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Vegetarian options in Portland

ebloom Oct 3, 2007 09:35 PM

We will be visiting Portland this weekend and am curious if anyone has any recommendations for a nice vegetarian meal. I have called a couple restaurants I found online, but at least the people answering the phones seemed to just direct us toward their salad options. The better restaurants here in Austin, Tx generally have at least a meat-free entree or some sort of tasting menu option. Any ideas? We are flying in Thursday so any ideas would be greatly appreciated.


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    anestes Oct 4, 2007 05:05 AM

    The restaurant critic for The Maine Switch (www.themaineswitch.com) is vegetarian. Her reviews will sometimes comment on the vegetarian fare, and in the Switch has a side bar for each review that indicates whether vegetarian food is available. The latest Switch review was of a restaurant called the the Blue Spoon (http://www.themaineswitch.com/story/view/1284/). Based on the review, it sounds like it would be a good fit for you. The Switch also had good things to say about how Caiola's serves the needs of their vegetarian customers: http://www.themaineswitch.com/story/view/1164/. Both the Blue Spoon and Caiola's are popular and well regarded. You can find more reviews of Blue Spoon and Caiola's, and other restaurant listings www.portlandfoodmap.com.

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      artdove Oct 4, 2007 11:18 AM

      I am vegetarian and live in Portland. I enjoy Foley's bakery on Congress Street, sort of hidden next to a parking garage in Monument Square) for vegetarian soups, and O'Naturals (across from Starbucks on Exchange Street) is a great option for soups, salads, and sandwiches. If you are ever in the area during the week, Little Lad's bakery is really inexpensive for lunch -- and all vegan! They are on Congress street, around the ME college of art. Flatbread on Commercial street has amazing pizza....lots of options!

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        irwin Oct 4, 2007 03:13 PM

        PEPPERCLUB RESTAURANT ON FORE ST. has lots of veg options for dinner, and is very good. Enjoy. Give us some feed back. Thanks

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