Looking for a vegan Portland guide? Then you’re in the right place. Here are the best vegan restaurants in Portland! Plus, the best vegan shops and a few exceptional vegan friendly restaurants and cafes to choose from!
Portland Oregon is known for being one of the most vegan friendly cities in the world! I have to admit, I was a tad skeptical before I visited. I mean…currently Portland only has 33 vegan restaurants. I’m comparing that to where I live; Prague, which has over 50. So, it didn’t seem that impressive.
Umh…so I rarely say this, but I was wrong.
What makes this city rank globally is not the number of vegan restaurants in Portland. Rather it’s the fact that you can go almost anywhere and get delicious and thoughtfully made vegan food…not just at vegan restaurants.
That said, vegan restaurants, cafes, and shops abound. There’s even a vegan strip mall and vegan tattoo shop in Portland (see below)! You can get everything you need as a vegan in this awesome city. Even good vegan vibes!
The Best Vegan Restaurants in Portland!
There are so many vegan options, you’ll need a good vegan Portland guide to steer you to the best vegan restaurants in Portland when visiting.
Luckily, I’ve done some extensive research for you! I’ve eaten a lot of vegan tacos, sandwiches, desserts, and even a mac n’cheese or two, just to find the best vegan restaurants in Portland Oregon.
Here’s what I found!
Blossoming Lotus Vegan Restaurant
Blossoming Lotus is one of the best known vegan restaurants in Portland, and for good reason. This organic vegan restaurant serves lunch, dinner, and brunch on the weekends.
I had the pleasure of eating here with two friends. Since none of us felt the need to show restraint our table ended up looking like a medieval feast at a royal wedding… minus tortured animals of course.
The stand out dishes on the table were the baked vegan brie, the Mac n’ Cheese, and the BBQ Bowl.
The nut-based brie was baked to gooey perfection and served with crusty french bread, berry compote, and fresh Granny Smith apples. It was absolutely heavenly. Every last speck was scraped from the ramekin before the server removed our plate.
The hearty BBQ Bowl included tender, meaty soy curls slathered in BBQ sauce, sautéed veggies, creamy mac & cheese, and fluffy cornbread! As much as I tried I couldn’t come close to finishing the huge portion. Maybe it was all that cheese?
Sweetpea Baking Company
One of my favorite casual vegan restaurants in Portland specializes in vegan cakes, vegan sweets, and vegan breakfast and lunch.
I had a tasty toasted vegan P. Cole sandwich. This seitan based vegan sandwich is composed of grilled ciabatta, slathered with a tangy sauce and stuffed with tomatoes and diced pickles. A fresh salad and crispy dill pickle balanced this deliciously dense sandwich. Eating it did prove to be a bit of a challenge considering the generous amount of drippy sauce. It was incredibly satisfying nonetheless.
TIP: Stop by on Saturday mornings when they serve fresh vegan donuts starting at 9:00 am! Recent flavors include Earl Grey, cinnamon twist, hot chocolate, and a gluten and soy-free almond chai. YUM!!
Petunia’s Pies and Pastry
I was warned that it was possible to developing a serious addiction to Petunia’s Pies and Pastry shop so I put off visiting until my last day in Portland. The entire experience was a shot of endorphin for my senses.
Pink and white decor, sugar laden treats everywhere, and Stumptown coffee on offer. It was truly difficult to decide but I ended up choosing the Marionberry crumble since I’ve never had the pleasure of sampling this fruit before. And what a good choice it was. The crumble was a sweet, tart, and buttery.
Honestly, it’s worth planning a trip to Portland just to visit Petunia’s. It was probably my favorite among all the vegan restaurants in Portland!
Farm Spirit – Best Of Upscale Vegan Restaurants in Portland
If you appreciate upscale dining and innovation this one should be on your list!
Farm Spirit describes itself as a “dinner party” rather than a restaurant. Seats to the party are available only in advance by reservation.
