Papa G's Vegan Organic Deli

  • Vegan Vegan
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2314 SE Division St (at 23rd), Portland, Oregon, USA, 97202

Hot entree bar, house made salad dressings, cashew yogurt, coconut keifer, salad bar, grab and go. Has Wi-Fi. Open Mon-Sat 11:00am-8:00pm, Sun 12:00pm-7:00pm.

Category: Vegan, American, International, Organic, Salad bar, Beer/Wine, Take-out

Reviews (49)

First Review by savedgurl

best sandwich I have ever had - Edit

Had the tempeh sandwich and was absolutely mind blown. Sooooooo tasty and yum. Burrito bowl with a side of cashew cheese for the cornchips also delicious. If you go to Portland you have to go here.

Pros: vegan. organic, friendly staff

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Organic - Edit

I liked their potato salad.

Some reviewers have noted that the prices are high but they are roughly in line with Portland prices The chef explained that all of his food is organic and that keeps his costs higher. I like having organic food in comparison to other local restaurants who say they "try" to be organic. This is my favorite Portland vegan restaurant.

Pros: Organic

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Good food - Edit

they don't have a huge menu but you'll definitely find something delicious to eat. Also found amazing teas.

Cons: Expensive, but it's Portland prices

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Tasty! - Edit

As out-of-towners, we were very excited about Papa G's. The nachos and the Reuben were particularly delicious. The staff are also super friendly. Check it out!

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Great home cooking - Edit

Finally made it in, and we were not disappointed. The kids (not vegan) loved the nachos and asked to come back again. My wife and I both devoured the Reuben. I know we should have ordered different plates to give a good review but it was the first thing on the menu and I'm glad we didn't make it any further because it was a pleasure to consume it like a rabid dog. The single person working was great and helpful (I'm assuming she was an owner). The restaurant itself was clean and comfortable. Location is good and easily accessible. The deserts look awesome but we were to full to try them.

Pros: portion size, price

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Excellent Vegan Comfort Food - Edit

I just had an excellent tempeh reuben and mashed potatoes and finished the meal with a raw vegan mocha brownie.

The chef here has 40 years experience cooking veg food, and he has perfected his recipes.

If you are looking for reasonably priced vegan comfort food, this is a top choice.

Pros: great vegan reuben

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Organic, vegan, ethical minded establishment - Edit

I've seen Papa G'S tofu at Food Fight and have been wanting to try the tofu fresh on site for some time.
I'm glad I stopped in last night and picked up dinner. The BBQ tofu was great! Probably one of the best tofu I've had, the flavor and texture great. It tasted slow cooked, I'm a fan.
I loved the coconut greens too, I mixed it in the Mac and Cheeze.
I was the only one in there, and the worker was really helpful and knowledgeable of the ingredients used.
I like this philosophy, the transparency behind a practice. It is the art of knowing the products and the sustainability used to create the products. From production to being served, this company is ethical.
Purely good natured people and product. Organic, positive infused food. Food as medicine, as life. I'm a proud supporter.
They even offer a place to promote art if you flow along the same wavelength.

Pros: veganic/seitanic

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Good, fresh vegan - Edit

One of the best Reuben's I've ever had. Everything was good and fresh, not overly processed like some vegan comfort food places can be.

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Really delicious - Edit

When I visited in January, there was only one person working at the entire place - it took a bit longer but it was worth the wait the food was incredible also i love the dr. brew's kombucha!

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High quality ingredients, fresh food - Edit

This place is great, especially if you're looking for some healthy vegan fare. We don't go as often because when we're out, we want not so healthy food(fries anyone?). But their nachos, sandwiches, and plates are really good.

Pros: Fresh, 100% vegan, Friendly

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Loved this place - Edit

This is a casual place with basic décor that serves up cafeteria-style dishes, but the food is pure awesome. Everything is vegan and organic. Selection is extensive for the restaurant size. They even have homemade coconut-blueberry kefir and kombucha on tap!

My partner and I came for dinner and ordered the curry plate and the harvest plate off the specials to share. They were well-seasoned, nutritionally balanced, and simply delicious. I especially remember how silky smooth the mashed sweet potato was (or "smash" as they called it). I also got the homemade coconut kefir with crushed blueberries in it (I just had to try it). It was the real deal—so very nice and refreshing—especially after a long hot day of exploring around town.

I think we paid a little more than $30 total, which was quite reasonable considering the food quality and the generous portions. It was a gratifying meal; both of us enjoyed it a lot. Portlanders are so lucky!

Pros: vegan & organic everything, delicious healthy food, extensive selection

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A Portland Gem - Edit

Seriously great food. They aim to please and DO!!

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Best Vegan Place on Earth - Edit

My husband and I LOVED this place so much! Best tasting vegan food! We got amazing service by the owner. He is so passionate about the food. The variety and quality of the food is amazing! Everything is organic and non-gmo. The prices are very fair too. This is our favourite Vegan restaurant. We will absolutely be back here next time we visit Portland.

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LOVE IT! - Edit

Pappa G's is a small deli with a big heart, and an excellent menu! LOVE THAT THEY HAVE RAW CHOICES! The sunflower seed cheese sandwiches are delicious, as is their zucchini pesto side. The raw fudge cookies are decadent! They have a nice selection of organic and local beer, plus some lovely teas. Yes, you may have to wait - it's a small place and only one or two people work there - but it is worth the wait! And the servers/chefs are friendly and knowledgable. We will be returning to Pappa G's many, many times. See you there!

