The Portland Vegan 100: Updated!

Hello from Summer 2013! Suggestions are now being taken for an updated Portland Vegan 100 that will surely be even more epic than the last. Please fill out this form right here to submit your own, and stay tuned for the reveal.

This listing was originally compiled in 2009. It was a collaborative, vegan reality & internet effort. It has been updated for the 2010 Try Vegan PDX Guidebook, coming later this summer.

The PDX Vegan Hundred: 100 Great Foodz in Portland, OR

Some of the best and most unusual vegan options Portland has to offer, with a few peculiarities, for peculiarities’ sake.

How many have you tried?
  1. Fries with spicy tofu sauce at Dots
  2. $1.25 Corndog from Hungry Tiger Too (Wednesday special)
  3. McMinnville Cream donut from Voodoo Doughnuts
  4. Tiramisu from Portobello
  5. Vegan Soyrizo Burrito from Los Gorditos
  6. Professor Nanotear Ham and Cheeze sandwich from Tube
  7. Milkshake from Sip
  8. Gnocchi from Portobello
  9. Boston Cream Pie donut from Sweetpea Baking Co. (Saturdays only)
  10. Soft serve from Blossoming Lotus
  11. Local cherry tomatoes from a farmers market
  12. Sesame Tofu from Bay Leaf
  13. Jerked chickun from Assase Ital
  14. A Big Big Lunch Special from an Indian chaat house
  15. Soy latte made with Stumptown espresso
  16. A crappy tofu scramble
  17. Cornmeal pizza from Dovi Vive.
  18. Weeping Tiger sandwich from Bye & Bye
  19. Bye & Bye or Floor Punch from Bye & Bye
  20. A Bowl meal from a cart
  21. Vegan nutella from Freddy Guy’s hazelnuts
  22. Soy curls in bulk
  23. 40 cent Tofuffalo at Hungry Tiger Too (Thursdays)
  24. the weekday vegan pancakes from Laurelthirst
  25. Maple vegan sausage waffle from Flavourspot
  26. Drunken noodles with pepper steak from Thai Food Cafe
  27. Macnocheeto from Homegrown Smoker
  28. Veggie platter from an Ethiopian restaurant
  29. Blackberries picked from a public place
  30. Baba Ganouj from Ya Hala
  31. Coconut Smashed Yams from Papa G’s
  32. Vegan slice from Bella Faccia
  33. a Whiffies fried pie after midnight
  34. Chili dog from Zach’s Shack
  35. Vegan poutine from Potato Champion!
  36. Missionary Chocolate Truffle
  37. Apron Activists 4-Course Dinner
  38. Hot Wok at New Seasons
  39. Che Guevara Burrito from Laughing Planet
  40. Pad Thai from Pad Thai Kitchen
  41. Random vegan dessert from a stand at Last Thursday on Alberta
  42. The Giant Pancake at Hungry Tiger Too
  43. TLP from Red & Black Cafe
  44. Cornmeal tempeh plate from Proper Eats
  45. Maple Walnut Scone from Back to Eden
  46. Vegan Mezza platter from a Lebanese restaurant
  47. Crispy eggplant from Fujin
  48. Lemongrass Tofu Sticks from Van Hanh
  49. Tofu Salad Bun at Pho PDX
  50. Cocktail made with local liquor
  51. Biscuits and Gravy from Paradox or Vita
  52. Coconut fried oreos from Homegrown Smoker
  53. Field Roast sausage
  54. Secret Aardvark Hot Sauce
  55. Toddbot’s Triangles
  56. Local microbrew
  57. Hot Lips soda
  58. Herb Crusted Tofu with Mushroom Marsala from The Farm Cafe
  59. Picnic in Laurelhurst Park
  60. Burrito eaten in Pioneer Square from Shelley’s Honkin Huge Burritos
  61. Eggplant tibs from Bete Lukas
  62. Tator tots before noon or after midnight
  63. Lone Ranger from Chaos Cafe
  64. Hand-crafted mocktail at Portobello
  65. Tofu at a BBQ place
  66. Mint Fava Falafel at Nightlight Lounge
  67. An unexciting hummus plate at a bar.
  68. Koi Fusion spicy tofu tacos
  69. Tofurkey dog with grilled onions from the Veggi Dog Stand
  70. Sesame chicken from a vegetarian chinese restaurant
  71. Bagel with scallion cream cheese from Sweetpea Baking Co.
  72. Vegan savoury crepe
  73. Club Vegan at Backspace
  74. Ice cream sundae from Back to Eden
  75. Raw fudge from Blossoming Lotus
  76. Tempeh reuben
  77. Pause vegan burger
  78. something baked with local marionberries
  79. Sunday Brunch at Sweetpea Baking Co.
  80. Dave’s Killer Bread
  81. Higher Taste Burritos
  82. Thai food that the server swears is vegan, but you taste fish sauce.
  83. Elephant ear from the Saturday Market
  84. Sticky bun from Dovetail Baking Co.
  85. Savoury pie from Nicholas
  86. Giant salad rolls from the Just Thai cart
  87. Vegan torta from Los Gorditos (cart or taqueria)
  88. Nutritional yeast on your popcorn at a movie theater
  89. Vegan grilled cheese from The Grilled Cheese Grill
  90. Vegan Nachos at El Nutri (2 carts)
  91. Something from the by-request vegetarian menu at Andina
  92. Vegan Steak and Cheese from D.C. Vegetarian
  93. Dragon Noodles at Red & Black Cafe
  94. Falafel from Wolf & Bears
  95. Vegan apple fritter from Voodoo Doughnuts
  96. Four-Cheese Lasgana from Blossoming Lotus
  97. Vegetarian Chinese lunch buffet
  98. Chicken Salad Sandwich at D.C. Vegetarian
  99. Cinnamon Roll from Dovetail Baking Co.
  100. Personal Pizza from a cart with a wood-fired stove

