Each month, members of the NW Oregon and SW Washington Jeep club “Wranglers Off Road” have a get together. This month, they chose Veggie Grill in Hillsboro to hold their meeting.
Veggie Grill was incredibly accommodating, setting up a meeting area and getting it ready. There were some sandwiches and salads prepared, while some others decided to order their own choices from the expansive menu.
They had their signature sandwich – the Santa Fe Crispy Chickin as well as the All Hail Kale salad – an awesome choice for the new, albeit temporary vegans in attendance.
Others were seen ordering buffalo chickin wraps, mac and cheese, their new Yukon Gold fries, and many salads. I of course ordered my old standby – the Buffalo Bomber (wrap style) with the new fries.
After the initial meet and greet was over, Mark worked his way down the agenda covering all the necessary topics including future jeep runs, a possible Jamboree, and future meetups.
We also held a raffle, with some pretty cool prizes and many winners.
Many thanks to the crew at Veggie Grill in Hillsboro for their hard work and hospitality with this crazy group! Thanks to Andrew, the manager, and Filiberto and Amanda for pulling the orders together ahead of time.
As a vegan jeeper, there are some things that are just damn near impossible to find that are both animal free, and of good quality.
The vegan community often calls this conundrum “accidentally vegan,” which means they are vegan not out of principle, but because they are cheap.
These gloves are not accidentally vegan, nor are they cheap. They are a valuable item in my trail bag, and I am even ordering additional pairs just to keep on hand (no pun intended).
When using steel winch lines, these gloves help protect against steel barbs that can pierce your hand and really cause trouble when out on the trails. Even with synthetic lines, these reduce the chance of friction burns, and can make handling the lines easier and safer. Continue reading Product Review: Warn Synthetic Winching Gloves→
Tonight we wanted something new. Not the same burrito run to El Nutri, or a quick bowl at the B&B. Melanie rolled the random dice on Yelp and we pointed the car at Harlow on SE Hawthorne.
Walking in, I was surprised with the bright, slightly sterile atmosphere. The heavy influence of wood and twang of vintage in the space’s design plays well with the open, bright layout. They have a nice section of vegan odds and ends, and some branded clothing on one side of the restaurant. Continue reading Restaurant Review: Harlow [Portland]→
Cornucopia is a local legend, in that it started in the mid 70’s, during a time of political and economic upheaval. Yet, in the midst of this, two people were able to start and grow a vegetarian/vegan restaurant in the city centre. Continue reading Restaurant Review: Cornucopia [Dublin]→