The Best Places to Eat Vegan in Portland, Oregon
Portland, Oregon is a perfect playground for those seeking some plant-based grub. From fast-casual cafes to food trucks, to upscale dining, Portland has it all. You likely won’t have time to try all the vegan spots in Portland, so we’ve highlighted some top picks to add to your list as you eat and drink your way through the city. Here are the very best places to find vegan and plant-based food when you're in Portland, Oregon.
The Best Places to Eat Vegan Food in Portland, Oregon
Plant Yourself: This Middle Eastern spot has arguably some of the best vegan fare in the city. AVIV focuses on perfecting Israeli-inspired fare set in a rustic-chic setting. Here you’ll find lots of small plates, perfect for sharing. With an assortment of filling delights, meat-eaters and veg-heads alike are enthralled with this place.
Calling All: Hummus-obsessed, since here you’ll have your pick of nine different varieties.
Order for the Table: The baba ganoush, any hummus, and the Truffle Mac & Cheese.
Don't Miss: The Falafel Plate, “Shawarma” made with soy chorizo alongside some other fixings.
Address: AVIV is a pop-up, so stay up to date with its location by following AVIV's Instagram.
2. Virtuous Pie
Calling All: Thin-crust pizza lovers looking for a laid-back spot with excellent pies and plant-based ice cream for dessert. Virtuous Pie's other locations in Victoria, British Columbia, and Chinatown in Vancouver are a testament to how good the brand's pizza is.
Order for a Crowd: One of the salads to share as they are a nice balance with the pizza.
Don't Miss: The Buffalo Cauliflower Pizza ... also appropriate for a table share.
Address: 1126 SE Division St #200
3. Rabbits Café
Plant Yourself: Located just 15 minutes Southeast of the Portland International Airport, Rabbits Cafe’s newest location on Killingsworth Street, offers a breakfast and brunch menu Monday thru Friday until 2 pm.
Don't Miss: The Monte Cristo, Soy Chicken & Cornmeal Waffles, Caramel Peach
French Toast, as well as bowls, smoothies, and classic brunch cocktails, you are sure to be
Must Try: Biscuits and Gravy Plate served with a side of Kale in Tahini sauce. With
scrumptious biscuits topped with a robust Rosemary Mushroom Gravy, this hearty dish really
hit home: The kale is a light and refreshing addition to balance a rich and filling dish.
The Rabbits Hash, a simple and flavorful bowl, filled with tempeh, fried crimini mushrooms,
potatoes, and a fantastic avocado sauce, really a solid flavorful dish.
Address: 555 SW Oak St
4. Doe Donuts
Plant Yourself: Craving some artisanal sweetness? Head on over to the Hollywood neighborhood and indulge at Doe Donuts. Being the first all-vegan donut shop to open in Portland, this woman-owned small business is doing donuts right. Doe Donuts makes an effort to donate monthly to two charities, supports paying employees a living wage, and all the chocolate Doe Donuts uses is certified fair trade from the Food Empowerment Project, so you can feel good indulging.
Don't Miss: With staple flavors such as French Toast, Salted Vanilla Bean, and Tiramisu, a monthly seasonal menu, and a wide array of ice cream, you won’t find run-of-the-mill options here.
Must Try: The Portland Fog: Made with an organic earl grey glaze, fresh whip, and fair trade vanilla bean, this will easily be one of the best donuts you've ever had. Pair it with their earl grey ice cream, close your eyes, and you just might be transported to London.
Order for the Table: A conversation starter like the Cheeseburger donut. Yes, you
read that correctly, a cheeseburger wrapped inside of a donut, topped with a special sauce,
and pickle, is it lunch or a donut? We call it a triumph.
Address: 4110 NE Sandy Blvd
5. Dirty Lettuce
Plant Yourself: Boasting Sinful Southern Eats, the mother and son duo behind Dirty Lettuce give soul food a new meaning. After relocating from Jackson, Mississippi, Dirty Lettuce operated as a food cart in the only vegan food pod in Portland before opening this brick-and-mortar location in the Cully neighborhood.
Don't Miss: Bayou Fried Shrimp, BBQ Ribs, Mardi Gras Hush Puppies, Southern Black Eyed Peas, Fried Pickles, Fried Chicken, Fried Cauliflower, and Fried Shrimp Po’Boys, you honestly can’t go wrong ordering.
Order for the Table: The Cajun Mac and Cheez, which strikes the perfect amount of heat and cheesy goodness, and the Seitan Fried Catfish and Collard Greens. The catfish texture and seasoning are both on point, and the greens are incredible.
Must Try: The Infamous Bowl, their take on the KFC Famous Bowl, was lovely, Crispy Fried Chicken nuggets with Cajun corn served over a pile of mashed potatoes and smothered in gravy. Yes, please!
Address: 4727 NE Fremont St
Other Great Vegan Food in Portland, Oregon
With so much plant-forward food in Portland, we would need to write a short book to cover it all. Other honorable mentions include Top Burmese (yes, Burmese vegan food). Next Level Burger, which offers mock meat or true plant-based patties for a customizable burger. Sushi Love — you’ll hate there’s not one in your city. Voodoo Donuts, a must for a late-night snack or morning breakfast. And finally, check out the Vegan Mini Mall, which is a block that includes a number of vegan shops including Sweetpea Baking Company, Portland’s first vegan bakery (with really good coffee); Food Fight! Grocery, an all-vegan grocery store; and Herbivore Clothing fashion boutique carrying neat gifts, accessories, shoes, and more.
For delicious plant-based fare in your neighborhood, check out The Beet's City Guides.