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Portland's Essential Vegan and Vegetarian Restaurants, Spring 2018

A guide to Portland's most fun and delicious plant-based foods (aka 16 ways to convert carnivores).

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Vegans already know that Portland is where to be when it comes to legit meat-free food; the city's best vegan and vegetarian restaurants spotlight vegetables and grains with style and sophistication, skipping the lazy tofu substitutions and bizarre fake cheese. No more vegan specials like fries and a salad; in fact, this map specifically favors restaurants without a touch of meat on the menu.

Eater's latest update highlights some of Portland's newer vegetarian and vegan restaurants, with additions like Capitol, Ichiza Kitchen, Maruti Indian Restaurant, and an all-vegan food truck from Los Gorditos. Exiting with the latest update are Canteen, Harlow, Vtopia Cheese Shop, and Sweetpea Baking Company: all lovely, but it's time for the new gang to shine.

—Michelle DeVona

All photos by Dina Avila unless otherwise noted

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Brewer's Poutine @ Hopworks BikeBar

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3947 N Williams Ave
Portland, OR 97227
(503) 287-6258
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[Photo: Yelp/Hai—Yen D.]

2. Bourgee Burger @ Black Water Bar

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835 NE Broadway St
Portland, OR 97232

[Photo: Michele DeVona/EPDX]

3. Harvest Hash Barbeque @ Harvest at The Bindery

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3101 NE Sandy Blvd.
Portland, OR
(503) 894-9172
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Chef Sean Coryell joined Harvest at the Bindery this past spring, and among his new dishes is the standout Harvest Hash Barbeque. It's smoked mushrooms, roasted lilies, and Padrón peppers on a rosemary skewer with lapsang-sherry barbeque, achiote rub, and a few accompanying sauces. Note the menu rotates regularly, but a similar version of a barbecue dish is usually available.

4. Charquican @ Epif Restaurant & Pisco Lounge

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404 NE 28th Ave
Portland, OR

[Photo: Katherine Liljegren]

5. The Sudra

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2333 NE Glisan St
Portland, OR 97232
(971) 302-6002
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6. Vegan Drumsticks @ Fire on the Mountain

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1708 E Burnside St
Portland, OR 97214
(503) 230-9464
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[Photo: Yelp/Sherry S.]

7. Vegan Omakase @ Biwa

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215 SE 9th Ave
Portland, OR 97214
(503) 239-8830
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Image credit: Yelp/Gordan H.

8. Snacks @ Farm Spirit

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For some, the idea of "snacks" conjures images of packaged chips. Not so at Farm Spirit, chef Aaron Adams’s vegan fine-dining chef's counter opened in 2015. At the beginning of each meal, Adams prepares a platter of snacks like red kuri squash-stuffed buns, carrot jerky, and Ratte potato steeped in rosemary vinaigrette. The menu changes weekly.

9. Gobi Manchurian @ Bollywood Theater

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3010 SE Division St
Portland, OR 97202
(503) 477-6699
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[Photo: Yelp/Matt E.]

10. Cumin Roasted Carrots @ The American Local

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3003 SE Division St
Portland, OR 97202
(503) 954-2687
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11. Beet Tartare @ Portebello Vegan Trattoria

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1125 SE Division St
Portland, OR 97202

[Photo: Yelp/Jen B.]

12. Caramelized Fennel Dashi @ Boke Bowl

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1028 SE Water Ave
Portland, OR 97214
(503) 719-5698
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13. Veggie Brat @ Altengartz German Sausages Food Cart

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620 SW 10th Ave
Portland, OR 97205

[Photo: Yelp/Cara S.]

14. Brûléed Banana Split @ Petunia's Pies & Pastries

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610 SW 12th Ave
Portland, OR 97205
(503) 841-5961
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[Photo: Yelp/Jerylyn D.]

15. Macnocheeto Burrito @ Homegrown Smokehouse and Deli

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1628 SW Jefferson St
Portland, OR 97201
(971) 330-0324
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[Photo: Yelp/Natalie M..]

