The Best Vegetarian and Vegan Restaurants in Portland, Oregon

Fresh avocado wraps for sale at vegetarian stall at food market
Fresh avocado wraps for sale at vegetarian stall at food market | © coldsnowstorm / Getty Images
Anna Kramer

Traveling as a vegetarian can be difficult depending on where your adventure takes you—and if you’re vegan, it can be almost impossible. But not if you’re going to Portland, Oregon, one of North America’s greenest cities in every sense of the word. If you’re looking for a beautiful, creative, and delicious plant-based meal, start planning a trip immediately. And be sure you come hungry. Did you know – Culture Trip now does bookable, small-group trips? Pick from authentic, immersive Epic Trips, compact and action-packed Mini Trips and sparkling, expansive Sailing Trips.

Paradox Cafe

For a low-key veggie meal, check out this Sunnyside neighborhood joint. Paradox Cafe, which is open for breakfast and lunch, serves tempeh, tofu, and a variety of vegan cheeses in delicious dishes that range from burgers and sandwiches to salads and wholesome bowls. Vegan French toast is a popular option, as is the rotating selection of daily specials.

Blossoming Lotus

Blossoming Lotus is an all-vegan restaurant that serves up plant-based fusion world cuisine in a simple yet attractive space. Brunch is a must, but there’s a chance you’ll want to sample every meal they have. The chefs have created an innovative and extensive menu using all kinds of dairy and meat alternatives, including cashew sour cream, soy curls, tofu ricotta, and more. Make a reservation or be prepared for a bit of a wait.


Gluten-free, organic, and mostly vegan—Harlow does not disappoint. Patrons love the juices and smoothies and keep coming back for picturesque dishes and colorful cocktails. Unexpected additions like bourbon BBQ tempeh, sea vegetables, and cabbage-apple kimchi make for a delectable surprise, while the restaurant’s cute interior makes it a perfect spot for date night too.

A. N. D. Café

You can’t go wrong with breakfast and lunch at A. N. D. Café, serving an inventive mix of tasty dishes like walnut meatloaf benedict, poutine hash, and jackfruit quesadillas. The menu also includes several sweet and savory waffle options that can all be made completely vegan—unless you’d prefer poached eggs and Tillamook cheddar.

Black Water Bar

Whether you’re a punk music enthusiast, a dedicated vegan, or simply someone in search of a thrilling night out, this cool punk bar has everything you need. From the rebellious ambiance to the mouthwatering vegan bar food and inventive cocktails, this punk bar promises an unforgettable experience that celebrates individuality and great taste. So, step into the world of punk rock and vegan delights, where every moment is a celebration of bold flavors and boundless creativity.

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