Oregon: Dense with Dairy-Free & Vegan Dining Options

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Last Update in July 2021! We’ve created this ever-growing guide to restaurants, bakeries, cafes, ice cream shops, and stores in Oregon that are friendly to dairy-free diners. It’s a collection based on research and reader recommendations (send yours!) that’s divided into restaurants & shops by city (first) and major chains found throughout the state (second). And we’ve started a section for specialty dairy-free foods produced in this state.

We Update Continuously! You can ignore the original date on this post going forward. We update the information below whenever we’re alerted to a new recommendation, change, or closure.

My photo at Laughing Planet

Dairy-Free Oregon: Recommended Restaurants & Shops

We’ve listed these recommendations alphabetically by city and then by the restaurant or shop name. For large chains with locations throughout the state, see the Major Restaurant & Grocery Chains section below. We have dedicated posts with dairy-free details for many of the big guys.

⭐️ = Restaurant is either dairy-free, has a dairy-free menu, has dairy-free labels on their menu(s), or lists top allergens with menu items. (At the time of our last review.)

Local Oregon Restaurants Recommended for Dairy-Free Eats

We’ve listed these recommendations alphabetically by city, and then by the restaurant or shop name.

⭐️ = Restaurant is either dairy-free, has a dairy-free menu, has dairy-free labels on their menu(s), or lists top allergens with menu items. (At the time of our last review.)

Albany

  • Homegrown Oregon Foods – This midday restaurant is 100% gluten free, serves breakfast and lunch, and has a meal delivery service (with paleo option). Most of their menu is dairy-free, and pretty much everything can be made dairy-free on request. They also bake gluten-free, dairy-free goodies, and have vegan and paleo options throughout their menus.

Ashland

  • Dobrá Tea – This tea shop also serves a light lunch and dinner menu, which includes vegan bowls and bites. They also have some vegan desserts, and a dairy-free superfood tart.
  • NW Raw Organic Juice Bar & Restaurant ⭐️ – Their plant-based menu has some seasonal highlights, along with a regular menu of toasts, parfaits, smoothies, bowls, and various healthy entrees to keep you fueled all day.
  • Oregon Cabaret Theatre – This musical establishment serves brunch, small plates, and dessert with entertainment. They have a smattering of dairy-free options on each menu, and even eats for vegan and gluten-free guests.
  • Pangea – They merge local ingredients with global flavors at this local cafe. Their menu is labeled with vegan options, which include several wraps and salads, and even a cheese-less panini. Several additional options are dairy-free, or can be ordered without dairy. Gluten-free options are available for most of the menu.

Astoria

  • Blue Scorcher Bakery & Cafe – They have a couple vegan menu items, like their yam burrito and TLT sandwich, and a couple additional menu items can be ordered dairy free. They also have some fresh-baked dairy-free breads, and usually have at least a few dairy-free milk alternatives on hand for coffee drinks. Keep an eye out, as they sometimes have vegan cakes and cookies.

Beaverton

  • Big’s Chicken – They offer full allergen and dietary menus for dairy-free, gluten-free, and vegan (yes, they even have a specifically vegan main!). They even tell you how to custom order without dairy, and yes, their famous chicken is dairy free! Along with many sides.
  • Carina’s Bakery ⭐️ – Everything is vegan at this European-style bakery. The sweets and savories have heavy Irish and Swedish influence, from lingonberry coffee cake to sausage rolls. They also offer gluten-free items, have a full dairy-free coffee bar, and make vegan ice cream treats.
  • Everbowl – They specialize in cool, creamy superfood bowls, including acai, pitaya, blue majik, and more, layered with various other bases and toppings. Almost their entire menu is dairy free (they do offer whey protein) and vegan (they have honey and bee pollen as options).
  • Evergreens – They offer a couple of signature vegan menu items, which you can order as a salad, bowl, or wrap, or you can build your own. They offer a good selection of protein, vegetable, and dressings for topping, and accommodate allergy requests. Gluten-free options are also available.
  • New Seasons Market – This high-end natural grocery store rivals Whole Foods in the Portland area. They carry organic, local, and specialty foods with a big selection of dairy alternatives, vegan products, gluten-free goodies, and more.
  • Top Burmese Bistro Royale – Their menu is clearly labeled for dairy-free, gluten-free, nut-free, and vegan guests, and there are several options for all. In fact, a large portion of their menu is dairy-free, and they even offer a dairy-free dessert.
  • Veggie Grill ⭐️ – This vegan fast-casual restaurant chain serves burgers, sandwiches, bowls, salads, and plant-based variations on popular dishes. Their selection ranges from fresh and healthy to comfort food. They also have a menu of desserts.

