Blossoming Lotus

  • Vegan Vegan
    ( 95 reviews )
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1713 NE 15th Ave (at Lloyd District), Portland, Oregon, USA, 97212

Sit-down, casual nice vegan restaurant in the Lloyd District since 2009. Features world fusion cuisine blending influences from different regions, and offers both cooked and live food with gluten free options. Has a wine bar and weekday happy hour, brunch on the weekend. Reservation may be required for 6 or more guests. An offspring of the Blossoming Lotus restaurant from Kauai, Hawaii. Open Mon-Thu 7:30am-9:00pm, Fri 7:30am-10:00pm, Sat-Sun 9:30am-3:00pm, Sat 5:00pm-10:00pm, Sun 5:00pm-9:00pm.

Categories: Vegan, American, International, Organic, Raw, Juice bar, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Catering, Fusion

95 Reviews

First Review by Jeffrey

great lunch spot - Edit

Great quiet lunch spot! I am sure it is just later in the day but seems like a great spot for conversations over delicious food. Was there for an early lunch and had a super helpful waitress that recommended that tacos! Delish!

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great food and vibes - Edit

Love all vegan restaurants because of the atmosphere. Yummy brunch food. All sold out of cinnamon rolls.

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It’s so nice to have meal choices - Edit

I was so pleased to see that I had several meal options being a Gluten-Free Vegan. The meals were yummy, but too salty. Next time I will ask them to go light on the salting. My mother’s dish was also very salty, and we ordered different meals. The preparation on the soy curls was a favorite of mine.

Pros: several meal choices., the food was fresh and wonderfully healthy., loved the preparation on the soy curls.

Cons: Too salty., order the tea well ahead of time, 8 min wait after, parking can be challenging.

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awesome - Edit

What a nice surprise. I thought it was a Thai place when my girlfriend picked from Happy Cow search. Team was super friendly and helpful. Food and space was fantastic pitstop beautiful Sunday in Portland.

Pros:

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Great place - Edit

Great food.

We had the nachos appetizer, which was delicious and really filling. The vegetarin bowl and burger were also excellent.

All the food was tasty, packed with flavour and well presented.

The place is simple but modern, clean and open.

Staff was friendly and accommodating.

A really good place to eat.

Pros: Fresh, tasty

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But Why? - Edit

This restaurant is basically "Diet for a Small Planet" come to life- well intentioned but tasteless and disappointing. Going there feels like a throwback to the early days of veganism in the US, where basically all we ate were salted tomatoes and wheat berries. The nostalgia is nice but the food is not.
I suspect that many of the people who eat here have never had good vegan food, so when it's not totally disgusting they're impressed. But Portland has so many AMAZING vegan restaurants, so why make yourself eat expensive, disappointing collard rolls?
I guess what I'm saying is yes, you could go there, but why?

Pros: Friendly staff, Convenient location

Cons: Bad tasting food, Super expensive

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not what I expected - Edit

The service was short and not very thoughtful. The tables are tiny. We ordered two small apps and two entrees, but for some reason our server brought all our food at once. It made it very difficult to navigate the placement of plates on the small table. The food was fine not anything spectacular. The live nachos were way too thick, meaning the crackers should have been spread thinner before they were dehydrated. Also the placement of the sauce on the nachos seemed sporadic and unintentional. The combination made for very dry nachos. The collard wraps were loose and fell apart. The tacos were pretty good. We liked the fingerling potatoes, but they were way too greasy, even the lettuce it came on was soaked in grease. Will probably go back because of the raw options.

Update: we came back to Portland again and gave lotus another try, unfortunately the waitress wasn’t attentive or helpful at all. TERESA was her name, she didn’t even ask if we needed anything else, the entire time we were just waiting for our food and she brought the check!!! The food is ok. But very bad customer service!

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Great food - Edit

I was visiting Portland in September and my friend and I ate here. My friend is vegan and I am becoming more vegan than carnivore. As a (former) registered carnivore, I was very impressed by the food and drinks offered. I highly recommend Blossoming Lotus!

Pros: Great food, Friendly staff, Easy to get to by MAX

Cons: May have to wait for seating, but not long

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Health - Edit

Good selection of food and location but the prices were quite high!! Definitely a health restaurant.

Pros: Good vibe, Healthy food, Good location

Cons: Expensive , No comfort food, Not very busy

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Eat Breakfast Here - Edit

Blossoming Lotus had the breakfast I've always wanted as a vegan. The have bloody marys and other breakfast drink spirits, an all vegan menu and a wonderful waitstaff.

Pros: All Vegan, Bloody Marys

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Great food! - Edit

We had the soup, burger, chickpea masala and the mushroom & bean dish. All of them bursting with flavor. The service was nice, we did had to wait 20 min and you cannot make reservations. But that did not bother us. The table next to us ordered 3 deserts and offered all of them to us (just to give you a feeling of the athmosphere, very friendly) and the chocolate plus apple crumble were to die for! I am from Amsterdam but this restaurant, 100% plantbased, is a gem!

