Eating raw foods is healthier for your body as you get much more vitamins and nutrients from consuming raw rather than cooked foods. Raw food eateries are plentiful in progressive Portland so you’ll have no excuse not to eat healthy and super nutritious meals that will leave you full, satisfied, and feeling your best! Here are the best raw food eateries in Portland, Oregon (in no particular order)…
1. Eatin’ Alive – creates delicious raw, vegan and gluten-free foods
Eatin’ Alive has a motto that says “Eat Right. Feel Alive.” that they promote when serving locals and tourists at their Kenton District location.
You can enjoy gluten-free and plant-based selections including grain bowls, salads, smoothies, juices, and breakfast items.
The Sauvie grain bowl includes red quinoa, butternut squash, chimichurri sauce, toasted almonds, delicata, and sweet potatoes. The Mackenzie salad features sauerkraut, walnuts, kale, dijon vinaigrette, and dried cranberries. Try the Ozone smoothie with a trifecta of fruits including peach, strawberry, and banana mixed with oat-based yogurt.
Address: 8237 N Denver Ave, Portland, OR 97217
2. Absolutely Juicy – raw cleansing juices with delicious and healthy flavours great for detox diets
Absolutely Juicy sells raw cleansing juices at its Hazelwood District location.
Try delicious and healthy flavors including Evergreen, Gingerade, All Beet Up, Coli, and Citrus Maximus.
In one of their social media posts from 2018, they posted a picture of a cocktail mix featuring gin from Portland-based women-owned Freeland Spirits that was mixed with the Absolutely Juicy pineapple, ginger, and cilantro raw juice.
Address: The corner of SE 103rd Avenue and SE Ankeny Street in Portland, Oregon 97216 (no specific address provided; only a location market on Yelp).
3. Fermenter – serving plant-based dishes including bowls and kombucha
Fermenter sells plant-based kombucha, burgers, and food bowls at their Buckman District brewpub.
They create their kimchi, cheeses, tempeh, and koji utilizing only grains, vegetables, legumes, and other plant-based sources.
Fermenter serves popular dishes such as root vegetable fritters, miso garlic toast, miso apple glazed burger, koji beet Reuben, mung bean tempeh melt, and cheesy rigatoni.
Pair with exquisite local wines such as the Mellen Meyer, Willamette Valley Brut, Scenic Valley Pinot Gris 2020, and Division Villages, Rose of Gamay Noir, 2021.
Address: 1403 SE Belmont St, Portland, OR 97214
4. Pixie Retreat Raw’r Laboratorie & Makery – a vegan confectionery brand which uses organic gluten-free produce
Pixie Retreat is a 100% vegan confectionery brand that originated in Portland in 2008. Located in the Hosford-Abernethy District, they make their confections from scratch using only organic ingredients that do not have gluten or soy in them. A definite plus is that there are no refined sugars in their confections either, making them more natural and healthy to eat.
Choose from delicious flavors in their line of Lil Puddin’ such as Salted Karmal, Salted Karmal & Chocolate, and Raspberry Puree all made with a base of coconut cashew vanilla cream. You can purchase an 8 pack or 12 pack online.
Their sweet snack boxes include apricot bars, fig bars, and chocolate chip cookies. Their savory snack box has vegan barbecue chips and onion flax crackers.
Address: 1670 SE 3rd Ave, Portland, OR 97214
5. Rabbit’s Cafe – a popular vegan restaurant in Downtown Portland with some incredible raw food
Rabbit’s Cafe is a vegan restaurant in Downtown Portland that serves smoothies, bowls, and salads.
Known as the Sonny Bowl food cart before it opens its brick-and-mortar shop Rabbit’s Cafe, you can indulge in delicious, healthy, and flavorful vegan cuisine with selections such as their BBQ Bowl, Incredi-Bowl, Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie, Ginger Berry Smoothie, The Thumper Salad, and The Peter Salad.
You will love their all-day breakfast selections including blueberry quinoa pancakes, breakfast burrito, and savory cornmeal waffle.
Address: 555 SW Oak St, Portland, OR 97204
6. Kure Juice Bar – serving delicious juices, smoothies and great raw food
Kure Juice Bar in Downtown Portland serves delicious juices, coffees, hot bowls, smoothies, oatmeals, boosters, and other beverages and food selections.
