10 amazing vegan eats in Portland

Voodoo Doughnut

You can’t go wrong with the vegan version of the Loop at Voodoo Doughnut. (Stephen Hui)

Sure, Portland’s not actually Utopia. But it certainly seems like paradise when you’re browsing at Powell’s City of Books, strolling across the Hawthorne Bridge, hiking the Wildwood Trail in Forest Park, and—most importantly—sampling the vegan eats at restaurants, food carts, and bakeries around the city.

During the past year, I was lucky enough to spend two weekends in the vegan capital of North America. Here’s a quick look back at 10 memorable meals in PDX (host city for the upcoming Vida Vegan Con 2013), complete with grainy Instagram pics.

1. Vegan French toast breakfast

Vegan French toast breakfast

It’s the best vegan French toast I’ve ever had. (Stephen Hui)

Where: Junior’s Café (1742 SE 12th Avenue).

2. Mixed berry pie

Mixed berry pie

If deep-fried pies aren’t your thing, you’re missing out on something special. (Stephen Hui)

Where: Whiffies Fried Pies (Cartopia, SE 12th Avenue and Hawthorne Boulevard).

3. Biscuits with tempeh and gravy

Biscuits with tempeh and gravy

You won’t believe that’s (smoky) tempeh. (Stephen Hui)

Where: Dovetail Bakery (3039 NE Alberta Street).

4. Mushroom ravioli

Mushroom ravioli

Portland’s best vegan restaurant doesn’t disappoint. (Stephen Hui)

Where: Portobello (1125 SE Division Street).

5. Portorrito

Portorrito

I was stuffed after eating half of this portobello and Mac-NoCheese wrap. (Stephen Hui)

Where: Homegrown Smoker (Mississippi Marketplace, 4233 N Mississippi Avenue).

6. The vegan Cam

The vegan Cam

Half the fun is eating this sandwich on a bus. (Stephen Hui)

Where: The Grilled Cheese Grill (SE 28th Avenue and SE Ankeny Street; NE 11th Avenue and NE Alberta Street; SW 10th Avenue and SW Alder Street).

7. Vegan faux turkey Florentine

Vegan faux turkey Florentine

Yes, that’s vegan hollandaise sauce. (Stephen Hui)

Where: Vita Café (3023 NE Alberta Street).

8. The vegan Loop

The vegan Loop

This donut is worth the wait in line. (Stephen Hui)

Where: Voodoo Doughnut (22 SW 3rd Avenue; 1501 NE Davis Street).

9. Vegan Southeast Club

Vegan Southeast Club

Tempeh bacon never tasted so good. (Stephen Hui)

Where: Hungry Tiger Too (207 SE 12th Avenue).

10. Vegan poutine

Vegan poutine

It’s the perfect after-dinner snack. (Stephen Hui)

Where: Potato Champion (Cartopia, 1207 SE Hawthorne Boulevard).

Still hungry?

Vegan Mini-Mall

Welcome to the centre of vegandom on Earth. (Stephen Hui)

Don’t forget to visit Sweetpea Baking Company (1205 SE Stark Street) and Food Fight! Grocery (1217 SE Stark Street) at the Vegan Mini-Mall, and the Red and Black (400 SE 12th Avenue) around the corner.

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