Insider’s Guide: Vegan Restaurants — Portland, Oregon

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Looking for 100% vegan restaurants in Portland, Oregon?

Last update: 11 July, 2019

Portland, Oregon is known as a foodie town. It is also one of the top cities in the world for being vegan (and gluten-free) friendly.

Whether you are a local or just visiting, this Portland vegan restaurant review is for you.

This is an insider’s guide to 100% vegan restaurants that have gluten-free options.

The list is in no particular order and will be added to regularly, so pin for later and do check back!

This is not a sponsored post; all opinions are my own.

UPDATE: I am currently working on splitting up this list (into different posts) according to the Portland area the restaurants are in. Check back for links to these area-specific posts.

I now have a guide to vegan-friendly, gluten-free friendly restaurants in Southeast Portland.

Vegan Restaurants Portland Oregon

The Sudra

The 100% vegan cuisine at The Sudra is Indian inspired.

There is currently one restaurant location for this vegan restaurant. It is located in Northeast Portland (click on the link for a map).

Previously, there was a location in St. John’s, but it closed on June 15, 2019. The good news is that there will be a new location soon at the corner of Fremont & Mississippi.

Incredible dishes at The Sudra
Incredible dishes at The Sudra

Northeast Location

The NE Sudra is more centrally located, on the east side of the Willamette across from downtown.

Hands-down Favorite

The Sudra is my favorite vegan restaurant.  I’ve eaten there many times, so I’ve tried several of their dishes, and they are all crazy delicious.

When I took my non-vegan husband, he had to go back the next weekend for more! I kid you not. It’s that good.

For more information, here’s their website.

Blossoming Lotus

Blossoming Lotus is a tiny vegan oasis located near the Lloyd Center on the east side of the Willamette River. It’s decorated in a sage-y green and black that evokes a casual elegance befitting this more upscale restaurant. The staff is friendly and attentive. Seating is snug but comfortable.

I have to say it’s really nice to be able to go somewhere and KNOW that everything on the menu is plant based and organic. Additionally, they have their items well labeled with many gluten-free and soy-free options, which is more icing on the cake.

I have eaten here three times: once for an executive board meeting, once with guests from Japan and Thailand, and once with my daughter to celebrate her birthday.

Brunch

When I went for my board meeting, I was the only vegan. My colleagues were so nice to arrange a vegan restaurant.

Since it was a Saturday, we were given the brunch menu.

I had the Spinach & Mushroom Scramble, which was absolutely AMAZING! So. So. GOOD. Everyone else said their food was delicious, too; it all certainly looked good.

I would definitely go back for brunch.

Spinach & Mushroom Scramble at Blossoming Lotus vegan-friendly restaurant in northeast portland
Spinach & Mushroom Scramble
Live Nachos Carnitas Enchiladas at Blossoming Lotus vegan-friendly restaurant in portland
Live Nachos & Carnitas Enchiladas

Lunch

For lunch with my daughter, I had the carnitas enchiladas, and she had the live (raw) nachos. We both drank lavender lemonade and then shared a pot of Assam tea.

She loved her nachos, and I liked my enchiladas, but they were a bit lacking in flavor.

Carrot Juice Red Curry & Green Bowl
Carrot Juice Red Curry & Green Bowl

Dinner

The dinner menu was basically the same as the lunch menu. This time I had the Bibimbap. To drink, I had the Pearfect Day Mocktail. Both were good.

Others in our group had the Cheeseburger, Carnitas Enchiladas, Green Bowl, and Carrot Juice Red Curry.

My husband is the one that had the enchiladas, and he agreed with me that they were good but bland.

For dessert, we all shared cheesecake, which was really tasty.

If you want to check out their menus and such, take a look at their website.

Shawarma fries, gluten-free pita & lavender rose tea at Aviv
Shawarma fries, gluten-free pita & lavender rose tea
House-made pistachio ice cream & malabi at Aviv
House-made pistachio ice cream & malabi

Aviv

For a review of Aviv, please see my Southeast Portland Guide to Vegan-Friendly Restaurants.

Here’s the link to their website.

Off the Griddle

For a review of Off the Griddle, please see my Southeast Portland Guide to Vegan-Friendly Restaurants.

Inside Off the Griddle
Inside Off the Griddle
Hashtastic & Full Mess at Off the Griddle
Top: Hashtastic Bottom: Full Mess

Go to their website here.

Building & Entrance to Virtuous Pie

Virtuous Pie

For my review of Virtuous Pie, please see my Southeast Portland Guide to Vegan-Friendly Restaurants.

 

Interior of Virtuous Pie + Menu
Superfunghi Gluten-Free Pizza with Hazelnut Latte & Bourbon Vanilla Ice Cream
Superfunghi Gluten-Free Pizza with Hazelnut Latte & Bourbon Vanilla Ice Cream

For more info, go to their website.

I will update this post as I try some of the other 100% vegan restaurants in town, so bookmark this page (and Pin it) for later!

Vegan Gluten Free Guide Portland Oregon

Need a place to stay?

If you’re going to be staying in the Portland area, here is a link to some accommodations. Booking.com is my go-to for making reservations.



Booking.com

Until next time…

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