Friday, October 23, 2009

The PDX Vegan Hundred!

The PDX Vegan Hundred: 100 Great Foodz in Portland, OR

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1. Fries with spicy tofu sauce at Dots - oh yeah!
2. $1 Corndog from Hungry Tiger Too - I tried a corndog when I was 4 and it was disgusting. Never again!
3. Chick-o-Stick doughnut from Voodoo Doughnuts - but I prefer the yeasted variety.
4. Tiramisu from Portobello -I tried to order this the one time I went, and they were out of it!
5. Vegan Mulita from Gorditos or Gorditos II - I have got to fix this one! I live in NW, so I get my taco/chimichanga fix at Cha Cha Cha.
6. Nanotear Ham and Cheeze sandwich from Tube - just took a bite of one about a month ago, so proud of myself! That thing looks so gross to me!
7. Milkshake from Sip
8. Gnocchi from Portobello
9. Caramel Nut Bar from Sweetpea Baking Co. - I think I've tried everything but this!
10. Soft serve from Blossoming Lotus - I don't even like ice cream, but this is good stuff!
11. Local cherry tomatoes from a farmers market - those purple-y green-y ones are my fave!
12. Dong Po Tofu from Bay Leaf - I've never been to Bay Leaf! What kind of vegan am I???
13. Jerked chickun from Assase Ital - it doesn't look appetizing to me, but people in line always tell me I have to try it!
14. A Big Big Lunch Special from an Indian cart - like over 100 times. By a lot.
15. Soy latte made with Stumptown espresso - does a mocha count? Mmmmm moooccchhhhaaaaa.
16. A crappy tofu scramble - the places that serve them in NW come to mind...
17. Cornmeal pizza from Dovi Vive. - I have got to try this stuff! I'm just never in the neighborhood.
18. Weeping Tiger sandwich from Bye & Bye - I love it! Almost as much as the bbq tofu plate!
19. Bye & Bye or Floor Punch from Bye & Bye - boozy, gigantic, and delicious.
20. A Bowl meal from a cart - nope! I have a few beloved carts I stick to...
21. vegan nutella from freddy's hazelnuts - holy crap, why have I not heard of this???
22. soy curls in bulk from food fight or proper eats - it's silly, but soy curls weird me out. Like Tofurkey brats used to, but now I love those, so I need to try soy curls!
23. buffalo wings from Vita - we went there for Valentine's Day this year, and I finally understand why people like buffalo wings! It's all about the sauce. Jesse thinks all his meat-loving friends would love these wings.
24. the weekday vegan pancakes from Laurelthirst - I've made a point to go there when I have a day off a few times!
25. Maple vegan sausage waffle from flavourspot - my mom got this and I tried it. I liked my strawberry and faux whipped cream one better!
26. Drunken noodles with pepper steak from Thai Food Cafe - need to go there!
27. Macnocheeto from Homegrown Smoker - I still haven't been there :( Bad vegan!
28. Veggie platter from an Ethiopian restaurant - only once. I don't like injera!
29. Blackberries picked from a public place - only my whole life!
30. Baba Ganouj from Ya Hala - I love their hummus...
31. Coconut Mashed Yams from Papa G’s - that sounds tasty!!!
32. Butternut Squash Wontons from Hungry Tiger Too - these are amazing. Heaven in your mouth!!!
33. Vegan slice from Bella Faccia - yum yum!
34. Apple pie from Whiffies - I went to the carts once and didn't even see Whiffies! Too much to drink at that point... I did find vegan poutine, though!
35. Chili dog from Zach’s Shack - that does not sound appetizing.
Vegan poutine from Potato Champion - oh yes! See above!
37. Missionary Chocolate Truffle - Jesse got me a box for Vday this year, so good!!!
38. Apron Activists 4-Course Dinner - I'm too poor! Wah wah wah!
39. Hot Wok at New Seasons - There are so many NS in this city, and I don't live near one!
40. Che Guevara Burrito from Laughing Planet - well, in bowl form. I don't like flour tortillas.
41. Bryan’s Bowl from Por Que No? - actually never been there. Like 12 years ago it was a corner store right by my best friend's duplex, and you could buy cigarettes if you flirted with the old guy that owned it.
42. Pad Thai from Pad Thai Kitchen - I like it! Not the best curries, but the noodles are where it's at! I think the Pad Kee Maow is even better.
43. Cupcake from a stand at Last Thursday - I am always distracted by the firedancers?
44. The Giant Pancake at Hungry Tiger Too - I've never ordered breakfast food there!
45. TLP from Red & Black Cafe - yum!
46. Cornmeal tempeh plate from Proper Eats - I've only been there once... I hope to live closer soon!
