Supporting Portland's Vegan, Vegetarian, and Veg-curious Community

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VegFest Restaurants

VegFest celebrates and promotes sustainable, compassionate and healthy food choices and lifestyles. The following fabulous veg-friendly restaurants will be serving up delicious dishes at VegFest.
Blossoming Lotus Cafe and its cookbook, Vegan World Fusion Cuisine, is an ever-expanding vision of many kindred spirits. Established in 2002 on the island of Kauai, the vision has extended to a downtown Portland cafe at Yoga in the Pearl. In summer 2006, a line of live food and packaged products that carry the Blossoming Lotus logo was launched. In July 2009 Blossoming Lotus Irvington in Northeast Portland opened its doors. The Portland cafes are open seven days a week and are located at: 925 NW Davis St. (9:00am to 9:00pm) and 1713 NE 15th Ave (5:00pm to 9:00pm).

Blossoming Lotus VegFest Menu: Lasagna, Chili with cornbread, Cashew hummus with flax crackers, Lavender lemonade, Kauai chai, Soft serve, Trail mix cookies

Curry Leaf is a contemporary style family restaurant serving exciting and flavorful Indian cuisine prepared fresh, using the highest quality ingredients. We pride in serving the best food at affordable prices, with a refreshing touch of Indian hospitality with clean and fun ambience. 15325 NW Central Dr., Portland, 97229.

Curry Leaf VegFest Menu: Samosas, Pakodas, Cutlets, Spring rolls

Papa G's believes in strictly using organic, local, sustainable ingredients. We are committed to offering the best tasting, highest quality vegan food on the market. We buy farm direct when available and use only organic oils (no canola), organic grains, flours, produce, spices, beans, nuts, seeds, and canned goods. We specialize in offering options for people with food allergies. By using compostable to-go containers, green renewable power, composting everything we can and choosing green building products in our remodel, we are providing tasty organic vegan food and are changing the world, one meal at a time.

Papa G's VegFest Menu: Mac and cheeze, Curry bowl, TLT sandwich, Raw pizza, Limeade, Keifer, Cookie bars

Proper Eats is your favorite vegan/vegetarian all organic grocery store and restaurant located in downtown St. Johns. We offer the best in local produce, bulk foods and artisan goods. Our "home cooked" meals will leave you full and happy. Live music Thursday thru Saturday nites! Eat well. Be well. 8638 N. Lombard, Portland, OR 97203. 503-445-2007.

Proper Eats VegFest Menu: Collard wraps, Mummy balls, Hummus, Pesto, Miso, Sunseed spread, Raw crackers, Raw veggies, Raw fajitas, Date fudge

The Red & Black Cafe is a collectively managed, worker-owned cooperative that is also a 100% vegan restaurant. We serve organic, fair trade coffee and teas, local beer and use locally sourced organic ingredients whenever possible. Probably most famous for our Black Dragon Noodles, we also serve an array of sandwiches, salads, soup and chili and have an assortment of wheat-free and soy-free options. In addition to serving food and drink, we also use our space to act in solidarity with social and political movements that reflect our values. This can range from animal rights events to benefits for worker rights organizations, and from radical music shows to queer movie night. Beyond that, we compost, ride bikes to work, pick up supplies with our trusty bike trailer, and we just decided to be a closed union shop and all join the IWW! Stop in at 400 SE 12th Ave. We're conveniently located on the other side of the block from the vegan mini mall.

Red and Black VegFest Menu: Black dragon noodles, Kale and quinoa bowl

Sweet Lemon is inspired by our spiritual teacher, Supreme Master Ching Hai, who advocates a compassionate way of living. One important aspect of this concept is a vegan diet. We offer a fusion cuisine with creative, healthy and delicious dishes from Asia and America. Some of our dishes are entirely unique and only found at Sweet Lemon. Our intention is to bring a positive and uplifting dining experience to our customers. We hope our humble effort will inspire you to lead a healthy and happy life.

Sweet Lemon VegFest Menu: Divine thai wrap, Very curry wrap, Rainbow wrap, Supreme salad roll, Thai iced tea, Cookies

Vege Thai is delighted to be a part of VegFest. Please come by our booth and taste the famous Pad Thai noodle dish and try the Thai peanut sauce, and other dishes too! If you get thirsty, the Thai ice tea with soy milk is a must. 3272 SE Hawthorne.

Vege Thai VegFest Menu: Pad thai, Thai salad rolls with peanut sauce, Salad with soy chicken and peanut sauce, Thai iced tea