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Regional Information on Portland

Portland, Oregon
Regional Notes - Events - Gatherings & Groups - Travel Information

HappyCow previously offered this space for vegetarian events, vegetarian travel or general information for Portland, suggestions such as hotel recommendations, travel agencies, or any other regional vegan and vegetarian related information.
However, this has been discontinued due to inactivity.
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Visitor Notes:

Subject: 'Vegan Cakes and Baked Goods in Portland'
Posted by eric on: Monday, June 21, 2010 at 08:39 PM PST
Piece of Cake Bakery, the origin of some cakes sold at restaurants around Portland, makes vegan baked goods and treats. Will take special orders.
8306 SE 17th Street
Portland OR 97202

Subject: 'My Portland Visit, Sept 09'
Posted by Chia on: Friday, October 02, 2009 at 10:31 PM PST
My friend who resides in Portland tells me that the City is all about the 3 B's: Brew, Books, Bikes. Well, maybe for some. For others, especially vegetarians and vegans, Portland is known as the vegan bubble or the vegan mecca of U.S.A.. From what I experienced on my first trip here, the veg food scene in Portland is pretty impressive.

There are so many fully vegetarian and vegan restaurants in Portland. The prices are totally affordable (cheap compared to big cities like Los Angeles). While most of the restaurants are casual and run by young people, there were a couple that stood out. Namely the Blossoming Lotus Cafe as well as the Restaurant. I highly recommend eating at both of them when in Portland.

One of the interesting discoveries for me in Portland is the food cart scene. They are everywhere! and legal as long has they have permits. I got to check out several vegetarian food carts. Another wonderful discovery is edible gardens. Front lawns sprouting all sorts of greens and edibles.

Overall, the vibe here is easy, laid back, progressive, and green conscious. People are mostly relaxed and just living their lives.

Subject: 'Vegan Milkshake in Portland Oregon'
Posted by The Veggie Cook on: Monday, September 01, 2008 at 06:40 PM PST
Sip is a food cart operating in the courtyard of the People's Food Co-op that makes all vegan milkshakes and juices.
3029 SE 21st Ave
Portland, OR 97202

Subject: 'Vegan Mecca, The Greatest Vegan Trip Ever!'
Posted by gr8vegan on: Sunday, August 31, 2008 at 12:13 AM PST
Now granted I'm half way into my Portland Adventure, but I can't help but share the heaven I have discovered with everyone. Pretty much the whole place is vegan. They ride their bikes to vegan bars, vegan grocery stores, vegan breakfast, vegan lunch, vegan dinner, vegan bakeries. Every corner has an awesome vegan place. I can see why so many vegans are moving here like its the mother land or something. I don't know even where to start. Portland is such a cool and beautiful town. Its divided into 4 parts really - NE NW SE SW and once you figure that out you can find everything EASY. Addresses will be like NE Alberta St, so you know you need to cross the river and head north. The highlight of my trip has been Casa Diablo's vegan burger. Its off the chart, like the BK Whopper only better. Everything else about that place is awesome if you don't have a stick up your arse. But Sweetpea for Sunday Brunch, Nutshell for a nice diner, the Tube/Bye and Bye for vegan boozing, Red and Black Cafe and Backspace for vegan music, it just goes on and on and on and they have these amazing Food Carts... Watch out, you'll def not fit in your pants by the time you leave here! Better join them on the bikes!

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