, relishes, and mimosas
Mirisata Sri Lankan brunch dishes
Waz Wu / EPDX

Jam On Hawthorne

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This bustling cafe is a brunch stalwart, satisfying both vegan and omnivores. Available daily, the no-fuss menu includes standbys like brunch wraps, huevos rancheros, and French toast. In lieu of eggs and bacon, Jam on Hawthorne serves scrambled tofu and tempeh bacon on its generously sized vegan plates, which are best enjoyed with a side of sweet and fiery hot sauce. For drinks, diners can choose from an assortment of bloody marys and customizable mimosas. The spacious dining room is open, and there are plenty of outdoor tables; that being said, plan for a wait at this neighborhood hotspot.

Alley Mezza

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For Sunday brunch, Alley Mezza offers a vegan spin on a range of Southwest Asian and North African breakfast foods, including Kuwaiti-style shakshuka of onions and tomatoes, Iraqi clotted silken tofu “cream” with reduced apple juice “honey,” and Iranian kuku sabzi herbed omelet with kala namak black salt for a sulphuric finish. To round out the meal, pros know to order warm flatbread or roasted potatoes with chermoula, with hibiscus iced tea and rose syrup “milk” to sip alongside the meal. Those seeking something stronger can visit the nearby Someday for wine and cocktails. Brunch starts at 11 a.m. until sold out, in addition to its regular meze offerings.

A photo of several brunch dishes at Alley Mezza, including vegan clotted cream with honey, herbed omelette, and roasted potatoes, accompanied by a glass of rose from Someday
A brunch spread at Alley Mezza
Waz Wu / EPDX

Sharks Cove

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This tropical vegan food cart at CORE cart pod offers brunch on Saturdays and Sundays in addition to the regular menu of loco moco and teriyaki pineapple burgers. Sharks Cove’s popular nachos get a brunch makeover with eggy tofu and soy chorizo drizzled with pineapple habanero hot sauce and sour cream. The cart also serves a monte cristo with dragonfruit pineapple jam and a crunch wrap with crispy tots on the side for brunch. Follow along on Instagram to catch specials like guava coconut pancakes and blueberry lemon zest pancakes. Order in person or online for takeout and delivery.

Off The Griddle

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Even though Off The Griddle began as a veggie burger food cart, the wide variety of brunch plates — from jackfruit brisket hash to mushroom stuffed waffles to brunch wrap supreme — are what draws Portland vegans to the cheery cafe. Vegans can opt for fluffy herbed tofu on traditionally egg-focused dishes, such as the walnut meatloaf Benedict. There are several vegan beverages like bloody marys, Arnold Palmers, and kimosas (half kombucha, half juice). Available for dine in and online ordering, brunch runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily.

A photo of the walnut meatloaf Benedict with herbed tofu and vegan hollandaise at Off The Griddle
Off The Griddle walnut meatloaf Benedict
Waz Wu / EPDX

Victoria Bar

The Lighting Bar Collective’s bars offer vegans plenty of meatless dishes to pair with their cocktails and beers, but Victoria Bar rises to the top of the LBC brunch hierarchy: The menu includes dishes like “chicken” and waffles, breakfast burritos, and French toast with berry compote on the weekends from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Brunch drinks include a vegan bloody mary and a Stumptown cold brew cocktail with coconut cream. This dog-friendly neighborhood spot offers indoor dining and outdoor patio seating.

South x Northwest

A photo of South x Northwest’s vegan pancakes with strawberry compote, whipped cream, and maple syrup
South x Northwest pancakes with strawberry compote and whipped cream
Waz Wu / EPDX

This newcomer on Mississippi specializes in vegan comfort foods with Southwestern flair like bourbon burgers and fried chicken with sawmill gravy. The main attraction at South x Northwest’s Sunday brunch is all-you-can-eat pancakes: starting at $10, the restaurant stacks extra fluffy pancakes and drenches them in maple syrup, with the option of adding berry compote, whipped cream, and meatless sausage links. Savory items rotate through “chicken” and waffles, grits with fried okra and andouille mushroom caps, and tofu quiche with collards and jojos. Brunch-goers can sip on bottomless coffee, watermelon mimosas, and Rachel’s Ginger Beer. Open for indoor and outdoor dining, the restaurant serves brunch on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2.pm.

