It is no easy feat that some chefs and restaurant owners have brought new businesses to life while COVID-19 lurks in the background. Launching a new venture has always been a challenging undertaking, and food businesses have had to implement countless business alterations and concept tweaks in order to survive through the pandemic. Some saw an opportunity to introduce Portland to the creative recipes they developed in lockdown, while others adapted to new menus and business models.
This first iteration of Eater’s vegan and vegetarian heatmap — the meatless spinoff to the traditional Eater Portland heatmap — features some of Portland’s vegan and vegetarian restaurants, pop-ups, and food carts to know right now. They either opened in the past six months or refreshed their menus in a new and exciting way. Know of a spot that should be on our radar? Send us a tip by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The restaurants on this map are not ranked; rather, they’re organized geographically. For more veg-friendly dining, venture over to Eater’s vegan and and vegetarian essentials map.
A number of Portland restaurants have resumed dine-in service. The level of service offered is indicated on each map point. However, this should not be taken as endorsement for onsite dining, as there are still safety concerns: for updated information on coronavirus cases in your area, please visit the Oregon Health Authority’s COVID update page. Studies indicate that there is a lower exposure risk when outdoors, but the level of risk involved with patio dining is contingent on restaurants following strict social distancing and other safety guidelines.Read More