Bend

  • Active Culture Cafe – They blend dairy-free smoothies and acai bowls, and have several dairy-free items on their menu, including bagel “toasts,” healthy bowls, bone broth, and chili. Vegan and gluten-free options available.
  • Deeply Rooted ⭐️ – This plant-based restaurant serves a casual menu of burgers, bowls, starters, and sandwiches. They also make cold-pressed juices and offer a few desserts, like dairy-free cheesecakes.
  • Fix & Repeat ⭐️ – This vegan restaurant makes smoothies, smoothie bowls, toasts, macro bowls, and even some treats.
  • Laughing Planet – This fast casual Oregon chain is known for rich global flavors in healthy bowls, salads, burritos, and more. They’re also popular for special diets, clearly labeling items for vegan, paleo, gluten-fee, and contains nuts. Many dishes are naturally dairy-free, but they also offer vegan cheese, and can make even more menu items without dairy.
  • NW Raw Organic Juice Bar & Restaurant ⭐️ – Their plant-based menu has some seasonal highlights, along with a regular menu of toasts, parfaits, smoothies, bowls, and various healthy entrees to keep you fueled all day.
  • The Point Pub & Grill – Heather R. says they have “an incredible vegan menu that mirrors much of their regular offerings, and you can mix & match! I often get a beef burger with vegan cheese/toppings. VERY good food.” Dairy-free and vegan options include quesadillas, burgers, sandwiches, and pizzas. Custom order salads are also available.
  • Zpizza – This regional build-your-own pizza chain (with taproom) is very friendly to special diets. They offer Daiya vegan cheese alternative, use vegan dough, offer a vegan, gluten-free pizza crust, and have Beyond Meat crumbles. You can also choose organic tomato sauce, housemade marinara sauce, or housemade roasted garlic sauce, and top it with any non-cheese toppings for “just dairy free.” At last check, everything on their menu was dairy-free, except the dairy cheeses, ranch dressings, caesar dressing, basil pesto sauce, and meatballs. But confirm in store before ordering!

Coos Bay

  • Noster Kitchen – This smoothie bar and midday cafe serves a gluten-free menu, but most of their items are dairy-free, too. They use butter or ghee in just a few dishes, and can accommodate special dietary requests. They specialize in lunch bowls and waffles, and have a full coffee and tea bar. Paleo and vegan options are also available.

Corvallis

  • Laughing Planet – This fast casual Oregon chain is known for rich global flavors in healthy bowls, salads, burritos, and more. They’re also popular for special diets, clearly labeling items for vegan, paleo, gluten-fee, and contains nuts. Many dishes are naturally dairy-free, but they also offer vegan cheese, and can make even more menu items without dairy.

Eugene

  • Jazzy Ladies Cafe & Coffeehouse – Enjoy breakfast or brunch at this gluten-free cafe. They offer a few dairy-free surprises, like Belgian waffles and Kentucky hot browns with dairy-free mornay sauce.
  • Laughing Planet – This fast casual Oregon chain is known for rich global flavors in healthy bowls, salads, burritos, and more. They’re also popular for special diets, clearly labeling items for vegan, paleo, gluten-fee, and contains nuts. Many dishes are naturally dairy-free, but they also offer vegan cheese, and can make even more menu items without dairy. They have two locations in Eugene.
  • Nekter Juice Bar – See our Nekter Dairy-Free Menu Guide for full details.
  • Pegasus Pizza – This family-owned pizzeria is a popular local chain. They offer Daiya dairy-free cheese alternative so you can build your own pizza or calzone.
  • Prince Puckler’s Ice Cream – They scoop several dairy-free sorbet flavors and also offer Coconut Bliss vegan ice cream bars.
  • Sweet Life Patisserie ⭐️ – This bakery and coffee house is a real treat. They offer daily dairy-free and egg-free desserts, which usually includes pie, cupcakes, and some other single-serve sweets. You can enjoy them with a cup of coffee or a la mode, with a scoop of Coconut Bliss ice cream. Many of their pies and other desserts can be special ordered dairy-free, egg-free, and/or gluten-free. And they also bake amazing custom cakes.
  • Sizzle Pie – This regional, vegan-friendly chain has one Eugene location. They offer a vegan menu of pizzas and salads, with vegan ranch and Caesar dressings, several pizza sauce options, faux meats, and three types of dairy-free cheeses. Consequently, they can make almost every pizza dairy-free on request. All of their desserts are vegan, too, including cookies and cinnamon nots with icing and chocolate sauce.
  • Voodoo Doughnut – We weren’t surprised to see this off-the-wall donut shop in Eugene. They offer several vegan doughnut flavors daily, which can include maple bars, cream filled, apple fritters, and other creative raised and iced varieties. They also bake a vegan cake doughnut, and can make almost any donut vegan if you order ahead. However, they don’t offer any gluten-free donuts.

Grants Pass

  • Yumberry Bowl – They make dairy-free smoothie bowls, smoothies, chia bowls, matcha lattes, and yumsicles.

Happy Valley

  • New Seasons Market – This high-end natural grocery store rivals Whole Foods in the Portland area. They carry organic, local, and specialty foods with a big selection of dairy alternatives, vegan products, gluten-free goodies, and more.

Hillsboro

  • Extreme Pizza – They have a whole menu of vegan signature pizzas, and of course, you can build your own dairy-free pizza. You can also custom order one of their many salads.
  • Farm to Fit – This is a healthy meal delivery or pick up service that offers a range of meal plans, including paleo, plant-based, and Whole30. They can also accommodate dairy-free requests.
  • New Seasons Market – This high-end natural grocery store rivals Whole Foods in the Portland area. They carry organic, local, and specialty foods with a big selection of dairy alternatives, vegan products, gluten-free goodies, and more.

