Whether you need a healthy smoothie to energize your body or hearty comfort food, Portland has you covered. With some of the best vegan and organic restaurants in town, Portland has a unique, environment-friendly food movement that remains unmatched. Read on to find our picks for the top organic restaurants in Portland, Oregon…
1. Noble Rot – an award-winning restaurant with its own rooftop organic garden for fresh house-grown produce
Noble Rot is named after a unique wine prepared from fuzzy raisins. The restaurant was launched in 2002 by Kimberly and Courtney Storrs. Within a year, the small, two-story garage restaurant was crowned restaurant of the year by Willamette Week.
Today Noble Rot stands proud on the 4th floor of a climate-driven, LEED platinum building with a rooftop garden. The restaurant serves farm-fresh food made from locally sourced ingredients. The restaurant is best known for its exquisite flavors, deep wine selection, and alluring views of downtown Portland.
Address: 1111 East Burnside Street, Fourth Floor, Portland, OR 97214, United States
2. Harlow – a popular all-organic restaurant featuring a gluten-free food menu with raw, vegan and vegetarian options
Harlow restaurant is a vegan cafe and juice place that features healthy plant-based meals and drinks. Whether you want a delicious bowl of veggies or require a nourishing workout drink, Harlow has you covered.
The drinks are prepared from powerful ingredients like nuts, herbs, and protein powders that can revitalize your body after an intense workout. The menu is also full of delicious items including Mac and Cheese, Outlaw Scramble, and Avocado Bagel.
Address: 3632 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97214, United States
3. Paradox Cafe – an organic eatery offering many hearty vegetarian and vegan dishes
Paradox Cafe has been serving Portland with high-quality, plant-based meals for over 33 years now. The small, cozy spot tucked away on SE Belmont Street has everything a foodie can ask for.
With a dedicated customer base, the Paradox Cafe staff works hard day and night to prepare the favorites. The cafe is best known for its tempeh Reuben & vegan French toast. You can also get various meat dishes in the cafe but the plant-based meals are their specialty.
Address: 3439 SE Belmont St, Portland, OR 97214, United States
4. Blossoming Lotus – 100% plant-based food featuring local farms and organic ingredients whenever possible
Blossoming Lotus is the complete package when it comes to organic vegan restaurants. The inception of the restaurant took place on the island of Kauai in Hawaii where organic food and plant-based meals were their main focus.
After opening their first branch in Portland, Blossoming Lotus immediately invested all of its efforts and resources to provide 100% organic, farm-fresh meals to the residents. Over the years, the restaurant has expanded to include a full-service menu.
You can order fan favorites, seasonal delights, full food meals, chef special, and everything else that comes to mind. The restaurant also has a cafe and juice counter with the healthiest drinks and shakes in town.
Address: 1713 NE 15th Ave, Portland, OR 97212, United States
5. Fermenter – a vegan plant-based restaurant where all produce is sourced from less than a hundred miles from the restaurant, such as organic farms
Fermenter is one of the few restaurants in all of Portland that genuinely cares about the environment and does everything in its power to promote a healthy, organic diet. The restaurant has teamed up with various organizations including GOBOX and Zero Food Print to reduce waste, improve the quality of farms and promote an organic lifestyle.
As a small business, Fermenter has a staff that puts great care and love into their dishes and avoids buying machines to do the jobs. As the name suggests, the restaurant uses craft fermentation methods and specializes in dishes like koji, tempeh, sauerkraut, and kombucha.
Address: 1403 SE Belmont St, Portland, OR 97214, United States
6. Clarklewis Restaurant – a stylish restaurant with hand-crafted Northwest cuisine with Italian and French influences, which proudly support local, organic farms
Clarklewis is one of the earliest organic food movements in Portland. Since its inception in 2003, the restaurant has been providing the public with healthy, organic food with a strict farm-to-table policy.
