First up, posted a couple blocks away from Junior's Cafe on SE 12th:
I think seeing this touched my heart. I haven't been to Junior's in months and am planning on changing that awful truth pronto. Their Superhero Scramble is possibly my favorite* in town, and their Vegan Potatoes plate with creamy tofu sauce and fresh sage sorta rocks my mouth with yum. Add sauteed tofu to that and you won't be sorry.
Snowpocalypse, December 2008
Moving north on on SE 12th, you come to a food cart dominated parking lot at SE Hawthorne. Home to Potato Champion and vegan poutine, a vegan-friendly pasta cart and where I truly wished Gorditos II had opened (but it's okay, I can easily go to the original or vegan Ankeny location).
Looks like El Brasero Mexican cart has clearly gotten wind that vegan-friendliness can = increased business in this town. Anyone been?
The vegan options are written at the bottom of this board. I can't say a $6.50 vegan burrito has much pull for me, I just love Gorditos' so much, but I'm sure I'll stop by at some point and give it a go and support this vegan effort. Let me know if you do and if there's something great!
I noticed these menu updates at Q BBQ a couple months ago - Tofu Nuggets and a Veggie Dog. Haven't stopped by when they're open or heard if they're actually vegan, but here's hoping (and that they don't taste like bbq chicken in a bad way).
These are simply some signs I photographed this past weekend. I am well aware of many, possibly most?, of the ever-expanding actual instances of vegan-friendliness in SE Portland.
*included as one of the Top Ten Best Things the Stumptown Vegans have eaten for 2007 in the Travel Edition of Herbivore Magazine.