Their feature beverage is a coffee plus espresso plus nootropic mushroom drink. The nootropic mushroom is a combination of lion’s mane, chaga, and cordyceps to help you stay alert throughout the day. With the repeated use of nootropics, you can enhance your cognitive functions such as memory and critical thinking.
Besides juices, you can also try their Kure protein bars that pair healthfully and well with their juice selection.
Address: 518 SW Taylor St, Portland, OR 97204
7. Joule Crafted Nutrition – a health food restaurant serving grain free and paleo selections
Joule Crafted Nutrition sells grain-free and paleo selections in their health food restaurant located in the Grant Park District. They have served main courses such as grain-free chicken katsu, grain-free meatloaf “nottaburger”, and paleo noodles and creamy bone broth.
Desserts have been served such as chocolate oat and chia pudding, grain-free french toast, and pumpkin butter grain-free crepes.
Joule Crafted Nutrition is currently closed to the public, but they are making changes to their business for it to be better for their consumers before they reopen soon.
Address: 4615 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland, OR 97213
8. Flora Food Co – a vegan restaurant offering some seriously delicious raw dishes
Flora Food Co is a vegan restaurant that offers “food with purpose” according to its motto at its Concordia District location.
Moringa Matcha Latte and Golden Milk are among the popular drink selections on the menu. Try their signature seasonal smoothies that include fruit and vegetables based on what is currently in season at the time that you visit Flora Food Co. Talk about the surprise factor!
There is also a sweet section and savory section for all your food moods including avocado toast and kale salad on the savory menu and chia seed parfait and nut butter toast on the sweet menu.
Address: 2210 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211
9. The Celery – a popular juice bar with raw grain bowls too
The Celery is another juice bar in the Portland area, but this one is located in the Boise District.
Try their tasty bowls and pair them with their freshly made juice. Popular dishes include the Switchback Smoothie Bowl, Zig Zag Salad, Little Salmon Salad, and Tree Run Grain Bowl.
The most popular juices include Work from Home Juice, Falls Creek Juice, and Left Coast Juice.
There are also grain bowls, oatmeal, and even acai and smoothie bowls available to enjoy.
Address: 4008 N Williams Ave, Portland, OR 97227
10. Rawdacious Desserts – specializing in raw vegan and gluten-free cheesecakes
Rawdacious Desserts’ specialty is raw vegan and gluten-free cheesecakes which they serve beautifully at their Cully District location.
The cheesecakes look to be like the “real thing”, except they are made with vegan ingredients including raw cashews, organic almond milk, organic dates, raw cacao, extra virgin coconut oil, agave, organic coconut, and soy lecithin as dairy alternatives.
You can order a Rawdacious Desserts cake and pick it up at Tiny Moreso Cafe and Treat Shop in Portland which is their partner in the local area.
Address: 4520 NE 42nd Ave, Portland, OR 97218
11. Blossoming Lotus – a healthy and popular 100% plant-based vegan restaurant with gluten and soy-free options
Blossoming Lotus is a 100% plant-based vegan restaurant located in the Irvington District of Portland. Enjoy delicious raw vegan dishes including a selection of smoothies, raw nachos, and kale and chickpea salad.
The maca mocha smoothie is made with raw cacao, cacao nibs, banana, espresso, almond milk, dates, and almond butter for a delicious, smooth, nutty, and chocolatey treat.
Check the menu for gluten-free (GF) and soy-free (SF) selections as well.
Address: 1713 NE 15th Ave, Portland, OR 97212
12. Vtopia All Vegan Restaurant & Cheese Shop – enjoy delicious vegan delicacies
Vtopia is going against the grain as an all-vegan restaurant and offering vegan cheese in their cheese shop on-premises, too.
Located in the Goose Hollow Foothills District, Vtopia will be changing its name to Fru Fru Terra Cheese & Wine Bar as per the changes under new management. However, their menu will continue to be 100% vegan even as this change happens.
Enjoy delicious vegan delicacies such as vegan mac and cheese, Caprese mac, Caprese sandwich, buffalo berry sandwich, and a wide variety of vegan cheeses.
Vegan cheeses include black pepper chevre, house cheddar, muenster, jalapeno cheddar, bakeable brie, and so much more. Soy or cashew base along with other flavorings make these vegan cheeses taste like the “real thing”!
Address: 1628 SW Jefferson St, Portland, OR 97201