Green Roots Cafe

at 1825 SW Broadway, Rm 26, Portland, 97201 United States

Who We Are: For: Portland State University students, faculty and staff, along with members of the community who want an alternative dining experience. Green Roots Café is the: vegetarian, vegan and sustainable place to eat on campus. That: offers an inclusive and educational environment where price and quality are not compromised. That’s because: we embrace our core values of inclusion, affordability, education, and sustainable sourcing and practices. Our Core Values: Inclusion: To serve a diverse customer base reflective of the campus community. Nourishment: To serve fresh, delicious, and nutritious vegetarian food. Affordability: To maintain prices that are lower than elsewhere in the Portland area for similar value. Education: To provide educational opportunities that align with the mission. Sustainable Sourcing & Practices: To source goods and supplies that meet the established sourcing criteria, and maintain practices that contribute to social, ecological, and economic sustainability.


Green Roots Cafe
1825 SW Broadway, Rm 26
Portland , OR 97201
United States
Contact Phone
P: (503) 725-2970
Website
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Opening time

  • Mondays: 08:00- 14:30
  • Tuesdays: 08:00- 14:30
  • Wednesdays: 08:00- 14:30
  • Thursdays: 08:00- 14:30
  • Fridays: 08:00- 14:30

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Reviews for Green Roots Cafe

J R.

I noticed that several orders were wrong including mine and the front person didn't seem to want to be there. Seemed annoyed that I wasn't sure of what I... Read more

Matt B.

When it comes to vegetarian options on campus this is one of the best. All they need is better customer service and they'd be great.

flip m.

Ordered a scramble with veggies and toast with butter and a coffee. Didn't get coffee. Mentioned this, then I got my coffee with an added glare for good... Read more
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Good Morning Portland State! Today is a great day to join your friends at the Green Roots Cafe and enjoy some warm food and beverage. However, we will be closing at 1:30pm today for our new register training, so come get breakfast or lunch before the doors close! For today's breakfast veggies/fruit we have... Home Fries: Red Pepper + Yellow Onion Egg or Tofu Scramble: Garlic and Tomato Soup: French Onion Pancakes: Oranges For today's lunch veggies we have... Green Bowl: Quinoa, White Beans, Kale, Parsnips, Red Pepper, Carrots, and a house-made Tzatziki sauce Salad: Arugala, Almonds, Cucumber, Tomato, Pickled Onion, and a house-made Tahini Dressing Everything is $5.50 and under! Come see us in the basement of Smith Memorial Student Union, 1825 S.W. Broadway, at Portland State University.

Published on 2015-02-27 18:08:59 GMT

Good Morning Friends! Come through and relax with some delicious breakfast and lunch served up by students from the PSU student body! For Breakfast we have... - Blackberries Vegan Pancakes - Mushroom + Garlic in the egg or tofu scramble - Red Pepper + Yellow Onion with the Veggie Home Frys For Lunch today @11am we have... - Green Bowl: Broccoli, Mushroom, Red Pepper, White Beans, Red Quinoa, and a house-made Walnut Pesto - Seasonal Salad: Spinach, Cucumber, Oranges, Walnuts, and Balsamic Dressing - Soup: French Onion We also have many drinks to choose from, including... -Kombucha on tap - Organic Fruit Smoothies (CoGo) - Happy Cup Coffee - Organic Tea - Natural Sodas - Coconut Water Come see us in the basement of Smith Memorial Student Union, 1825 S.W. Broadway, at Portland State University.

Published on 2015-02-26 17:19:47 GMT

Good morning! We have wonderful food and drink to sustain you through this lovely middle of the week. For breakfast: -- Blackberries for the hearty vegan pancakes! -- The tofu or egg scrambles are available with mushrooms and garlic. -- Our delicious home fries can be topped with red peppers and yellow onions. When we serve lunch at 11: -- We have veggie tacos with a delicious fresh cucumber salsa instead of the regular Green Bowl. -- The seasonal salad has oranges, walnuts, and cucumbers with spinach and balsamic dressing. -- Soup is french onion. Plus: Happy Cup Coffee, Columbia Gorge Organic Juice, SOMA kombucha, vegan, gluten-free treats from Petunia's Pastries, and conventional pastries and bagels from Broadway Bagels. Come see us in the basement of Smith Memorial Student Union, 1825 S.W. Broadway, at Portland State University.

Published on 2015-02-25 17:08:26 GMT

Friends -- Are you hungry? Here's what we have for breakfast today: -- Tofu or egg scramble, which you can order with tomatoes and garlic. -- Our hearty home fries; add butternut squash and bell peppers. -- Our gigantor vegan pancakes come plain, or you can add oranges today. We're still working on our lunch menu. We're getting our new computer register station starting today, so Green Roots Cafe will be closing at 1:45 this afternoon, and noon on Friday. Accompany your great meat with delicious drip and espresso from Happy Cup Coffee Roasting; Columbia Gorge Organic Juice; SOMA kombucha; bagels and conventional pastries from Broadway Bagels; and gluten free, vegan pastries from Petunia's Pies & Pastries. We're open 8 a.m. until 1:45 p.m. today in the basement of Smith Memorial Student Union, 1825 S.W. Broadway, on the campus of Portland State University.

Published on 2015-02-24 16:29:12 GMT

Hey friends -- Our new computer system is being installed this week. Therefore, we will close early: 1:45 p.m. on Tuesday; noon on Friday. Come by and see us for breakfast!

Published on 2015-02-24 01:39:55 GMT

Hey friends -- One correction to this morning's menu. When we serve lunch, the Green Bowl will be served with a vegandaise sauce, rather than teriyaki. See you soon!

