Proper Eats

March 20, 2007
Times visited: 3

Proper Eats should be in Eugene – but I’m glad it isn’t because sometimes I just want a good healthy, vegan meal. Proper Eats is a small community market and restaurant in St. John’s. One of the best things about it, besides being local, organic, serving home brews and being a comfortable space is the fact that it’s open late. Why does Portland go to bed so early? You can see a list of upcoming events on their website or just visit because there always seems to be something going on, but not in an annoying way that makes it difficult to enjoy your food or conversation.

I get the feeling Proper Eats really cares about the food they create and people they serve. The serving sizes aren’t too large, just enough for a mid-sized person like me. Sometimes I want a little more to eat, but the food leaves me with a pleasantly full feeling. It makes a great excuse for dessert or crackers. Soups, salads, sandwiches and grains, beans and veggie dishes fill the menu. There are plenty of raw options too. They always have daily specials and soups to choose beyond their regular menu.

Proper Eats is a great place to sell your abundant garden production or to enjoy a meal that’s good for your taste buds and your body. I can’t wait to go back and try more of their changing options.

BBQ Sandwich on Dave’s Killer Bread Porper Eats - BBQ

Garlic Bread
Proper Eats - Garlic Bread

Peanut Noodle

Peanut Noodle

Proper Plate

Proper Eats - Proper Plate


Cornmeal Tempeh

Dutch Apple Pie

Proper Eats - Dutch Apple Pie

Rating: 4.5 out of 5
Address: 8638 N. Lombard ave. / Portland, OR 97203 / (503) 445-2007
Hours: Monday-Thursday 10am-10pm; Friday & Saturday 10am-12am; Sunday 12pm-10pm


12 responses to “Proper Eats

  1. Proper Eats is my “Cheers”, I stop by after work a few times a week and instead of having a beer I buy local, organic produce. I like it better than beer 🙂

    Piper, James, Liz, Laura, and the gang are the bestest and I HEART them. I wish there were more places like this.

  2. I would like to jump in and say, yes, this place is amazing! Certainly in my type 5-7 places to eat in Portland, and I’ve only been there once….

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  4. I love this place, just wish it was closer. I always stop by when I trek out there to the skatepark.

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  6. Proper Eats is the best vegan eatery in Portland. The Cornmeal Tempeh Plate is my favorite. All of their ingredients are so fresh and retain their individuality even when mixed together such as in the Pesto and Veggie Wrap. I also like the fact that the music is good and not too loud, the place has a homey feel, and the people are friendly and truly care about what they do.

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