Portland Clean Eats and Cold brews.
Bar food is stereotypically portrayed as greasy burgers and fries. Portland is one of the rare cities in the country that you can find a vegan bar which serves fresh, organic food. On a rainy Sunday afternoon, I ventured out to the Sweet Hereafter Bar to sample the clean eats and cold brews.
Being a Sunday afternoon, the Hereafter was relatively empty. Unlike most bars, most of the patrons ordered food first, and then drinks if they preferred. Most of the bars and breweries in the Portland area serve some of the best plates in town. The vegan menu at hereafter focused on a variety of tofu dishes. Among the choices were a Vietnamese tofu bahn mi sandwich, Jamaican jerk tofu with rice, and a Buffalo “chicken” sandwich made with meat substitute. My friend and I ordered two dishes and split them. The food was warm and fresh, though not exceptional. However, the large beer and spirits selection allowed us to have a beverage that complemented our meal perfectly.
The Hereafter is located on Belmont Street and is very near other restaurants and bars, making it ideal as a late night attraction. The outside seating at Hereafter also looks welcoming for the sunnier days. Wunderland Nickel Aracade is also located a block down the road, allowing you to wait out any level of sobriety you might find yourself in by playing video games. In short, the Sweet Hereafter is an ideal meet up location to start of the night with some food and drinks, before letting the evening sweep you away. Nice area if you are one of our candidates in town interviewing and want to experience a great part of the city.