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Tiny Moreso is probably what you think of when you think of Portland, Ore.
A vegan, gluten-free cafe that uses organic, locally sourced ingredients; doesn’t provide single-use plastics; and asks customers to bring in their own reusable containers. A spot where the smoothies and juices are named after badass feminists (Gloria, Simone, Sojourner and RBG, to name a few), and where customers have the option to add a CBD shot to their ginger-lemon-turmeric “Wellness Toddy.”
Yeah, it’s that kind of place.
And it was exactly what I wanted as the finishing course of my Portland experience.
The cafe, tucked into the Cully neighborhood of northeast Portland, is the brainchild of Jenn Pereau, who opened the plant-based dessert, snack, salad and smoothie spot in January 2018, following the success of her vegan cheesecake company Rawdacious Desserts.
I opted for the simple-but-delicious avocado toast, a hefty portion topped with olive oil and a rich chipotle cashew cream, along with the Bell smoothie (named after Bell Hooks), made with marionberries, bananas, kale, sea veggies and orange juice. Those looking for a heartier meal can choose from items such as a BLT, veggie sandwich, kale Caesar salad and chipotle yam chili (all vegan).
It should go without saying, but I’ll say it anyway: Order dessert. Rawdacious treats include vegan cheesecake slices, mini-cakes, truffles, cookies, brownies and — my No. 1 suggestion — the peanut-butter rice crispy. The oversize sticky-crunchy-salty-sweet square is heavenly, and perfect for sharing (or for eating in stages throughout the day, as may have been my course of action.)
Consider it the vegan, gluten-free, organic, locally sourced cherry on top of a Portland foodie vacation.
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