Portland features an ever-evolving array of brunch spots whipping up vegan pancakes, waffles, burgers, quiches, smothered potatoes, fruit salads, smoothies bowls, and tofu scramble among other enticing plant-based dishes. Whether you have a full day of sightseeing planned or want to chill out in your hotel, an energy-boosting vegan brunch is a great way to start the day. From casual food carts to sit down eateries, here are the best places for vegan brunch in Portland, Oregon (in no particular order, they’re all awesome)...
1. Harlow – offers locally sourced 100% gluten-free, vegan and vegetarian cuisine including an awesome brunch
An elegant eatery serving gluten-free, organic vegetarian fare in a warm, homey space with vintage furniture. Harlow’s menu features nothing but healthy food that will energize you for a long day ahead. There are vegan scrambles, plates, and bowls that can be savored with lemon ginger, garlic tahini, and jalapeno cashew sauces.
The stunner is Chipotle Chili Bowl which combines steamed kale, guacamole, scallions, and cilantro with brown rice and quinoa. They offer an extensive selection of vegan smoothies prepared with oat or almond milk. Harlow is open for brunch daily between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m.
Address: 3632 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97214, United States
2. Jam On Hawthorne – a cool award-winning spot which serves awesome large vegan-friendly American brunches
An art-filled, family-friendly cafe whipping up American brunch staples such as coconut and banana pancakes, waffles with maple and soy mushroom, vegan French toast, black beans and avocado on toast, quinoa porridge, chia pudding, and green smoothie bowl.
Jam On Hawthorne has all the trappings of brunch perfection i.e. a spacious dining room, a sizable food menu, and a curated selection of cocktails. The restaurant is open Mondays through Sundays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Address: 2239 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97214, United States
3. Black Water – a rock-themed bar which serves vegan pub food including great brunches
Though Black Water is popular as a nightspot, the restaurant also serves brunch between 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. They have a large brunch menu featuring tofu scrambles, smoothie bowls, chia seed pudding, eggless muffins, vegan pancakes, grilled sandwiches, crunch wraps, and avocado toasts among other delicious options.
Black Water offers an excellent variety of creative cocktails including lavender mimosa, michelada, dirty martini, and icy coco latte.
Address: 835 NE Broadway, Portland, OR 97232, United States
4. Off The Griddle – a vegetarian-friendly vegan restaurant serving up an ever-widening array of American-style brunch fare
A cozy eatery offering creative vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free brunch in a laid-back setting. Located on Foster Road in southeast Portland, Off The Griddle is one of the best full-service vegan restaurants in the city.
The brunch menu at Off The Griddle features burritos, herb tofu scrambles, fresh green wraps, and waffles. The Breakfast Burrito consists of vegan sausage, cheddar, herb tofu scramble, and cashew cream in organic flour tofu, served with salad and fries. Off The Griddle is open daily from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Address: 6526 SE Foster Rd, Portland, OR 97206, United States
5. Rabbits Cafe – for healthy, delicious 100% plant-based brunch
A contemporary, counter-serve restaurant with an all-vegan menu featuring vegetable bowls, salads, and smoothies. Rabbits Cafe serves two locations in Portland, namely Killingsworth in the northeast part of the city and downtown.
The Thumper Salad consists of mixed greens in red chili sauce, spiced pepitas, black beans, and quinoa in tomato-corn flavoring. If you want to try something simpler, The Peter Salad includes kale in a tahini dressing, kalamata olives, tempeh, quinoa, and chickpeas. You can have a well-cooked brunch at Rabbits Cafe Mondays through Fridays between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Address 1: 1640 NE Killingsworth St, Portland, OR 97211, United States
Address 2: 555 SW Oak St, Portland, OR 97204, United States
6. Charlie’s Breakfast Cart – 100% vegan breakfast cart serving up some great on the go takeaway brunches
Charlie’s Breakfast Cart serves vegan comfort food for brunch. From crunch wraps to breakfast burritos to vegan pancakes, you can enjoy a large variety of plant-based dishes here. Both crunchwrap and breakfast burritos come with avocado inside. All food items are freshly prepared and come in huge portions.
The Breakfast Bowl is a must-try that combines tots, vegan sausage, spinach, and tofu scramble showered in chipotle mayo and cilantro aioli. Charlie’s Breakfast Cart is open Wednesdays through Sundays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Address: 5235 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland, OR 97213, United States
7. Victoria Bar – a cool drinking parlor which is a great spot for vegan brunch in the city
A drinking parlor offering offbeat, creative cocktails and Southern grub in a rustic, outdoor space. Brunch happens every day at Victoria Bar, thanks to the Vegan Chicken & Waffles.
The Humboldt Burrito comes with chipotle sausage, scrambled tofu, hash brown patties, crispy fried onions, and fried shishito, doused in cilantro lime crema and vegan cheddar.
The spiciest item on Victoria Bar’s brunch menu is The Phoenix, a dish consisting of vegan fried chicken, shredded lettuce, and cucumbers deluged with ranch and buffalo sauce. The dish is best enjoyed with Michelada. Victoria Bar is open daily from midnight to 10 a.m.
