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“Love it! Too bad it's at Bridgeport.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Native Foods Cafe

Native Foods Cafe
7237 SW Bridgeport Rd, Tigard, OR
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Ranked #4 of 121 Restaurants in Tigard
Cuisines: Vegan
Description: 503-968-9999
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Description: 503-968-9999
Portland, Oregon
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41 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
“Love it! Too bad it's at Bridgeport.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012 via mobile

This is a really great option for vegetarians and vegans and people interesting in exploring a more plant-based diet. The emphasis here is on whole foods, and grain based "meats". One can choose to enjoy a vegan chick'n sandwich or a quinoa salad.

We have had a few entrees and so far, the quality of the produce is high and there is a lot of care and skill going into the preparation. As menu items all fall under the $10-$12 range, it is a pretty good bargain. It is counter service but the staff was knowledgeable and helpful.

All in all, a really nice go to spot for anyone wanting to try some inspired vegan fare. It's in Bridgeport village though, for some that may be a plus, but the parking can be a hassle.

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  • English first
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English first
Maryland
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60 reviews 60 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 46 cities Reviews in 46 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Good vegan food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

This restaurant is in a new, upscale shopping area, the type that simulates a walkable neighborhood. To reach the cafe, you must walk into the center of the pedestrian-only area. The place is not easy to locate if you just cruise the shopping center by car, and free parking in the nearby structure is available, but this means 5-10 minutes negotiating the garage and walking to the cafe.

Once we arrived, we found a casual dining format (stand and order, then pay and the food is brought to your table). For newbies, the menu was confusing. We all found something to order, food arrived fairly quickly, and my Bangkok Stir Fry dish with tofu, was tasty, generous, and a good value. The staff were very helpful, and the ambiance, while a bit noisy and not plush, was OK. I would go again to explore more of what is on their menu. It is entirely vegan, and the menu includes several faux-meat items of which I am suspicious but might be willing to try.

  • Visited September 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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Eugene, OR
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Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Healthy Vegan For The Rest Of Us”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

My wife and I recently switched to more of a plant-based diet so when visiting the Mall at Tigard, we decided to try this chain featuring all vegan food. The place had too many choices, which isn't a bad thing. There's something for everyone's taste. Fortunately, many of the the meals didn't contain soy, but had a brown rice protein called satain (my wife is allergic to soy). However, for better or worse, many of the meals mimicked the regular food we are used to. For instance, I had the Rubin sandwich and it looked and tasted just like a regular Rubin sandwich. This might be good for people who aren't used to eating vegan. On the other hand, there were menu choices that were more vegan-like. The other concern that I had was the portion sizes of the meals. They were large, so don't be afraid to ask for a take-home box. Overall, the food was great and very tasty with lots of choices on the menu and at a reasonable price. Highly recommended for those wanting to eat a more plant-based diet. Oh, and the drink choices were great as well. I had the lavender lemonade and other than the fact that it was a little too sweet, it was great. I wish we had once of these restaurants in our neck of the woods.

  • 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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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Excellent flavors!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

I am not a vegan or vegetarian but I do enjoy such foods. To my husband, vegan is foreign. The staff member at the counter was very helpful in helping him find something he would like. I had the Rockin' Moroccan bowl and I loved it! The sauce was very flavorful with just the right amount of heat for me. The vegetables were roasted/crunchy done just how I like them and the tofu was very delicious. My husband had the Portobello and Sausage Burger. He really liked it! The salsa was fresh and delicious. My son had the Brontosaurus Burrito - he didn't care for it but he's 3 and apparently doesn't like avocado. I tasted it and thought it was good. It was HUGE. The Lavender Lemonade was our favorite of the drinks. The service was excellent, food was excellent - I wish we had a Native Foods back home!

  • Visited August 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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Portland, Oregon, USA
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Vegan for beginners”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2012

I second one of the other reviews here, this restaurant is a perfect place to introduce vegan food. Had one of the wraps with crispy "chicken", which was served with a side of a very potent and flavorful salsa. I'm normally not a big fan of vegetarian food or fake chicken, but this place is different. On the slightly expensive side for lunch, but well worth the trip. Good beer selection, too. Will definitely be back! Nice outdoor patio.

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