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Veggie Pepper Soup at Akadi
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Where to Find Satisfying Vegan Soups in Portland

Dumpling soup, roasted beet bisque, tom kha, and more

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Veggie Pepper Soup at Akadi
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As temperatures drop and rainy season sets in, few things are as comforting as a piping hot bowl of soup. Many of Portland’s vegan and vegetarian restaurants offer seasonal soups year round, while others have rolled out rotating soup specials in response to the cooler weather. From fragrant Burmese samosa soup to velvety potato chowder, this map pinpoints 11 restaurants representing a variety of cuisines and neighborhoods. Those looking for more soups to cozy up to can browse the vegan noodle soups map.

Note: On November 18, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown initiated a two-week pause on Oregon indoor and outdoor dining; that pause will end and allow restaurants to reopen for outdoor dining in Multnomah County starting December 3. The level of service offered is indicated on each map point, however, the status of these restaurants may change soon; it’s best to call or check social media accounts for recent information. For updates on coronavirus cases in this area, please visit the Oregon Health Authority’s COVID update page. Also worth noting: This map is not ranked; rather, it’s organized geographically.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Kayo's Ramen Bar

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3808 N Williams Ave #124
Portland, OR 97227
(503) 477-6016
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Best known for its fiery tantanmen, this ramen bar in the Williams District is now serving vegetable dumplings in a vegan broth — the same umami rich, assari-style kombu, shiitake, and vegetable base served with the meatless ramen. Those familiar with Kayo’s crispy potstickers can enjoy this wintertime rendition of the same hand-wrapped dumplings, stuffed with kale, cabbage, ginger, and green onions. Takeout and delivery are available through the website.

2. Akadi

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3601 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Portland, OR 97212
(503) 477-7138
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This celebrated West African restaurant wows with its rich peanut butter stew, but the veggie pepper soup is not to be overlooked. Served with fufu or rice, the spicy pepper soup comes loaded with tender carrots, cabbage, sweet potato, and squash. Though it’s lighter than the vegan stews, it is equally as savory and complex. Akadi is available for pickup and delivery.

A picture of the veggie pepper soup served with fufu at Akadi
Veggie Pepper Soup at Akadi
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3. Epif

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404 NE 28th Ave
Portland, OR 97232
(971) 254-8680
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In the summer months, the beet bisque was a refreshing accompaniment to Epif’s causa rolls and other vegan takes on South American dishes. Customers can also enjoy that same soup hot, which amplifies the roasted, earthy flavors of the beets. This vibrant pink soup is served with a striking drizzle of the knockout house-made green chile and cilantro aji verde salsa. The restaurant is open for takeout and delivery.

4. Top Burmese

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413 NW 21st Ave
Portland, OR 97209
(503) 477-5985
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Top Burmese’s NW 21st location and Beaverton sister restaurant Bistro Royale both serve samusa thoke, a Burmese street food that showcases two of the restaurant’s strengths — light-yet-multilayered soups and flaky house-made samosas — side by side. Chopped samosas arrive swimming in a chickpea soup topped with crunchy vegetables and a generous sprinkle of masala spices. Customers can order takeout and delivery.

5. Vtopia

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1628 SW Jefferson St
Portland, OR 97201
(971) 271-7656
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In addition to house-made deli cheeses and loaded mac and cheese, this all-vegan cheese shop in Goose Hollow also serves two rotating soups. Currently, Vtopia’s takeout and delivery menu includes a no-frills classic tomato soup for dunking grilled cheese sandwiches and an autumnal bisque with roasted butternut squash, carrots, and apples. New soups are announced regularly on Instagram.

6. Fermenter

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1403 SE Belmont St
Portland, OR 97214
(971) 229-1465
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Alongside house-made deli items like black bean tempeh burgers and cultured hazelnut cheeses, Fermenter’s menu also offers a rotating vegetable-heavy soup with fermented finishes — think: Koginut squash soup with fermented Jimmy Nardello pepper sauce, carrot salsa, toasted squash seeds, and bay-rosemary oil — for takeout or delivery out of the former Farm Spirit space on Belmont.