Hood River

  • Farm Stand in the Gorge – This grocery store with cafe focuses on organic and grass fed foods. On the grocery side, you’ll find many healthy dairy-free specialty foods (along with gluten-free, paleo, and vegan products). At the cafe, they have an array of sandwiches, wraps, and salads, with some unique vegan items (reubens with tempeh and cashew spread, for example), paleo and gluten-free accommodations, and many dairy-free options.

Lake Oswego

  • Canteen ⭐️ – This dairy-free juice and smoothie shop is inside Whole Foods. They also serve acai bowls and oatmeal bowls.
  • Elephants Delicatessen ⭐️ – Most of their locations are in Portland, but they have one on Kruse Way. The menu is labeled for dairy-free, wheat-free, vegetarian, and vegan. They have a good handful of dairy-free items, and several more that can easily be made dairy-free (without cheese). The also offer “alternative milk” for their coffee drinks, and use Monin syrups, which are all dairy free.
  • Freshii –  As the name implies, this chain focuses on fresh cuisine, mostly in the form of bowls, salads, wraps, and smoothies. They offer a detailed allergen menu, and each menu category has at least one or two dairy-free options, ordered as is. But most items can be ordered without dairy easily, since all of their bases, proteins, broths, and toppings (aside from cheese) are made without milk (at the time of our review). Just verify the sauces, as a few contain milk-based ingredients.
  • Kyra’s Bake Shop ⭐️ – Everything at this cute little bakery is gluten-free, and they have many dairy-free options. They have a nice little lunch menu with salads and sandwiches on their house-made vegan bread. And they offer daily dairy-free cupcakes (with eggs) and vegan cupcakes, along with some other sweets. They do take custom orders, and can bake that special wedding cake.
  • Laughing Planet – This fast casual Oregon chain is known for rich global flavors in healthy bowls, salads, burritos, and more. They’re also popular for special diets, clearly labeling items for vegan, paleo, gluten-fee, and contains nuts. Many dishes are naturally dairy-free, but they also offer vegan cheese, and can make even more menu items without dairy.
  • Lola’s Cafe Bar ⭐️ – Their smoothie bar is completely dairy-free, and they offer unique toasts and a granola bowl for breakfast. For lunch they have some bowl and salad options, and for happy hour, there are a few great dairy-free small plates. A few additional items can be custom ordered without dairy. They clearly label for dairy-free, gluten-free, and vegan options.
  • Nekter Juice Bar – See our Nekter Dairy-Free Menu Guide for full details.
  • New Seasons Market – This high-end natural grocery store rivals Whole Foods in the Portland area. They carry organic, local, and specialty foods with a big selection of dairy alternatives, vegan products, gluten-free goodies, and more.
  • Next Level Burger ⭐️ – This fledgling chain touts itself as America’s first fully vegan burger joint. It’s a counter-serve spot with an array of plant-based burgers, “chicken” sandwiches, fries, and tots. They also blend dairy-free shakes and have house-made soft serve. This location is inside Whole Foods.
  • Salt & Straw – See our Salt & Straw Dairy-Free Menu Guide for full details.

Manzanita

  • Wild Grocery & Cafe – They offer several vegan items on their menu, including lasagna, tempeh reubens, burritos, salads, wraps, and more. A few additional items can be ordered without dairy. They also have vegan and gluten-free cookies, cupcakes, and energy balls. On the grocery side, they offer a good local selection of vegan and gluten-free products.

Medford

  • RAM Restaurant & Brewery – They have an interactive allergen menu that even guides you through how to special order with your dietary need. Modified dairy-free options can include burgers (with a kaiser bun or gluten-free bun), several sandwiches, appetizers, and mains, and a few sides are made without milk.
  • Yumberry Bowl – They make dairy-free smoothie bowls, smoothies, chia bowls, matcha lattes, and yumsicles.

Milwaukie

  • Voodoo Doughnut – Portland is their home, but this unique donut shop has one Milwaukie location, too. They offer several vegan doughnut flavors daily, which can include maple bars, cream filled, apple fritters, and other creative raised and iced varieties. They also bake a vegan cake doughnut, and can make almost any donut vegan if you order ahead. However, they don’t offer any gluten-free donuts.

Oregon City

  • Black Ink Coffee – They offer muffins and cinnamon rolls from Portland’s Shoofly Vegan Bakery to go with your latte made with almond, soy, coconut, oat, or hemp milk.

