Happy (almost!) new year. As of December 31, 2009, I have been vegan for three days, and am realizing that I really have to re-learn to eat, despite the fact that I've been vegetarian for nearly 10 years. I'm excited about this new adventure!
In addition to being new to veganism, I'm also pretty new to Portland. I travel bunches, and most recently was living in Austin, TX. Can anyone point me in the right direction of some good spots to get vegan food? Or some particularly wonderful online resource? Or some personal tips that you figured out when you started off as a vegan? Or a generally welcoming salutation? Or something?
Hope all is well and that you're enjoying the last of 2009!
I can't decide if it's totally disgustin or extremely awesome! Click through to order! :-D
reposting a message from In Defense of Animals- let's make this march a big one! spread the word.
“Join IDA on Fur Free Friday, November 27th
, the day after Thanksgiving, for a march in downtown Portland past all the locations that continue to sell fur. This peaceful, family-friendly march has historically been the largest annual animal rights demonstration in the area, where activists take over the streets of downtown to share a message of compassion about fur-bearing animals.
What: Fur Free Friday March
When: Friday, November, 27; meet at 11 a.m. (march leaves at 11:30 a.m.)
Where: Corner of SW Yamhill and Broadway (in front of Nordstroms)
This year more than ever, we need your help to make it a success. The city of Portland has changed their policy on police-escorted street closures for free speech events, and we must have at least 200 participants this year in order to do our traditional march in the street. If we can’t get 200 people out for Fur Free Friday, our march will have to proceed on the sidewalks, which may complicate the event and compromise our impact.
For at least the past decade the Portland animal rights community has taken over the streets of downtown Portland to raise our voices in unison with activists all over the country and world on Fur Free Friday. Please, do everything you can to join us and spread the word to get more people involved. We need to rally at least 200 people to make this year’s street march happen. Signs, banners and literature will be provided, just bring people! If you have any questions or to confirm your attendance, contact firstname.lastname@example.org."
Which buffet places in town (if any) are particularly vegan-friendly? As a lacto-ovo vegetarian I find Sweet Tomatoes pretty good, but I'm not sure if my out-of-town vegan friends would find enough to eat there for the price. I'm pretty much looking for someplace with an awesome salad and soup selection, although I guess I wouldn't say no to a wider selection. Clear labeling (or people I can ask) is important because I get an upset stomach if I eat too much soy, so I need to avoid foods with giant chunks of tofu or most fake meats in them. (I can have a little soy, but not too much. Think "lactose intolerance" level rather than "allergy" level.) This is why someplace where I can make and eat a giant salad is a good choice, since I can always go without dressing if I have to and fresh vegetables are delicious.
Also, can anyone point me to a website that lists foods that "go together" for meals? I can get the nutritional aspects of meal planning pretty well, but sometimes I have trouble with my meals "flowing" well, for lack of a better term. Example: today I am making scalloped potatoes, and figure I need something else to go with them. I'm planning on also having some steamed veggies, and am now looking for that elusive third thing to serve with dinner. Joy of Cooking has a bunch of little 3-thing lists I used to use when stumped, but they're not veggie-friendly (I have a pretty old edition, so the newer Joy may be better about this - I have no idea).
myself & a few friends/co-workers will be traveling to "the vegan mecca", aka portland, next month & would love some suggestions on where to eat! if you had to choose your top 5 must-check-out veg*n restaurants, what would they be?
we're all from a vegan worker co-op in winnipeg & therefore, bonus points for co-ops/radical/non-hierarchical structured places in general, though this is of course not a necessity.. I really just want delicious food. other suggestions and/or grocery stores are welcome as well.
My boyfriend's birthday is coming up in a few weeks and we would like to have dinner with family/friends. I am having a hard time thinking of someplace omni with Gluten Free options that can sit a lot of people (8-10) that ISN'T a bar/cafe or that we haven't been to a million times (I think the Hungry Tiger falls into all these categories).
Portobello's isn't open the night we want to go (SAD!), and we love the food at Arabian Breeze but the service is so so bad (same with The Paradox). Vita is on out list, but I am wondering if there isn't something...more?
I know it's a lot to consider. Any recommendations are truly appreciated!
Fri, Aug. 14th, 2009, 10:35 pm
are there any cute AND single vegan guys in portland?!! i never seem to find any.. the few i've found, turn out to be jerks.
come learn more, bring vegan curious pals & mingle & of course, eat vegan food!( Read more...Collapse )
I want to make a delicious treat (perhaps a cookie, perhaps a sweet bread) that is decidedly Portland. What sort of sweet combinations scream Portland to you?
Also, do you have a favorite non-commercial egg replacer?
What do you order at Los Gorditos?
I can't help but always get the tofu enchiladas.