Monday, May 19, 2014


We enjoyed another marvelous meal at Portobello recently, with Rick's brother and his wife, who were down from Seattle and in the mood to celebrate our return to the northwest. Portobello is the perfect all-vegan place to celebrate anything at all, or to simply have some of the best food Portland has to offer. It's casual-fancy, not snooty-fancy, so feel free to wander in in jeans, or dress to impress your date. The staff is friendly without being perky or overly present, the atmosphere is relaxed and calm, and the food is famous far beyond the boundaries of Portland. They also offer a nice selection of wines, beers, and local organic spirits. I plan to eat there as often as possible, and to try absolutely  everything.

I'm not used to having to read entire menus filled with nothing but wonderful vegan delights. How lovely to have so many choices.
I adore the Sweety Peps. I want them every day.
Asparagus and Beet Salad. Rick loved it even though he doesn't really care for beets. Most of the time.
The tender Grilled Cauliflower was hearty and beautiful and delicious.
And the Arugula Pesto Pizza disappeared in a flash. We didn't leave a crumb, although we normally bring bites of crust home for the dogs. They were quite disappointed.
This decadent little chocolate Pot de Creme was the perfect finishing touch. And yes, all vegan, including the whipped cream. Heaven in a tiny cup. We shared, but I kind of wanted to be alone with it.

Portobello Vegan Trattoria
1125 SE Division Street
Portland, OR