It’s been another busy month for us so apologies for the lack of updates. Here’s a round-up of news from the month. Please add anything we missed in the comments.
- Bay Leaf: their last day was October 28th. They are retiring after 35 years in the restaurant business, the last 8 being at Bay Leaf. Thanks to Shawn B. for bringing this to our attention.
- Vegetalista: is closing today (October 29th). May open again downtown in March, but for now, the cart is for sale.
- Tandem Treats: announced on the 26th that they’re closed for good.
- Portobello: now offering a set menu family-style 3-course Sunday Supper for $23/person. Here’s an example menu from this past Sunday…
First Course: Rosemary-garlic foccacia, Brussels sprouts salad, Root vegetable minestrone
Second Course: Butternut-kale lasagna with cashew besciamela, Sauteed golden chanterelles, Sauteed broccolini
Third Course: Apple crostada with bourbon vanilla coconut ice cream & caramel sauce
- Harvest Supper: The (vegan) Caterer presents Harvest Supper, a fundraiser for Pigs Peace Sanctuary, on November 15th at The Village Ballroom (700 NE Dekum). There will be a dinner buffet and dessert, along with a silent auction featuring exclusively vegan businesses. Doors are at 7p, dinner at 7:30p, tickets are $35.
- Vegan Pizza book party: Julie Hasson (author of Vegan Diner and former owner of Native Bowl) has a new book called Vegan Pizza and Herbivore is hosting a book signing/pizza party (including gluten-free options) at noon on November 16th. Thanks to Molly W for the tip.
- Isa Does It book tour: former Portlander Isa Chandra Moskowitz will be in town promoting her new book at two events that include meeting & greeting, signing, and cookies! November 18th, 7:30p at Powell’s and December 1st, 1pm at Herbivore.
- Roman Candle: started dinner service this month with their pizza bianca. The Pomodoro (tomato, oregano, extra virgin olive oil, and sea salt) is vegan.
photos by Food Mountain