Hey, Stumptown vegan—have you spent the last 21 months sighing longingly about the good old days? Waxing nostalgic about brunches gone by? Fondly recalling Sunday mornings spent noshing on mile high omelets, ‘merican waffles and early morning tiramisu at Portobello Vegan Trattoria?
Sigh no more! Portobello has quietly relaunched its brunch service, guided by a slew of favorite breakfast recipes from years past.
Fruit compote-adorned waffles are again served a la mode; gourmet home fries arrive smothered in parsley pesto or cashew cheese sauce; smoky seitan ham rounds and Hollandaised half-moons of tofu quiver atop the vegan benedict.
The eggless kitchen gets extra-creative with dishes like the Italian omelet, which deconstructs the popular Arriabbiata pie into a soul-warming stack of spicy seitan sausage, cherry peppers, sweet marinara, and cashew cheese sauce piled onto a grainy slab of OTA tofu. Think part pizza, part polenta, all plants, all amazing.
The stars of Portobello’s dinner menu shine early on Sundays, as well, including the famous beet tartare, a brunchified beet burger, and a vegan cheese plate by Eugene’s Vtopian. Plates not up to par with your nostalgic fantasies? The staff asks patrons to pipe up if there’s something they miss from the old menu, or if they have wild ideas for new dishes.
New to the Portland and/or vegan scene? Your first chance to chow down on this celebrated breakfast is next Sunday from 9:30 am–2 pm. Tables are first come, first serve, so bring a few chatty friends and maybe a snack—after all, this is Portland brunch we’re talking about, and long waits are part of the fun.
Portobello Vegan Trattoria
1125 SE Division St
Brunch: Sundays 9:30 am–2 pm