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Vegetarian House

Old Town - Chinatown
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22 NW 4th Ave, Portland, OR 97209-3802
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Enjoyed the vegetarian options.

Usually i'm not big on vegetarian food but they had great options. Would recommend it to others.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2009
Portland, Oregon
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Boulder, Colorado
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

I wanted to like this place as I like to support vegan places but the food here was maybe the worse vegan food I have ever had. I had the lunch buffet. It had mostly fake meat on it with practically no vegetables and extremely greasy. The best part of the meal was the pot of tea! They really should... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

I was in the mood for veggies, so this seemed the best of limited choices, since the restaurant I really wanted in Chinatown was not open at 12:15 on a Sunday afternoon. I paid $9 for a plate of white rice topped with water chestnuts and snap peas with a mild, light sauce. The snap peas were the most tasty... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2011

Don't be put off by the unimpressive exterior (or, for the vegans, the window full of meat at the restaurant next door). The food is outstanding - the chef creates many of the vegan replicas of meat in some of the dishes himself. Everything I have tried from the comprehensive menu has been delicious. My husband and I order extra... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2011

This was one of the worst meals I have had while in Portland. The atmosphere feels like a hospital cafe which didn't help, but the food was terrible. We ordered the veggie spring rolls, fried won-tons and the kung pao chicken. The spring rolls were tiny and tasteless, the fried won-ton were actually greasy won-ton wrappers completely lacking a filling... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2010

Have been going here for years & never been disappointed! Best Asian food anywhere, and it's all gloriously vegetarian! No choosing from a couple meager veg options, they're ALL vegetarian!! The meat substitutes are delicious and convincing, even my friends and family (including my meat-loving parents) all love eating here and we return every time they're in town! Not one... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2009

Usually i'm not big on vegetarian food but they had great options. Would recommend it to others.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2008

Excellent all vegetarian chinese food. Meat eaters won't even miss the meat

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2008

Super food, unique and fun!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2008

I have been back to Vegetarian House many times since I originally stumbled upon it. It's low-frills vegetarian food at it's finest. The food is superb, the dining room is comfortable but spartan. The prices can't be beat! There is a television broadcasting this otherworldly all-positive news channel, it's engrossing and can distract you from your meal if you're not... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2008

I really like this place though the location leaves something to be desired.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 22 NW 4th Ave, Portland, OR 97209-3802
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland>  > Old Town - Chinatown
  • Neighborhood: Old Town - Chinatown
  • Phone Number: 503-274-0160

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: Chinese, Vegetarian, Vegan

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?