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CLOSED: The Farm Cafe

  • Veg-friendly Veg-friendly
    ( 4 reviews )


Contact 503-736-3276

10 SE 7th Ave, Portland, Oregon, USA, 97214

Serves meat, vegan options available. Casual fine dining in a converted house with also enclosed patio seating. Full bar. Menu features fish, poultry, lacto-vegetarian dishes, and one vegan main entree. Has daily specials. Uses seasonal produce. Prices moderate for veg food. Confirmed closed, Jan 2016.

Category: Lacto, American, Organic, Beer/Wine, Non-veg

Reviews (4)

First Review by Chelsea

Good place to dine with your omni friends - Edit

I picked this restaurant because my partner is omni and I always try to find places that offer food that we both can enjoy. On the night of our visit, the menu was fairly vegan-friendly with at least two appetizers and entrées to choose from. The salads could easily be de-cheesed and hence be made vegan. As for dessert, although the apple crisp with coconut ice cream was the only option, I was just glad it wasn't sorbet, which to me is a pure token effort. So, theoretically you can put together a vegan three-course dinner at this place. That's pretty accommodating for an omni restaurant. However, I did find the vegan starters a bit weak. Neither pickled veggies nor sautéed mushrooms nor spiced hazelnuts sounded intriguing. The gesture was nice, but I thought they could have done better.

For that reason, we skipped apps and ordered the endive apple salad to share, which was bright and refreshing. I got the marsala tofu as my main course and am happy to report that all those raves are justified. The breaded tofu was well-seasoned and seared to crispy perfection. The mashed potatoes were light and fluffy. The sauce had a unique sweetness to it that was very pleasing. While the black pepper was indeed quite prominent as pointed out in the previous review, I loved it and thought it added another dimension to the flavor profile. This dish was truly phenomenal. By the way, do ask for the delicious country bread if you are not getting any. I noticed they only served it with appetizers.

The setting is like a rustic farmhouse, kind of cozy and charming. Service was just okay, a little perfunctory and hurried. I get that the place was hectic but the staff could have been warmer. They do take reservations now, so plan ahead if you'd rather not have to wait for a table.

Overall it's somewhere between a 3 and a 4 for me, probably closer to a 4.

Pros: tasty food

Cons: weak vegan appetizer options, rushed service

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Charming Setting - Edit

I had read about this place on happycow, and here's my The Farm Cafe review.

It's listed on HappyCow as veg-friendly, and that's true for lacto-vegetarians as the veg dishes have cheese except one main entree--the herb crusted tofu with mushroom masals sauce over mashed potatoes. We got this and the soup of the day which was a carrot and red pepper. The mushroom masala sauce on the tofu entree was sweet and interesting but the dish overall had too much black pepper in it. The soup was warming and delicious.

It was a Saturday night, and the restaurant was very busy with people drinking wine with their food. We had food but no wine. Sat in the comfy back patio. Lovely place inside and outside.

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Excellent - Edit

We were suggested this place by Concierge. She had a few winners, many of which were similar in style, quality and veg-friendliness to this one.

The Farm is easy to get to on the corner of E Burnside and have a parking lot. The old converted house is decorated beautifully. They had several vegan appetizers, including a winter veg soup, the veg of the day which was luckily enough for me roasted Brussels! They rocked so hardcore!! Also, we shared a mushroom appetizer (how can you go wrong w NW Mushys?) and really amazing bread. I think there was more vegan apps too on the menu.

They really worked with us as far as getting us fed. They had a seitan special which ran out but they had more seitan in the back and made two of us a dish from that. Our other two dishes were the tofu marsala that has been mentioned. that was delicious, and as I am reheating it for lunch I can tell you it is not too peppery. All the components in all dishes were fresh and executed very well. The drinks were high end. It is expensive but not too bad for a city and high end, local veggies.

I think this place rocks!

Pros: High quality, service, delicious

Cons: n/a

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Go for the marsala tofu - Edit

It is one of my favorite meals in Portland! This is a nice place to take family or omni friends, and it has a fancy feel to it even though the prices aren't too high.

Pros: marsala tofu, great drinks, lovely Victorian interior

Cons: often long wait, no reservations

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