Best Vegan Brunch and Vegan Breakfast in Portland

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bagel from Ben & Esthers in Portland

Below is a thorough guide to the best Portland vegan restaurants. I list the best vegan-friendly restaurants in Portland, Oregon that serve breakfast and brunch. Portland has always been one of the top vegan-friendly cities in the United States. And every year, the Portland vegan food scene gets better than it was before. Not only does this list tell you where to go, it also tells you when to go and what to order.

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I live in the pacific northwest, so I’m lucky enough to be within driving distance from Portland. I go on a road trip every summer, so I will only be updating this list once a year, likely right before or after my summer trip. There are always places closing and opening so there’s a chance something in this list may be outdated information.

Please double check with the restaurant’s instagram page, yelp page, or website to make sure they’re open when you plan to go. I’ve made this mistake so many times of not doing this and it makes for some serious hanger issues.

My vegan Portland Yelp collection is usually up to date if you want to see all the vegan friendly spots in a map view.

Vegan Weekend Brunch in Portland

Below is a list of places to get vegan brunch in Portland on weekends only. There are additional places under the Vegan Food Trucks and Food Carts section at the bottom.


Victoria breakfast plate with the Humboldt burrito in the background from Victoria in Portland

Victoria is a bar that serves vegan brunch on Saturdays and Sundays from 9am-3pm. The Victoria brunch menu is all vegan upon request. This might just be the best Sunday brunch in Portland.

The coconut chai french toast is a seasonal item on their brunch menu, so if they have it next time, I’m def getting it! They had 4 savory vegan brunch items: chicken and waffles, avocado toast, vegan breakfast burrito, and a traditional breakfast.

David ordered the Humboldt Burrito, and I ordered the Victoria Breakfast. Mine came with tofu scramble, vegan sausage, biscuits and gravy, and country potatoes. The biscuit and the gravy were both SO GOOD. The housemade sausage tasted like meat to me, so I didn’t like it at all. (I’ve been vegan for 25 years so things that are too meaty are not for me.) Next time, I’ll order the biscuit and gravy and the tofu scramble from the sides menu and skip the sausage and potatoes.

If you drink, they have a vegan bloody mary that looks amazing! I quit drinking, but that would have been right up my alley ten years ago. I like how much outdoor seating they have because I was able to find a spot in the corner where my reactive doggo could sit without her anxiety being triggered.

Neighborhood: Humboldt (N Portland)

Mis Tacones

Mis Tacones is an all-vegan mexican restaurant. They’re LGBTQ owned, and there’s a vegan Mexican patisserie that does a popup there twice a week. They serve brunch only on Saturdays and Sundays.

Neighborhood: Vernon, Alberta Arts District (NE Portland) Closed: Tuesday - Wednesday

XO Bar

Update: According to their Instagram, their brunch service is on hold.

XO Bar calls themselves a 100% plant based bar, but it’s also 100% vegan. They serve brunch on Saturday and Sunday from 11am-3pm. The brunch menu looks pretty exotic, so I would probably order the kimchi fried rice if I want something safe. The cauliflower waffle sounds like their version of chicken and waffles.

Neighborhood: Boise, Mississippi (N Portland)

Bye and Bye

The Bye and Bye was the first all-vegan bar I had ever been to. This was 10 years ago when vegan establishments weren’t as popular as they are today. I remember being excited that I could order greens (kale and collards I think) and black beans at 1am. They also have a nice patio.

Well, lo and behold, they open at 10am on Saturdays and Sundays with an all vegan menu for brunch. Vegan eggs benedict is on that menu, along with tofu scramble and a breakfast sandwich.

Neighborhood: King (NE Portland)

Vegan Weekday Breakfast

Mirisata & Cooper’s

Mirisata is an all-vegan Sri Lankan restaurant. Cooper’s is their sister restaurant that serves vegan soups and sandwiches normally. In February 2024, they started serving a weekday breakfast from 7am-1pm and a weekend brunch from 10am-2pm.

I’m planning to order a traditional english breakfast and an egg hopper combo that mentions deviled eggs in the description. There’s also a just egg omelet, vaipan (little coconut banana fritters), and passionfruit mimosas.

