Friday, August 26, 2011

Home-Grown Smoker

We walked over to the Home-Grown Smoker food cart in downtown Portland (just 2 blocks from our hotel) which was staying open late just for conference attendees. After wolfing down a cupcake and a couple of glasses of champagne (and some "Cheese" and crackers) at the opening reception, I managed to have a few bites of these. All sooo good, but this poor tummy is full! Forgive the quality of the photos–I used my iPhone.

SloMoFoMo (Soy Curls in BBQ + Sweet Potato Fries)

 Chili-Mac (enough for two people, by the way!)

Coconut battered deep-fried oreos. You heard me.
And chocolate dipping sauce.
Yeah, it was way over the top, but I had to, really didn't I?
It's not like I live in Portland...
You should know you get 4 with an order. 
Two somehow disappeared before I could photograph them.

Vida Vegan Con Opening Reception

The Vida Vegan Con opening reception: champagne, cupcakes, Heidi-Ho Cheese and crackers.

Gluten-free cupcakes...


Vida Vegan Con

We're here! Well, we've been here in Portland for a few days now, eating our way through all the vegan and veg-friendly restaurants and bakeries. I knew I'd be gaining weight on this trip, so at least I feel like it's worth it! (Vegan: corn dogs, soft serve, lasagna, cornbread, pizza, doughnuts, pastries...the list goes on and on.) I promise to upload photos, hopefully tonight. I've been taking tons, just having either Wi-Fi issues or "lap-top brain is full" issues.

Come eat or spend money at these places if you are in Portland or visit their websites:

The first three are at the "vegan mini-mall"
Herbivore: 1211 SE Stark, Portland, OR 97214 • 503-281-TOFU (8638)
Food Fight Grocery: 1217 SE Stark Street, Portland, OR  97214 | Phone: 503-233-3910
Sweetpea Baking Company: 1205 SE Stark Street, Portland, OR 97214 (503) 477-5916

Around the corner and down the street:
The Hungry Tiger Too:  207 SE 12th St. Portland (Vegan Corn Dogs!)

On Alberta Street, a ways away, but so worth it:
Back to Eden Bakery : 2217 NE Alberta St. Portland, OR 97211
Pie Footwear:  2916 NE Alberta St. Portland, OR 97211
Bella Faccia Pizzeria2934 NE Alberta St. Portland, OR 97211