Friday, January 30, 2009

A Peek at Portobello Vegan Trattoria

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

Beet Appetizer

Pickled plate appetizer

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

Lasagna


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.




Portobello Vegan Trattoria on Urbanspoon

35 comments:

DeepCerulean said...

You're actually going to make us look up the address? :-P

jess (of Get Sconed!) said...

Not anymore! ha!

DJ Karma (VegSpinz) said...

My eyes are poppin' out of my head! I wish I had restaurants like that in my town!!

DJ said...

I'm really looking forward to the tiramisu porn - I mean review! All looks good from over here!

Tami (Vegan Appetite) said...

Wow. And you can walk to this place!?!? I'd definitely *need* the walk home.

Adriana said...

Holy wow... That looks awesome!

I'm growing a lot of the vegetables you pictured. Since I can't enjoy it in Portland I can use the cooking ideas for my harvest.

shelby said...

Oh my gosh! Those dishes are so colorful, I esp. love the pink!

VeggieGirl said...

Must. dine. there. now.

Amey said...

yum! how exciting to have a new vegan place... especially close to home.

Alisa from Go Dairy Free said...

That ravioli looks awesome, and the pumpkin sounds flavorful!

madaboutudon said...

Lucky you! I wish I had a place like that in my city. I'd for sure be a frequent customer.

Vegan On Stage said...

omg im jealous i cant go there!!!! I hear portland has a lot of vegan restaurants

Nicole (anotheronebitesthecrust.wordpress.com) said...

It all looks so good! The brussel sprouts look especially tantalizing.

herbivore said...

I want to go to there.

I wish I lived in portland. Today more than ever. I am so sick of wisconsin.

I'm Philippa O said...

damn you portlandians flaunting your incredible vegan friendly eating establishments! those dishes look sensational. i am most jellis

veggievixen said...

one word:

wow.

Melody Polakow said...

Wow.. everything looks perfect!

Aissa-sah said...

I need to get me to Portland...

chou said...

Looks like a great lineup of food.

mtbVegan said...

Roasted Pumpkin, I am now craving more pumpkin...it looked awesome!

The Lazy Ethicist said...

Ham and scheese seitan. in my belly. now.

quevin said...

ham?

jess (of Get Sconed!) said...

quevin - it's vegan ham. ham log from Food Fight!

jodye said...

I'm so jealous! I wish I could transport myself to portland whenever I wanted to for all the vegan deliciousness!

quevin said...

thanks :) that's what i thought!

ham log. what a hilarious combination of words.

bazu said...

please, please, please teleport me to portland!

jess (of Get Sconed!) said...

FYI, the Tiramisu isn't quite something I could see my little old Italian aunts eating, but as a vegan, parfait version of the traditional dessert I'm a huge fan. It was mildly sweet and ridiculously creamy. If there'd been some espresso-goodness I'd have been in heaven...

Melisser; the Urban Housewife said...

Ooh, I want to go there badly!

herbstsonne said...

Yum yum YUM!!! So going go to when I visit in April! :D

Eric said...

AMG that looks so good! Even more hungry now O.o

K.E.N. said...

there's no coffee/espresso in teh tiramisu??

jess (of Get Sconed!) said...

Karla - none was detected by myself or a couple others who mentioned it to me...maybe it varies - it was still really great.

otis said...

hi, new poster...doesn't tiramisu have "lady finger?" and what are "lady fingers"? are they vegan ?

mumkin said...

Awesome, you're using Urbanspoon! It's the Portland foodfinder site that I turn to most when looking for somewhere to eat, and it'll become all the better a resource as veg*n blog reviews like Get Sconed (and maybe Stumptown Vegans?) start linking into the mix.

It goes without saying that I heart Portobello lots and lots. Once they're able to serve wine it'll be perfect.

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