Best Vegan Places in Portland | Your Guide from a PDX Local

Okay, I know this might be a bit different from the usual content you find here – no photography tips or adventure elopement stories today. But, as both an Oregon elopement photographer and a proud Portland local, I'm excited to spill the beans on some of the best vegan places in our city. If you're a dedicated vegan or just someone curious about plant-based dining, or if you're on the hunt for a savory dinner or a sweet dessert, Portland has a vibrant and diverse vegan scene. I've gathered a list of fantastic local spots, and I hope you love them as much as I do!



Off the Griddle: They started as a food truck in Boise, Idaho, and are now a vegan-vegetarian eatery that offers a constantly expanding range of American-style brunch dishes, with the bonus of many gluten-free options.

Boxcar Pizza: Vegan Detroit-style pizza with additional options such as salads, wings, and desserts. Also my FAVORITE pizza place. I recommend it to everyone! Also, their IG is hilarious.

DC Vegetarian: Despite their name, they are actually 100% vegan and have an expansive menu with just about anything you’re craving.

Blossoming Lotus: With a presence at two locations, one is a full-service restaurant, while the other is a cafe and juice bar. Their menu is brimming with local favorites, chef's specials, seasonal delights, and wholesome dishes, emphasizing gluten-free and soy-free choices. At the restaurant, you can also enjoy a well-stocked bar, offering an array of libations for everyone, including locally sourced beer, wine, and expertly crafted classic cocktails made in-house. This is my favorite "fancier" vegan restaurant in town.

Plant-Based Papi: Good vegan food and a menu with lots of variety. The hubs and I love going here when we want a swanky vibe with not so swanky feeling food.


Sweetpea Baking Co.: A 100% vegan bakery that has expanded its menu to offer a variety of breakfast items, freshly made soups available daily, sandwiches, bagels, and a wide range of pastries and cakes, all designed to satisfy your cravings.

Doe Donuts: A woman-owned small business all about crafting artisanal vegan donuts and ice creams – all made from scratch, using local, fresh, and sometimes unconventional ingredients to ensure a truly unique taste experience.

Shoofly Vegan Bakery: They are a wholesale bakery and a sit-in cafe. They have a small breakfast menu, espresso, tea, and other pastries.

Harlow: A cafe and juice bar with a menu that ranges from scrambles, bowls, and wraps to smoothies, juices, and more!


Mama Dut: Plant-based Vietnamese food

Kati Vegan Thai: I’ll assume you can figure this one out for yourself, but if you’re craving Thai cuisine with fresh ingredients, then you’ll want to check this place out. It’s a sweet spot for those with a gluten-free diet.

Mirisata: An authentic all-vegan Sri Lankan cuisine. Whether you’re feeling rice, curry, or any Sri Lankan food in between, this spot is perfect. And it has tons of gluten, soy, and nut-free menu items.

Planted PDX: Did someone say street food? This place has noodles, rice, and even loaded mac and cheese. Come here if you need some food for the soul.

Native Bowl: The food here is made from scratch and made to order. I love that they use organic, locally sourced ingredients.

Yuan Su Vegetarian: Traditional Chinese food!


If you've made it to the end, I hope you've discovered a couple of places that pique your interest! For those here for photography content, feel free to explore my blog. You'll find tons of posts covering adventure elopements, PNW elopements, and a wealth of elopement tips.

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