The restaurant has a great menu with dessert as well as wine selections. Since every dish made has to be healthy, Clarlewis regularly updates their menu to implement the seasonal changes and make sure the customers receive the freshest meals
Address: 1001 SE Water Ave, Portland, OR 97214, United States
7. Green Elephant – a bistro for pan-Asian vegetarian/vegan fare with plenty of organic ingredients
Green Elephant came into existence in 2007 as the staple for healthy, organic food in Portland. The restaurant’s owner Dan has been working hard over the years to create the perfect pan-Asian menu, bringing the various flavors of Asian cuisines together into one single restaurant.
With influences from the Indian, Malaysian, Japanese, Chinese, and Thailand cuisines, Green Elephant has become the ultimate point for tasting the most unique and flavorful dishes. The goal of the owner is to eliminate cultural differences between people and bring everyone together to enjoy the best of all cuisines.
Address: 608 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101, United States
8. Obon Shokudo – homestyle Japanese food lovingly made using organic ingredients
Obon Shokudo is a Japanese restaurant and bar with various traditional as well as unique dishes and drinks. The healthy vegan meals and handcrafted noodles are some of the best in Portland.
The unique aspect of the restaurant is its dedication to the craft. The restaurant regularly updates its special menu and will be featuring a unique omakase dinner for this valentine. It’s all about the tiny details in Obon Shokudo as they will also treat your dogs to some special dog sushi for free.
The restaurant has also collaborated with the Cascadian Couriers Collective to deliver all orders across 1.5 miles via bicycle delivery.
Address: 720 SE Grand Ave, Portland, OR 97214, United States
9. Jade Rabbit formerly Ichiza Kitchen – innovative vegan pan-Asian cuisine with gluten-free options and some organic ingredients
Jade Rabbit is a popular Asian restaurant with a heavy focus on providing healthy, organic meals. The restaurant specializes in Asian food like rice bowls, vegan dim sum items, noodles, and more.
Unlike the other restaurants on this list, Jade Rabbit does not have a dine-in option and only offers pick-up and delivery services. We recommend getting the Bawan Buns and Chili Oil Wontons to taste the best of the incredible Chinese cuisine.
Address: 1517 SE 10th Ave, Portland, OR 97214, United States
10. Best Friend Juice Bar & Cafe – serves coffee, juice, smoothies, and smoothie bowls with some organic ingredients
Best Friend Juice Bar & Cafe has a cozy, corner side branch with a dark, modern structure and a welcoming entrance. The main characteristics of the restaurant include a large, open bar, a clean, white interior, and a small fridge with some snacks.
The small-scale business also has a coffee and smoothie truck that can be found on 1121 SE Division Street from 7 A.M. to 4 P.M. every day.
Address: 2832 SE Gladstone St, Portland, OR 97202, United States
11. Canteen – a popular organic juice and smoothie bar as well as organic bowls and salads, kombucha and beer on tap
Canteen is a unique navy-blue, box-like restaurant specializing in organic juices. With heated patio seating and attentive staff, Canteen is the place to go for quick, healthy snacks. The place is best known for its wide range of healthy smoothies and hot drinks.
Being an absolute haven for fitness freaks, Canteen offers powerful breakfasts, fruit, and veggie bowls, and salads catering to all your needs. You can also order your favorites right to your doorstep for more comfort.
Address: 2816 SE Stark St, Portland, OR 97214, United States
12. Pixie Retreat – a take-out venue with raw, organic and vegan ingredients
Pixie Retreat offers some of the best organic food in Portland. Setting the trend for fully organic, gluten-free meals, the restaurant is leading the ranks when it comes to nourishing, delicious meals.
The restaurant also has an online shop featuring plant-based, soy-free puddings, and snack boxes. Enjoy some of the delicious salads, sandwiches, burgers, and desserts that will make you forget the unhealthy, meat-based meals.
Address: 1670 SE 3rd Ave, Portland, OR 97214, United States
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