I like to eat, but I don’t eat meat.

Simple, right?

This blog is all about enjoying vegetarian food: everything that’s free of meat and meat products. I keep an eye out for places in Portland that go out of their way to offer vegetarian and vegan choices, and check in with restaurants about iffy menu items so you don’t have to.

If you’re not from Portland, stick around. I do product reviews and recipes, too. Also, if you ever visit, I’ll be happy to help you out with tips and information.

The writer of vegetarianPDX, Kelley GardinerAbout Me

I’m Kelley, and I’m from here. Okay, I grew up in Beaverton, but close enough, right? I’ve been vegetarian for about 15 years.

I’m also a writer and editor for hire. Are you a small business owner who hates writing? You can pay me to do it for you. Win-win! There’s some more information about that at my writer site, kelleygardiner.com.

When I’m not scouring town for pizza or blogging about it, I’m hanging out with my husband and our sons (a baby and preschooler). Once in a while, I get some roller skating in too, as a retired Rose City Roller.

Vegetarian Portland

Is there a restaurant you’d like to see featured? Have questions about certain places? Get invited out to a hot date, and not sure what you can eat there? Let me know. I’m here to serve. (info at vegetarianpdx dot com, please.)

Want to advertise on vegetarianPDX?

You can do that! I’m open to promoted posts, and advertising for products that might interest vegetarians or Portlanders/Portland lovers. Email info at vegetarianpdx.com.

There are ads here.

Yes, I need money to eat. Thanks for supporting vegetarianPDX.

Say hello

You can tweet @vegetarianpdx and I’ll see a little notification and feel all pleased and popular, so please do that. Or send an email if you like.






  1. Guy says:

    Hi Kelley,
    I am a bit of a foodie also as I have enjoyed cooking for quite a while…I am currently remodelling my kitchen and i cant wait to get back into it…just wanted to say hello and I think your website is pretty cool…

  2. Mike Perez says:

    Hey Kelley,

    Mike over at that other blog from PDX….lol I was at a family dinner the other night and a good friend of mine, came out so to speak, as a recently converted vegan. I told him about your site and sent him a link so I hope he drops on by to see all the delicious looking fare you feature on your blog. Though I’m not vegetarian I still think the food you feature looks wonderful.

    Best to you,


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