Updated: Oct 22, 2019
Want to travel to the city of Roses and experience the vegan scene? Here are Portland’s best vegan restaurants and bars. Plus, we listed tips for when you visit!
Portland, Oregon is a city that is known for its eccentric and laid-back culture. These characteristics are proudly displayed in the emergent vegan food scene. In addition, the city is budget-friendly destination. No wonder Portland is a vegan mecca for foodies!
From chains to hole-in-the-wall joints, the city has several excellent restaurants for you try. If you are vegan, vegetarian, or veg-curious, there are 10 spots that you must check out. Get ready to pack your plate full of veggies and indulge in meatless entrees.
Disclaimer: This post, Top 10 Vegan-Friendly Restaurants in Portland, is sponsored. As always, all opinions are my own.
There are several hidden gems and well known establishments in this dining guide. We are sure that there are several places we left off this list! If you have a favorite spot, please leave a comment down below to let us know.
115 SW Morrison St. #102, Portland, OR 97205
Blue Star Donuts is not your basic donut shop! Each donut is made with fresh fruit, herbs and spices. They are also made from scratch using a buttery brioche as their raised-yeast base. We really like eating here because they have a unique selection of vegan and non-vegan donuts for you to try and the atmosphere is so inviting!
We got the chance to taste all 6 of their vegan donuts: Passion Fruit Cake, Mexican Hot Chocolate, Orange Olive Oil, Blueberry Basil Cake, Sugar and Spice, and Strawberry (special). The Passion Fruit Donut was our top pick. The vanilla cake donut is covered in bright, juicy passion fruit and topped with crunchy cacao nibs. Honestly, any donut you buy here is amazing.
3524 North Mississippi Ave., Portland, OR 97227
¿Por Qué No? Taqueria is a small Mexican restaurant with two locations in Portland. If you want a drink and snack, head to the location off Mississippi Ave. The restaurant is so colorful and cute!
There’s both vegan and non-vegan options here. We ordered the guacamole, salsa, chips and verduras tacos without cheese (aka veggie tacos) and mezcal margarita.
Pro tip: Happy hour is from 3-6pm daily. The lines to get in the door will be down the street! Recommend visiting during off-peak hours. We went around 4pm on a Friday and had no trouble ordering in a timely fashion.
15 NW 4th Ave, Portland, OR 97209
Tope is a rooftop restaurant located in The Hoxton Hotel. It is a taqueria inspired by the street food of Mexico City. You’ll find locally sourced produce on the menu and loads of mezcal-focused cocktails. We loved this place because of the views. Whether you sit inside or outside, you can see stunning views of the city.
To eat, we ordered the potato taquitos without the cheese/aioli sauce to make it vegan. To drink, we tried the spicy margarita, sex on the beach, fist bump and mr.manager. The fist bump and spicy margarita was our favorite! Honestly, we recommend the fist bump it you want a strong drink. It has bourbon and coke in it.
Pro tip: Make a reservation ahead of time for 3pm. It gets crowded around 6pm
2333 NE Glisan St, Portland, OR 97232
Sudra is an Indian inspired restaurant and bar that hosts a completely vegan menu. This place is THE BOMB. Highly recommend ordering the chicken-less tikka masala bowl. It is the best vegan Indian we ever ate in life. You will not be disappointed.
Pro tip: The space is small. Order at the bar and grab a seat wherever you want.
1925 NE 42nd Ave, Portland, OR 97213
Nectar Café is a vegan spot with fresh juice bar & house roasters coffee with local art. They have a full menu serving breakfast lunch and dinner. You can order local beer, wine and cider and kombucha too! We ordered the vegan sausage waffle sandwich and the Portland scramble.
The Portland scramble was our favorite dish. It had scrambled tofu, sausage, zucchini, red onion, red potato and vegan cheese. We were also able to try some of their homemade desserts too. We recommend trying the blueberry pie if they have it available.
1124 SW Alder St, Portland, OR 97205
If you had to pick one bar to visit in Portland, it should be Multnomah Whiskey Library. It is a cozy upstairs lounge with brick walls & a vintage feel features, 1,500+ spirits & small plates. The décor is unreal. It reminds me of the library of an old liberal arts or ivy league school in the best way! The tables have those vintage desk lamps with the green shades on them. What an aesthetic?!
The Multnomah Whiskey Library holds an exhaustive collection representing all major, and lesser, styles of distilled spirits known to the modern world. Their whole collection is displayed on the wall….like a library. We ordered the sundress, a couple glasses of whiskey and some bread with olive oil and balsamic vinegar.
Pro tip: They do not accept reservations. Head in before dinner and put your name on the list. While you wait, grab a bite to eat in the area. They will call you when a table opens up.
5410 17th Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107
No Bones Beach Club is vegan restaurant with an eclectic menu full of fantastic food and cocktails. The decor here is so fun! Think beach bum glam shack with tropical party vibes. We ordered the brunchos, cauliflower wings, huevos, Benedict and mimosas.
Our favorite was the brunchos. These bunchos (aka nachos) are made out of housemade tortilla chips that were smothered in poblano cashew queso, refried white beans, crumbled tempeh bacon, scrambled tofu, and smoked pepper aioli topped with fresh tomatoes and scallions.
Pro tip: Order at the bar and sit wherever you like! Go during brunch time.
630 SE Belmont St, Portland, OR 97214
Modern Times: Belmont Fermentorium is a hip craft brewery with a large tasting room with 32 beers on tap. In addition to drinks, they have a full vegan menu. Modern Times is named after an utopian community founded in 1850, and many of their beers are named after real utopian experiments or mythological utopias.
We recommend getting the asada burrito to eat and OG edition flight to drink. Our favorite beer was Fortunate Islands. Get a glass of this beer if you don’t want a flight.
1628 SW Jefferson St, Portland, OR 97201
Vtopia is an all vegan restaurant & cheese shop. One of the best meals we had was at Vtopia! The shop is small but the menu packs a punch. We order the Caprese and SBLAT (shittake bacon, lettuce, avocado and tomato) sandwich.
The SBLAT was the greatest sandwich we ever had. It came with organic shiitake bacon, mayo, garlic dill aioli, avocado, lettuce, and tomato. We also got their Mac & cheese, which was also delicious.
1628 SW Jefferson St, Portland, OR 97201
Housed in the same building as Vtopia, Ichiza Kitchen is an Asian spot offering vegan noodle dishes & small plates, plus sake and teas. Ichiza mean one sitting. At Ichiza, you get your entire order in one sitting, allowing you to fully experience the pairing of your food and tea.
When we got there for dinner, the restaurant ran out of food so we couldn't order the things we wanted to try. We ended up getting what was left...Ichiza noodle soup, turnip cakes and yum choy. The turnip cakes were really good. If we go back to Ichiza, we want to try the ba wan buns, mapo tofu and pompano ramen. Those menu items look amazing online!
Thank you for reading! Which restaurants do you want to try? Let us know in the comments!
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