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 remember karaoke at Alibi, a tiki bar preserved in time, and also still thriving.
I don’t know what I was thinking. A pirate-themed all-vegan restaurant and I didn’t take pictures of my meal… didn’t take a picture of chef/owner, donned in head-to-toe pirate, as he schmoozed with us. This was 2007. And my blog was not food-related at that point. But it is one of my regrets as a now vegan food travel blogger. I did take a picture of the parking lot sign, however. Whoopie. I will have to hit the owner’s new spot, Casa Diablo–his vegan strip club. I mean, beyond going to its door after hours.
Another exterior shot back in 2007–Morning Glory in Eugene, Oregon. Their oldest vegetarian restaurant.
And a menu from Manola’s Thai, back when the Vegetarian section on an Asian menu was exciting.