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Mar 14, 2011 11:26 PM

Recommendations for a Part time Carnivore, Part time Vegan

Spending about a week in Portland pretty soon and I'm wondering if you guys could point me in the direction of some foodie destinations.

Things i'm into:
Places that do meats exceptionally well
Gluten free options
Vegan or raw options
Novelty; something I've never tried before
Anything else that is just a good, authentic, portland experience

Thanks all

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  1. We do all that stuff at Wildwood.

    1. If you don't me saying, that's a... bizarre combination. Still, vegans and meat fetishists abound in equal numbers in PDX, so you'll be good on both fronts.

      >Places that do meats exceptionally well
      Olympic Provisions, Beast, Laurelhurst Market, Kenny & Zuke's

      >Gluten free options
      Really, almost everywhere is pretty savvy with the GF stuff these days. Andina goes out of its way to be accommodating, though

      >Vegan or raw options
      Most places are happy to accomodate vegans, but if you're after a specifically vegan/raw place: Portobello does good vegan and raw Italian. Blossoming Lotus is OK. Most vegan places are pretty burger, brunch and bakery oriented and are unlikely to excite you if you're not actually a vegan.

      >Novelty; something I've never tried before
      That's hard to say, as we don't know what you HAVE tried before. There's a lot of novel things being sold at food carts. Whiffies Fried Pies is both unique and excellent.

      > Offal
      A lot of places have some now (the whole "snout to tail" thing) but notably: Le Pigeon, Park Kitchen, Clyde Common

      > Anything else that is just a good, authentic, portland experience
      Everyone has a different opinion on what "Portland" is. Many will tell you to go to Voodoo Donuts - the donuts aren't actually that great, but they're a novelty, I guess, and it's pretty Portland. Eating at the food carts. Otherwise, I would say anywhere that does serious seasonal, locavore cuisine: Nedd Ludd is excellent and fairly unique, and Wildwood (as self-proclaimed above) is also great.

      Clyde Common
      1014 SW Stark St, Portland, OR 97205

      Park Kitchen
      422 NW 8th Ave, Portland, OR 97209

      Le Pigeon
      738 E Burnside St, Portland, OR 97214

      Andina Restaurant
      1314 NW Glisan, Portland, OR 97209

      Laurelhurst Market
      3155 East Burnside Street, Portland, OR 97232

      Blossoming Lotus
      1713 NE 15th Ave, Portland, OR 97212

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      1. re: chalmers

        Wow. Thanks for an informed and very thorough post Chalmers! I will certainly be checking some of these places out

      2. Try the Yummy Tummy Oasis in John's Landing. Really delicous raw food, and a wide variety of options.

        1. Portobello is a vegan place that I have not checked out but I only hear good things about the food there.