My Favorite in Portland
Posted on 01 / 01 / 2012
I had read about this place on happycow and decided to stop in on my Portland trip a while back. Here's my Blossoming Lotus review.
It was my first trip to Portland, and I had eagerly mapped out a string of restaurants I'd want to visit while here, and this was one of them.
We've eaten at the original Blossoming Lotus restaurant as well as their juice bar cafe formerly on the island of Kauai, Hawaii (both now closed due to the downturn in tourism to the island), so we knew what kind of wholesome delicious cuisine to expect... We were not disappointed.
The restaurant is set up more formally than their cafe in the Pearl District. Here, it's sit-down causal fine dining with table service. The space is airy with large front windows and all black dining furniture inside. There is a counter and a few bar stools for seating as well as also a couple tables outside on the sidewalk.
The food is creative and tasty. The best in Portland as far as vegetarian and vegan restaurant goes for me. The menu here is more expanded and refined than their cafe menu.
Vegan foods and live foods. My husband and I shared fresh squeezed juices, a bean and kale soup (hearty), a live cucumber avocado dill soup (nice), live nachos (delicious), Thai BBQ salad (flavorful), and the Caribbean platter which featured very spicy beans, sweet carmelized plantains, savory marinated tofu cubes served with brown rice
(memorable), iced coconut chai (yummy), and Mexican chocolate soft serve (awesome).
This is the best of the best in my book. I added it to my favorites on HappyCow!
fresh, creative food, nice space, prompt service