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“Exquisite Vegan Food”

Blossoming Lotus Portland
Ranked #61 of 4,313 Restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $15
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
Oregon
Level 4 Contributor
44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Exquisite Vegan Food”
Reviewed January 26, 2013

We recently went for our second visit to Blossoming Lotus. The first time, we went for brunch, which was a long time ago. I had a scramble that was excellent. My partner had the biscuits, which weren't great because of the spelt flour. We had planned to go to Portobello for my birthday, but they were all booked, so we decided to try Blossoming Lotus, and I'm glad we did!

We arrived earlier than we'd intended, but it worked out great because we were able to get a couple of appetizers we wanted to try at happy hour prices. We had the artichoke fritters, which my partner loved, and the pesto-white bean dip with chips, which we both loved. These were quite filling, and more than we expected, but we wanted to try their dinners too, so we ordered the Southern BBQ Plate. What an amazing dish! With the exception of the bland black-eyed peas, everything in the dish was spectacular -- tasty and well prepared. The restaurant is on the spendy side, but a great option for a once-in-a-while treat.

  • Visited December 2012
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English first
Vancouver, Washington
Level 4 Contributor
45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Excellent”
Reviewed January 25, 2013

We were given a gift certificate from our kids who know we are very in to vegetarian food. Wow!!!

Blew away our expectations. Very helpful staff who worked together, fantastic food, and the price was less than expected so we still have $$ on the certificate for another meal.

We showed up midweek about 5pm so it wasn't crowded. Parking was a little hard to find as we didn't use public transit. Wife had a combo plate & I had there portabella special. Enough to share so we both enjoyed a lot of tasting.

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Level 5 Contributor
69 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Delicious healthy food”
Reviewed January 17, 2013

The artichoke fritters were awesome. We also liked the BBQ plate and Cajun Roulade. Fun cocktails, decent wine selections and great service. I look forward to eating here again when we visit Portland.

Visited January 2013
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Portland, Oregon
Level 6 Contributor
97 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Excellent”
Reviewed December 27, 2012

The beet salad and entree were delicious, one of the best meals (and dates) I had during 2012 :) Located right off Broadway, where the parking is much more plentiful than downtown. This neighborhood is full of great restaurants, but Blossoming Lotus is the star of the lot.

  • Visited June 2012
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Gresham, Oregon
Level 6 Contributor
145 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Absolutely amazing!”
Reviewed December 19, 2012

This restaurant is very close to Lloyd Center mall and its movie theaters. It is easy to find, even on a dark rainy afternoon, corner of Broadway and NE 15th, next to Peet's Coffee. The Happy Hour selection is awesome and the prices are great. My friend ordered the 3-taco sampler and I had the soup du jour (made with turnips and butter squash) along with a house salad. Everything we had was excellent and nicely presented. I was slightly disappointed that the sweet potato bourbon pie was not available last night, and I agree with the previous reviewer about the parking but that won't keep us from returning to BL for more delicious vegetarian fare.

  • Visited December 2012
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