7. Harlow

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3632 SE Hawthorne Blvd
Portland, OR 97214
(971) 255-0138
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At this gluten-free cafe on Hawthorne, customers can find a vegetable curry soup and chipotle black bean chili among the healthy-but-comforting menu of brunch scrambles and green smoothies. To round it out into a complete meal, Harlow serves the soups with a side of rice, quinoa, or greens. Soup specials, such as a chanterelle and pumpkin soup topped with pepitas, are announced regularly on Instagram. The cafe is open for takeout and delivery.

8. Pixie Retreat

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1670 SE 3rd Ave
Portland, OR 97214
(503) 975-6825
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Although Pixie Retreat specializes in raw vegan creations, from dehydrated eggplant bacon sandwiches to coconut cashew pudding cups, it also serves one popular hot item through the colder months: a silky potato chowder packed with hearty vegetables. Takeout and delivery via numerous services are available at both the Pearl and Eastside cafes.

9. Kati

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2932 SE Division St
Portland, OR 97202
(503) 477-6059
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In addition to Thai curries and noodle dishes, Kati serves meatless renditions of creamy coconut-based tom kha and hot-and-sour tom yum, which uses mushrooms in lieu of shrimp. Available for pickup and delivery, both soups are packed with vegetables and tofu swimming in a fragrant medley of galangal, lemongrass, and Makrut lime leaves, green onion, and cilantro.

10. Lokanta

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2601 SE Clinton St
Portland, OR 97202
(971) 420-2853
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Lokanta, one of the newest additions to Clinton Street, serves stunning rustic Turkish mezze, including its latest cold weather offering: mercimek çorbasi, a Turkish lentil soup, served with bread and a sprinkling of mint. The red lentils are simmered with spices, purple potatoes, and Baldo rice to create this rich, hearty soup with intense depth of flavor. Pre-order on the website for pickup.

11. Yuan Su Vegetarian

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11140 SE Powell Blvd
Portland, OR 97266
(503) 477-5775
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Home of the largest all-vegan Chinese takeout menu in town, Yuan Su Vegetarian offers nine different soups filled with vegetables, tofu, and satisfyingly “meaty” mock meats. Customers can choose between hot and sour, mushroom and vegetable, and “chicken” with sweet corn soups. Customers can place orders by phone or on the website.

1. Kayo's Ramen Bar

3808 N Williams Ave #124, Portland, OR 97227

Best known for its fiery tantanmen, this ramen bar in the Williams District is now serving vegetable dumplings in a vegan broth — the same umami rich, assari-style kombu, shiitake, and vegetable base served with the meatless ramen. Those familiar with Kayo’s crispy potstickers can enjoy this wintertime rendition of the same hand-wrapped dumplings, stuffed with kale, cabbage, ginger, and green onions. Takeout and delivery are available through the website.

3808 N Williams Ave #124
Portland, OR 97227

2. Akadi

3601 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Portland, OR 97212
A picture of the veggie pepper soup served with fufu at Akadi
Veggie Pepper Soup at Akadi
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This celebrated West African restaurant wows with its rich peanut butter stew, but the veggie pepper soup is not to be overlooked. Served with fufu or rice, the spicy pepper soup comes loaded with tender carrots, cabbage, sweet potato, and squash. Though it’s lighter than the vegan stews, it is equally as savory and complex. Akadi is available for pickup and delivery.

3601 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Portland, OR 97212

3. Epif

404 NE 28th Ave, Portland, OR 97232

In the summer months, the beet bisque was a refreshing accompaniment to Epif’s causa rolls and other vegan takes on South American dishes. Customers can also enjoy that same soup hot, which amplifies the roasted, earthy flavors of the beets. This vibrant pink soup is served with a striking drizzle of the knockout house-made green chile and cilantro aji verde salsa. The restaurant is open for takeout and delivery.

