September 28, 2021

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Portland’s Greatest New Vegan Places to eat, Foodstuff Carts, and Pop-Ups

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Portland has generally been a hotspot for vegan food items, but in the previous yr, our vegan choices have exploded—and they’re greater than at any time. Considerably outside of tempeh and veggie burgers, you can now uncover vegan versions of Detroit-model pizza, fried catfish, porkless bao buns, Cuban sandwiches, signature sushi rolls, and spicy fried rooster sandwiches. No matter whether you’re a lifelong vegan or just on the lookout for a meatless meal, examine out these alternatives.

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This sister pizzeria to food stuff cart Little one Blue Woodfired Pizza opened very last calendar year in the Zipper, with a selection of basic and not-so-basic pies produced in the thick crust, square-shaped Detroit design that’s been popping up all more than Portland not long ago. Our choose for a extra strange ’za is the cheeseburger pizza, which brings together beefy crumbles, gooey mozzarella and cheddar, sliced pickles, cherry tomatoes, purple onion slivers, and a zig-zag of burger sauce, all atop an ethereal dough with the requisite Detroit-style crispy cheese edges. It preferences just like In-N-Out in flatbread type. 2701 NE Sandy Blvd

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Seitan is king at Filthy Lettuce, the vegan soul food stuff place from Mississippi-born Alkebulan Moroski that recently moved from a cart at the Shady Pines pod to a brick-and-mortar on NE Fremont. It is the base for fluffy fried rooster, superbly charred ribs, and cornmeal-breaded catfish that Moroski helps make from scratch, each and every with unique seasonings and textures, prepared to be dipped into dwelling-designed sauces including comeback sauce, remoulade, and tartar. Accompany any of the over with gooey, bell pepper-laden mac and cheese, a dish of collard greens, or a piping sizzling Nachitoches meat pie. 4727 NE Fremont St

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At this SE Morrison vegan Vietnamese location, hair stylist-turned-chef Thuy Pham serves staples like jackfruit bao buns, chik’n fried oyster mushroom banh mi with housemade kimchi and sriracha aioli, and rice waffles topped with kimchi, spicy aioli, and tender jackfruit. For dessert, get cheery baked items like pandan cinnamon rolls and lychee whoopie pies. 1414 SE Morrison St

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This End result Brewing pop-up , which opened in summertime 2021, exploded onto the scene not only as 1 of Portland’s top vegan dining establishments (with all of its vegan proteins designed in-residence), but as just one of its best Cuban eating places, time period. The OG Empanada is bursting with tomatoey, olivey soy picadillo within a bubbly, crackly fried shell. The Cubanito brings together housemade ham with a crispy texture reminiscent of fried Spam, jackfruit pulled pork, mustard, melty cheese, and crunchy pickles on buttery pressed bread. And the Miami Chop is a light-weight but flavor-packed salad with shredded iceberg, tomato, yellow rice, housemade grilled soy curls, and a spiderweb-like drizzle of creamy mustard-mayo-curry dressing that’ll make you want to lick the plate clear. 2117 NE Oregon St

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Portland’s only Sri Lankan restaurant—and one particular of the city’s only cooperatively-owned restaurants—got its have brick-and-mortar place on SE Belmont past tumble just after transferring from a weekends-only pop-up in NE. Now you can get vegan variations of Sri Lankan street foods 5 days a week, like kottu roti (pieces of flatbread stir-fried with Just Egg and your decision of curry), string hoppers (round patties of noodles) with dal and potato curry, and parippu vade (pigeon pea fritters). But the unique curry plate is reserved for weekends only, a consistently shifting variety of dal, curries, and sambols ringed all around rice and papadam. 2420 SE Belmont St

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This former pop-up moved into a cart at the Main pod on 82nd, conveniently launching the whole pod to 1 of our favorites in the city. You simply cannot go improper with any of the signature rolls, like the Meadow, in which artichoke hearts, cucumbers, and apples blend to produce textures and flavors reminiscent of a California roll, or the spicy tuna-encouraged Oasis, exactly where roasted squash and shishito peppers mingle. The nigiri, on the other hand, makes individual components sing, like avocado with truffle salt, whiskey barrel-aged pepper, and Arbequina olive oil. 3612 SE 82nd Ave

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From farmers current market stand to food corridor, Obon now has its have brick-and-mortar space at the former Kachinka on SE Grand (even though its weekly farmers market place pop-ups go on). Quit by for combo plates with your selection of two onigiri (imagine buddha’s hand citron with blue hominy miso, or ginger pistachio miso), moreover korokke (kabocha fritters), kakiage (veggie fritters), and huge tater tots. Other should-haves contain handmade udon noodles, served zaru-model throughout the summer months, or in curry udon or kenchinjiru (a miso-veggie stew) for the duration of colder months. 720 SE Grand Ave

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Jewan Manuel’s Plant-Based mostly Papi is a regularly sold-out vegan feeling, and correct now he’s operating two residencies at the similar time—one out of Fortune in Aged Town, and a person out of Little bit House Saloon on SE Grand. Appear for the uber-fashionable purple birria tacos designed vegan by substituting jackfruit for beef and cashew cheese for shredded cheese, jackfruit chicken nuggets with ranch dipping sauce, pesto linguine with mushroom scallops, and rapidly food-influenced dishes like a spicy fried chicken sandwich made with oyster mushrooms and an Not possible smash burger. 1412 SE Morrison St

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