Open less than a month, Portobello Vegan Trattoria is becoming quite the immediate hit among Portland vegans. I joined friends for my first meal there last night, and will be dining with another group for a family style dinner this weekend.
After last night's luscious dinner, I'm ridiculously stoked to return so quickly, try more and support this new vegan establishment in such annoying economic times.
Let me say that I grew up eating Italian food more than any other, and fresh vegan pasta at a restaurant in town, let alone in walking distance to my apartment, is in itself a thrill.
Here's a peek at what my table ordered:
Small plate of Portabello Ravioli with Walnut Arulgula Pesto.
Side of Roasted Brussel Sprouts
Small plate of Gluten-free Spaghetti squash with one giant meatball
Ham and Scheese wrapped Seitan
Side of Roasted Pumpkin with Rosemary
Side of Garlic Broccolini
Believe it, we didn't order any desserts! Don't panic - Tiramisu will be enjoyed this weekend.
Look for an official review in the next month on StumptownVegans.com when they've been open a bit longer.
For now, enjoy the Italian food porn and check them out if you're in the Portland area.
They're open Wednesday-Saturday 5:30-10:30pm and are located at 2001 SE 11th Ave, in the same location as the excellent Cellar Door Coffee Roasters, who are open during the day.