Get to Know Silvia, Our Portland City Leader

Get to Know Silvia, Our Portland City Leader

When Silvia isn’t traveling the country in her rad van documenting the most beautiful nature spots, loving on dogs, or getting a yoga sesh in, she’s developing recipes and creating content for some of the most innovative plant-based brands with her business The Tiny Avocado. We got the run down from Silvia on all of her favorite things and places to eat in Portland!

How long have you been plant-based?

9 Years.

What made you commit to a plant-based lifestyle?

My love for animals & our beautiful planet.

What are you most looking forward to in the plant-based market?

I'm excited about the plant-based market growing… for the people in this world to become more educated and aware. For more plant-based products, and less animal ingredients/ testing etc.


Which innovations in the plant-based industry interest you most?

Vegan Fashion - I'd love the fashion industry to start more plant-based innovations such as vegan leathers and for it to become more affordable and accessible.

Who is the most inspirational plant-based person in your life?

My mom, she became vegan in her late 50's and it's true that it's never too late..

Which plant-based product can you not live without?

Vegan chapstick, and my fake leather jacket.


What is your best advice for someone who wants to commit to a plant-based lifestyle?

Don't make excuses! If you have plants accessible where you live, you can do it. For some people it's a process and it's okay.. Educate yourself, learn where your food comes from. Make plant-based versions of your favorite meals. Enjoy the new tastes & textures just as much as you enjoy your new journey. Be proud of yourself for making a change that is benefiting the environment, the animals and hopefully your health as well!


Your dream day of plant-based food from anywhere in the World

Breakfast

The Pitted Date Sweet Crepes
Playa Del Carmen, Mexico


Lunch

Charly's Vegan Tacos Grilled Seitan Steak Tacos
Tulum, Mexico

Dinner

Shojin Any Sushi Roll
Los Angeles, CA

Dessert

Mildreds Rhubarb Crumble
London, England



Your Top 10 Local Spots for Plant-Based Eats in Portland

Ichiza
🍱 100% plant-based pan-Asian fare & drinks

Capitol
🥪 100% plant-based bar serving burgers, bowls, sandwiches, and dessert

Bye & Bye
🍲 100% plant-based bar serving bowls, sandwiches, late night eats & dessert

Homegrown Smoker BBQ
🌭 100% plant-based BBQ & comfort foods



Virtuous Pie
🍕 100% plant-based pizza & ice cream

Victoria Bar
🥘 plant-based friendly bar serving burgers, bowls, and shared plates


No Bones Beach Club
🍔 100% plant-based sandwiches & salads with excellent cocktails

Sweetpea Baking Co.

🍰 100% plant-based bakery & cafe

Canteen
🥗 100% plant-based bowls, juices, and smoothies

We love you, Silvia! Thank you for making this World a more beautiful place with your creativity and presence!

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