A photo of South x Northwest’s vegan pancakes with strawberry compote, whipped cream, and maple syrup
South x Northwest pancakes with strawberry compote and whipped cream
Waz Wu / EPDX

Blossoming Lotus

A photo of the Blossoming Lotus scramble with tofu “egg”, kale, and roasted potatoes
Blossoming Lotus tofu scramble
Waz Wu / EPDX

Although Blossoming Lotus is best known for its healthy raw vegan fare, the stylish restaurant serves brunch alongside fresh juices and smoothies from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekends at the original location on NE 15th. Choose from pancakes with fresh berries, scrambled tofu breakfast tacos, potato-squash-mushroom vegetable hash, and tofu Benedict slathered with silky eggless hollandaise. Blossoming Lotus offers indoor and outdoor dining, as well as online ordering.

A photo of the Blossoming Lotus scramble with tofu “egg”, kale, and roasted potatoes
Blossoming Lotus tofu scramble
Waz Wu / EPDX

Black Water Bar

While the music-venue-meets-vegan-bar has not resumed events, it offers comfort foods such as chili “cheese” fries and buffalo soy curl hoagies for takeout and delivery. On weekends, this beloved old school Portland spot offers a rotating brunch plate, available on its own or as a brunch box for two complete with mimosas. From breakfast burritos to blueberry pancakes to chicken fried tofu with gravy, Black Water Bar announces the brunch of the week on Facebook and Instagram on Fridays. Order online on the website.

Harlow

In addition to its original cafe among the boutiques and thrift shops of Hawthorne, Harlow now has a second location on NW 23rd, channeling the same homey, vintage-chic vibes accented by leafy plant. The daily menu includes a handful of gluten-free brunch dishes, like mushroom scallion biscuits with tempeh gravy and roasted veggie-spinach-kale scramble drizzled with chipotle cashew hollandaise. While Harlow offers eggs on some dishes, vegans can opt for smoky tempeh or seasoned jackfruit instead. Both restaurants offer indoor and outdoor dining, online ordering, and delivery.

Hey Love

A photo of vegan grits at Hey Love topped with barbecue sauce, roasted pineapple salad, and edible flowers
Hey Love grits
Waz Wu / EPDX

Adorned with hanging plants and tropical accents, Hey Love is one of the most photogenic dining rooms in town, especially for brunch. Choose between gin, tequila, and vodka for a vegan bloody mary that uses mushroom bouillon in lieu of traditional anchovy-based Worcestershire sauce for its umami kick. Available from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekends, brunch includes a mango basil seed parfait with coconut whip, grits with barbecue sauce and watercress pineapple salad, and squash ganoush with crispy chickpeas and vegan feta. The Burnside bar offers a few outdoor tables, but the best seats in the house are inside at a comfy booth.

A photo of vegan grits at Hey Love topped with barbecue sauce, roasted pineapple salad, and edible flowers
Hey Love grits
Waz Wu / EPDX

Fermenter

Highly anticipated among the vegan community, Fermenter now serves brunch on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; however, it typically sells out sooner than that. Get there early to snag sourdough waffles topped with salal berry jam and roasted peaches, hazelnut buttermilk koji biscuits with smoked maitake gravy, and grits with sauteed peppers, hazelnut cheese, and tempeh sausage. Drinks include wine, beer, and fermented beverages. The Belmont restaurant offers indoor dining and patio seating. Keep on eye on Instagram for Sunday brunch updates.