Feel free to repost your list on your facebook/blog/tumblr/etc. with items bolded, crossed off, what have you. Please leave a comment with your link!


Some Photographic Evidence:

#3: McMinnville Cream Donut from VooDoo

#6 Professor Nanotear from Tube

#8 Portobello’s Precious Gnocchi
new portobello

#19 Bye & Bye
The Bye & Bye

#22 Soy Curls
soy curls close up

#33 Whiffies Fried Pies

#38 New Seasons Wok Bar
april 2007 080

#42 Simon and the Giant Pancake at Hungry Tiger Too
Try Vegan PDX Pub Crawl

#43 TLP from Red & Black

#86 Just Thai salad rolls of doom
just thai

#97 Green Wok Buffet
Green Wok

#99 Dovetail Cinnamon Roll – best in town, if I do say so myself

If you see something missing, or would like to counter any #s, please simply say so.


  1. Oh the McMinnville Cream! I have a serious unhealthy addiction to those.

    Awesome list. I’ve tried about 30% of the food on it. I think I might print it out and use it as a checklist.

    I had nachos at Proper Eats the other day that were to die for. The Live Nachos at Blossoming Lotus are fabulous as well.

  2. I love that you said a boring hummus plate at a bar. I have had two in the last week! It was that or fries…

    I wish the Black Sheep Bakery were on here. I like their food and they’re nice!

  3. Man, I’ve had way way way too many of the things on this list and I don’t live anywhere near Portland.

    The “Just Thai salad rolls of doom” look incredible. I will definitely be seeking that out the next time I go!

  4. i’m soooo sad the Little Red Bike closed, their TLT&A was AMAZING.

    I like the salad rolls at Huong’s Vietnamese, they are HUGE, two for $3. i call them “donkey rolls”… it wouldn’t be ladylike of my to elaborate as to why.

    also, when you mentioned Tempeh Rueben, you forgot to specify “at Proper Eats” 😀

  5. I had the tofu scramble @ Night Lights on SE Clinton and it was so good…fresh spinach, ota tofu, wild mushrooms and carmelized onion…so, so good!

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