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?
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
The Pitted Date Sweet Crepes
Playa Del Carmen, Mexico
Charly's Vegan Tacos Grilled Seitan Steak Tacos
Shojin Any Sushi Roll
Los Angeles, CA
Mildreds Rhubarb Crumble
Your Top 10 Local Spots for Plant-Based Eats in Portland
🍱 100% plant-based pan-Asian fare & drinks
🥪 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
🍕 100% plant-based pizza & ice cream
🥘 plant-based friendly bar serving burgers, bowls, and shared plates
No Bones Beach Club
🍔 100% plant-based sandwiches & salads with excellent cocktails
🍰 100% plant-based bakery & cafe
🥗 100% plant-based bowls, juices, and smoothies