Inspired by our hunter-gatherer ancestors, the paleo diet eschews dairy, gluten and processed foods in favor of whole foods like meat, seafood, vegetables and nuts. Sound appealing? Head to these paleo Portland hot spots and fill up on food that any modern-day caveman would love.
There are a few Portland eateries that have options explicitly designed for paleolithic eaters. Farm-fresh Mexican restaurant Verde Cocina offers the “Paleo Verde” plate piled high with veggies, salsa and your choice of meat. The paleo bowl at Laughing Planet includes grilled veggies, garlic green beans, sautéed kale, braised beef and “killer green sauce.” Check out Argentinian restaurant Ox and food cart Desi PDX for even more options, and pick up a paleo cookbook at Powell’s City of Books!
As the demand for gluten-free dining has grown, Portland’s forward-thinking foodies have set their tables to accommodate sensitive diners.
Nearly every Portland menu has something for vegetarians, and many restaurants focus exclusively on vegetarian dining.
Almost every Portland restaurant offers plant-based options, and dozens of local businesses are entirely vegan. (There’s even a vegan mini-mall!)