Address: 4835 N Albina Ave, Portland, OR 97217, United States
8. Hey Love – international fare in hip modern surroundings with awesome plant-based brunches
A classy eatery offering international fare in a contemporary, tropical setting adorned with plants and local art. Located on Burnside Street in East Portland, Hey Love is one of the best places for brunch in the area.
If you prefer sweets for brunch, go for prickly pear-mango parfait prepared in coconut milk and topped with chili rice crisps and toasted coconut. You can couple all mains with a green salad and salt potatoes. Hey Love opens at 10 a.m. on the weekends and 3 p.m. on weekdays.
Address: 920 E Burnside St, Portland, OR 97214, United States
9. Fermenter – 100% Vegan meals and provisions scratch-made with local, organic produce
A small cafe dishing up homemade vegan grub including bowls, burgers, and kombucha. Everything at Fermenter comes in great portions and at great prices. A usual vegan brunch at Fermenter includes smoked tempeh bratwurst with kraut and grilled onions, miso garlic toast, braised beans, and crunchy ranch salad.
The most unique item on the menu is The BOWL which consists of local quinoa and kale salad dressed with nutritional yeast, seasonal veggies, and braised beans and doused in either miso, cilantro, or hazelnut yogurt sauce. You can enjoy a perfectly cooked brunch at Fermenter Wednesdays through Saturdays between 12 p.m. and 4 p.m.
Address: 1403 SE Belmont St, Portland, OR 97214, United States
10. Mirisata – vegan and vegetarian authentic Sri Lankan cuisine for a different sort of brunch
A relaxed eatery with an all-vegan menu of Sri Lankan classics including potato curry, dahl, coconut sambol, plain hoppers, string hoppers, and milk rice. The menu is full of hard-to-pronounce exotic specialties that you will have a hard time deciding what to eat for brunch.
If you want to try something that’s not available elsewhere in Portland, go for String Kottu which is rice noodles stir-fried with vegetables and a fruit curry. Located on Belmont Street in southeast Portland, Mirisata serves brunch on Sundays between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Address: 2420 SE Belmont St, Portland, OR 97214, United States
11. Paradox Cafe – try the tempeh Reuben and vegan French toast for brunch!
A bustling spot in southeast Portland known for its vegan French toast and tempeh wraps. They have an extensive breakfast menu with crispy vegetable fritters, vegan egg benedicts, burritos, cacao-quinoa cake, tempeh Reuben, and corn cake.
The Pesto Wrap includes tempeh, raw spinach, and rice tossed in tomato pesto and served with hummus. If you want something between sweet and spicy, go for Brickhouse Burger which comes with caramelized onions, jalapeno, guac, and hummus. They serve brunch every day between 9 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
Address: 3439 SE Belmont St, Portland, OR 97214, United States
12. The Hazel Room – local art and vintage trappings outfit this teahouse, known for its brunch menu and creative cocktails
An upscale restaurant with a perfectly curated brunch menu featuring breakfast burritos, biscuit sandwiches, salad, and French toasts. The vegan burrito contains potatoes, vegan cheddar shreds, spinach, avocado, and tempeh tossed in salsa.
You can experience the brunch greatness as you nibble your burrito while sitting amidst local Portlandian art. The Hazel Room is open for brunch Fridays through Moneys between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Address: 3279 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97214, United States
13. Ditto – for vegan grilled sandwiches perfect for a quick on the go brunch
A low-key spot on northeast Alberta Street, serving an excellent variety of vegan dishes for brunch. From heavy mains to basic sides to flavorful salads, all brunch classics are available at Ditto.
The breakfast sandwiches are served with crispy hash brown patty and lunch sandwiches arrive with potato chips and a pickle spear. You can enjoy a vegan brunch at Ditto Thursdays through Mondays between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Address: 1027 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211, United States
14. Supernova Vegan – creative brunch vegan eats are served through the window of a food truck with outdoor seating
An easygoing, brunch-only spot dishing out vegan eats including French toast, chia pudding, protein pancakes, smoothie bowls, black beans toast, and salads.
Located on Alberta Street in northeast Portland, Supernova Vegan is where you’ll get home-cooked-quality food in large portions. They have a curated selection of gluten-free and dairy-free desserts. Supernova Vegan is open Wednesdays through Mondays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Address: 2215 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211, United States
15. DC Vegetarian – a popular spot with hearty vegan eats from burgers to hot subs
A popular brunch spot dishing out hearty vegan eats in a rustic-chic setting. The menu at this cozy spot in southeast Portland features vegan pancakes, waffles, quiches, and crepes. You can pair the food with flavorsome cocktails like sangrias and mimosas.
Whether you have a sweet tooth or want something savory for brunch, you can find plenty of vegan food options at DC Vegetarian. The restaurant is open Tuesdays through Sundays from 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Address: 404 NE 28th Ave, Portland, OR 97232, United States
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