Rose City. Rip City. Bridgetown. PDX. Whatever you call it, it’s all Portland, Oregon.
And people love it.
Portland is an eco-conscious, walkable, bikeable, city with an excellent public transit system. And while it may be better known for its professional sports teams — or perhaps the hilarious cult-classic Portlandia — it’s known locally for its vibrant vegan and active lifestyle community.
It’s a mecca for vegan foodies and athletes alike, and our appreciation for quality vegan food and the outdoors is a major reason for why my fiancee and I were drawn to this city in the first place.
Experiencing Portland as a Vegan Athlete
When you’re planning where to stay and what to do in Portland, it’s helpful to think of the city in quadrants.
Portland is divided into four quadrants by the Willamette River (which splits East and West Portland) and by Burnside Street (which splits the North and South sides). Whether you’re planning a running route or looking for somewhere to dine, consider which quadrant of Portland your destination will be in.
With that in mind, I’ve organized my Portland running and vegan food suggestions in this guide by area of the city.