Portland Dining Month: Vegetarian Edition

What's better than a 3 course meal at one of Portland's best restaurants? A 3 course meal at almost ANY of Portland's best restaurants for only $33!! There are 129 different restaurants in Portland that have created special menus for Portland Dining Month through the end of March. It is a great way to get to sample restaurants you have been hearing about but either haven't had time to go to or are out of your price range.

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Mother's Day Ideas for your Vegetarian Family

Janice Miller, contributer to the popular blog Safety Today, loves when her family treats her to a special vegan lunch on Mother's Day. I've invited her to share some of her favorite tips for keeping your mother's day vegan and vegetarian friendly!

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Portland Pizza Week 2017

One of my absolute biggest weaknesses is pizza. I really do love it all- New York style, deep dish, cheap or expensive. Every year Portland helps pizza lovers like me celebrate with $2 slices throughout the city. This year the event takes place from April 17- April 22 and 30 local restaurants are participating!

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Portland Dining Month

March in Portland means Portland Dining Month, where over 100 local restaurants offer a three course meal for only $29. Meals at some of these restaurants can set you back substantially more, sometimes just for an entree, so trying out new places during this month is a great way to experiment, find new favorite places, or get a great value at an otherwise expensive restaurant. 

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Friday Five: Vegetarian Thanksgiving Dishes

As a vegetarian, Thanksgiving isn't exactly my favorite meal. My family is a very meat and potatoes family, so besides the turkey and ham tons of the side dishes have bacon or are made with chicken stock! I usually put together a meal of a few side dishes, heavy on the rolls, but I do love the family experience and still really enjoy the holiday. If you are like me, consider volunteering to bring a side and make a hearty dish that most people can take a small portion of, but you can load your plate! 

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Friday Five: Crockpot Vegetarian Soups

One of the best feelings is walking in the house after a long day and smelling an amazing meal cooking in the crockpot. You know that your dinner is ready, it is going to be delicious, and the house smells great too. Another bonus? Leftovers for days! In the fall I practically live off soup, so if I can get my favorite meal in a quick and easy way I am all for it.

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Friday Five: June Beer Festivals

If there are two things that Portlanders love, they are sunshine and beer. We have the most breweries per capita in the country, and we pack the warm months full of fun festivals and events. We combine our two greatest loves with countless beer festivals during the summer- you could probably find one every weekend if you try hard enough!

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Friday Five: Vegetarian Date Night

As a vegetarian, it can sometimes be difficult to go to more "traditional" date night spots. Many romantic, upscale places feature a very meat heavy menu with only one vegetarian option, if any. Although living in Portland means that many of the restaurants here offer more selection and more options for vegetarians, sometimes I want to be able to go into a restaurant and order ANYTHING off the menu, without having to make substitutions. The list below includes my favorite restaurants in Portland that are strictly vegetarian, or feature a separate vegetarian menu. These are date night spots, so some of my favorites for lunch or a more casual meal aren't included. Enjoy!

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