Sweet Lemon Vegan Bistro

  • Vegan Vegan
    ( 56 reviews )
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4888 NW Bethany Blvd Ste K6, Portland, Oregon, USA, 97229

Providing vegan food since 2007. Menu features a variety of choices including wraps, noodle and rice with veggies and soy products, pho and noodle soups, raw food and salads. Vegan cakes and pies. Located in the Bethany neighborhood in a bright space. Open Mon-Fri 11:00am-8:00pm, Sat 12:00pm-8:00pm.

Categories: Vegan, Organic, Raw, Take-out, Asian, Catering, Vietnamese

56 Reviews

First Review by casckm

One of the best overall restaurants in Portland! - Edit

We visited for four days and tried almost 20 vegan places, stuffing ourselves with what Portland has to offer. Sweet Lemon is one of the top (our other fav is Farm Spirit, must try). The food is even better than what we had in Asia!
The owners are the nicest people. They are so friendly, caring and sincere. It was so nice talking to them.
Many dessert items.

Pros: amazing food, must try them out!, great owners, everything tastes great

Cons: none

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really good food - Edit

Nice friendly family that owns and runs it. Clean. Helpful. Really good food for eat in or take out

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Delicious Vegan Asian Cuisine - Edit

Vegan Asian Food in a very Pleasant Environment with Good service and Reasonably Priced.

Pros: Excellent Vegan Asian Food, Pleasant Environment and Great Service, Reasonably Priced

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Thai iced tea - Edit

Awesome cake and Thai iced tea. Stop by and get some. Ample parking in the lot. Friendly staff

Pros: Thai iced tea

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great food, super nice staff - Edit

Great food, good prices, clean and comfortable atmosphere, friendly staff, and lots of choices! I definitely recommend it!

Pros: great food , good prices , friendly staff

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Dont understand the good reviews - Edit

This is one of the first vegan restaurants Ive tried and I thought the food was bland and lacking value. Had the vermecelli bowl and bunbohue but they were 2 stars at best. The five star reviews are a bit suspicious as with many loving hut restaurants.

Cons: Expensive, small portions, not good.

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I asked them about their fortune cookies. - Edit

Well thanks to the review that was posted recently, I had to go check it out and ask them about it for I am a regular customer. Being a regular customer I could not believe the fact that their fortune cookies were not vegan. The staff there told me that the ingredient list on the box itself is wrong. I was told that they order from a company that custom makes fortune cookies, and that in order to cut back on costs use pre-made boxes which have the wrong ingredient list. So basically the fortune cookies are in fact vegan, and so is everything else. If anyone decides to try them out, order pad thai, purity, and gourmet ramen! Those are my absolute favorite items on the menu!

Pros: Great staff, Great food, Just positive vibes

Cons: Well some of the items are love or hate.

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Not Vegan! - Edit

I would give this 0 cows, but for some reason HappyCow forces me to give it at least 2.

We were initially impressed that a place could have so many vegan desserts available, when so many common dessert ingredients are non-vegan. I was particularly impressed that they had (free!) vegan fortune cookies, when most fortune cookies are not vegan.

However, there were some empty fortune cookie boxes by the restroom with the ingredients printed on the side. You know, the big cardbord boxes they ship fortune cookies to the restaurant in bulk in. These clearly stated that the fortune cookies contain WHEY, which is an animal product.

I can no longer trust this restaurant and will not return. Who knows what other animal products are lurking in this so-called "vegan" cuisine.

Cons: Not vegan

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good food! - Edit

The food was delicious! I was skeptical about portion size after reading some reviews that said they were small, but to my excitement, they were good-sized portions. Furthermore, the staff was super helpful and nice. I'll definitely be coming back!

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the wonton soup (pearl something) is to die for - Edit

I was so full, but I had to drink every last drop of the broth. The whole dish was so good. So so good.

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Good Vegan Restaurent - Edit

This is good Vegan Restaurant for Fresh Food. Very nice lady boos in the kitchen and friendly man at the counter. Nice, clean & friendly atmosphere and fresh food (mostly good).

Watch out few minor things, as crispy stir-fry noodles is not what you would get, instead you may get deep fried or made earlier hard noodles (avoid this item as they may say yes, it's stir-fired noodles but they won't serve you).

Pros: Only Vegan, Freshly Made, Mostly Organic Veg

Cons: Language of Stir-Fry is not universal, Some off-the shelf items added

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Asian Fusion goodness (with small portions) - Edit

We like this place and have been twice. It's just what you'd expect based on the name and menu. The soups are large, but the wraps are teeny-tiny. The flavors are great. The service is great.

Pros: 100% healthy flavorful vegan, Nice interior and location, Nice, friendly staff

Cons: A little pricey, Small portions

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Good food, great service! - Edit

The food was really good, they had plenty of options from wraps to dumplings to noodles to rice bowls. My only complaint would be that the menu features a lot of soy protein and tofu, but that is the case with a lot of vegan asian cuisine. I had a wrap and dumplings and they were both excellent, then had the gluten-free tiramisu and it was heavenly! The staff (might have been the owners?) were incredibly nice and friendly, even anticipating our needs before we could ask. The bright environment, good food, and adorable staff made this place a great spot for a tasty lunch :)

Pros: Good food, Friendly staff, Bright environment

Cons: Lots of soy products

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Not too impressed... - Edit

Just a warning if you are on the healthier vegan lifestyle. Too much fried and caramelized sugar to win me over. Some rice dishes are decent. A bit too "junky foodie" for me. No raw deserts, greasy, needs some work.