47. Tofu Po Boy at Palm State Gumbo - Didn't even know about it!
48. Maple Walnut Scone from Back to Eden - they're famous already!
49. Vegan Mezza platter from a Lebanese restaurant - I have eaten so many of these....
50. Crispy eggplant from Fujin
51. Lemongrass Tofu Sticks from Van Hanh
52. Tofu Salad Bun at Pho PDX
53. Cocktail made with local liquor - I am drinking one right now! haha Hot toddy with Clear Creek Distillery apple brandy and agave.
54. Biscuits and Gravy from Paradox - HOG style for life!
55. Smoky soy curls from Homegrown Smoker - I need to hang out on Alberta more!
56. Field Roast sausage - I always eat the Celebration Roast for Tday, but it's all good all year really.
57. Secret Aardvark Hot Sauce - I like it a lot, but still prefer the versatility of Sriracha.
58. Toddbot's Triangles - I want to! They aren't at my farmers market :(
59. Local microbrew - I'm so not a beer person, but I have sampled many. Ruby from McMenamin's being my favorite. Yes, I'm a girl!
60. Hot Lips soda - good stuff. You can fill up your growler with it, too!
61. Herb Crusted Tofu with Mushroom Marsala from The Farm Cafe - It is perfect.
62. had a picnic in Laurelhurst Park - a PPK potluck picnic! And many summer picnics with the kids in my class after playing and feeding the ducks :)
63. burrito from Shelley's Honkin Huge Burritos - I had one when I was vegetarian, wasn't that impressed. I got a free coupon for some new student thing at PSU.
64. Eggplant tibs from Bete Lukas - Sounds tasty.
65. Tator Tots before noon or after midnight - after midnight for sure!
66. Lone Ranger from Chaos Cafe - Never been there. Weird.
67. Sunday brunch at Sweetpea! - Love this so much!!! I need to go more often.
68. Tofu at a BBQ place (for example Derby Mustard Sauce Tofu at Russel Street BBQ) - no, but I need to! I didn't know there were vegan options at RS!
69. Mint Fava Falafel at Nightlight Lounge - I want!
70. An unexciting hummus plate at a bar. - like every time I go to McMenamin's! It's so cheap on the happy hour menu, though...
71. Vegan meatball sub from Aalto Lounge - never even been there, I don't think?
72. Koi Fusion spicy tofu tacos - good, but not great. Not enough cilantro!
73. Veggie dog from the Vegi dog stand - my good friend works there, but I've never had one and don't plan on it!
74. Sesame chicken from a vegetarian chinese restaurant - sampled from someone Else's plate, but I prefer tofu!
75. Bagel with bacun scallion cream cheese at Sweetpea. I get this every time I go to Sweetpea...
76. Vegan savoury crepe
77. Veggie kibbeh - good, but I regretted not getting a mezza.
78. Club Vegan at Backspace - had a few other sandwiches there, though...
79. ice cream sundae from Back to Eden - I haven't been there yet at all!
80. Raw fudge from Blossoming Lotus - I've never tried it! Should I? I got awful stale carrot cake there once and I've never gotten dessert again!
81. Tempeh Reuben - yum yum! I love sauerkraut!
82. Pause vegan burger
83. vegan ribs
84. something baked with local marionberries
85. Veggie bento box - Chef Naoko makes a tasty one, and it's right by my work!
86. Dave's Killer Bread - Dave got me to like sandwiches! The only sandwich bread that has ever tasted good to me!
87. Higher Taste Buzzitos - I don't like them (my flour tortilla issue). Higher Taste TLC burger, what what!?!
88. Thai food that the server swears is vegan, but you taste fish sauce. Sad but true.
89. Elephant ear from the Saturday Market - which ones are vegan? I keep forgetting about this!
90. Dovetail sticky bun - omg, these are so amazing.
91. savoury pie from Nicholas restaurant - I love the spinach and pine nut one!
92. Salad rolls from the Just Thai cart - I hear such good things about this cart!
93. Vegan torta from Gorditos II - Tortas don't sound too good to me, but I'd try one.
94. Nutritional yeast on your popcorn at a movie theater - popcorn is Devil food! Yuck yuck yuck!!!
95. Vegan grilled cheese from The Grilled Cheese Grill
96. Pasilla burrito from El Nutri
97. Something from the vegetarian menu at Andina
98. Vegan Steak and Cheese from D.C. Vegetarian
99. Dragon Noodles at Red and Black - this is yummy!
100. Falafel from Wolf & Bears -too many new places to keep up with!

Score: 50/100! I need to eat out more!!! And only 4 things I wouldn't eat - pretty good for a picky eater such as myself!

Much love to JessSconed for this awesome Portland-centric Vegan Hundred!!!