16. Caprese Panino @ Vtopia Cheese Shop and Deli

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1628 SW Jefferson St
Portland, OR 97201

[Photo: Yelp/Vanessa S.]

1. Brewer's Poutine @ Hopworks BikeBar

3947 N Williams Ave, Portland, OR 97227

[Photo: Yelp/Hai—Yen D.]

3947 N Williams Ave
Portland, OR 97227

2. Bourgee Burger @ Black Water Bar

835 NE Broadway St, Portland, OR 97232

[Photo: Michele DeVona/EPDX]

835 NE Broadway St
Portland, OR 97232

3. Harvest Hash Barbeque @ Harvest at The Bindery

3101 NE Sandy Blvd., Portland, OR

Chef Sean Coryell joined Harvest at the Bindery this past spring, and among his new dishes is the standout Harvest Hash Barbeque. It's smoked mushrooms, roasted lilies, and Padrón peppers on a rosemary skewer with lapsang-sherry barbeque, achiote rub, and a few accompanying sauces. Note the menu rotates regularly, but a similar version of a barbecue dish is usually available.

3101 NE Sandy Blvd.
Portland, OR

4. Charquican @ Epif Restaurant & Pisco Lounge

404 NE 28th Ave, Portland, OR

[Photo: Katherine Liljegren]

404 NE 28th Ave
Portland, OR

5. The Sudra

2333 NE Glisan St, Portland, OR 97232

[Photo: Facebook/The Sudra.]

2333 NE Glisan St
Portland, OR 97232

6. Vegan Drumsticks @ Fire on the Mountain

1708 E Burnside St, Portland, OR 97214

[Photo: Yelp/Sherry S.]

1708 E Burnside St
Portland, OR 97214

7. Vegan Omakase @ Biwa

215 SE 9th Ave, Portland, OR 97214

Image credit: Yelp/Gordan H.

215 SE 9th Ave
Portland, OR 97214

8. Snacks @ Farm Spirit

Portland, OR

For some, the idea of "snacks" conjures images of packaged chips. Not so at Farm Spirit, chef Aaron Adams’s vegan fine-dining chef's counter opened in 2015. At the beginning of each meal, Adams prepares a platter of snacks like red kuri squash-stuffed buns, carrot jerky, and Ratte potato steeped in rosemary vinaigrette. The menu changes weekly.

9. Gobi Manchurian @ Bollywood Theater

3010 SE Division St, Portland, OR 97202

[Photo: Yelp/Matt E.]

3010 SE Division St
Portland, OR 97202

10. Cumin Roasted Carrots @ The American Local

3003 SE Division St, Portland, OR 97202

[Photo: The American Local]

3003 SE Division St
Portland, OR 97202

11. Beet Tartare @ Portebello Vegan Trattoria

1125 SE Division St, Portland, OR 97202

[Photo: Yelp/Jen B.]

1125 SE Division St
Portland, OR 97202

12. Caramelized Fennel Dashi @ Boke Bowl

1028 SE Water Ave, Portland, OR 97214

[Photo: Facebook/Boke Bowl]

1028 SE Water Ave
Portland, OR 97214

13. Veggie Brat @ Altengartz German Sausages Food Cart

620 SW 10th Ave, Portland, OR 97205

[Photo: Yelp/Cara S.]

620 SW 10th Ave
Portland, OR 97205

14. Brûléed Banana Split @ Petunia's Pies & Pastries

610 SW 12th Ave, Portland, OR 97205

[Photo: Yelp/Jerylyn D.]

610 SW 12th Ave
Portland, OR 97205

15. Macnocheeto Burrito @ Homegrown Smokehouse and Deli

1628 SW Jefferson St, Portland, OR 97201

[Photo: Yelp/Natalie M..]

1628 SW Jefferson St
Portland, OR 97201

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16. Caprese Panino @ Vtopia Cheese Shop and Deli

1628 SW Jefferson St, Portland, OR 97201

[Photo: Yelp/Vanessa S.]

1628 SW Jefferson St
Portland, OR 97201

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