404 NE 28th Ave
Portland, OR 97232

4. Top Burmese

413 NW 21st Ave, Portland, OR 97209

Top Burmese’s NW 21st location and Beaverton sister restaurant Bistro Royale both serve samusa thoke, a Burmese street food that showcases two of the restaurant’s strengths — light-yet-multilayered soups and flaky house-made samosas — side by side. Chopped samosas arrive swimming in a chickpea soup topped with crunchy vegetables and a generous sprinkle of masala spices. Customers can order takeout and delivery.

413 NW 21st Ave
Portland, OR 97209

5. Vtopia

1628 SW Jefferson St, Portland, OR 97201

In addition to house-made deli cheeses and loaded mac and cheese, this all-vegan cheese shop in Goose Hollow also serves two rotating soups. Currently, Vtopia’s takeout and delivery menu includes a no-frills classic tomato soup for dunking grilled cheese sandwiches and an autumnal bisque with roasted butternut squash, carrots, and apples. New soups are announced regularly on Instagram.

1628 SW Jefferson St
Portland, OR 97201

6. Fermenter

1403 SE Belmont St, Portland, OR 97214

Alongside house-made deli items like black bean tempeh burgers and cultured hazelnut cheeses, Fermenter’s menu also offers a rotating vegetable-heavy soup with fermented finishes — think: Koginut squash soup with fermented Jimmy Nardello pepper sauce, carrot salsa, toasted squash seeds, and bay-rosemary oil — for takeout or delivery out of the former Farm Spirit space on Belmont.

1403 SE Belmont St
Portland, OR 97214

7. Harlow

3632 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97214

At this gluten-free cafe on Hawthorne, customers can find a vegetable curry soup and chipotle black bean chili among the healthy-but-comforting menu of brunch scrambles and green smoothies. To round it out into a complete meal, Harlow serves the soups with a side of rice, quinoa, or greens. Soup specials, such as a chanterelle and pumpkin soup topped with pepitas, are announced regularly on Instagram. The cafe is open for takeout and delivery.

3632 SE Hawthorne Blvd
Portland, OR 97214

8. Pixie Retreat

1670 SE 3rd Ave, Portland, OR 97214

Although Pixie Retreat specializes in raw vegan creations, from dehydrated eggplant bacon sandwiches to coconut cashew pudding cups, it also serves one popular hot item through the colder months: a silky potato chowder packed with hearty vegetables. Takeout and delivery via numerous services are available at both the Pearl and Eastside cafes.

1670 SE 3rd Ave
Portland, OR 97214

9. Kati

2932 SE Division St, Portland, OR 97202

In addition to Thai curries and noodle dishes, Kati serves meatless renditions of creamy coconut-based tom kha and hot-and-sour tom yum, which uses mushrooms in lieu of shrimp. Available for pickup and delivery, both soups are packed with vegetables and tofu swimming in a fragrant medley of galangal, lemongrass, and Makrut lime leaves, green onion, and cilantro.

2932 SE Division St
Portland, OR 97202

10. Lokanta

2601 SE Clinton St, Portland, OR 97202

Lokanta, one of the newest additions to Clinton Street, serves stunning rustic Turkish mezze, including its latest cold weather offering: mercimek çorbasi, a Turkish lentil soup, served with bread and a sprinkling of mint. The red lentils are simmered with spices, purple potatoes, and Baldo rice to create this rich, hearty soup with intense depth of flavor. Pre-order on the website for pickup.

2601 SE Clinton St
Portland, OR 97202

11. Yuan Su Vegetarian

11140 SE Powell Blvd, Portland, OR 97266

Home of the largest all-vegan Chinese takeout menu in town, Yuan Su Vegetarian offers nine different soups filled with vegetables, tofu, and satisfyingly “meaty” mock meats. Customers can choose between hot and sour, mushroom and vegetable, and “chicken” with sweet corn soups. Customers can place orders by phone or on the website.

11140 SE Powell Blvd
Portland, OR 97266

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