The first restaurant on our list is Cafe Vita located in the Alberta Arts District. Since 1999, Vita Café has been serving the Portland Vegetarian, Vegan and Gluten-Free fare. They use local and organic products as much as possible and strive to reduce their overall impact on the environment by focusing on using sustainable business practices.
The new Homegrown Smoker will feature many of the Southern barbecue and American comfort food dishes they currently serve, along with new items. In a nod to two of Proper Eats’ most-popular menu items, Ridabock said they would also serve a tempeh Reuben and a shepherd’s pie, though with a few new twists.
Pho Dalat has big bowls, large portions, good broth, and good prices. The service is fast and the servers are responsive with extra points for affordability. This locally owned spot is the perfect place to grab a quick bite to eat if you’re looking for some good Vietnamese comfort food.
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Personally this might be my favorite restaurant in Portland. The food is cheap, the portions are large and it’s shockingly completely Vegan. This place is crowded with locals and regulars so you get a good sense of the people in the city. They also project Blazers games on the wall whenever they are playing! My recommendation would be either the BBQ Platter or the Eastern Bowl.
PoShines Cafe De La Soul
Is a minority owned contemporary soul food Restaurant with a Cajun flair, we provide quality dining, concessions sales, and catering services. Po’ Shines provides high-quality food to individuals and businesses in Portland, Oregon and abroad, while providing career development opportunities through its non-profit workforce training program, Teach Me To Fish. (“TMTF”).