Mirisata

A photo of Mirisata’s Sri Lankan brunch dishes including Just Egg scramble, kiribath rice cake, dahl curry, creamy potatoes, relishes, and mimosas
Mirisata Sri Lankan brunch dishes
Waz Wu / EPDX

The worker-owned, Sri Lankan pop-up-turned-restaurant that made waves in Portland last year has recently started serving brunch, and it’s quickly become a hit. Those familiar with Mirisata’s dinnertime rice and curry plates will recognize some elements in the brunch entrees: creamy dal, deviled potatoes, coconut and caramelized onion relishes. Diners choose from eggy veggie scrambles, layered hoppers, kiribath sticky coconut milk rice cakes, and coconut roti flatbread, accompanied by passionfruit mimosas, Impossible breakfast sausage, and banana bread as potential add-ons. Mirisata serves brunch on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for patio dining, takeout, and delivery.

A photo of Mirisata’s Sri Lankan brunch dishes including Just Egg scramble, kiribath rice cake, dahl curry, creamy potatoes, relishes, and mimosas
Mirisata Sri Lankan brunch dishes
Waz Wu / EPDX

Jam On Hawthorne

This bustling cafe is a brunch stalwart, satisfying both vegan and omnivores. Available daily, the no-fuss menu includes standbys like brunch wraps, huevos rancheros, and French toast. In lieu of eggs and bacon, Jam on Hawthorne serves scrambled tofu and tempeh bacon on its generously sized vegan plates, which are best enjoyed with a side of sweet and fiery hot sauce. For drinks, diners can choose from an assortment of bloody marys and customizable mimosas. The spacious dining room is open, and there are plenty of outdoor tables; that being said, plan for a wait at this neighborhood hotspot.

Alley Mezza

A photo of several brunch dishes at Alley Mezza, including vegan clotted cream with honey, herbed omelette, and roasted potatoes, accompanied by a glass of rose from Someday
A brunch spread at Alley Mezza
Waz Wu / EPDX

For Sunday brunch, Alley Mezza offers a vegan spin on a range of Southwest Asian and North African breakfast foods, including Kuwaiti-style shakshuka of onions and tomatoes, Iraqi clotted silken tofu “cream” with reduced apple juice “honey,” and Iranian kuku sabzi herbed omelet with kala namak black salt for a sulphuric finish. To round out the meal, pros know to order warm flatbread or roasted potatoes with chermoula, with hibiscus iced tea and rose syrup “milk” to sip alongside the meal. Those seeking something stronger can visit the nearby Someday for wine and cocktails. Brunch starts at 11 a.m. until sold out, in addition to its regular meze offerings.

A photo of several brunch dishes at Alley Mezza, including vegan clotted cream with honey, herbed omelette, and roasted potatoes, accompanied by a glass of rose from Someday
A brunch spread at Alley Mezza
Waz Wu / EPDX

Sharks Cove

This tropical vegan food cart at CORE cart pod offers brunch on Saturdays and Sundays in addition to the regular menu of loco moco and teriyaki pineapple burgers. Sharks Cove’s popular nachos get a brunch makeover with eggy tofu and soy chorizo drizzled with pineapple habanero hot sauce and sour cream. The cart also serves a monte cristo with dragonfruit pineapple jam and a crunch wrap with crispy tots on the side for brunch. Follow along on Instagram to catch specials like guava coconut pancakes and blueberry lemon zest pancakes. Order in person or online for takeout and delivery.

Off The Griddle

A photo of the walnut meatloaf Benedict with herbed tofu and vegan hollandaise at Off The Griddle
Off The Griddle walnut meatloaf Benedict
Waz Wu / EPDX

Even though Off The Griddle began as a veggie burger food cart, the wide variety of brunch plates — from jackfruit brisket hash to mushroom stuffed waffles to brunch wrap supreme — are what draws Portland vegans to the cheery cafe. Vegans can opt for fluffy herbed tofu on traditionally egg-focused dishes, such as the walnut meatloaf Benedict. There are several vegan beverages like bloody marys, Arnold Palmers, and kimosas (half kombucha, half juice). Available for dine in and online ordering, brunch runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily.

A photo of the walnut meatloaf Benedict with herbed tofu and vegan hollandaise at Off The Griddle
Off The Griddle walnut meatloaf Benedict
Waz Wu / EPDX

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