Portland

  • Affogato – This cozy little cafe is in the St. Johns area of downtown Portland. It’s known for the smoothest coffee and creamy house-made gelato. They are typically scooping at least one coconut-based, vegan gelato flavor (often two), which you can enjoy by the scoop, hand-dipped in dark chocolate, or drizzled with espresso (affogato style). For their coffee, they offer oat, almond, soy, and hemp milks.
  • Aviv – This is an Israeli inspired restaurant serving a full hummus menu, plus small plates and other entrees. They make their own labneh (soft cashew cheese), and have other cheesy options. They also serve desserts and house coconut milk ice cream called Be Sweet that’s available by the scoop or pint.
  • Baby Blue Woodfired Pizza ⭐️ – My friend Kristina at spabettie recommended this all-vegan pizzeria as one of the “best vegan food carts in Portland!” Their pies are served on a naturally-leavened sourdough crust and come in a petite array of Italian-inspired flavors. They also serve salads.
  • Bang Bang ⭐️ – According to this Thai restaurant, “All ingredients used in our kitchen are labeled as gluten-free, peanut-free, dairy-free.”
  • Ben & Esther’s – This is a vegetarian Jewish deli with many vegan options. They boil and bake their own bagels daily, and they offer plain and flavored vegan schmears, including “no lox.” Their menu also includes an all-vegan sandwich board on marbled rye, and many sweet vegan treats, including cookies, cupcakes, muffins, babka, and 4-tier cakes.
  • Berlu ⭐️ – Take your friends here and see if they notice that this is a dairy-free and gluten-free Vietnamese bakery. They don’t loudly proclaim it, but all of the unique sweets and savories at this cafe are made without milk or wheat of any kind.
  • Big’s Chicken – They offer full allergen and dietary menus for dairy-free, gluten-free, and vegan (yes, they even have a specifically vegan main!). They even tell you how to custom order without dairy, and yes, their famous chicken is dairy free! Along with many sides.
  • Blossoming Lotus ⭐️ – They have two locations downtown, one is a full-service restaurant serving lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch. The other is a café and juice bar, open midday for counter-service and grab-and-go options. But both are completely vegan with a plant-based and organic focus. They serve an eclectic little mix of macrobiotic-style entrees, smoothies, and medicinal teas. Indulgences come in the form of daily desserts and a brunch menu with cinnamon rolls and coconut whip-topped pancakes.
  • Blue Star Donuts – Each location has a few vegan cake donut flavors to choose from daily, which can include orange olive oil, Mexican hot chocolate, sugar ‘n spice, or others. They also offer oat milk for lattes.
  • Bowery Bagels – Their bagels are boiled and baked fresh daily, and all varieties are vegan and kosher, including the “parvesan.” They also offer a cashew-based vegan schmear, and most of their breakfast and lunch sandwiches can be made dairy-free on order. They also serve house-made soups and deli salads.
  • Boxcar Pizza ⭐️ – Kristina at spabettie also recommended the sister shop to Baby Blue. “It’s located inside The Zipper on Sandy, this all vegan Detroit style pizza will have you coming back regularly! amazing flavors and toppings here, too, and they also have a fantastic gluten free crust option.”
  • Bye and Bye ⭐️ – This vegan hipster bar serves cocktails, beer, and casual eats, like pretzel knots with housemade cashew cheese sauce, mac and “cheese,” burgers, and bowls.
  • Canteen ⭐️ – Their midday menu includes dairy-free juices and smoothies, and plant-based bowls and salads for a healthy lunch.
  • Carnelian Coffee – This local coffeehouse offers oat, almond, soy, and coconut milk for your coffee and tea drinks. Plus, they use house-made organic vegan syrups for their flavors and use holy kakow chocolate sauce, which is dairy-free. And their food menu is mostly vegan. They offer bagels with Tofutti vegan cream cheese, Miyoko’s butter, or PB & J. They also have savory vegan “stuffed buns,” and pastries from Shoofly Vegan Bakery.
  • Crisp ⭐️ – Their menu is mostly dairy-free and gluten-free, and clearly labeled for items that contain either dairy or gluten. They offer signature salads, warm bowls, and soups, but the build your own salad menu is what many people come for. They offer about ten dairy-free dressings.
  • Cubo ⭐️ – This Cuban restaurant is extremely friendly to dairy-free, gluten-free, and vegan guests. Everything on their menu can be ordered gluten-free, and all of their bowls, plates, and sides are dairy-free. They have vegan options littered throughout the menu, and also offer a variety of vegan, gluten-free empanadas.
  • Departure – This upscale pan-asian restaurant has an innovative menu, an elegant lounge, and a stunning view of the city. Most of their menu is naturally dairy-free, but they also clearly label for vegan and gluten-free options.
  • DesiPDX – This is a food cart that specializes in gluten-free Indian food, but also has a heavily dairy-free menu (they do use dairy in some items) and vegan and paleo options.
  • Dick’s Primal Burger – They do have some signature menu items, but the build your own burger or bowl options are a favorite. They have tons of proteins and toppings to choose from, offer vegan cheese, and have a few “bun” choices. They have quite a few vegan options on the one hand, but on the other hand, they offer a range of paleo options, including wild boar, wild salmon, and venison.