Pros: awesome food, raw choices, great service

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Expect to wait for some darn tasty food - Edit

I don't mind waiting for a good meal, but be prepared that you may have to wait to place your order and wait for your food. If you are in a rush, this may not be a good choice. However, they are really nice here and good at explaining the variety of menu options. There are several tables inside and a few picnic tables outside shaded by a couple pots of bamboo. BBQ tofu and mac 'n cheeze plate was delicious. My non-vegan dining companion said the curry plate was the best. It's so relaxing to order from a completely vegan menu, and not have to explain yourself or ask for modifications. Let yourself relax here! ps - check out the rad bike shop next door, too.

Pros: All vegan tofu and tempeh deliciousness

Cons: can be a wait

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Casual place for a quick bite - Edit

This is a relatively small vegan restaurant with a deli counter and indoor and outdoor seating. We stopped in for a quick bite but didn’t want to eat too much since we had a big dinner planned. They have a salad bar, hot items and some raw options. For dessert, we indulged in vegan fudge.

Pros: All vegan, Organic, Some raw

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Definitely going back! - Edit

First time there, I was so overwhelmed by the menu because everything sounded amazing! I decided to go with something simple- TLT- tempeh, lettuce, and tomato on cracked wheat. It was fantastic! Looking forward to going there again!

Pros: tasty, vegan, organic

Cons: pricey for lunch

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Amazing food! - Edit

Wow! Ate here on a trip with my husband to Oregon, and let's just say that Papa G's is reason enough for us to consider moving out of Nevada!

Delicious, fresh vegan food ~ very, very nice owner; don't pass this place up!

Pros: Awesome food, Cozy environment, Informative flyers near tables

Cons: No Las Vegas location

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5 Stars! - Edit

As a meat eater married to a Vegan I enjoy trying new places and dishes with my wife and her awesomely fantastic yummy diet. Papa G's is tip top and oh so tasty. The food is delicious, a very laid back relaxing environment and the perfect size portions that fill your belly with quality as well as quantity. 5 stars.

Pros: quality, quantity , tasty

Cons: none

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Great Service / Smaller Portions / Bigger Price - Edit

The food was organic and healthy, but for the price you pay I didn't feel that it was a good deal. The portions are small.
The cook was wonderful. He was friendly and informative.

Pros: Clean, Friendly Cook / Server, Healthy

Cons: Small Portions, Higher Cost

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The best! - Edit

LOVE this place - for a seasoned vegan the tempeh and tofu is how it is supposed to taste. LOVE the salad bar. BBQ tofu sand is really yummy, so is the reuben and "BLT"! LOVE their hibiscus drink. Green Curry special was the bomb - loved the chutney! People are SOOOO nice and helpful - happy, the way vegans are supposed to be.

Pros: decent price, nice servers and staff, good selection of items

Cons: about 30 minutes from me

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Very Good Selection of Beer - Edit

Appreciated the great service and the vegan taco was very good. Extra yummy hot sauce near the check-out. New to truly vegan choices so the hexadog was a little off putting and the mac and cheese tasted like mac and chicken stock. Tried it as we are newly lactose intolerant. Next time, I'll try the curry noodle salad in the case - it looked yummy.

Pros: nice dude behind the counter, good beer selection, tacos are good

Cons: hexa-dog?, mac-n-chick?, but the beer is good!!!!!

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Good food - Edit

Tasty, organic, sustainable vegan food at a fair price. Need I say more?

Pros: food

Cons: that it is not in Hillsboro

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Oh My... - Edit

Must try their Southern BBQ platter! Awesome BBQ sauce, the texture of the tofu was very appealing. Mac and no cheese was bomb!

Pros: everything, nada

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FEELIN' IT - Edit

This place has great food! We go here whenever we visit Portland. The mashed yams and gravy are oh so good and the reuben sandwich is killer! The guys are really nice too. Man, so refreshing to have real genuine nice people greet you at a vegan spot. Nothing worse than being super excited to eat at a new vegan spot and have rude a** people working. Thanks papa G, you guys are great.

Pros: nice people, vegan, raw friendly

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Great menu! Always great food. - Edit

Papa G's is one of my favorite places to go. They have a large salad bar with their own tofu and all sorts of things to add in. My favorite is probably the reuben, and I absolutely love going there on Tuesdays for their taco tuesday special! I buy their taco tofu but getting their tacos is even better. Highly recommended!

Pros: nice atmosphere, outdoor seating, all organic

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Good Selection, but not truly unique - Edit

This cafeteria style eatery has a lot of tasty options, and a nice atmosphere. Papa G's also has a commitment to the environment, and uses a lot of low impact/recycled/reclaimed building materials at their location. The food is consistently good and represents a good set of choices but can be a little too consistent with meat and cheese parody dishes, and sometimes fails to branch out into the truly unique realm that the best vegan food explores. As a result, Papa G's ends up a little too close to the "health food taste" that many outsiders have trouble growing to love, and will probably appeal more to seasoned seekers of alternative protein than those who are still getting comfortable with giving up meat. Still, with their wide selection, comfortable seating, and friendly service this place is worth checking out.

Pros: Selection, Price, Casual

Cons: Sometimes Bland

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