The cheese-loaded menu at The Original may not look like a dairy-free haven, but the chef’s at this self-proclaimed “Dinerant” (diner meets more modern restaurant, we presume) are reportedly happy to fulfill dairy-free and vegan wishes (and yes, they cater to gluten-free, too). The Original staff even goes out of their way to include special dieters in their events …
- Around the holidays they whip up decadent gourmet pies and can make it dairy-free and/or gluten-free for just a few dollars more.
- At Thanksgiving they offer vegan stuffing and a vegetarian “bird”.
- In summer, the pastry chef makes “Polar Squares” (inspired by Klondike Bars) in a few dairy-free and vegan varieties (made with their own coconut milk ice cream.
Location: 300 SW 6th Avenue, Portland, Oregon, 97204