This friendly, progressive Oregon town is a gluten-free, allergy-friendly foodie fest
Portland, Oregon: Birkenstock-wearing, fleece-clad, vegan hikers. Bespeckled hipster architects. Politically correct, naked bike-riding protesters. This caricature of Portlandevidenced on the hit show Portlandiais lovingly embraced by this free-thinking town. Over the past decade, Portland has also gained a well deserved reputation of being a hangout for the most conscientious foodiesvegans, locavores, farm-to-table, sustainable, gluten-free, food-allergic you name it. Here are some of Portlands attractions and some favorite places to eat. Of course, with the exception of restaurants that are entirely gluten-free, always make sure you double-check with the wait staff that your meal is safe. Theres little danger youll get a confused look or an exasperated sigh in response.