The ingredients used to create the 14 course nightly tasting menu are locally sourced – as in most of them come from farms within about a 100 mile radius – and the focus is on seasonality.
So, if you have a special occasion in mind, consider Farm Spirit.
The Bye and Bye – All Vegan Pub in Portland
Who doesn’t love pub grub?
The Bye and Bye is one of the best vegan restaurants in Portland and serves up delicious vegan style pub grub.
Choose one of their awesome bowl dishes like the BBQ Tofu and Brussels sprouts with brown rice.
Hankering for a sandwich? Word is their vegan reuben is one of the best! Tempeh, vegan cheese, sauerkraut, remoulade sauce and mustard, all served on rye bread with chips and salsa…yummm!
Wash everything down with one of their stellar beers and you’re totally set.
With its chill atmosphere, excellent food, and craft beers The Bye and Bye is one of the best vegan restaurants in Portland!
Vertical Diner is a vegan version of an old time diner withe all the bells and whistles, including vegan burgers, hand cut fries, stroganoff, mac & cheese, and one of the most moth watering vegan breakfast menus I’ve seen in a long time.
Plus, it’s the only place I know of where you can legally sink your teeth into a Joaquin Phoenix – sign me up please!
Totally one of the best vegan restaurants in Portland!
With two locations (SE 3rd Street & the Pearl) Pixie Retreat is never very far away.
This vegan fast food joint is serving up organic, mostly raw, nourishing food from scratch! The crowd favorite at this vegan restaurant in Portland is the kale salad, but their raw BLT and wraps are also worth a try!
Don’t skip dessert either. They dish out some killer “puddins” aka ice cream, as well as chocolates, cookies, and bars.
Virtuous Pie – Vegan Pizza in Portland
Virtuous Pie is one of the best vegan restaurants in Portland for vegan pizza.
I mean, seriously their Stranger Wings pizza is enough to convince me to visit! I don’t know about you, but I could really use the love child of a basked of fried wings and a thin crust pizza. Drool!
If that’s not your vibe then maybe check out the Superfunghi, Ultraviolet, or Forrager pizzas. They even have blue cheese and vegan garlic ranch to dip your slices in!
If you’re not in the mood for pizza (weirdo) then they also have mac & cheese, and salads.
Sweets lovers, don’t worry! They have vegan ice cream, and ice cream sandwiches to hit the spot.
Oscar’s Burgers is brand new on the vegan restaurants in Portland scene. This family owned joint is slinging out yummy looking Impossible Burgers and fries.
If you’re in the Brooklyn hood and hankering for a “beefy” burger check em out!
21 More Vegan Restaurants in Portland
Here is a complete list of totally vegan restaurants in Portland Oregon not mentioned previously.
- Veggie Grill
- Loving Hut
- Modern Times Beer
- Veggie Bowl
- Vtopia Cheese Shop & Deli
- Rabbit Cafe
- Obon Shokudo
- Plant Based Papi
- Mama Dut
- Aviv Old Town
- Sweet Hereafter
- The Sudra
- Black Water Bar
- Boxcar Pizza
- Next Level Burger
- Greenleaf Juicing Company
Los Gorditos – Vegan Mexican Food in Portland
Los Gorditos isn’t a completely vegan restaurant in Portland, but they do have a separate menu entirely made up of veganized Mexican dishes. So, I’m including it in this guide.
Having grown up in Southeast Texas I’d venture a guess that at least 60% of my body’s growth during adolescent years was fueled by Mexican food. So when I recommend a Mexican restaurant you know you can trust me.
Such is the case with Los Gorditos in Portland. Just looking at the above picture is making my mouth water. Their vegan chorizo tacos are superb, the vegan soy curl tacos exceptional, and the rice and beans…totally on point!
So go, and go hungry! You won’t be disappointed.
Vegan Groceries, Tattoos, & Clothes in Portland
Visiting awesome vegan restaurants in Portland is only scratching the surface of the vegan scene. There is so much more going on in this city.
