The sun is out, the temperature is up and you’re craving a refreshing veggie-based meal that will leave you feeling satisfied and energized. Luckily, we’ve rounded up some delicious options that will have you swooning even if you don’t normally eat vegan or raw. Scroll down for our hot list of spots where your family can cool down and feel fantastic with the best raw foods, green juices and smoothies.

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Blossoming Lotus
For a fresh, organic and beautiful brunch, lunch or dinner, head to Blossoming Lotus, where the menu boasts an amazing combination of raw, vegan and vegetarian items. Along with healthy raw favorites like the Live Nachos ($14), Collard Rolls ($13) or Thai Salad ($12), diners will also find an assortment of smoothies, fresh squeezed juices, cocktails and mocktails.

Blossoming Lotus
1713 NE 15th Ave.
503-228-0048
Weekdays, 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. (10 p.m. Fridays)
Weekend dinner, 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. (10 p.m. Saturdays)
Weekend brunch, 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Online: blpdx.com

 

Papa G’s Vegan Organics
You can grab a quick and healthy meal at this vegan deli in Southeast. Try one of the raw options, like the Epic Nacho Salad ($11.95) or Raw Sun Seed Cheez Sandwich ($11.25). You’ll also find a kids menu, salad bar, soups, sandwiches, hot meals, housemade drinks and local beers and ciders, so there’s something for everyone. Papa G’s offers takeout as well as catering options. Don’t forget to grab some of the delicious ready-to-eat flavored tofu to go!

Papa G’s Vegan Organics
2314 SE Division St.
503-235-0244
Daily, 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Online: papagees.com

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Prasad
Described as “fresh conscious cuisine,” you’ll understand why once you visit Prasad, or one of its sister restaurants, Prasad East or Harlow. The menus are full of clean, refreshingly satisfying vegan & veggie food options. Enjoy crisp salads, smoothies and fresh juices that will cool you right off during the hot summer days. Try the Endless Summer at Prasad (zucchini “noodles,” avocado pesto, carrots, sun-dried tomatoes, spinach, red pepper, scallions and creamy avocado ranch for $11) or a Sweet Greens juice (apple, cucumber, celery, lime, mint, kale and parsley for $7.50). For those in your crew who aren’t going for totally raw, there’s also an assortment of rice bowls, soups and breakfast dishes. At Harlow, little ones might enjoy the Littlest Dragon Bowl (rice or quinoa, beans, avocado and choice of sauce for $6), or the Burrito Junior at Prasad East (chipotle chili, brown rice, gluten-free tortilla and avocado cilantro cream for $4.50). Prasad shares its space with Yoga Pearl, and Prasad East is located inside the Portland Rock Gym, so you might even be inspired to squeeze in a workout before or after your meal!

Prasad
925 NW Davis St.
503-224-3993
Mon.- Fri., 7:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Sat. & Sun., 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Online: prasadpdx.com

Prasad East
21 NE 12th Ave.
503-231-3606
Mon. – Fri., 8:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Sat., 9 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Sun., 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Online: prasadeast.com

Harlow
3632 SE Hawthorne Blvd.
971-255-0138
Mon. – Sat., 8 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Sun., 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Online: harlowpdx.com

KURE Juice Bar
Organic juice, smoothies and acai bowls are on the menu at KURE, now with several Portland locations. Swing by the original Hawthorne location to try a Bowl of the Gods (a blended base of acai berries, banana, strawberries, vanilla protein, peanut butter, almond milk and ice, topped with banana, strawberries, almonds, goji berries, shredded coconut, hemp seed granola, cinnamon and agave for $9.50) or pick up a sweet juice at the Pine Street Market location, like the Liquid Sunshine (orange, apple, kale, ginger and lemon for $6.50). If you’re looking for a heartier meal, make a trip to the new West End location that has a larger menu featuring rice and quinoa bowls, soups and salads.

KURE Hawthorne
4409 SE Hawthorne Blvd.
855-777-5873
Mon. – Fri., 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sat. & Sun., 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Kure Kitchen/West End
408 SW 12th Ave.
855-777-5873 ext. 4
Mon. – Fri., 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sat. & Sun., 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

KURE- Inner Southeast
77 SE Yamhill St.
855-777-5873
Mon. – Fri., 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sat. & Sun., 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

KURE- Downtown

518 SW Taylor St.
855-777-5873
Mon. – Fri., 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sat., 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sun., Closed

KURE at Pine Street Market
126 SW 2nd Ave.
855-777-5873 ext. 5
Sun. – Thurs., 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Fri. & Sat., 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Online: kurejuicebar.com

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Farm Spirit
Here’s one just for the parents! If you’re looking for a place to celebrate an adults-only special occasion or date night, look no further than Farm Spirit, where you can enjoy gorgeous, plant-based edible works of art made from seasonal, local produce. Although not entirely raw, you can taste a variety of raw preparations, and the menu also works for those following vegan diets. Make a reservation, then cozy up to the communal counter seating, where you can watch the chef preparing creative multi-course tastings for you to sample. The Cascadian Tasting Menu ($85) is offered Wednesday through Saturday and consists of eight courses, plus some surprises. On Saturdays, you can go for the Saturday Late Night Menu ($65) that offers six courses plus surprises. Beverage pairings can be added for an additional fee.

