Vida Vegan Con is now over. 🙁 But, since I didn’t blog on the days of the conference, you get to hear all about it now!
Official events on day 1 weren’t starting until late afternoon/early evening, so I started off my day exploring on my own. I ended up at Vita Cafe for breakfast:
As I was still feeling under the weather, I headed back to my hotel for a little while after this. Next up: a trip to the famed Vegan Mini-Mall! No, I did not get a tattoo, vegan or otherwise.
After the mini mall, I again returned to my hotel room. It was HOT this weekend. I mean, not really any hotter than it’s been in New York, but much hotter than I expected of the Pacific Northwest. I needed a shower. And to change, before going to the Cupcake and Champagne Reception that kicked off VVC!
After the reception, I headed to Homegrown Smoker, because you have to visit multiple food carts when you visit Portland.
MacNoCheeto. Tortilla stuffed with mac no cheese, beans and barbecued soy curls. I only got in a few more bites at that point. But it was good cold the next day!
Well, that was about it for Day 1 of VVC. I’m not sure if I’ll get to post about day 2 tomorrow, but hopefully soon. Tomorrow is my last day in Portland, and then I have a long night of travel ahead of me!