Portland Picks with The Spicy Vegan
It’s now time for another round in our continuing series of personalized Portland Picks! These recommendations are from trusty Portland vegan locals and lovers, and we bet all our attendees, whether you’re arriving early or not, want to squeeze in a little time outside of the busy, busy conference schedule to wander in the vegan wonderland. Next up, the mysterious ‘Spicy Vegan’. Let’s find out her Portland musts below…
The spicy bunny.
Your Name: The Spicy Vegan
Your Website & Business: TheSpicyVegan.com & MuyCalienteHotSauces.com
Where must folks visit for some natural Portland beauty?
Japanese Gardens (paid admission), Council Crest Park (free), International Rose Garden (free).
Most importantly, where to eat?!
Favorite restaurant: Veggie Grill (vegan)
Show the love: B Wing Salad, Veggie Grill
Favorite Sandwiches: DC Veg (vegetarian)
Favorite Pizza: Sizzle Pie (omnivore, lots of vegan options)
Favorite Pho: Got Pho? (omnivore, vegan pho)
Favorite Thai: Vege Thai, Thai Food Cafe (tie) (vegetarian, omnimore (respectively), lots of vegan options)
Favorite Breakfast: Junior’s Cafe (omnivore, lots of vegan options)
Favorite Bar: The Bye and Bye (vegan)
What to drink?
Smoothies and Juice: Sip
Tea and Chai: Townshend’s Tea
Happy Hour: The Bye and Bye
What about shopping?
Books: Powell’s Books
Grocery: Food Fight!
Specialty Foods: The Meadow
Vegan Everything: Herbivore Clothing
Bulk Heaven: Bob’s Red Mill
Socks Galore: Sock Dreams (in Sellwood, just a tad south of SE)
Vegan Salon: The Parlour-St. John’s
Herbs: Essential Elements Apothercary
One-of-a-kind experiences? Kennedy School Soak & Laurelhurst Theater
Slice & Salad, Sizzle Pie East
For even more of The Spicy Vegan’s top-notch Portland recs, check out her Vegan Havens and Tourist’s Guide lists over on Yelp. With that, do stay tuned for the next round! For more Portland Vegan Dining, Shopping & Tourist ideas, check out our official While You’re in Town selection and the VVC 2013 Google Map