  • Doe Donuts ⭐️ – This sweet vegan shop specializes in artisanal donuts and ice cream. Their daily flavors for each are decadent and unique!
  • Dove Vivi – For a finer pizza experience, hit up this local restaurant. They make a cornmeal crust and offer two vegan pizzas, one with herbed tofu ricotta and one with cashew cheese. Additional pizzas can be ordered dairy free.
  • East Glisan Pizza Lounge – They have a separate vegan menu, complete with pizzas, sourdough breadsticks, caesar salad, and chocolate pudding for dessert. You can also order their house-made cashew cheese to make almost any pizza dairy free.
  • Eb & Bean ⭐️ – For dairy-free froyo with all the fixins’, this is the spot. At each of their three shops, they have daily vegan flavors, made with almond or coconut milk, hand-made vegan waffle cones, and ample dairy-free toppings. Some dairy-free highlights include coconut milk caramel sauce, cookie dough, and four types of magic shell (chocolate, newtella, peanut butter, and raspberry). They also have vegan, gluten-free froyo cookie sandwiches at their SE Division location.
  • Elephants Delicatessen ⭐️ – They have locations dotted around the city, each with an everyday menu that’s labeled for dairy-free, wheat-free, vegetarian, and vegan. They have a good handful of dairy-free items, and several more that can easily be made dairy-free (without cheese). The also offer “alternative milk” for their coffee drinks, and use Monin syrups, which are all dairy free.
  • Farm to Fit – This is a healthy meal delivery or pick up service that offers a range of meal plans, including paleo, plant-based, and Whole30. They can also accommodate dairy-free requests.
  • Fifty Licks – It isn’t often that you hear of a brewer turned ice cream maker, but to Chad Draizin, it’s all about food science. So he was also up to the challenge of making vegan ice cream for all three of his shop locations. We most recently spotted four coconut milk-based flavors on his menu, including Golden Milk and Choco-Coco-Mel (chocolate with a caramel ribbon). Your vegan scoop can be enjoyed in a cup or plain cone, or you can enjoy it with one of their specialty drinks.
  • Flying Cat Coffee Co – They carry an assortment of vegan pastries daily, and you can custom order dairy-free breakfast bagel sandwiches.
  • Food Fight! Grocery ⭐️ – This vegan store has become a Portland landmark. It’s a small but mighty spot with an assortment of “vegan junk food” and alternative products.
  • Garden Monsters – This sandwich and salad spot has a vegan menu, complete with Caesar salad and sandwich melts. But they are also happy to help you order other “just” dairy-free items.
  • Gluten Free Gem ⭐️ – This is a gluten-free bakery and cafe that offers several vegan pastries, and even more dairy-free options.
  • goPoké – Their poke menu is labeled for gluten-free and vegan guests, and most of the menu is dairy-free. For dessert, they have shave ice and dairy-free Dole Whip soft serve and floats.
  • Gracie’s Apizza – They toss chewy, naturally leavened pies and often have a rotating vegan option. They’re happy to accommodate dairy-free and vegan orders.
  • Greenleaf Juicing Company ⭐️ – This vegan organic juice shop blends an array of dairy-free smoothies, acai bowls, and smoothie bowls. But they also make chia, oatmeal, and quinoa bowls, soups, and quinoa salads.
  • Harlow ⭐️ – Their menu is 100% gluten free, dairy-free, and plant-based, and they focus on sourcing local and organic ingredients. They serve all-day breakfast, lunch, and dinner, with a comforting array of scrambles, bowls, plates, and soups. For sips, they have a full juice bar, smoothies, specialty coffee and tea drinks, cocktails, and mocktails.
  • Homegrown Smoker ⭐️ – Because we know you’ve been craving vegan barbecue! This small Southern-style restaurant serves burgers, wings, plates, and your favorite “guilty” sides, but everything is made with plants.
  • Hot Lips Pizza – They have a few locations around town, each with a small menu of vegan pizzas, including vegan cheese (with Follow Your Heart), pepperoni, supreme (with housemade pesto base), and nirvana.
  • Hurry Back Ice Cream ⭐️ – Through rain and sleet, this food truck is open year round in the Sellwood district. They offer rotating non-dairy “the absence of cow” flavors, which are made in small batches with coconut milk, cream of coconut, and cane sugar. Enjoy your scoop in a cup, cone, or waffle bowl, and optionally top it with rainbow sprinkles, chocolate sprinkles, or chocolate sauce – all are dairy free. You can also order a float with Henry Weinhard’s root beer, cherry or orange cream soda.
  • India Oven ⭐️ – Their menu is clearly labeled for dairy-free, gluten-free, and vegan guests. There are several dairy-free options, including samosas, soups, curries, and other entrees.
  • Kate’s Ice Cream ⭐️ – This is a purely plant-based and gluten-free dessert shop. They scoop unique flavors like Marionberry Cobbler, Funfetti Cake, and Salted Peanut Butter Brittle, which you can order in a cup, gluten-free waffle cone, or by the pint. They also make gluten-free pop tart sandwiches.
  • Kyra’s Bake Shop ⭐️ – Everything at this cute little bakery is gluten-free, and they have many dairy-free options. They have a nice little lunch menu with salads and sandwiches on their house-made vegan bread. And they offer daily dairy-free cupcakes (with eggs) and vegan cupcakes, along with some other sweets. They do take custom orders, and can bake that special wedding cake.
