the lowdown: Belly | 3500 NE MLK Blvd., Portland, OR 97212 | 503.249.9763 | Website | Dinner, Brunch (Sunday Only) | Entrees $9 – $18 | *****

Romantic restaurant offering custom vegan fare!

Aside from the snow, Christmas holiday, and new Facebook addiction, last Tuesday was the best day of my life. It is on that day my boyfriend Scott asked me to marry him, on bended knee. I have wanted to marry this man since the moment I met him and after four years it is really going to happen. There are many reasons I love him, but the most astonishing is despite how much each of us has grown over the years, we have grown together, building a strong, cohesive relationship capable of weathering any snow storm or basking in any sunlight. I have no idea what I ever did to deserve such a wonderful thing.

After the proposal we walked through the snow to celebrate at Belly, which occupies the same space as the now defunct Terrior. Belly is owned by a husband and wife who are happy to accommodate special dietary needs. The meticulous decor, dim lighting, and friendly service make celebrating any special occasion at Belly and absolute must! In fact, they asked immediately upon arrival if we were celebrating anything special! We started with a side order of fries ($5), great but a bad idea if you plan to finish your entree! Although there are no vegan dishes on the menu, they created a pasta dish ($14) complete with brussels sprouts, cauliflower, and chanterelle mushrooms, among other fresh ingredients. Finally, just as we were preparing to leave (and of course knowing we were celebrating our anniversary), they presented us with a candlelit vegan apple tart. Whether you are celebrating, curious, or plain hungry, Belly is fantastic!

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12 Comments to "When Two Bellies Equals One"

  • Anne said:

    Congrats again :-D !!!
    What a lovely meal also to accompany such a happy event!
    I’m assuming you like brussel sprouts which makes you even more of a winner!
    Can’t wait to see some of the wedding planning ;-)

  • Diane said:

    Congratulations!!!!! I’m so happy for you!!!!!! What a lucky man.

  • denny said:

    oh megs…i’m still reeling with joy for you and scott *beams.

    i am so happy for you. i wish you and scott all the love in the world.

    you deserve it cause YOU ARE YOU!
    big hugs!!!!!!

  • CM said:

    Congratulations! I am truly happy for you. My husband and I got married this past June and had an amazing vegan reception complete with a fabulous vegan cake. If you need any wedding reception planning tips, don’t hesitate to ask! My best to you both. :0)

  • VeganFabulous said:

    Hi Anne! I do love Brussels Sprouts. Have you made the Cornmeal Masala BS in Veganomicon? Oh and you will definitely hear about the planning. First things first, we need to get a ring! We did things a little non-traditionally because I wanted to pick the ring out together but still have a surprising engagement!

    Hey Diane! Thanks for checking in! It is always great to hear from you!

    oh Denny! You are the sweetest ever!!!

    CM!!! I most certainly am going to need some help! I did find that Sweetpea baking makes vegan wedding cakes but the reception food is what is going to be difficult!! I will be banging on your door for ideas!

  • veganazi said:

    I went there with carnivores from France and Luxemberg, they said it was okay and I thought it was alright too. Maybe they’ve changed their menu a month after. Their service and environment is really good though. I liked the polenta.

  • VeganFabulous said:

    Hey Vegnazi! The atmosphere is the best! I don’t know how often they change their menu but I am glad you have had an opportunity to try it out! I always worry about new restaurants. Especially in that location, Terrior left some bad vibes.

  • Anne said:

    I, unfortunately, do not have a copy of The Bible, i mean Veganomicon just Vegan with a Vengeance >.<

    The word(s?) non-traditional is not in my vocab when it comes to anything dealing with engagement and wedding! Heh, long story

  • Chelsea said:

    The food looks awesome, but much more importantly – Megan, congratulations!!!!!! And I agree with Diane, he is a super lucky man! :) Yay!

  • VeganFabulous said:

    Anne – you will have to fill me in on the long story :)

    Hey Chelsea! Thank you!!! I wonder if he would be up for a 2 phase wedding. One ceremony with lots of people and one at Voodoo ;) I think it is so cool you got married at Voodoo!

  • Bobbi said:

    Congratulations Megan!!! I haven’t been checking blogs (or updating my own blog!) for months, but today I got back on the wagon. What terrific news! xo

  • VeganFabulous said:

    Thanks Bobbi! I have been terrible lately about checking blogs too. So much going on!!!! It is great to hear from you!