Neighborhood: Buckman, Belmont (SE Portland)

Vertical Diner

Vertical Diner opened in 2019. They’re open from 10am-8pm everyday and they serve breakfast all day. I haven’t been to the Portland location, but I did hit up the SLC, Utah location when I was there on vacation. It’s an all-vegan diner and has that diner aesthetic inside, just as you might expect. The Portland location has a large room that they call the gold room and you can reserve it for large groups or parties of up to 60 guests.

Vertical Diner uses 30% organic and local ingredients when possible and they boast that they can make 90% of the menu gluten-free upon request. The vegan breakfast menu looks like your standard fare. There’s not a single thing on the menu that I wouldn’t happily shove in my face.

Neighborhood: Hillsdale (SW Portland)

Ben & Esther’s Vegan Jewish Deli

bagel with a ton of vegan cream cheese from Ben & Esthers in Portland

Ben and Esther’s Vegan Jewish Deli is a unique find. I wish we had one in northern California. This is a great way to try classic Jewish food that you haven’t had since going vegan. They have things like lox bagels, vegan matzo ball soup, challah bread, whitefish bagel, knishes, and potato latkes.

They have 10 flavors of vegan bagels and 7 flavors of vegan cream cheese to choose from. If you prefer breakfast sandwiches, they have 9 varieties of those. What I loved about this place was how delicious the vegan cream cheese is. I’ve tried all the vegan cream cheese on the market and a lot of them suck honestly. But Ben & Esther’s knows what’s up. And the ratio of cream cheese to bagel? Very heavy, just the way I like it!

Neighborhood: Vernon, Alberta Arts District (NE Portland) Open: 8am-3pm every day


Sweetpea Baking Company is a 100% vegan bakery that also serves breakfast and lunch every day. The Sweetpea breakfast daily menu is from 9am-3pm.

They were one of the original vegan spots that have been here since 2005, so I have been here back when they were offering a brunch buffet on weekends only. If you’re in a rush, you can get a coffee and a baked good from the pastry case. Or they have Henry Higgins bagels, vegan cream cheese, waffles, tofu scramble, and a vegan breakfast sandwich with tempeh bacon.

Neighborhood: Buckman (SE Portland)

Off the Griddle

Off the Griddle is a diner that’s open for brunch everyday. All the menu items are vegan by default, but I guess you can request animal products if you hate animals. If you’re a long time vegan, like me, you might recall a place called A.N.D. cafe from back in the day that had bike chain art on the walls. Well, this is the same place, but rebranded.

The Off the Griddle brunch menu has the best vegan breakfast selection of anywhere else. Highlights include both sweet and savory waffles, and a brunch wrap, which is the breakfast version of the taco bell crunch wrap. Pictured above is a spinach and mushroom waffle with ranch dressing and tofu scramble that I ordered back when it was A.N.D. cafe in 2016.

Neighborhood: Mt. Scott - Arleta (SE Portland) Open: 9am-3pm every day

3 Howls

3 Howls is technically not in Portland, but I’m gonna mention it anyway. They just opened in the summer 2024. I think it might technically be a vegan bar, but they serve breakfast daily until it’s sold out. They have a breakfast burrito, chicken and waffles, and a breakfast sandwich with Yo Egg.

This is a busy location, so keep that in mind if you have somewhere to be after.

Location: Vancouver, WA

DC Vegetarian

vegan reuben from DC Vegetarian in Portland

DC Vegetarian is an all-vegan restaurant that started as a food cart in downtown Portland back in 2009. Now they have their own brick and mortar in SE Portland, and they make their own seitan in house. When I went, I ordered the reuben, and it was the biggest, most delicious sandwich you could ever ask for. It was seriously enough for 2 meals if you’re not a huge eater!

The staff was super friendly. There was no line. There’s picnic tables out front where you can eat, but it’s mostly a takeout spot. I recommend doing what I did and take your great food a couple blocks down to the park and sit under the shade of a giant tree.

I know you’re here to hear about the vegan breakfast options though, so I’ll get on with it. They have 13 items on the breakfast menu. Most of them are breakfast sandwiches, but they also have a muffin, a bagel with cream cheese, and biscuits and gravy. Oh, and if you’re there on a weekend, you can get french toast!

