In 2020, the reasons for going meat-free are becoming increasingly relevant: inhumane industrial animal agriculture, its negative environmental effects, and the health benefits of eating more fruits and vegetables are all part of the reason Portlanders have all but demanded vegan and vegetarian options at the majority of the city’s restaurants. While not everyone has the privilege (or desire) to be a pure vegan, cutting down on meat — even just 30 percent of normal consumption — can have a significant impact on health and greenhouse gas emissions. The list below is a guide to some of the city’s most repeat-worthy vegetarian options that are still available for delivery and takeout during the pandemic. For vegan-specific restaurants, check out Eater Portland’s vegan restaurant 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 dining in, 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