So what’s on a raw and live food menu? More than you might think. Cacao truffles, gazpacho soup and cashew sour cream are just a few of the kinds of healthful and tasty treats you’ll find by exploring Portland’s growing “live” food destinations.
One of the city’s most celebrated vegan restaurants, Blossoming Lotus maintains a dedicated raw and live food menu with unexpected options for breakfast, lunch and dinner. In fact, the eatery’s most popular dish is the live nachos: spicy seed-based chips smothered in creamy nacho cheese sauce, pecan chorizo, cashew sour cream and avocado. Other rotating recipes include collard wraps st\uffed with pesto and almond cheese; fish-free sushi rolls made with cauliflower rice and pickled veggies; and seasonal salads piled high with crisp produce. Whatever you choose, don’t leave without a slice of rich raw cheesecake for dessert. (Trust us on this one.)
Still hungry for heat-free eats? Plenty of other local plant-based restaurants offer raw entrées too. Just another indication that Portland’s food scene has never been more lively.
From ice cream to comfort food to fine dining, Portland’s vegan restaurants and businesses make the city a herbivore haven.
Nearly every Portland menu features vegetarian options made from fresh, local ingredients, and many restaurants serve vegetarian food exclusively — experience the Portland vegetarian scene that foodies of all stripes have come to love.
As the demand for gluten-free options has grown, Portland’s forward-thinking chefs have set their tables for diners with dietary restrictions.
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