Portobello | Satisfying people’s hunger for life’s simple pleasures.
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WELCOME

Portobello Vegan Trattoria, opened by Aaron Adams and Dinae Horne, is a celebration of the best of Northwest food, wine and beer, inspired by the great cuisines of Italy, Spain, and France.

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the poeple
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The menu is an ever-changing roster of Chef Aaron Adams’ creations, incorporating the best and freshest organic, local produce, with fine olive oils, artisan vegan cheeses and charcuterie, locally made pickled vegetables and the finest breads in Southeast Portland.

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only fresh produce

We continue to try to develop close relationships with local farmers. The hot days in the kitchen pass smoothly when handling the quality, well tended produce of quality craftspeople.

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a world class menu

Our menu changes frequently to reflect what is seasonally available.  We source much of our produce direct from local farms, as well as organic produce from Organically Grown Company

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How to prepare easily digestible foods?

In order to stay healthy overall, it is important that you have a healthy digestive system. But there are many people today that experience diarrhea, constipation and even bloating on a regular basis.

Although for many, the reason could be food intolerance or even food poisoning and for others, it could be because their digestive system is affected in a really bad way.

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These could be the result of diseases such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome or even Crohn’s disease.

For people of this type, it is best to mind what they ingest as easily digestible foods are the way to go. Hence, to live better, add these foods to your meal so that your digestive system is satisfied and healthy.

1.      Turkey and lean meat

There are meats that are lean which usually go easy on your stomach such as chicken and turkey. These foods are also extremely rich in protein and therefore, help you feel as though you are full very quickly. Only having half a chicken breast can provide you with 27 grams of protein but the only drawback is that they are devoid of carbs. Make sure that you peel or cut the skin off as the fats that are present in the skin are extremely hard to digest. You also need to avoid meat which is pan or deep fried as it is more likely that it can hurt your stomach than normal meat.

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2.      Potatoes that are boiled

Boiled potatoes, as compared to baked potatoes, contains starch that can otherwise be impossible to digest when raw. It is also loaded with carbs as well as numerous nutrients that are vital to the functioning of our body. But it is important to note that you need to eat the boiled potatoes as soon as you have warmed them as the starch present in the potatoes tend to become more resistant as it becomes colder.

3.      Oatmeal

 

There are many types of oatmeals that are made out of whole oats or even oat groats. But what makes instant oatmeal better is the fact that they are made by rolling or pressing for even longer than what is normal. Due to this, they are extremely fast to cook.

4.      Yogurt

Since yogurt contains bacteria that is very friendly – called probiotics, it is extremely beneficial to the stomach as it helps in keeping it healthy. If you’re looking to lose weight, yogurts are a great option to help you get back in shape for all the necessary exercises and routines.

Secret ingredients which enhance the aroma of the dish

Cumin

Frying delicacies along with the combination of cumin create an incredible aroma which is bound to lure every tummy within a 50 feet radius. Cumin goes alongside with beans, tomatoes and sautéed greens.

Balsamic vinegar

Due to its excellent combination of both sweet and sour, it enables the peculiar vinegar to knit different flavors together while adding to the aromatic sensation felt.

Turmeric

It possesses the characteristic to change your dish to a yellow or orange color outlook while adding a mild and fragrant flavor.

Citrus juice

Using citrus juice or zest of lemon is a great way for adding that hint of tartness which enhances the smell, taste bud leaving you with wanting more. Try adding lime juice to mashed sweet potatoes or your lentil soup and observe the difference in aroma and taste it creates.

Spices

Cardamom

Cardamom is observed to add an unusual flavor in baked goods, pancakes, hot beverages, and poached fruit. It adds a unique spice flavor and a great smell to it.

Nutmeg

Nutmeg is a great seed which can hold its own in savory dishes cooked as well. The smell of nutmeg is quite appealing as it gives a more holiday spirit.

Paprika/Chilli Powder/ Cayenne

Adding a hint of chili powder or paprika can significantly enhance your dish in the next level regarding smell and spicy flavor. Chilli powder and paprika provide a medium level of heat while cayenne takes it to beyond the medium level. It adds a certain level of warmth and color to the dish.

Sesame oil

A staple of the Southeast Asian and Middle Eastern cuisine, sesame oil provides a distinctive nutty taste often making the mouth water. It adds a great flavor and smell when drizzled over roasts and stirs cooking.

Dried herbs

Try adding thyme over asparagus, adding oregano to refried beans. Dried herbs do the trick when it comes to producing good food rich in taste and smell.

Ginger

Ginger is an excellent addition to stir-fries, salads, and chili which adds zing and mellows nicely when cooked providing a certain aromatic sensation and depth of flavor. Ginger can be added in raw, powdered or juiced.

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Mustard

Mustard is an essential ingredient to great taste and smell that is often considered to be underutilized.  Next time you cook, try adding a teaspoon of mustard and watch the magic happen.

Garlic and onion

Garlic and onion are two powerhouses along with their cousins as well such as shallots, leeks, and chives. Garlic and onion are a staple to nearly every cuisine in the world. Adding these vital ingredients will leave you with happy nostrils and lip-smacking taste buds.

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We Accept Reservations for Parties up to 10 people with 24 hours advanced notice.