HOME > Chowhound > Pacific Northwest >
Are you making a specialty food? Tell us about it

veg-friendly portland top recs?

Elettaria Jun 8, 2008 05:29 PM

any not to be missed restaurants that are great for vegetarians as well as meat eaters?

  1. soilchem Jun 24, 2008 09:55 PM

    has anybody recommended Kalga Cafe on SE Division? They have a sample plate with a bit of everything. perfect.

    i would second Vindalho. you can get a chutney sampler with your choice of three chutney's. each chutney is completely different from the other.

    1. c
      callmijane Jun 10, 2008 10:38 AM

      Proper Eats

      1. e
        Elettaria Jun 10, 2008 10:02 AM

        thanks! i can't wait to try them!

        1. n
          Nettie Jun 9, 2008 03:20 PM

          IMHO, it's easier to list the places that AREN'T veg-friendly than the ones that are (off the top of my head, carnivorous ones would be Podnah's and Beast). That said, one place I that I think should be included as great for vegetarians is Higgins.

          3 Replies
          1. re: Nettie
            Elettaria Jun 10, 2008 10:06 AM

            i would have thought that too but i was looking up menus of the top recs in previous posts and they seemed very meat-centric. i was surprised. how is the farm?

            1. re: Elettaria
              SauceSupreme Jun 10, 2008 03:47 PM

              I've heard good things about The Farm. Not been myself, though.

              Pok Pok has some good veggie options as well (some dishes are vegetarian, others are veggie optional); no sense in missing out on one of Portland's top restaurants.

              1. re: Elettaria
                JillO Jun 11, 2008 09:23 AM

                Farm is pretty good. There's fish on the menu and several vegan choices. Decent wine list, nice bar, nice setting...service can be a bit spotty and sometimes not so good, but not always. I'm a meat lover, but I really like their herb crusted tofu with marsala mushrooms.

            2. SauceSupreme Jun 8, 2008 08:31 PM

              Tandoor Indian Kitchen

              4 Replies
              1. re: SauceSupreme
                Elettaria Jun 9, 2008 10:19 AM


                1. re: Elettaria
                  cs5becky Jun 9, 2008 02:04 PM

                  Taqueria Neuve
                  Lovely Hula Hands
                  Pho Van
                  Queen of Sheba
                  Tin Shed
                  Vita Cafe

                  1. re: cs5becky
                    MyNextMeal Jun 9, 2008 03:09 PM

                    Tacqueria Nueve is closed...

                    Vindalho would be on my list.

                  2. re: Elettaria
                    cs5becky Jun 9, 2008 02:07 PM

                    I would like to amend and say that to miss Nutshell or Blossoming Lotus (particularly, Nutshell) just because someone eats meat would be a shame....Nutshell is quite a gem and vegan. I say this and I'm a traditionalist omnivore.

                Show Hidden Posts