Mix up a superberry smoothie and a batch of peanut butter cookies with Prasad Cafe in Portland, Oregon.
How did you get started?
Prasad first began as a really small catering business of sorts, taking on odd jobs here and there. Later, we moved into a food cart in Northeast Portland for a few months. The opportunity for a brick and mortar location then arose so we transitioned to our space in downtown Portland.
Where are you located?
Prasad is located on the edge of Chinatown and the Pearl District of downtown Portland, inside of Yoga Pearl.
What are your specialities?
We specialize in healthy food, serving an all organic and gluten-free menu with an emphasis on vegan, vegetarian and raw foods. We also have an expansive juice and smoothie menu.
What's your personal favorite thing on the menu?
Karen's favorite item: Manifesta Juice and Ace High Salad
Brittney's favorite item: Herbtonic Juice and The Mighty Bowl with Jalapeno Cashew Cheese and Avocado added
What's on the stereo?
Lately, Phyllis Dillon and The Avett Brothers.
Where else should we visit in your area?
The new Poler store, Powells City of Book, Nuvrei coffee shop & bakery, Mojave boutique.
Do you host any special events?
No, we wish we could but our space is just so tiny.
Is there anything else you'd like us to know?
We offer an item on the menu called the Mighty Bowl which is a donation based bowl. No customers are turned away, and it's great for students, travelers on a budget and anyone else that might be in a pinch.
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