Portland Is Home to World’s First Vegan Mini Mall

It’s no secret that Portland is a vegan wonderland. The uber-progressive, forward-thinking Oregonian city has a meat-free history that dates back to the late 1800s (thanks to the Seventh-day Adventists).

That’s why it’s no surprise that the city is home to a vegan mini mall. The complex includes a vegan tattoo parlor (Scapegoat Tattoo), grocery store (Food Fight!), clothing store (Herbivore Clothing Co.), and bakery (Sweet Pea Bakery).

The Los Angeles Times wrote a story about the vegan mini mall’s existence this week, proving that vegan topics continue to make it into the mainstream.

“A lot of our customers aren’t necessarily vegans — they just come in and buy for dinner,” Bryan Zurek of Food Fight! told the Los Angeles Times. “We also have a lot of vegans who make the trek in from Beaverton and Vancouver. And we’re a tourist destination. We get a lot of Canadian vegans.”


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