VVCers, Portland loves you! We put the call out and Portland responded, with a whole slew of local, independent businesses rolling out discounts for all attendees.
Check the list for the effective dates—they’re all a little different—then show ’em your VVC name badge or proof of registration and enjoy the savings (and then be further delighted when you remember Oregon is sales tax–free).
Back to Eden: 20% off • 5/20-27 All vegan and gluten-free, up on Alberta. Sweets and savories!
Blossoming Lotus: 10% off • 5/23-27 A Portland vegan standard in NE. Lots of raw dishes.
Cheese Plate: 15% off • 5/24-26 This vegetarian cart just two steps down from Back to Eden has some gorgeous vegan eats.
Homegrown Smoker: $1 off $8 purchase • 5/24-26 Wear your stretchy pants to this Mississippi Marketplace cart.
Masala Pop: free snack bag with any purchase • 5/23-26 Organic, vegan, non-gmo, gluten-free, Indian-spiced popcorn. Use code VVC2013 for online orders!
Native Bowl: $1 off bowls • 5/23-26 The epitome of Portland, bowls at Mississippi Marketplace.
Petunia’s Pies & Pastries: 15% off • 5/23-27 New brick-and-mortar for this gluten-free sweets shop (with cocktails).
PlantFit Training Studio: FREE workout • 5/24, 7:00 am (You know, if you’re into that.)
Red & Black: happy hour prices on local beer, discounted kombucha pints, and happy hour snacks • 5/24-26 Worker-owned vegan space.
And stay tuned—we’ll update as the offers come in!
Perhaps the third time’s the charm 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.This time, we sit down with pug enthusiast Julia Legume, who’s been known to say that Veggie Grill changed her life. Let’s find out her Portland musts below…
Name: Julia Legume
Blog: Sister Legumes
What Julia says you simply must do:
Walk or even better – bike, over the Willamette! How? On a bridge. Any of these bridges.. Hawthorne, Morrison, Burnside, Broadway.
You know those movies you would never see? Well, go see one, for $3, drink a beer, and put nooch in your pocket…..for the popcorn! [Vida note: some theaters have it, some don’t – best be prepared!]
If Julia was in town for a week, she’d have to eat at:
What about brunch?
There is no brunch, sleep in! Wink, wink.
Where to Shop:
Only Portland has..
Clearly, someone doesn’t want to wait in line for brunch next weekend. 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.
It’s time for round two in our 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, is Vegan Iron Chef’s Co-Founder, VVC Creative Director, and design guru Elizabeth, who’s going to share her thoughts on Portland’s vegan Banh Mis, cocktail scene, and more. Let’s find out her Portland-musts below…
Name: Elizabeth TresCosas
Food she really, really misses when out-of-town: Vegan Banh Mi: favorites include Star Bar’s & Sweet Hereafter. REALLY EXCITED to try the one at Old Gold and at Luc Lac. Other faves include the Tofu Burrito at Los Gorditos (now with three locations – give them the hot sauce you want to add to the burrito before they make it; makes all the difference), the Beet Burger @ Portobello Vegan Trattoria, and Fries topped with Perfect Sauce and Chili @ White Owl Social Club.
Her guide to three great bar & grub crawls, if you will:
Where to Shop: Bins. Inner East Burnside vintage shops. N. Mississippi Ave.
Only Portland has…. Forest Park. The Bins. The Gorge. So many vegan-friendly neighborhoods to walk around and drink / eat, on foot!