Monday, July 23, 2012

Portland Paradise

My five days in Portland during the Fourth of July was perfect. I honestly couldn't have picked a better week to visit, there wasn't a drop of rain and the weather was simply put: incredible.

I'm convinced that Portland is the Holy Grail of vegan food. I ate at so many wonderful places, almost all of which happened to be 100% vegan.

celebrated America's birthday

Dick's Kitchen. Portobello Burger.
The view at Pittock Mansion with Madeline, Ryan and Anthony.

Brunch at Gravy.

Biscuits and veggie gravy, hash browns and tofu scramble.

Sizzle Pie. Spiral Tap and Bad Reputation slices.
Fell in love with this little one, Lilly.

Brunch at Paradox Cafe. Green Benedict.
...with this lovely lady, Melanie.

Took a stroll over to OMSI and saw some amazing exhibits,
including my favorite, the fetus room, displaying over 30 stages
of the fetus and tissue samples during pregnancy. Pretty miraculous.

Acai bowls from somewhere not worth mentioning.
Dinner with Katherine at Casa Naranja. Yes, you eat on swings.

Alotto Gelato for dessert.

Salted Caramel and pineapple sorbetto (also at one point tried the
cheesecake and stracciatella aka "stretchy vanilla" gelato) Woke up at 4am to watch the most breathtakingly beautiful sunrise
I've seen to date at Multnomah Falls.

The tastiests of brunches at Portobello. ALL VEGAN.
[tofu "eggies", vegan ham and added tomatoes on a toasted
english muffin and topped with cashew hollandaise sauce]

Thai food cart heaven.
We made a vegan BBQ pizza: seasoned soy curls, onions, olives,
pepper jack daiya and Annie's natural BBQ sauce.

The last supper. Anthony and I made garlic sauteed asparagus,
field roast seitan, roasted rosemary red potatoes, corn on the
cob and vine ripe tomatoes with homemade herb salt seasoning.

Thanks for the hospitality, my friend.

[all photos were taken by Anthony or myself]


  1. Gah I wish I could travel with you!! I want to swing and eat my own pancakes and lay with a wiener! So cute.

    1. That restaurant was so rad! A little difficult and weird to eat, but such a fun and relaxed atmosphere! There were hammock swings, too!

  2. these photos/your life are/is incredible

    1. Thanks! I really can't complain about much... :)

  3. Love all of the pictures! So glad Portland treated you well. It's one of my favorite spots.

    I wish we could become professional eaters ... mmm!