For example, Portland has a vegan strip mall. Crazy, huh? Even more crazy is the fact that Portland has the world’s only vegan strip club. It even has a vegan buffet. Craving vegan food and vegan boobies…covered. I decided to opt out and headed to the strip mall instead.
The vegan strip mall in Portland had a vegan grocery store called Food Fight (it’s now located elsewhere), a vegan clothing store called Herbivore Clothing, a vegan tattoo shop called Scapegoat Tattoos, and the aforementioned Sweetpea.
Here is a rundown of the shops in the mall.
Herbivore Clothing – Vegan Clothing Shop in Portland
Herbivore Clothing is one of the best places I’ve been to in a long time.
This all vegan clothing and accessories store in Portland has a wide selection of vegan pullovers, tees, and tank tops. They also have loads of vegan tote bags, jewelry, stickers, buttons, books, purses, and other stuff all promoting a vegan lifestyle.
I couldn’t resist and picked up one of their “Praise Seitan” buttons as a memento of my visit.
If you’re feeling stuffed from visiting all those vegan restaurants in Portland, head here for a vegan non-dining experience.
Food Fight – Vegan Grocery Store in Portland
Food Fight is a Portland vegan grocery store that’s been around since 2003. Shelf upon shelf is stocked full of vegan goodies like fresh produce, chocolate, vegan haggis, chap stick, and even vegan condoms.
I bought some dark chocolate filled with mint cream as a gift for a friend. After tasting it, I greedily wished I would have gotten some for myself!
Foodfight is no longer located in the vegan strip mall. However, don’t worry you can still find them here.
Scapegoat – Vegan Tattoo Shop in Portland
Scapegoat Tattoo is a vegan owned and operated tattoo shop in Portland’s vegan shopping mall. This tattoo shop has 13 artists tattooing a variety of styles. They’re open 7 days a week and unlike a lot of shops they can accommodate walk-ins in addition to appointments.
Unfortunately, when I visited I wasn’t planning to get another tattoo, but will absolutely get one the next time I’m in Portland.
Coffee or Tea in Portland
As I mentioned, there is more to see than just vegan restaurants in Portland. There’s also some incredible coffee and tea spots.
I’ve had coffee all over the world in countries like Guatemala, Italy, and Colombia but Portland takes the prize for the best brew I’ve ever had the pleasure of tasting. Here are a few of my favorite spots.
Jet Black Coffee Company
Get your caffein fix and sample vegan sweets from some of the best vegan shops in Portland all in one place. Jet Black Coffee Company is a cozy cafe located in the vegan strip mall in Portland. They serve delicious coffee and tea, including interesting concoctions like vanilla cardamom lattes and ginger spiced Chai.
They also serve pastries and baked items from Petunia’s Bakery, Shoofly Vegan Bakery, Sweetpea Baking Company, and Bowery Bagels. Really, what more could you ask for?
Courier Coffee Roasters
Courier roasts all of its own coffee, is environmentally friendly, (they use recycled bags, mason jars, and bicycles for delivery), and has vegan granola on their menu.
Be forewarned, the coffee isn’t for the faint of heart, and some have said its caffeine content is stronger than a shot of cocaine. The flavors are delicate and delicious and will keep you coming back for more.
Saint Simon’s tiny little storefront offers handcrafted coffee and a few baked goods.
I fell in love immediately and made a trip to Saint Simon part of my morning routine while I was in Portland. Their coffee is full flavored, light, and acidic, and it left me buzzing all day.
Tea Chai Te
If coffee isn’t your thing there are plenty of tea houses in Portland. Tea Chai Te has over 120 different high quality teas for your enjoyment. Additionally, the shop is super cozy and a great place to sit while reading a book and sipping the day away.
Needless to say, I loved Portland. It has everything you need to live a vegan lifestyle, and is one of the top vegan cities in the world!
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