If you’re a vegan and live in Portland it’s pretty much a food playground. The options are endless and it keeps growing everyday. But what about vegan options around the holidays? How do you wow your honey-free honey on days like Valentine’s Day? You’re in luck because we have laid out 6 options for you all in one post.
What you’ll eat: A lively four-course meal with ample gluten-free and soy-free options. For your entree, choose between a muenster cheese crepe or a plate of potato tempeh pakora with goji berry couscous. Don’t forget to save room for a melange of “fancy schmancy sweets”.
Where: Blossoming Lotus 1713 NE 15th Ave
When: 5pm and 8pm seatings
How much: $60 per person, with optional wine pairings for $30.
Obon Healing Heart Pop-Up
What you’ll eat: This Asian-inspired pop-up is putting a practical twist on the vday theme. Featuring Chinese medicinal herbs that promote healthy immune and circulatory systems, as well as antioxidant-rich superfoods with warming properties. Expect shiitake-stuffed brussels sprouts, tofu-chicken rice flour dumplings, kabocha gnocchi, and rose and chocolate coconut ice cream.
Where: The former Red & Black Café space 400 SE 12th Ave
When: 5:30pm and 8pm seatings
How much: $50 per person, with optional cocktail pairings for $25.
No Bones Beach Club
What you’ll eat: Want to keep things casual over formal this year? Start your Valentine’s Day celebrations with gluten-free golden beet poke or the crispy gluten-free panko breaded macaroni and cheese balls. Want something lighter to start? Try the gluen-free soy-free coastal chowder or the gluten-free caesar salad. Once you’ve opened that palette dive into the gluten-free sweet pineapple & soy curl sizzling lettuce wraps (a personal favorite!). You also can’t go wrong with the gluten-free jackfruit flautas or pineapple mavericks burger.
Where: No Bones Beach Club 3923 N Mississippi
When: Every dang day
How much: Prices vary, but a solid meal for two won’t break the bank and stay around $40 before you order drinks.
Harvest at the Bindery
What you’ll eat: Four veggie-centric courses of sunchoke bisque, charred mushroom hazelnut pate, farro risotto, and dark chocolate almond cream cake with beet sorbet.
Where: Harvest at the Bindery 3101 NE Sandy Blvd
When: Seatings available 6–9pm
How much: $45 per person.
Vtopia Cheese Shop & Deli
What you’ll eat: Five show stopping courses, including one of Vtopia’s famous vegan cheese plates. Expect gluten-free options like cauliflower cheddar bisque and chocolate strawberry cheesecake, and for your entree, select between a wild mushroom & bacon risotto and chicken parmigiana atop potato cake—both vegan, duh!
Where: Vtopia 1628 SW Jefferson St.
When: Seatings available at 5pm, 6:30pm and 8pm.
How much: $4o per person. Call 971-271-7656 to reserve.
What you’ll eat: This Italian-inspired meal offers two options for each course, including a gluten-free choice! Hooray! Expect dishes like fried breaded oyster mushrooms, smoked chestnut and parsnip “love letter” ravioli, and red velvet chocolate beet cake with cream cheese ice cream.
Where: Portobello 1125 SE Division St
When: Seating available 5:30–9pm
How much: $55 per person, with optional wine pairings for $25.
Don’t forget to make a reservation before it’s too late ya sweethearts!