Tag: vv oregon

36 Hours in Portland

36 Hours in Portland

Though I love the Northeast, love the deciduous trees; I love to see the snow-capped mountains of the West emerge from the plane window. Like Oregon’s welcoming committee: Mount St. Helens on the left and Mount Hood on the right. Not pictured but also pushing […]

<b>I đź’— Sloths: My Sloth Sleepover</b> at Zoological Wildlife Conservation Center and the Sloth Captive Husbandry Research Center

I đź’— Sloths: My Sloth Sleepover at Zoological Wildlife Conservation Center and the Sloth Captive Husbandry Research Center

I spent 12 hours in a sloth habitat in Oregon and learned so much about these fascinating animals. The habitat is part of Zoological Wildlife Conservation Center. They take in sloths who have lost their habitat due to logging or who have been orphaned. Below are […]

P.N.W. / Three {Vegan Donuts} in Three {States}

P.N.W. / Three {Vegan Donuts} in Three {States}

The Pacific Northwest is heavy. Such things I forget.  Having no appetite (!) I barely nibbled on the Mighty Mofo at Chaco Canyon Cafe, A vegan Reuben sandwich with housemade seitan, sauerkraut, mustard, cucumbers & sprouts, served on a soft sourdough. And sprouts.  In Seattle, […]

Oregon Trails

Oregon Trails

The day’s activities would involve a pitchfork and a wheel barrel. But first, a bit of breakfast: great coffee from Archive Coffee Bar, which has vegan donut holes from Bigwig delivered Tuesdays & Fridays (bummed I missed them!) and a strawberry and chocolate-stuffed vegan crĂŞpe from […]

Throwback Thursday: Oregon 2000+

Throwback Thursday: Oregon 2000+

Portland used to be a quick 2-hour drive from home when I lived in Seattle in 2000. Back then, the city was far less vegan-friendly to this vegan. It was Blossoming Lotus where I got a good meal, which is still going strong. But I more […]

Portland: Last Hurrah {2,228 Miles Later}

Portland: Last Hurrah {2,228 Miles Later}

Stick a fork in me; I am done! After 2,000 miles on my Subaru, my vegan exploration of Oregon, Washington and Montana is done. My final day was ambitious… as finality is a great motivator. As is a good breakfast! The day started with a hearty […]

Oregonian Eats [Bend, Eugene, Portland]

Oregonian Eats [Bend, Eugene, Portland]

Pleased to be finally eating a healthy breakfast, my day of Oregon eats began in Bend at Mother’s Juice Cafe. This place fit right in with Bend, a progressive mix of aging hippies and idealistic youngins. I had their Mothers Bowl: a vibrant chia pudding (made with hemp milk, […]

The Oregon Trail

The Oregon Trail

If I am going to pass through Spokane again, I’d have to make it worth my while. A visit to the zombie-themed donut shop with vegan options, Dawn of the Donut, was just the trick. The shop is in a stretch of storefronts outside of downtown. […]

Voodoo Doughnut… finally.

Voodoo Doughnut… finally.

Voodoo Doughnut in Portland, Oregon was the first vegan doughnut option I ever heard of. Like real doughnuts. Not circular cakes with holes in them. And I’ve never had them. It didn’t sit right with me. In fact, having only a handful of blog posts on […]

Three Meals in Three States

Three Meals in Three States

Like I mentioned in my previous post, Portland is Vegan Heaven. The level of vegan eats available, both from all-vegan establishments and omni eateries, is truly daunting. Hours of operations helped me decided on Bob’s Red Mill Whole Grain Store, a outlet of sorts for Grain […]

Vegan MoFo #24: Vegan on the I-5 South

Vegan MoFo #24: Vegan on the I-5 South

I had some unfinished business in the Pacific Northwest. And by business I mean vegan food to eat. This time I flew into Seattle only to head straight to Portland, Oregon, thee vegan capital of the country. But after a long transatlantic flight, we weren’t […]

Vegan Perfection in Portland

Vegan Perfection in Portland

Nutshell in Portland is absolutely delicious. For starters, the menu of fresh breads, upscale olive oils and salts (top left and right): mmmmm. My entree (bottom left, crispy risotto cakes: local asparagus, saffron onions, lemon aioli & arugula) was so flavorful I lost a few […]