They’re open 7 days a week, but on Sunday and Monday, they close at 3pm instead of 7pm.

Neighborhood: Richmond, Clinton, South Tabor (SE Portland)


Harlow is a completely gluten-free restaurant with vegan options. There are 2 Portland locations and both are open from 9am-8pm every day (although they close earlier on some days during the winter). It’s the type of place where you wait in line, order, and then sit down. If you go on during brunch hours, expect to wait 30-45 minutes.

During the warmer months, they offer outdoor seating, which I appreciate as a covid-conscious individual. The outlaw scramble, pesto garden scramble, and farmers vegetable scramble can be made with tempeh or jackfruit. They also have biscuits and gravy, a yogurt parfait with fresh fruit, a bagel with avocado, and banana walnut pancakes.

I know we’re here to talk about breakfast, but their dinner menu looks really good too. I want to try their vegan mac n cheese bowl!

Neighborhoods: Hawthorne, Richmond (SE Portland) and Alphabet District (NW Portland)

Junior’s Cafe

Junior’s Cafe is an omni restaurant that serves breakfast and lunch everyday from 9am-2pm. They have 3 vegan items on their breakfast menu. There’s vegan french toast, tomfoolery tofu scramble, and superhero scramble (they even add vegan cheese to the superhero scramble!). All 3 options are very delicious and you can add beyond sausage to the scrambles for $2 more.

Neighborhood: Ladd’s Addition, Hosford-Abernethy (SE Portland)

Jam On Hawthorne

​​Jam On Hawthorne is an omni breakfast spot with a few vegan options. The savory vegan breakfast choices are vegan scramble, tempeh huevos rancheros, and tofu veggie hash. If you prefer sweet breakfasts, try the chai blueberry pancakes.​ They’re open 8am-2pm every day. If you’re in the Hosford-Abernethy neighborhood and it’s Thurs-Sat, I would honestly skip this place and just go to Shoofly instead.

Neighborhood: Hosford-Abernethy, Hawthorne (SE Portland) ​


Moberi is a mini chain serving healthy breakfast food like acai bowls, smoothies, and date balls. It’s not all plant-based food I don’t think so make sure you request vegan items when you order. ​They have a pink smoothie and a teal smoothie that are just waiting to be featured on your instagram page. I would never order an acai bowl, because it’s just not my thing, but they have a cashew-based vegan soft serve that I’m all about. There are vegan toppings for it like cookie crumbles. Oh, and if you don’t like cold breakfasts, they also have hot oatmeal. ​ ​They’re open daily but the hours vary based on the location. You can assume no matter what location you’re near, they’ll be open by 9am.

Neighborhoods: Alphabet District (NW Portland), Hawthorne, Richmond (SE Portland)

Vegan Bakeries


Shoofly Vegan Bakery and Cafe is an all-vegan bakery that’s open from 8am-3pm everyday. On Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, they have a breakfast menu, in addition to their baked goods. The menu includes biscuits and gravy, quiche, a breakfast sandwich, and a yogurt cup. Some of the breakfast baked goods are muffins, scones, cinnamon rolls, and sticky buns.

The interior is quite big and has plenty of seating where you can enjoy your breakfast and coffee. They try to use organic local ingredients when possible.

Neighborhood: Hosford-Abernethy, Central Eastside (SE Portland)


sign outside of Sweetpea in Portland

Sweetpea Baking Company is already in the list earlier, so I don’t need to elaborate. They’re a 100% vegan bakery that has been around since 2005, so they know what they’re doing.

Neighborhood: Buckman (SE Portland)

Petunia’s Pies & Pastries

Petunia’s is the CUTEST pastel-decorated 100% vegan and gluten-free bakery in Portland. They have tea, coffee, cakes, cookies, scones, brownies, and cupcakes. Oh and vegan ice cream! You can even order your latte with coconut milk if you like them extra creamy.

Their breakfast pastry selection offers a good variety. I love a savory scone, but they also have sweet ones. There are multiple types of muffins, banana bread with chocolate chips, cinnamon rolls, coffee cake, and sticky buns. If you can get there on a Saturday or Sunday before 11am, you might also have a chance at one of their vegan donuts.

