Thursday, January 17, 2008

Dinner at Nutshell

Recently I met up with some PPKers for a dinner at Nutshell, an all vegan, sorta upscale, vegetable-focused restaurant in Portland...(there are no fake meats, tofu or tempeh on the menu)

Jamaican BBQ plate
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Bamboo fries
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Brussel sprouts and smashed white beans in a mustard sauce
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Hominy, grains and beans bowl
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Couldn't quite finish the Jamaican BBQ..
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Poblano pepper plate
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cool bike rack in the building
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lovely!

27 comments:

selina said...

I came to you blog to ask you a ? and theres this wonderful post about a restaurant. I love that it's vegetable based.

Anwyays... my ? was: I will most likely be in Portland & Seattle in April or May & was wondering where you recommend visiting. I know on Sunday we are going to the Portland Saturday Market. I want to go to the Vegan mini mall for sure too. I will probably be in Portland Sunday-Tues & Seattle Wed-Fri. Any suggestions would be awesome!

You can e-mail me: taskette81@hotmail.com, or visit my blog, or myspace: http://www.myspace.com/taskette

THANKS!

esme said...

you are REALLY making gory want to move to pdx.

Alison Nicole said...

thanks for visiting! :o) this new blogging world is so exciting... i was wondering if you know anything about posting recipes from books like Veganomicon. I wanted to make a bunch of the recipes and blog about them. Do you know if I can include the recipe in my posts giving them credit of course? Thanks girl! If youre ever in Eugene, we should get some breakfast at the Keystone!

bjorkedoff said...

lovely indeed.
are you gonna take me there when i'm in pdx again?

Melisser; the Urban Housewife said...

Oh MAN, I want to go there in May. Love love love veggie based meals!

Jen O said...

Oh gosh that all looks so gooooood...

Melody Polakow said...

Oh wow.. what incredible dishes.. you have some amazing restaurants in Portland!

Vegan_Noodle said...

Looks like a delicious restaurant. I'm very curious about the bamboo fries... and definitely a cook bike rack :-)

Have a wonderful weekend!

VeganFabulous said...

I wish I had ordered the Jamaican BBQ plate instead of the Tandoor. It's not that I didn't like the tandoor but the stuffed pepper thing looks sooo good!

LK said...

Wow, Portland has such great veg-friendly restaurants! I've never been to a veg restaurant, so you're making me jealous! I especially love that the restaurant is vegetable based with no fake meats.

jess (of Get Sconed!) said...

Hi Selina!

I will email you. Give me few days : )


Esme - What is taking you guys so long, hmmm? It's the lack of great Italian food, isn't it?

Alison - I've never been to Eugene, I should work on that (it's the lack of car)

Both Evan and Melisser are going to be my guests at Nushell when they visit !

jess (of Get Sconed!) said...

Megan - We should go back!

Jennevieve said...

Ooooh! I have been wanting to try this place so badly. It all looks delish.

the pleasantly plump vegan said...

wow! everything looks so great.
love the bike rack too. i wish every place had this.

VeggieGirl said...

wow, that restaurant sounds incredible!! I'm particularly intrigued by the brussels sprouts and white bean dish - yum!!

VeganFabulous said...

Jess - I would love to go back! or meet for lunch sometime!

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

I don't know what everything on the Jamaican plate is, but it certainly looks amazing! I wish they had a Nutshell in Dallas!

Vegan*asm said...

Yum, incredible looking food. I would love to try bamboo fries. How do they taste?

Megan the Vegan said...

bamboo fries? are those made with potatoes?

Ricki said...

It all looks great... but I, too am wondering what bamboo fries are. Just a name? Or are they made of something other than potato?

jess (of Get Sconed!) said...

I want to say they're potato..but I won't. I would think thinly sliced bamboo shoots, lightly battered and fried. They really were very light.

Megan - Maybe in a couple weeks? Definitely before you go to NY!

funwithyourfood said...

I have a friend who lives in Portland now, so there's no excuse. I must go up to visit OR and eat myself into a coma.

:)

Teddy

VeganFabulous said...

Jess - sounds good! I will send you an email.

Ashasarala said...

All of that looks incredible- even the bike rack!

But how did you get such well-lit pictures in the restaurant? My restaurant pics are always so dark and cruddy. Boo, hiss. :(

::packing for Portland::

vegetalion said...

oh man huge plates of amazing-looking food - I'm so jealous! I have to get out to portland sometime...

Jennifer said...

That food looks wonderful. I like their spin too, not using any meat substitutes. Looking at the fare, it doesn't look like anything of that nature was even needed!

You are so lucky to live in Portland where there are so many vegan accommodations. I am thankful that where I live we have even one completely vegetarian restaurant, but I find, more often than not, in order to veganize the food, there isn't much left to many of the meals, so I just tend to cook at home and use the veg restaurant as a source of ideas.

Carrie™ said...

What a fabulous restaurant!