Pros: Everything plantbased, options for everyone (pasta, Great athmosphere

Cons: 20 min wait , Not able to make reservations

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Best Burger ever - Edit

Burgers w/added avocado and fingerling potatoes
Tacos with added avacado

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Great vegan wine and dine - Edit

A lot of people in the PDX we can community have told me that blossoming Lotus has excellent food me and my girlfriend went there last night and I did not spec the atmosphere to be so nice this place is a little bit small but the food speaks for itself definitely coming back

Pros: Great vegan takes on traditional wine and dine

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Amazing Brunch - Edit

I love the brunch here! Especially the breakfast burrito! The benedict is also very good!

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Nice vegan restaurant with nice raw options! - Edit

A raw food place anywhere in the world should for me personally always deserve 5 star's, now it's of course not the goal of a review, it should provide some more objective inside for future visitors.

The location was great, the staff lovely and the food is amazing.

They propose a lot of raw food options, lunch, dinner, desserts...

Great place to eat vegan, it's just a shame that the location is quite a walk from the centre.

Pros: Amazing raw food choice, Great taste

Cons: Location far from Portland centre

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Another declious vegan place in PDX - Edit

Delicious food. Friendly service.
We had the cheese plate, Live nachos and the Bibimbap. All were delicious and weren't healthy but nor were they super unhealthy.
One thing my husband struggles with is feeling full after a vegan meal at a restaurant. With Blossoming Lotus, he almost felt too full :D

Pros: Great food - , Good portions - filling!

Cons: Loud environment

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Enjoyed our meals on 3 occasions - Edit

Lovely food. If I got breakfast again I would skip the one that tries to imitate bacon and eggs, lacked any color at all. My husband got something that was more traditionally whole food and it was lovely with lots of greens. We both really enjoyed dinners, very artful and tasteful. Friendly staff.

Pros: Nice environment, good vegan food, Friendly staff

Cons: The acoustics can be loud if there is a group

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tasty and consistant - Edit

delicious breakfast, delicious tacos, expensive

Updated from previous review on 2017-07-25

Pros: Tasty, Consistant

Cons: Expensive

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Delicious! - Edit

Best vegan pancakes I've ever tasted!

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Awesome - Edit

Blossoming Lotus is my go-to place for taking fussy out-of-town meat-eating visitors and family. They never complain. And, in fact, rave about about it and ask to come back.

All vegan, organic and has a substantial raw foods menu, perfect for me. The food is delicious, fresh, healthful, flavorful, and varied. Atmosphere is sophisticated, with gourmet beer, wines for California visitors, fresh green smoothies for me.

Has inspired me to try some of their recipes at home.

Pros: Delicious, healthful food. Knowledgeable staf , Vegan, organic, with raw gourmet options. , Well marked menu for GF, raw, and other food prefe

Cons: A little noisy, There can be a wait during busy times

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BURNT CHEESEBURGERS AND VERY UNSATISFACTORY FOOD QUALITY I have pictures to prove the absolute unworthiness of this order, from burnt $20 EACH cheeseburgers to empty NO INGREDIENT $15 tacos and disgusting "made days ago" sides ie. tofu and soy curls. I - Edit

BURNT CHEESEBURGERS AND VERY UNSATISFACTORY FOOD QUALITY

I have pictures to prove the absolute unworthiness of this order, from burnt $20 EACH cheeseburgers to empty NO INGREDIENT $15 tacos and disgusting "made days ago" sides ie. tofu and soy curls.

I have eaten at this establishment several times in person and never had such horrid food quality.

I called the restaurant and was placed on hold for a long time and had to hang up and call again, AND PLACED ON HOLD AGAIN FOR A LONG TIME AND HAD TO HANG UP AGAIN. WHEN I CALLED BACK A THIRD TIME STAFF WAS RUDE WHEN I ASKED TO SPEAK WITH A MANGER AND HUNG UP ON ME!?!?!?!?

I WILL NEVER SPEND MY MONEY AGAIN WITH THIS HORRIBLE RESTAURANT!!!!

Cons: FOOD QUALITY, PRICE, RUDE STAFF

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Great weekend brunch - Edit

This was our first visit to this fine vegan restaurant. Stopped for the brunch menu on Saturday morning. Very impressed with the food and service. We highly recommend!!

Pros: Good vegan selections, Good drinks and smoothies

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Vegan Bliss in Portland. - Edit

My friend and I visited here for a Monday evening dinner. We ordered the tasting menu with fiddlehead salad, tandoori cauliflower, and vegan sausage and polenta, the collard rolls and the Chana Marsala. Everything was flavorful and richly flavored. We we highly impressed by the food and would recommend to all tastes.

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So Good! - Edit

I ate here during Portland's March Dining Out Month. The food was amazing. So much color and flavor. I will definitely be eating here again!

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Wonderful food - Edit

My daughter and I went to the Blossoming Lotus and had a wonderful evening and meal. The Mock-tails were creative and tasty. We tried all of the appetizers and sampled many of the desserts. They were all tasty. We had a great time.

Pros: Friendly staff, All of the food items were "safe" for me to eat.

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impress your nonvegan pals!! - Edit

I went once with family and then the next week for my birthday with friends! Great cocktails, impressive menu with a wide range of dishes. I was the only vegan in a group of 8 for my birthday, and everyone loved their good, especially the bibimbap and the cheeseburgers. The special blood orange margarita was also a big hit. On weekends, expect a wait.

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Friendly and fast - Edit

The cheese burger was wonderful, the people friendly, and the service was fast. Can't wait to go back!

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