Neighborhood: Downtown (SW Portland)

Hail Snail

Hail Snail started out as a pop up/catering business and eventually moved into a brick and mortar location in 2020. They’re an all-vegan, queer and family owned cinnamon roll shop that kind of reminds me of Cinnaholic. They use natural ingredients and fair trade chocolate in their cinnamon rolls. What’s not to love? They offer a gluten-free option as well. They’re open 11am-5pm Thursday through Sunday only.

Neighborhood: Arbor Lodge (N Portland) Closed: Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday

Doe Donuts

Doe donuts is a completely all-vegan donut shop. I’ve been to Doe donuts at their old location which was in BFE, and at their new location which is much more convenient. I recommend the Portland Fog, which is the donut version of a london fog.

Neighborhood: Hollywood (NE Portland)

Voodoo Donuts

Voodoo Donuts isn’t a vegan doughnut shop, but they do have a good selection of vegan doughnuts. If you’re in the 1% of the population who hasn’t heard of Voodoo Donuts, I’ll tell you a little bit about it. It’s a kitschy doughnut shop where all the donuts have cute names and themes. They have a Voodoo Doughnut that’s like a voodoo doll with pretzel pins sticking out of it and blood colored fruit filling that oozes out. Another donut that they are famous for is the cock and balls, which I think you can guess what shape it is. And of course, it has a boston cream filling.

Depending on what time you go and what location, they usually have at least 10 varieties of vegan donuts at any given time. Here’s another secret that not many people know. Most locations will offer you a doughnut bucket (pictured above). It’s one of those giant plastic buckets you use for fruit picking, filled to the top with day-old donuts, and they only charge you $15 for the whole bucket. The best part about the donut bucket is that you can usually get one that’s all vegan.

Neighborhoods: One location is in Kerns (NE Portland), and the other is in Chinatown, near downtown (SW Portland)

Vegan Coffee Shops in Portland

Exquisite Creatures Coffee

Exquisite Creatures is a plant-based coffee shop, offering oat, almond, soy, or coconut milk. They also have caffeinated and herbal teas. They carry vegan pastries made by local bakeries such as scones and croissants. They also serve a vegan breakfast sandwich on an english muffin. They’re open 8am-2pm every day.

Neighborhood: Lower Burnside, Industrial District, Buckman, Central Eastside (SE Portland)

Day Lily Coffee Shop

Day Lily is an all vegan coffee shop that uses Roseline Coffee. They’re open daily from 7am-2pm and have indoor and outdoor seating. Breakfast items include breakfast sandwich, breakfast burrito, peanut butter banana smoothie, and pastries that they make there. One of the 5 plant milk options is pistachio oat milk, which I will 100% be getting.

Neighborhood: Boise, Mississippi (N Portland)

Jet Black Coffee Company

vegan pastries at Jet Black Coffee in Portland

This 100% vegan coffee shop in Portland brews beans from Water Avenue Coffee. All the baked goods they sell are vegan and are made by local bakers such as Shoofly and Sweetpea. They also have bagels and bagel breakfast sandwiches. They’re located right behind the vegan grocery store: Food Fight!

This is a good choice if you’re an early riser because they’re open daily from 7am-3pm.

Neighborhood: Parkrose Heights, (NE Portland)

Vegan Breakfast Food Trucks

Chubby Bunny

Chubby Bunny doesn’t market themselves as a vegan food cart, but they are 100% vegan. Vegan comfort foods for brunch? Yes please!

They have breakfast sandwiches, hash browns, and burgers. If you’re the kind of person who likes to order breakfast all day, this food cart is for you. They’re open from 8am-2pm every day.

Neighborhood: Belmont, Sunnyside (SE Portland)

Scratch Breakfast

Scratch Breakfast is another one in Vancouver, WA. Over the river and through the woods, to grandmother’s house we go. I mean to a vegan brunch food truck we go. They’re open from 8am-3pm every day.

Location: Vancouver, WA

Comments or Questions?

Did I miss any important spots in this list of vegan breakfast and brunch in Portland, Oregon? Please reach out and let me know. I’m @vegandollhouse on instagram or email me.

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