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Not crazy about it - Edit

My husband and I ate here and we didn't like it very much. The appetizers were good..but my pad thai tasted ketchup-y which is not at all how it should taste. Maybe the chef was having an off day?

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love this place - Edit

First of all the staff is amazing. Very friendly. The environment is filled with joy. You can taste the love that is put into the food. We have been here several times and have enjoyed every bite of every meal. The food is healthy and your sweet tooth won't be disappointed if you get a piece of cake. This is our favorite Vegan restaurant yet.

Pros: staff recognized us after the first time we came i, food looks tastes as good as it looks, the atmosphere is joy

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Great!!! GO HERE! - Edit

This place was great! I got the unity wrap on rice paper, and it was DELICIOUS. I also got some sauce with it which I'm not sure about the dairy content, so I didn't have that but the wrap was amazing just by itself!! Fast, friendly service, reasonable prices, accept cards and do to-go orders :)

Pros: Fast, Friendly service, Delicious!

Cons: Not sure about side sauce ingredients

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Yummy Vegan Food - Edit

This place is really cool. The staff is really friendly and makes you feel welcome. The food is really tasty and you get really big portions for a pretty cheap price. You can taste that the food is made fresh and the spicy foods have a good kick to them.

Pros: Friendly Staff, Tasty Food

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Bland - Edit

I ate here with a few friends awhile back. We all had a similar experience. Very bland, passionless food. Boring. Fairly impersonal as well. Not a fan.

Cons: Bland, Boring

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Super cute, but kinda far away - Edit

This place was adorable inside. The lady at the counter was very sweet and greeted us with a smile and informed us everything was vegan and to take our time with the menu. She answered all of our questions as well.
The menu was interested. A fusion of salad wraps (with tortillas) and Asian food. Everything we had was good and different than anything else I've ever eaten before. The desserts looked beautiful and I am sure were amazing but we didn't have room in our bellies after all of the other awesome food we enjoyed.
This place was quite a drive outside of Portland and we got lost more than once trying to find it. The lady asked why she had never seen our family there before and after we told her we were travelling and were from Canada, she gave us a free bag of spicy vegan jerky and told us to come back and visit again soon.
Check this place out!

Pros: Neat mix of items on menu, Good prices, Everything yummy

Cons: Quite a drive out of the city, Hard to find

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Amazing little place - Edit

I wish I lived here so I could come back but unfortunately I was just visiting the area. The staff is very friendly, helpful and welcoming. The food was out incredibly fast and was perfect. The menu is quite impressive for a vegan dining spot. The whole atmosphere was without a doubt one of the best I have ever encountered.

Pros: excellent food, super friendly staff, good value

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Great chow - Edit

Our visit to Sweet Lemon Vegan Bistro was a very positive experience. The food was great, and the staff were friendly. Everything is prepared fresh and is tasty. This restaurant is highly recommended.

Pros: Large vegan menu, Freshly prepared, Friendly staff

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Sweet Lemon - Edit

Had read about this place on happycow, and here's my Sweet Lemon Bistro review. On a past trip to Portland I had mapped out a string of restaurants I'd want to visit while using the happycow guide. This place was not one of them because it was located outside of the city centre where we were staying. Luckily, Sweet Lemon was one of the participating vendors at the VegFest that took place in the Portland convention center. We were able to meet up with them and try their a few of their food offerings. Their table display featured assorted wraps, fresh rolls filled with veggies and rice noodle wrapped in rice paper, and some small cookies. The owners were serving the food, and they were super friendly, smiles and happy. The food was fresh and prices low (reasonable).

Pros: fresh food, good prices, friendly people

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best vegan healthy food in Portland! - Edit

a humble, modest, and simple place. in the best way it can be!
huge options to choose from, mainly asian style, everything we tried there just taste great. the service is warm and personal. the food is made fresh and fast, very healthy choices, and not expensive at all!
its great to have such place that is totally vegan and so tasty without any compromise on health!!!
i wish they had a decoration that can make it also an evening place

Pros: excellent food, healthy, friendly

Cons: suitable for lunch

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Love this place!!! - Edit

My husband and I have been coming here for years. The food is fresh and delicious ..and owners are so sweet. I highly recommend this restaurant.

Pros: fabulous food, variety of mock meats

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Awesome, as advertised - Edit

Sweet Lemon is located quite a ways out of central Portland, but that is great if you happen to be visiting friends in the outlands. A real gem in a large shopping complex, it's worth a visit.

Pros: thai iced tea, desserts, good service

Cons: too air conditioned, not so cozy atmosphere

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The BEST vegan restaurant I've ever been to. - Edit

This was our first time at Sweet Lemon Vegan Bistro. My wife and I have tried other vegan restaurants but find this one is the best in the area. We had Purity for dinner. It was great! the vegetables were really outstanding. For dessert we had raw coconut cake. It was FANTASTIC!!

We will go back again...and again. We have finally found a vegan restaurant that tastes GREAT!

Pros: reasonably priced items, friendly staff, great location

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