Portland >Food & Dining > Paradox Cafe
3439 SE Belmont St, Portland, OR | Directions 9721445.516548 -122.628721
Sat-Sun: 8am-5am, Mon-Fri: 8am-4am
Neighborhoods: Sunnyside, Southeast Uplift Neighborhood Program
yumm......! – i am always on the lookout for yummy vegetarian food and have never been let down at paradox. the service was always nice; easy going but still on top of it! i enjoy the cozy feel of the place, the portions of the food, and the price. yeah, finding the bathroom was weird, but who cares!?
Love the food not so much the service – Good Vegan French Toast!!! Love the Biscuits and Almond Gravy, Vegan Chili is good times! HOWEVER Lighten UP! I make a really long trip to get to Paradox but after continious cranky servers it makes you think twice!! During one visit I watched as the staff here stood around and made fun of some customers who had just come in and didnt know that it was a seat yourself joint. They talked loud so that they were sure to hear and didnt bother informing them...I felt bad but what could I do?! I would say if your ready for poor service from some ....better from others and pretty good food choices give it a try...dont think your friendly attitude will rub off on them though they seem set to be rude!
awesome vegan french toast – great service, great food...I am constantly happy with the food here. If you are vegan or vegetarian or looking for organic fare go eat at the Paradox.
very vegan friendly – the paradox is now under new ownership (as is Vita)...and i can confidently say that paradox has come out on top. i was just there this morning and they have added a bunch of new stuff to the menu, and i believe all of the new dishes were vegan. their prices are still the same (unlike the increase at Vita), and the food is great. tons of awesome vegan comfort food, and almost all of the non-vegan dishes can be made vegan upon request. hopefully the new owners realized the dedicated vegan following they have and will eventually realize theres no need for "organic beef" on their menu.
It's all right... – I like the fact that it's a vegetarian restaurant in a convenient location. However, the food tastes better and fresher at "Blue Moose" on 4936 NE Fremont St. Portland OR 97213. Give it a try, you'll know what I mean!
Vegan & Vegetarian Heaven! – I just ate at Paradox and it was great! I came to check out the reviews and was especially shocked to see a dis to the veggies! THey were as close to perfect as I have ever eaten. I am sold on the freshness of this food and have taken quite a few friends in and they love it too. They met all of my picky requests and always have everthing just the way I want it! Perhapse some of the other reviewers had a rare bad experience but I eat here 3 to 4 times a week and have never had a problem....except having to wait for a seat beacuse it is so small!
bad vegan vegies – I used to come here from out of town just for the tofu and potatoes.... the tofu picks up the salty flavors of the fried potatoes... awsome dish. But now I live right around the corner and have been here a couple of times. I've tried different menu options to stay away from the greesy (but so yummy) potatoes... but I become more and more dissappointed with each new item I order. The soup is completely flavorless and what really got me is that their veggies aren't fresh! this place has a 90% vegan menu... and their veggies were dried out and dirty! I am not vegan... so I dont gennerally opt for the vegan "meat replacement patties" I just really like my veggies... so maybe this place just isnt my style. Nice wait staff... terrible food and menu.
Paradox is Paradise – This place is now part of our weekly routine. Their smoothies, vegan french toast, haystack sandwich, vegan mac and cheese, and most of their breakfast menu is amazing!! I would steer clear of the tempeh rueben, but it might've just had an off day when i ordered it. You can't fail with this place!! The waitstaff is always nice. I'm never in a rush when i go there so i don't see the slowness. If you're looking for a great place to go for vegan/vegetarian fare, take up this place anyday of the week... it's currently on weekly rotation in my house. I promise that it won't disappoint
Simple and delicious diner with vegetarian options – The last time I reviewed Paradox I was negative due to poor service and a generally unclean appearance. They have since come way up, but lost none of the pleasantly funky atmosphere. Breakfast was more than ample with delicious seasonings and perfectly cooked vegies. The price can't be beat. Service was cheerful, and a tad slow in taking orders and preparation/serving, but when we got it, the food was hot off the grill. The biscuits and almond gravy was as good as ever, but it was one menu item that was a bit skimpy for the price.
Vegetarian Food that tastes good! – I love this place. I have been going since I discovered it this year and things just keep getting better and better. I am used to eating bland food at many of the local Portland vegan eateries and am sick of it. Paradox keeps getting better. The menu has a lot of choices and the specials are usually even better! My kids even get a good choice of healthy food that tastes good and that is so much better than other eateries that throw everything in grease and call it a kid menu. The staff works hard and all you have to do is speak up if you are not noticed right away even when super busy. I take all my friends and family.
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