THE HERBIVORE STORE • 1211 SE STARK ST • PORTLAND, OR 97214 • 503.281.TOFU (8638)
STORE HOURS • Monday - Saturday 10 - 6, Sunday 10 - 5 •
Yes, we have an actual store! We opened between our good friends Sweetpea Baking Company and Food Fight Vegan Grocery in November, 2007. Next door to Food Fight is Scapegoat Tattoo, which rounds out the world's only vegan mini-mall.
We've never been sure how we feel about the "mini-mall" tag, as there are just the four of us and we aren't particularly mini-mall-esque, but somebody said it, and it stuck. We don't mind, but if you come visit don't be disappointed there is no nail salon or all you can eat Chinese buffet.
We had an office/store in NE Portland before this one. Then one day Lisa Higgins of Sweetpea fame emailed us all letting us know she was going to open a bakery/coffee shop (she had been doing wholesale only before that out of a commercial kitchen) and it would be great if we all moved into the same building. We had to think about it for a long time. Did we want to be in a building with an all vegan bakery, an all vegan grocery, and a tattoo shop that's vegan owned and operated....hmmm. I'd say we spent a full 12 seconds pondering it before jumping up and down with excitement.
A lot of hassle, several months, and some giant bills later, we turned a massive warehouse type structure into our businesses and opened the doors.