Monday, October 26, 2009

The Portland Vegan 100

100 Great Vegan Foodz in Portland, OR!

This list was inspired by Melissa Bastian's Vegan NYC 100 Listing for VeganMoFo, which was inspired by Hannah of Bittersweet's Vegan's Hundred.

This was a collaborative effort, I received feedback from vegans on the Post Punk Kitchen forums, via Facebook, Twitter and from straight up conversations in person with my friends.

If you're in the Portland area or familiar with our vegan scene, what are you waiting for?

Here's how it works:

1) Copy this list into your own blog, facebook or website, including these instructions.
2) Bold all the items you’ve eaten.
3) Cross out any items that you would never consider eating.
4) Post a comment here once you’ve finished and link your post back to this one.
5) Pass it on!

The PDX Vegan Hundred: 100 Great Foodz in Portland, OR

psst - the original version for copy/pasting is here.

1. Fries with spicy tofu sauce at Dots
2. $1 Corndog from Hungry Tiger Too I've gotten to the point where I order one, but I can't bite into it.
3. Chick-o-Stick doughnut from Voodoo Doughnuts
4. Tiramisu from Portobello
5. Vegan Mulita from Gorditos or Gorditos II
6. Nanotear Ham and Cheeze sandwich from Tube
7. Milkshake from Sip
8. Gnocchi from Portobello
9. Caramel Nut Bar from Sweetpea Baking Co.
10. Soft serve from Blossoming Lotus
11. Local cherry tomatoes from a farmers market
12. Dong Po Tofu from Bay Leaf
13. Jerked chickun from Assase Ital
14. A Big Big Lunch Special from an Indian cart
15. Soy latte made with Stumptown espresso
16. A crappy tofu scramble
17. Cornmeal pizza from Dovi Vive.
18. Weeping Tiger sandwich from Bye & Bye
19. Bye & Bye or Floor Punch from Bye & Bye
20. A Bowl meal from a cart
21. vegan nutella from freddy's hazelnuts
22. soy curls in bulk from food fight or proper eats
23. buffalo wings from Vita
24. the weekday vegan pancakes from Laurelthirst
25. Maple vegan sausage waffle from flavourspot
26. Drunken noodles with pepper steak from Thai Food Cafe
27. Macnocheeto from Homegrown Smoker Too much for me to handle!
28. Veggie platter from an Ethiopian restaurant
29. Blackberries picked from a public place
30. Baba Ganouj from Ya Hala
31. Coconut Mashed Yams from Papa G’s
32. Butternut Squash Wontons from Hungry Tiger Too
33. Vegan slice from Bella Faccia
34. Apple pie from Whiffies
35. Chili dog from Zach’s Shack I'm just not into fake hot dogs or eating them covered with chili..
36.
Vegan poutine from Potato Champion
37. Missionary Chocolate Truffle
38. Apron Activists 4-Course Dinner
39. Hot Wok at New Seasons
40. Che Guevara Burrito from Laughing Planet
41. Bryan’s Bowl from Por Que No?
42. Pad Thai from Pad Thai Kitchen
43. Cupcake from a stand at Last Thursday
44. The Giant Pancake at Hungry Tiger Too
45. TLP from Red & Black Cafe
46. Cornmeal tempeh plate from Proper Eats
47. Tofu Po Boy at Palm State Gumbo
48. Maple Walnut Scone from Back to Eden
49. Vegan Mezza platter from a Lebanese restaurant
50. Crispy eggplant from Fujin
51. Lemongrass Tofu Sticks from Van Hanh
52. Tofu Salad Bun at Pho PDX
53. Cocktail made with local liquor
54. Biscuits and Gravy from Paradox
55. Smoky soy curls from Homegrown Smoker
56. Field Roast sausage
57. Secret Aardvark Hot Sauce
58. Toddbot's Triangles
59. Local microbrew
60. Hot Lips soda
61. Herb Crusted Tofu with Mushroom Marsala from The Farm Cafe
62. had a picnic in Laurelhurst Park
63. burrito from Shelley's Honkin Huge Burritos
64. Eggplant tibs from Bete Lukas
65. Tator Tots before noon or after midnight
66. Lone Ranger from Chaos Cafe
67. Sunday brunch at Sweetpea!
68. Tofu at a BBQ place (for example Derby Mustard Sauce Tofu at Russel Street BBQ)
69. Mint Fava Falafel at Nightlight Lounge
70. An unexciting hummus plate at a bar.
71. Vegan meatball sub from Aalto Lounge
72. Koi Fusion spicy tofu tacos
73. Veggie dog from the Vegi dog stand
74. Sesame chicken from a vegetarian chinese restaurant
75. Bagel with Bacun Scallion cream cheese from Sweetpea I hate scallions.
76. Vegan savoury crepe
77. Veggie kibbeh
78. Club Vegan at Backspace
79. ice cream sundae from Back to Eden
80. Raw fudge from Blossoming Lotus
81. Tempeh reuben I'm not a sauerkraut fan, sorry!
82. Pause vegan burger
83. vegan ribs
84. something baked with local marionberries
85. Veggie bento box
86. Dave's Killer Bread
87. Higher Taste Buzzitos
88. Thai food that the server swears is vegan, but you taste fish sauce.
89. Elephant ear from the Saturday Market
90. Dovetail sticky bun
91. savoury pie from Nicholas restaurant
92. Salad rolls from the Just Thai cart
93. Vegan torta from Gorditos II
94. Nutritional yeast on your popcorn at a movie theater
95. Vegan grilled cheese from The Grilled Cheese Grill
96. Pasilla burrito from El Nutri
97. Something from the vegetarian menu at Andina
98. Vegan Steak and Cheese from D.C. Vegetarian
99. Dragon Noodles at Red & Black Cafe blame the cilantro.
100. Falafel from Wolf & Bears