Farm Spirit
1414 SE Morrison St.
Online: farmspiritpdx.com

Pixie Retreat
It’s organic, mostly raw, vegan comfort food at Pixie Retreat, now with two Portland locations. The Pixie Retreat Raw’r Laboratorie and Makery is open seven days a week for retail and takeout, and now there’s a brand new location in the Pearl. Indulge in the popular Kale Salad with Mac Nut Cheez ($7), the Mock BLT ($9.50) or try something a little sweeter, like Ms. Goodbar (raw chocolate with sea salted almonds for $4) or the Li’l Puddin ($4). You’ll find plenty of yummy dishes to fill your tummy, but you won’t find dairy, gluten, refined sugar, soy or agave on the menu. Delicious and innovative nourishing creations that will have you coming back again and again.

Pixie Retreat
432 NW 11th Ave.
971-302-7128
Tues. – Sat., 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Pixie Retreat Raw’r Laboratorie and Makery
1670 SE 3rd Ave.
971-302-7128
Mon. – Fri., 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sat. & Sun., 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Online: pixieretreat.com

Greenleaf Juicing Company
If you need a quick and healthy meal on the go, check out the extensive menu of goodness at Greenleaf Juicing Company, and choose one of their fresh, organic juices. The Green Lemonade has lemon, ginger, pineapple, spinach, kale, parsley, pear and cucumber for a cool and refreshing juice any time of day. Or, try the Sweet Carrotlime, made of strawberry, orange, pear, apple, spinach, kale, beet and carrot. For an extra boost, try a craft shot like the Zen (ginger, lemon and cayenne) or the Sweetgrass (wheatgrass, pear and mint). Not in the mood for a juice? You can also grab smoothies, granola cups, quinoa bowls, acai bowls and steamed soups. If you just can’t get enough of Greenleaf and want more, they also offer juice cleanse and juice subscription services for pickup or delivery. You can find all of the details on their website.

Greenleaf Juicing Company
Pearl: 810 NW 12th Ave.
971-271-8988
Mon. – Fri., 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Sat. & Sun., 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Pioneer Square: 617 SW Morrison St.
503-841-5767
Mon. – Fri., 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Sat. & Sun., 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

S. Waterfront/OHSU: 3151 SW Moody Ave.
503-477-6406
Mon. – Fri., 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sat. & Sun., 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Southeast: 414 SE Grand Ave.
971-271-8359
Mon. – Fri., 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Sat. & Sun., 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Online: greenleafjuice.com

Sip
Sip started serving juices and smoothies out of a camper in 2008, and opened their second location on Alberta in 2011 in a sweet vintage van. At both locations you’ll find organic juices, refreshing smoothies and scrumptious breakfast bowls. Try the Incredible Hulk green smoothie (kale, spinach, apple, ginger, lemon and date for $6/$7), the Summer Breeze juice (apple, cucumber, pineapple, cilantro and lime for $7/$8) or wake up with the Sunrise Bowl (granola with blended blueberry, banana and apple, fresh fruit, cinnamon and almonds for $8). The perfect combination of refreshments for those warm summer days!

Sip
Northeast: 2210 NE Alberta St.
503-680-5639
Sun. – Thurs., 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Fri. & Sat., 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Southeast: 3029 SE 21st St.
503-964-0820
Daily, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Online: sipjuicecart.com

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Essential Juices and Smoothies
It’s all about the power of plants at this cart in Sellwood. The owners of Essential Juices and Smoothies are passionate about delivering consistently delicious and healthy options, and it shows in their carefully crafted menu items and friendly vibe. Acai bowls, whole food juice cleanses, hemp smoothies and spirulina smoothies are just a few of the tempting choices that you’ll find. Try the Coconut Matcha Milkshake topped with coconut whipped cream, and you’ll be smiling all day.

Essential Juices and Smoothies
1122 SE Tacoma St.
Mon. – Sat., 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Online: Instagram- @essentialjuicecleanses
facebook.com/EssentialJuicesandsmoothies

Do you know a great spot in Portland for a raw meal or a green juice? Let us know in the comments below!

—Anna Doogan