  • Laughing Planet – This fast casual Oregon chain is known for rich global flavors in healthy bowls, salads, burritos, and more. They’re also popular for special diets, clearly labeling items for vegan, paleo, gluten-fee, and contains nuts. Many dishes are naturally dairy-free, but they also offer vegan cheese, and can make even more menu items without dairy. They have several locations scattered around Portland.
  • Les Saisons ⭐️ – This is a local private chef that offers a huge dairy-free menu of options. She also covers other special diet needs, like gluten-free.
  • Life of Pie Pizza – They offer a vegan cheese pizza on the menu, but you can custom order almost any dairy-free pizza with their house cashew mozzarella. They even have a nutritional yeast parmesan for spaghetti.
  • Little Chickpea ⭐️ – Bean ice cream might not be mainstream, but you can get it by the scoop in Portland. This dairy-free ice cream shop ‘milks’ chickpeas to create frozen treats, and refines what’s leftover into gluten-free flour for making their waffle cones and cookies. In fact, this is also a gluten-free bakery with pastries and savory baked goods. They also make espresso drinks and lattes with oat milk.
  • Los Gorditos – At last count, they had five locations scattered around the city. Each location has a menu of various vegan tacos, burritos, and other plates made with plant-based proteins. Several other menu items are naturally dairy-free, and you can ask to substitute their dairy-free cheese alternative in several of their “meat” dishes. Gluten-free menu items are labeled.
  • Mikoko Mochi Donuts – Mochi donuts are naturally gluten-free, but this shop makes them without dairy, too. They sell via a pop up on weekends, and in stores.
  • Mississippi Pizza – They have a whole vegan menu of pizzas, with an array of veggies and sauces, including caramelized onion, pesto, tomato, and garlic olive oil sauces. They also offer a house gluten-free, dairy-free pizza crust (it contains eggs). At last check, they also had some house-made vegan chocolate coconut balls for dessert.
  • Moberi ⭐️ – They started pedaling smoothies several years ago (literally – you might have seen them on Shark Tank), and have since grown to a few shops in Portland. Their entire menu is dairy-free, including smoothies, acai bowls, and other snacks. They’re mostly vegan, but do use honey and bee pollen as options.
  • Next Level Burger ⭐️ – This fledgling chain touts itself as America’s first fully vegan burger joint. It’s a counter-serve spot with an array of plant-based burgers, “chicken” sandwiches, fries, and tots. They also blend dairy-free shakes and have house-made soft serve.
  • New Cascadia Traditional – This gluten-free bakery is well-loved for their gluten-free, dairy-free breads (many are vegan, too). Their sweets are heavy in dairy, but they do offer some vegan cookies. They also hav a cafe menu with bagels that you can enjoy topped with Earth Balance, Tofutti cream cheese, or vegan mozzarella, and pizzas that can be ordered without dairy.
  • New Seasons Market – This high-end natural grocery store rivals Whole Foods in the Portland area. They carry organic, local, and specialty foods with a big selection of dairy alternatives, vegan products, gluten-free goodies, and more.
  • Off The Griddle – All items on their menu are vegan by default, but they have eggs and dairy cheese as options. They serve classic comfort food menus for breakfast and lunch, with several types of waffles and mac and cheese.
  • People’s Food Co-op – This vegetarian store prioritized organic foods, and carries a lot of raw, vegan, and dairy-free goods.
  • Petunia’s Pies & Pastries ⭐️ – You’ll be in the pink when you enter this vegan, gluten-free bake shop. Pop in for a cupcake, brownie, doughnut, breakfast pastry, cookie, or slice of cheesecake, layer cake or pie. You can enjoy it a la mode with one of their house-made ice cream flavors, or with a tea or coffee drink made with oat, almond, soy, or coconut milk. They also bake breads, offer savory breakfasts, and sell take & bake meals. And yes, they take custom orders and bake wedding cakes.
  • Piece of Cake Bakery – This quirky cakery has a couple vegan cakes or pies by the slice daily, and makes an array of vegan spelt cakes on order. They can also take orders for gluten-free and sugar-free cakes. They bake cakes for all occasions, from pretty wedding cakes to fun birthday cakes.
  • Pixie Retreat ⭐️ – Their plant-based menu is filled with healthy raw and cooked savories and sweets. They also make their own hazelnut mylk and tea drinks, and sell house-made sauces and spreads by the jar. At last check, all of their menu appeared to be gluten-free, too.
  • Pizza Creature – Any wood-fired sourdough pizza on their menu can be made dairy-free with their house-made cashew-tofu mozzarella or almond ricotta. They also have seitan pepperoni for vegan pizza pies.
  • Arrosto ⭐️ – This Mediterranean takeaway has an all dairy-free menu (at last check), and they are located at Providore Fine Foods. They specialize in free range rotisserie chickens basted with lemon and rosemary oil and offer some complete dairy-free dinners for takeaway.
  • Rabbits Cafe ⭐️ – This all-vegan quick serve spot focuses on savory bowls, but they also offer smoothies.
  • Ranch – They serve Sicilian-style square pizzas that you can order by the quarter-pie or whole pie. They offer dairy-free mozzarella and vegan sausage as extras on their menu. They have a few locations around the city.
  • Rawdacious Desserts ⭐️ – They are known for their raw, vegan, gluten-free cheesecakes, but they make lunch, too! They serve a menu of healthy vegan and gluten-free bowls, sandwiches, salads, warm drinks, and more treats.
