For Unitarian Universalists Attending The 2015 General Assembly in Portland, Oregon:
Where to Dine Vegetarian Convenient To The Oregon Convention Center
Compiled by Don Merrick, Member of West Hills UU Fellowship in Portland
Welcome to Portland. For those of you who adhere to a vegan diet, as I do, or those interested in dining at vegan or vegetarian restaurants while visiting Portland, I list below information on such restaurants that can be conveniently reached by walking, by cab, or by public transportation from the Convention Center.
Northwest Veg is a local nonprofit group that offers a VEG Dining and Shopping Guide compiling a wide choice of vegetarian and vegan dining options in the greater Portland area. You can access this Guide at www.nwveg.org/restaurants If you choose to drive a car to a dining location or if your starting point is anything other than the Convention Center, anything listed in the Guide can be considered convenient.
Here’s some basics about getting around. I suggest you orient yourself (N, S, E, W). The Convention Center is bordered by Holladay St To the north (N) and Martin Luther King Blvd to the east (E). At peak travel times, early morning, around noon, and evenings, cabs should be available on MLK blvd. The public transportation system is called TriMet www.trimet.org with a variety of conveyances, but buses and rail lines called MAX service the area around the Convention Center. Mobile device users can access an app to help in trip planning and schedules among other aids. On the home page above, click on Buy, click on Apps, and then the appropriate device. Let's dine.
Black Water Brewing, 835 NE Broadway St - Google facebook page for details. Best walked: 7 blocks N to Broadway, then 4 blocks E to 835 NE Broadway. Total: 0.6 miles. An option is to board bus 6 one block E of MLK Blvd, get off at Broadway and walk E to 835.
Blossoming Lotus, 1713 NE 15th Ave - http://blpdx.com Walk if able, 0.4 miles N to Broadway and 0.5 miles E to 15th NE. An option is to board bus 8 two-blocks N on Multnomah St and get off at stop near Broadway and 15th NE.
Café Yumm, 1806 SW 6th Ave - Not listed in Guide. www.cafeyumm.com/portland Take blue or red MAX line W one stop. Board yellow MAX line S to Portland State University (PSU) campus
Harvest At The Bindery, 3101 NE Sandy Blvd Harvest House Review Open 5-10 PM on weekdays, but Saturday 27th is their first day of Brunch from 9-3. Walk or take bus 6 S to Burnside. Board bus 12 going E and, after about a mile of travel, get off at 31st Avenue.
Hungry Tiger, 207 SE 12th Ave - http://hungrytigerpdx.com. Walk 0.6 miles S to Ash and 0.4 miles east to 12th SE or board bus 6 southbound on MLK Blvd. Get off at Ash and walk east to 12th SE.
Loving Hut, 1239 SW Jefferson St - http://lovinghut.us/portland_01/ Board bus 6 southbound on MLK Blvd; it crosses the river and has a stop very close to Loving Hut. Or board blue or red MAX line W one stop. Board yellow Max line S to SW Jefferson Street and walk W 7 blocks.
Portobello, 1125 SE Dvision St. - http://portobellopdx.com. Board bus 4 southbound at Rose Quarter Transit Center, stop 2592 N of Convention Center. Get off at 12th SE and Division at stop 1375. Reverse for trip back boarding bus 4 at stop 1376 at 12th SE and Division.
Sizzle Pie, 624 E Burnside - pizza and salads www.sizzlepie.com Board bus 6 southbound on MLK Blvd and get off at Burnside. Walk 3 blocks E. Bus 6 goes northbound on Grant Ave
The Sudra, 2333 NE Glisan St - www.thesudra.com Indian inspired food. Walk or take bus 6 S to Burnside. Board bus 12 going E and, after about 3/4 mile of travel, get off at 24th Avenue.
Subway, 1211 SE MLK Blvd - Do you need a quick meal? Walk 2+ blocks north on MLK Blvd and order a veggie delight sandwich with egg-free, dairy free 9-grain or hearty Italian buns. You choose ingredients.
Sweet Pea Baking Company, 1205 SE Stark www.sweetpeabaking.com - A bakery with seating. Part of the Vegan Strip Mall which includes Herbivore Clothing, 1211 SE Stark www.herbivoreclothing.com and Food Fight with groceries, 1217 SE Stark www.foodfightgrocery.com Board bus 6 southbound on MLK Blvd. Get off at Stark and walk E 0.4 miles to 12th SE.
Taqueria Los Gorditos, 1212 SE Division St - www.losgorditospdx.com. Across the street fron Portobello, so use same travel instructions. Veggie Grill, 508 SW Taylor St - Take blue or red Max line W to downtown area. Get off at 5th and Morrison SW. Walk 2 blocks S on 5th Avenue to Taylor Street.
Veggie Grill, 508 SW Taylor St - Take blue or red Max line W to downtown area. Get off at 5th and Morrison SW. Walk 2 blocks S on 5th Avenue to Taylor Street.