Make Your Reservation for a Very Vegan Valentine’s Day

Impress your veg-friendly sweetheart with a fancy prix fixe dinner at a plant-based Portland eatery.

By Tuck Woodstock January 28, 2016

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Looking for a way to wow your honey-free honey this Valentine’s Day? Struggling to convince your carnivorous companion to give veganism a try? These prix fixe dinners will win any herbivorous heart—just don’t forget to make a reservation. 

Obon Healing Heart Pop-Up

What you’ll eat: This Asian-inspired pop-up is putting a practical twist on the heart theme. Dishes feature Chinese medicinal herbs that promote healthy immune and circulatory systems, as well as antioxidant-rich superfoods with warming properties. (Intimidated? Keep reading.) Expect shiitake-stuffed brussels sprouts, tofu-chicken rice flour dumplings, kabocha gnocchi, and rose and chocolate coconut ice cream.
Where: The former Red & Black Café space, 400 SE 12th Ave
When: 5:30pm and 8pm seatings
How much: $50 per person, with optional cocktail pairings for $25. Email [email protected] to reserve.

Vtopia Cheese Shop & Deli

What you’ll eat: Five fabulous courses, including one of Vtopia's famous vegan cheese plates. Expect gluten-free options like cauliflower cheddar bisque and chocolate strawberry cheesecake, and for your entree, select between a wild mushroom & bacon risotto and chicken parmigiana atop potato cake—both vegan, of course! 
Where: Vtopia, 1628 SW Jefferson St.
When: Seatings available at 5pm, 6:30pm and 8pm.
How much: $4o per person. Call 971-271-7656 to reserve.

Harvest at the Bindery

What you’ll eat: Four veggie-centric courses of sunchoke bisque, charred mushroom hazelnut pate, farro risotto, and dark chocolate almond cream cake with beet sorbet.
Where: Harvest at the Bindery, 3101 NE Sandy Blvd
When: Seatings available 6–9pm
How much: $45 per person. (Update: Sold out!)


What you’ll eat: This Italian-inspired meal offers two options for each course, including a gluten-free choice. Expect dishes like fried breaded oyster mushrooms, smoked chestnut and parsnip “love letter” ravioli, and red velvet chocolate beet cake with cream cheese ice cream.
Where: Portobello, 1125 SE Division St
When: Seatings available 5:30–9pm
How much: $55 per person, with optional wine pairings for $25. Reserve here

Blossoming Lotus

What you’ll eat: A globetrotting four-course meal with ample gluten-free and soy-free options. For your entree, choose between a muenster cheese crepe or a plate of potato tempeh pakora with goji berry couscous, and save room for a melange of "fancy schmancy sweets."
Where: Blossoming Lotus, 1713 NE 15th Ave
When: 5pm and 8pm seatings
How much: $60 per person, with optional wine pairings for $30. Call 503-228-0048 to reserve.

Natural Selection

What you’ll eat: Start your Valentine’s Day celebrations early with a five-course meal on Friday or Saturday at Portland’s OG veggie-friendly, prix fixe spot. All dishes will be vegan, gluten-free, and “inspired by the season for sweeties.”
Where: Natural Selection, 3033 NE Alberta St
When: February 12 and 13, with seatings available 5:30–10pm
How much: $60 per person, with optional wine pairings for $35. Reserve here.

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