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“Stunningly good” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Blossoming Lotus Portland

Blossoming Lotus Portland
1713 NE 15th, Portland, OR 97212
(503) 228-0048
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Ranked #19 of 3,629 Restaurants in Portland
Price range: $5 - $15
Cuisines: Vegan, Vegetarian
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Dessert
Kitchener, Canada
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Stunningly good”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

We ate at the Blossoming Lotus on our third night in Portland, and were absolutely blown away by the quality of the food. We started with the White Bean dip as an appetizer, and then I had the Chana Masala, highly recommended, and my partner had the Pepita Crusted Seitan, also highly recommended. We finished up with a shared dish of soft serve, which was also excellent.

We liked it so well, we went back again on the last night we were in town, and had the Wok Tossed Tofu, and a different Pepita Crusted Seitan that was excellent. We started with bowls of the squash soup, a great way to start a meal on a chilly night.

A word of warning - the soup and the white bean dip are almost a meal on their own, so you may want to order less than you might normally. You will definitely want to eat everything they put on the table, so you will absolutely go away full, and perhaps over-full!

Even if you don't normally eat vegetarian or vegan, you must try this restaurant. The food is fabulous, the service is great, and the value is very good.

The only shortcoming is that they tend to keep their bottled ales too cold (this is a small problem), but they have a nice selection of local bottled beers.

Visited November 2012
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English first
Las Vegas, Nevada
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133 reviews 133 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
“Will visit again and again”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012 via mobile

I love this neighborhood!! Great location, super comfy atmosphere, friendly staff and delicious food! As visiting Vegans we ate our way around Portland and Blossoming Lotus was in our top 3. I had the Crispy Thai Wrap and my husband had the Coconut Curry Tempeh Sandwich, neither of us wanted to share.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Died and went to vegan heaven!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

Oh my God, Blossoming Lotus, as a cynical New Yorker, I judged you so hard for your (kinda) corny name but I was so wrong. And I've never been so happy to be so wrong. We ended up here because we were starving and the hotel concierge recommended it as the best vegan place near by. My co-worker is on the Atkins diet and I prefer vegan food but she was willing to be a little "adventurous." Two bites into her Masala Bowl and she was hooked! I got the Southwest Bowl with soy curls and it was AMAAAAAAZINNNGGG. These soy curls are seriously unlike anything I've ever had before. And the mix of flavors in the bowl was so intense but so clean and fresh. I am drooling while typing this.
I'd give anything to have an East Coast version of this place because it is unbelievable!
Also try the coconut chai- delicious!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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San Diego
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9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“I Can't Believe It's Vegan!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

I'd heard that vegan and raw food could be great, and although I like salad as much as the next person, I never would have imagined that I would walk away saying this is one of the most delicious and interesting meals I've ever had. Seriously. We went at happy hour, which is the perfect way to try a variety of dishes that are offered at the Blossoming Lotus. Everything we ordered was delicious. The tastes were complex and surprising. Of course, things didn't look like they sound: a taco in a lettuce leaf rather than a tortilla, pizza that has little similarity to it's more familiar distant cousin. But once I tasted it, it didn't matter, it was so good. I am not a vegetarian, but if someone would cook like this for me everyday, I could easily become one. I look forward to going there again on my next trip to Portland.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Vancouver, Canada
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52 reviews 52 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Satisfying and healthy”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

Be prepared for a wait if you show up at dinner time. Even after putting our names in the book by the front door the wait staff seated another party first. I was able to overlook it once the food arrived. The"live sampler" sounded oddly like something I had in a restaurant in Beijing...but thankfully nothing on the plate was actually "Alive", as in moving. No, the food is billed as being better for you because it's uncooked. I'm not sure that's the case but it was really good and filling. Paired with one of Oregon's outstanding beers, it was worth the wait. I'll be back the next time I'm in Portland.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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