  • Rovente Pizzeria – They have a hearty vegan pizza right on the menu, and are happy to make you a dairy-free pizza or calzone without cheese or Follow Your Heart dairy-free cheese.
  • Rudy’s Pizza – If quantity counts, then this is the pizzeria winner. They have a huge vegan menu, carry three different brands of dairy-free cheese (you pick!), and offer great variation with about a dozen indulgent vegan pizzas, multiple types of cheesy bread (Vegan Bacon Jalapeno Cheesy Bread anyone?), salads with various dressings (including their own house vegan ranch), and more. And that doesn’t count all of the “meaty” pizzas on their main menu that you can custom order dairy free.
  • Salt & Straw – See our Salt & Straw Dairy-Free Menu Guide for full details.
  • Scottie’s Pizza Parlor – They naturally leaven their pizza dough from Pacific Northwest-grown wheat. It’s slowly fermented before baking in a super hot electric oven for a light, crisp crust. They have a cheeseless vegan pizza on the menu, but also have many vegan options since they offer a house-made cashew mozzarella and seitan pepperoni.
  • Secret Pizza Society ⭐️ – Their vegan pizzas are as creative as it gets! They also usually have some vegan desserts on hand.
  • Sizzle Pie – Dairy-free options abound at this small pizzeria chain. They have five locations in Portland, each with a vegan menu of pizzas and salads. They offer vegan ranch and Caesar dressings, several pizza sauce options, faux meats, and three types of dairy-free cheeses. Consequently, they can make almost all of their pizzas dairy-free on request. All of their desserts are vegan, too, including cookies, cinnamon nots with icing and chocolate sauce, and cheesecakes!
  • Spitz Mediterranean Street Food – All of their wraps and sandwiches and several other items can be ordered dairy-free and/or vegan, on request. They’re also friendly to gluten-free guests.
  • Stella’s Kitchen – This is a prepared meal deliver service that focuses on gluten-free, Whole30 approved food. They cater to paleo and keto diets, too, and most of their meals are dairy-free. They do occasionally use ghee, but you can choose only the dairy-free meals, or contact them about allergy concerns.
  • Stumptown Coffee Roasters – They are expanding to other states, but this coffee roaster and shop still calls Portland home. They have a handful of locations around the city, each happily offering dairy-free milk beverages for lattes at no extra charge. At last check, they had almond milk, soymilk, and were heavily dabbling in oat milk. In fact, they have their own line of ready-to-drink Oatly Cold Brews. They also have at least one vegan food option on hand, and sometimes have vegan donuts.
  • Sweet Pea Baking Co. ⭐️ – This warehouse-style space houses a vegan counter-serve cafe and a full bakery. They serve a sizeable breakfast and lunch menu with waffles, sandwiches, and more. They also have a case filled with daily pastries – from donuts to danishes, and even cake slices – that you can enjoy with a dairy-free latte. They also take custom cake orders for special occasions.
  • Tiny Moreso – This dairy-free, gluten-free cafe is mostly vegan (they have eggs available). They serve healthy bowls, salads, and toasts, and also offer smoothies and coffee drinks and stunning desserts. They’re affiliated with Rawdacious, so vegan cheesecakes are also available in several flavors.
  • Veggie Grill ⭐️ – This vegan fast-casual restaurant chain serves burgers, sandwiches, bowls, salads, and plant-based variations on popular dishes. Their selection ranges from fresh and healthy to comfort food. They also have a menu of desserts.
  • Verde Cocina – This gluten-free Mexican restaurant offers many paleo and vegan menu items (labeled on the menu), but several additional dishes can be made “just” dairy-free and gluten-free.
  • Vertical Diner ⭐️ – Expect a side of indulgence at this vegan restaurant. Their menu is piled high with burgers, sandwiches, nachos, plate dinners, and both sweet and savory breakfasts.
  • Virtuous Pie ⭐️ – This vegan pizzeria is a small Canadian chain, but they have one U.S. location in Portland. Their menu is filled with artisan touches, like truffle almond ricotta, herbed potato cream, and creamy cashew cheese. They also use faux meats, a diverse range of produce, and various sauces on their creative array of pizzas. For dessert, they have a full dairy-free ice cream selection, complete with house-made, gluten-free waffle cones.
  • Voodoo Doughnut – Portland is the home of this growing doughnut chain, which is why they have two locations in the city. They offer several vegan doughnut flavors daily, which can include maple bars, cream filled, apple fritters, and other creative raised and iced varieties. They also have a vegan cake doughnut, and can make almost any donut vegan if you order ahead. However, they don’t offer any gluten-free donuts.
  • Vtopia ⭐️ – Of course Portland has to have their own all-vegan cheese shop! This restaurant and deli revolves around dairy-free cheese, with more than a dozen house-made slices available by the ounce. They also have a full menu of mac and cheeses, and lasagnas available to order.
  • Wiz Bang Bar – This is a Salt & Straw ice cream shop, churning some of the same flavors. They always have a vegan option or two available, but they often change the flavors monthly. They also offer dairy-free chocolate hand-dipped cones and vegan, gluten-free cookies and cream as an “extra.”
  • Xico – This handmade Mexican food restaurant offers several dairy-free dishes, including tamales, Yucatan smoked pork, ceviche, chile verde, and more. All of their beans are vegan.

