Archive for category: Vegan

Welcome to Valhalla – Portland's Newest Food Cart

July 28, 2009 at 9:57 pm Food, Vegan

Portland’s food cart scene is one of the most dynamic and explosive in the country. What’s exciting to see is how the food carts are growing and flourishing beyond the defined cart clusters (or cart villages like SE 12th and Hawthorne, often called “Cartopia”). This month the scene got a huge enforcement when Burgerville decried […]

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India Oven – Location, Location, Location

March 19, 2009 at 10:49 am Food, Vegan

I always had a love hate relationship with Kinta Restaurant.  I really valued having a vegetarian restaurant in my neighborhood with spicy ethnic food and an ever changing array of fresh vegetable choices.  Unfortunately the idea of Kinta always seemed better than the reality.  Frequently messed up orders and lack of a clear vision plagued […]

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Cool Tech at PDX

November 28, 2008 at 3:05 pm Politics, Portland, Vegan

On Wednesday I went down to PDX to pick up family vising in Portland for the Thanksgiving holiday. As I waited for them to get off the plane and clear the security checkpoint I played around with the window display at the new Columbia Sportswear store (which is right before the security checkpoint at the […]

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Nutshell Restaurant Has Closed

November 16, 2008 at 4:22 pm Food, Vegan

It comes as little surprise the news that Nutshell Vegan Restaurant has closed. In September I wrote the piece In A Nutshell – They’re Screwed that took a look at how Nutshell had gone from Portland darling to a restaurant precariously on the edge of the “Portland Restaurant Dead Pool”. That hypothesis became a reality […]

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Nutshell Restaurant in Portland is Screwed

September 1, 2008 at 1:27 pm Food, Vegan

The restaurant started out of a simple proposition – create a unique place which served gourmet food that used fresh local and natural ingredients and didn’t have any animal products. The words VEGAN weren’t plastered across the sign or on the menu. The food was just Vegan by nature. The restaurant had its roots in […]

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