portland vegan 100

I did not do this last year—if I had, my highlighting would have been very limited—it’s the Portland Vegan 100, compiled by Jess for the Try Vegan PDX Guidebook (new edition coming soon). Some are gimmicky, some are plain’ ol Portland standards, and some are must-haves for anyone stepping foot in this great land of ours.

The ones I’ve had are in red, and since I’m a super picky plain Jane, I’ve made the ones Tom’s had green. What have you tried? Didja like it? Get yourself a clean list over on Jess’s original post (linked up there) and post your link in her comments.

  1. Fries with spicy tofu sauce at Dots
  2. $1.25 Corndog from Hungry Tiger Too (Wednesday special) *can be tough gettin’ in the door some nights, for it is also cheap-ass PBR night.
  3. McMinnville Cream donut from Voodoo Doughnuts
  4. Tiramisu from Portobello
  5. Vegan Soyrizo Burrito from Los Gorditos
  6. Professor NanotearHam and Cheeze sandwich from Tube *will never try this. The idea is too gross to entertain.
  7. Milkshake from Sip
  8. Gnocchi from Portobello *just tried this. Holy fillintheblank.
  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 *I’m a cappuccino girl.
  16. A crappy tofu scramble *I’ve heard about too many of these to even attempt one.
  17. Cornmeal pizza from Dovi Vive *we hated it, but folks seem to really dig it.
  18. Weeping Tiger sandwich from Bye & Bye *Tom orders this every time.
  19. Bye & Bye or Floor Punch from Bye & Bye *tastes innocent enough, but you get bit quick.
  20. A Bowl meal from a cart
  21. Vegan nutella from Freddy Guy’s hazelnuts
  22. Soy curls in bulk *I’m an idiot for not doing this yet. I eat a lot of soy curls.
  23. 40-cent Tofuffalo at Hungry Tiger Too (Thursdays)
  24. The weekday vegan pancakes from Laurelthirst
  25. Maple vegan sausage waffle from Flavourspot *maybe it was the company and the weather, but my Flavourspot experience was just delightful.
  26. Drunken noodles with pepper steak from Thai Food Cafe
  27. Macnocheeto from Homegrown Smoker *perfect street food for a messy eater!
  28. Veggie platter from an Ethiopian restaurant
  29. Blackberries picked from a public place *I barely trust the ones in the store.
  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 *not after midnight. Someday.
  34. Chili dog from Zach’s Shack
  35. Vegan poutine from Potato Champion! *sauce = gross.
  36. Missionary Chocolate Truffle *seek these out and eat them now!
  37. Apron Activists 4-Course Dinner *someday. I’ve been mad broke lately.
  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 *seriously, it’s giant. Don’t be a fool and try to order two. You have no idea.
  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 *eat one and give the rest away. You’ll want more but you’ll regret it.
  53. Field Roast sausage
  54. Secret Aardvark Hot Sauce *Tom puts this on everything.
  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 *anytime is a good time for tots.
  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 *good, honest, cheap food. Get it with the ginger tofu!
  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 *I’ll be writing about this soon. It didn’t go as I’d hoped.

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