Salem

  • Farm to Fit – This is a healthy meal delivery or pick up service that offers a range of meal plans, including paleo, plant-based, and Whole30. They can also accommodate dairy-free requests.
  • RAM Restaurant & Brewery – They have an interactive allergen menu that even guides you through how to special order with your dietary need. Modified dairy-free options can include burgers (with a kaiser bun or gluten-free bun), several sandwiches, appetizers, and mains, and a few sides are made without milk.

Sandy

  • Smoky Hearth ⭐️ – This local restaurant offers an allergen menu. Because they focus on wood-fired pizzas and burgers, a lot of menu items have cheese. But they do offer several dairy-free items as is, including signature sandwiches, lettuce wraps, chicken wings, chicken strips, onion rings, and more. Items can also be special ordered as many of their salad dressings and sauces are dairy-free.

Tigard

  • Din Tai Fung – This is an upscale Taiwanese chain that specializes in Chinese Huaiyang cuisine. They offer a full allergen and special diet chart, and, at last check, all of their savory menu items were dairy-free and all but one of their sweet bao was dairy-free (most are vegan!). They do use milk in some beverage items.
  • Native Foods Cafe ⭐️ – This is a plant-based, dairy-free restaurant chain with extensive collection of burgers, bowls, salads, wraps, and more with regional flavor influences from the U.S., Mexico, and Asia. They also have a sizable dessert menu.
  • Rovente Pizzeria – They have a hearty vegan pizza right on the menu, and are happy to make you a dairy-free pizza or calzone without cheese or Follow Your Heart dairy-free cheese.

Tualatin

  • New Seasons Market – This high-end natural grocery store rivals Whole Foods in the Portland area. They carry organic, local, and specialty foods with a big selection of dairy alternatives, vegan products, gluten-free goodies, and more.

Wilsonville

  • RAM Restaurant & Brewery – They have an interactive allergen menu that even guides you through how to special order with your dietary need. Modified dairy-free options can include burgers (with a kaiser bun or gluten-free bun), several sandwiches, appetizers, and mains, and a few sides are made without milk.

Photo from Fix & Repeat in Bend

Restaurant & Grocery Chains found throughout Oregon

Some recommended restaurant and store chains are getting too big for our city listing britches. They have many locations, or are rapidly growing, and you might stumble across them in a number of towns in this state. Click on them for more dairy-free details.

Photo from Bang Bang in Portland

Local Dairy-Free Food & Drink Producers in Oregon

These dairy-free friendly companies don’t have their own retail location, but are in Oregon. So you have a good chance of finding their products at grocery stores, restaurants, and/or other shops in this state. Keep an eye out!

  • Alden’s Organic – This popular ice cream company has been around for quite some time, but in recent years, they began producing a dairy-free line.
  • Bob’s Red Mill – Yes, this classic mill is located in Oregon. They even have tours and a big retail store and cafe. But you’ll find their many dairy-free products in stores throughout the state. If you’re worried about cross-contamination, their gluten-free line is processed in a gluten-free, dairy-free facility (at last check!).
  • Bloom – They hand-craft dairy-free, coconut milk caramel sauces. Need I say more?
  • Coconut Bliss – Yes, this popular dairy-free, coconut milk ice cream company is stationed in Eugene, Oregon. This is the place to find a big range of flavors.
  • Jem Organics – Their wholesome nut butters are dairy-free and plant-based, and come in enticing flavors, like salted caramel almond butter and pistachio ginseng cashew butter.
  • Kate’s Ice Cream – They have a shop, but also sell their vegan ice cream in pints at local stores and to some restaurants in the area.
  • LivBar – They make dairy-free, gluten-free seed-based snack bars.
  • Local Culture – If you’re looking for a new way to get good dairy-free probiotics, try their live ferments. They make sauerkraut in unique flavors beet fennel, apple hops, and juniper sage.
  • Mikoko Mochi Donuts – Mochi donuts are naturally gluten-free, but this shop makes them without dairy, too. They sell flavors like ube and thai tea in stores locally.
  • Shoofly Vegan Bakery – This is a local wholesale bakery making sweets and savories, single-serve pastries and whole pies. Look for them at local coffee shops and stores.
  • Super Belly – Their dressings are fermented, for natural probiotic power, and come in dairy-free, gluten-free, creamy varieties (like Caesar and goddess), and are made with avocado oil.
  • Take Two Foods – If you’re looking for a new type of dairy-free milk to try, look for Take Two’s barley milk. They use the spent grain from beer production to craft their milk alternatives.
  • Toby’s Family Foods – Their tofu pate and spreads were one of the first dairy-free specific products we tried here at Go Dairy Free, so many years ago, and it was love at first taste!

Photo from Kate’s Ice Cream 

This Guide is Continuously Updated with Recommendations

We welcome you to recommend other dairy-free friendly restaurants. Leave a comment or contact us and tell us why you like a certain restaurant. Restaurant owners and employees are also invited to reach out and let us know how you welcome dairy-free customers.

Please kindly let us know in the comments if any of these restaurants close. We want to keep this list current for you, but aren’t always notified when a restaurant closes. Let us know and we will quickly update!

This Guide is for Informational Purposes Only

Menus, ingredients, kitchen procedures, management, and restaurants are subject to change at any time. Always read the menu and discuss your dietary needs with the staff before ordering. Make sure that they can accommodate your situation.

There is always a risk for potential cross-contamination of allergens in any commercial kitchen. If cross-contamination is an issue for you, always speak with the manager to ensure that your meal can be safely prepared. Listings here do not guarantee that a restaurant is safe enough for your individual needs. Only you can make that decision.

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Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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