Where to Eat in Portland Right Now
The gist: Portland is certainly no stranger to Vietnamese dishes like bánh mì, pho, and vermicelli noodle salads; nor are vegan restaurants anything but commonplace. So it’s no surprise that a vegan, Vietnamese pop-up series would get a strong enough following to open a permanent location, even during a pandemic, like Mama Dút did in late 2020.
The food: Owner Thuy Pham serves vegan takes on bánh mì (including pork and mushroom), pork bao, chicken pho, and even bottles of fish sauce. Dessert should not be missed either, whether it’s the vegan cheesecake or a mango tart.
The cost: Entrees range from $7 to $14, while add ons like cold brew, “phish sauce,” desserts, and vegan aioli range in price.