Travel Portland Visitors Guide, 2018-'19

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Israel-born restaurateur Tal Caspi helms this impressive yet affordable eatery, which offers vegan versions of Middle Eastern staples like sabich salad and shakshuka. Locals go wild for the shawarma fries, piled high with spiced soy curls and a trio of rich sauces, but the true star of the show is the house-made challah French toast, which draws brunch crowds every weekend. 1125 S.E. Division St.; 503.206.6280;



Vegan Junk Food Doe Donuts

Homegrown Smoker

Founded in 2017, this tiny, all-vegan shop has already earned a reputation for making some of the best darn doughnuts in town. Don’t believe us? Sink your teeth into the “All or Nothing,” filled with cookie butter and topped with rich chocolate ganache. 8201 S.E. Powell Blvd.; 503.333.4404;

One of the city’s most famous plant-based eateries, this vegan barbecue joint is worth the trek to North Portland’s St. Johns neighborhood. Load up a combo plate with house-smoked tempeh ribs, seitan “h’yam,” hush puppies and “macnocheese.” 8638 N. Lombard St.; 503.477.7274;

Rudy’s Pizza Portland offers dozens of vegan pizza options, but unassuming Rudy’s has gained an outsized following of devotees. A massive menu includes calzones, cheesy breads, wings and swoon-worthy pies like the Veggiesaurus, which boasts (meatless) bacon, meatballs, pepperoni, sausage and cheese. 2443 S.E. Powell Blvd.; 503.771.8008;