Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Finally, some local news!

The Sentinel, a neighborhood rag that serves the northern-most portions of Stumptown, gave PVR a nice mention in a recent article that describes the closure of both Veganopolis and Nutshell.

Nutshell was probably the closest thing Portland ever had to vegan 'fine dining.' I think its downfall began when it was discovered that a restaurant owned by the same guy in PDX persistently serves foie gras. Then Nutshell stopped being 100% vegan. When I did dine there once, way back when, I enjoyed the Jamaican platter that I got, but I wasn't dying to go back, despite having high expectations.

Thanks to the Sentinel for the mention! And go visit Proper Eats, probably the best vegan reuben in that part of town.


Art GK said...

Have you tried the vegan reuben at Backspace (115 NW 5th Ave.)? It's pretty good! Of course, I've yet to try Proper Eats'.

TJF said...

I haven't had the reuben at Backspace, though they've been on my list to try. I didn't realize they had a vegan reuben, actually...I know they had some vegan friendly sandwiches, but maybe they have changed their menu since the renovations? I will have to check them out when I'm back in town. Thanks for the tip!