So, where do you stand on this list?
What is it missing?

P.S. I ran out of time with the links, more links to photos, websites & reviews will be updated.

26 comments:

Erik Marcus said...

Just posted this to Vegan.com. What a great feature! Sometimes I kick myself for not moving back to Portland.

lauren said...

this made me SO HUNGRY.

Janessa said...

What a great list! Love you.

Kinda can't believe you don't like scallions though. Yum!

K.E.N. said...

it would be super helpful for those people like me that don't do HTML (and just don't feel like having to delete and retype everything), if you could post this untainted, without things boldened and crossed out.

David Agranoff said...

Tofu benedict at Paradox.

Abigail S. Bean said...

Howzabout ANYTHING from Blossoming Lotus Irvington? My best meal in Portland: beginning to end.

http://a-soy-bean.blogspot.com/2009/10/my-in-progress-vegan-top-100-75-for-now.html

Chelsea said...

Is it totally pathetic that I've lived here my whole life and only got 50/100??? Yikes! I've got to work on that! The only thing I can think to add would be boba milk tea at Chit Chat Cafe downtown. The milk is soy-based, and they even have a boba tea punch card! Taro is the best by far, imo.

Kylie said...

Ahh yesss the mashed yams from Papa G's. SO EFFIN' GOOD. Just like candy!

sophia said...

this is a fun list!

http://carnalvegan.blogspot.com/2009/10/portland-vegan-one-hundred.html

Becca Elouise said...

Jess. Take a day of work and get some freakin' laurelthirst pancakes. DO IT.

Becca Elouise said...

(^That was supposed to say "off" and not "of," natch.)

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

My mom and I shared the macnocheeto, it was GOOD.

Vegan Chubosaurus said...

I live in Seattle and only get to Portland once a year or so, so I didn't expect to be able to claim anything on this list. But I've had the Weeping Tiger at the Bye & Bye, as well as Sunday brunch at Sweetpea!

I hate scallions, too! I love the black olive cream cheeze at Sweetpea, though!

MeShell said...

Mmm. Yummy list. (maybe a bit of a new To Do/Eat list...)

I'm from Edmonton and I've been to Portland 3 times this year, but I managed to get 27 or so off this list! :)

Can't wait to visit again!

tahinitoo said...

I just posted my list on my blog. I'm WAY behind you on trying all the goodness o the list!

jess (of Get Sconed!) said...

Updated with a link to an original version of this!

Homegrown Smoker said...

The Macnocheeto Rules my universe!

Janessa said...

My List:
http://epicuriousvegan.blogspot.com/2009/10/portland-vegan-100.html

TJF said...

Can't usually justify this type of non-reuben post, but hey, it's portland-centric, so I did it!

Liz C. said...

I am planning on moving to Portland from the East Coast, so this just might be my starting point of where/what to eat when I am out exploring! Thanks!

lynntofu said...

You need to try the Che Guevara Burrito from Laughing Planet! It's delicious!

Marco@ cd duplication said...

Oh my. thanks for this list Jess. Would love to share this to my friends in facebook.

Vegan my way said...

Just posted to my site. This is a great jumping off point when we yell... WHAT DO I/WE WANT?! Awesome.

www.veganmyway.wordpress.com

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