Published on 2015-02-23 16:48:55 GMT

Hey friends -- Don't get up early for breakfast at home. Just wait until you come to campus. We have exactly what you want! -- Add white onions and tomato to our egg or tofu scrambles. -- Bell peppers and red onion are the veggies you can add to our delicious home fries. -- Our vegan pancakes won't leave you hungry; you can order them plain or with strawberries. Breakfast is served all day; lunch starts at 11 a.m. Here are Monday's lunch specials: -- The Green Bowl will have butternut squash, red onion, garlic, and cauliflower with quinoa, black beans, and a teriyaki sauce. -- The seasonal salad will have oranges, walnuts, and cucumbers with mixed greens and a tahini dressing. -- Soup will be creamy white bean. Plus: great drip and espresso from Happy Cup Coffee Roasting; Columbia Gorge Organic Juice; SOMA kombucha; bagels and conventional pastries from Broadway Bagels; and gluten free, vegan pastries from Petunia's Pies & Pastries. We're open 8 a.m. until 2:30 today in the basement of Smith Memorial Student Union, 1825 S.W. Broadway, on the campus of Portland State University.

Published on 2015-02-23 02:14:41 GMT

Good morning, friends of Green Roots Cafe! Here's what's cooking today: -- Scrambles: tofu or eggs, add tomato and spinach. -- Home fries: our delicious seasoned potatoes, add bell peppers and red onion. -- Pancakes: They're vegan and huge; add strawberries. Lunch is served at 11 a.m. -- Green Bowl has quinoa and lentils with a vegan cheese sauce; add cauliflower, kale, and sweet onions. -- Seasonal salad has tomatoes, cucumbers, and goat cheese over mixed greens with balsamic dressing. -- Soup is creamy white bean. Plus: great drip and espresso from Happy Cup Coffee Roasting; Columbia Gorge Organic Juice; SOMA kombucha; bagels and conventional pastries from Broadway Bagels; and gluten free, vegan pastries from Petunia's Pies & Pastries. We're open 8 a.m. until 2:30 today in the basement of Smith Memorial Student Union, 1825 S.W. Broadway, on the campus of Portland State University.

Published on 2015-02-20 16:38:37 GMT

Good morning! After yesterday's power outage, we're open on time and ready for you today. Thanks to everyone who showed great loyalty and patience with us Wednesday, when we opened late after a power failure throughout Smith Memorial Student Union. Okay, back to what's important. Here's what you'll find at Green Roots Cafe today. -- Scrambles, tofu or egg, add tomato and spinach for $1. -- Our hearty home fries, plain or with green peppers and red onions for an extra buck. -- Our huge vegan pancakes, plain, or with strawberries for just 75 cents more. When we start serving lunch at 11 a.m.: -- The Green Bowl comes with lentils, quinoa, and a spicy BBQ sauce; add bell pepper, mushrooms and sweet potatoes for a dollar. The seasonal salad features tomatoes, cucumber, and goat cheese with mixed greens and balsamic dressing. We're still working on a fresh seasonal soup. As usual, we have great drip and espresso from Happy Cup Coffee Roasting, Columbia Gorge Organic Juice, SOMA kombucha, bagels and conventional pastries from Broadway Bagels, and gluten free, vegan pastries from Petunia's Pies & Pastries. We're open 8 a.m. until 2:30 today in the basement of Smith Memorial Student Union, 1825 S.W. Broadway, on the campus of Portland State University.

Published on 2015-02-19 16:47:25 GMT

Hey friends -- If you've tried to come to Green Roots Cafe this morning, you probably found out that Smith Memorial Student Union was closed for a power outage. The building is now open, and we'll start serving at 11 a.m. So come see us!

Published on 2015-02-18 17:14:43 GMT

Good morning! Time for breakfast, or at least your morning hit of caffeine. Green Roots Cafe is here to serve you! Today's scramble comes with eggs or tofu; add spinach and tomato if you like. Our home fries are deliciously seasoned; make them better with butternut squash, mushrooms and red onion. The vegan pancakes are a meal to themselves. You can add strawberries today. When we start serving lunch at 11 a.m, we have a special item on the menu. Instead of the Green Bowl, we offer a vegan barbecue sandwich, with soy curls, bell pepper, sweet potato, onions, and carrots on a baguette. The seasonal salad features tomatoes, cucumber, and goat cheese with mixed greens and balsamic dressing. Soup is split pea. As usual, we have great drip and espresso from Happy Cup Coffee Roasting, Columbia Gorge Organic Juice, SOMA kombucha, bagels and conventional pastries from Broadway Bagels, and gluten free, vegan pastries from Petunia's Pies & Pastries. Come see us in the basement of Smith Memorial Student Union, 1825 S.W. Broadway, proudly serving students, faculty, staff, and friends of Portland State University.

Published on 2015-02-17 16:33:04 GMT

Thinking about what you might want for breakfast Monday morning? Well, here's what you want, and we have it at Green Roots Cafe at Portland State University. We have a delicious egg or tofu scramble that you can order with the seasonal vegetables tomato and spinach. Our home fries are delicious with or without adding yellow onions and green peppers. Get our huge vegan pancakes with or without orange slices. Now, for lunch, here's what we're serving starting at 11 a.m. Monday: Quinoa and navy beans with a roasted red pepper sauce in the Green Bowl, with butternut squash, sweet onions and mushrooms as the seasonal vegetables. The seasonal salad has tomatoes, cucumbers, and goat cheese over mixed greens with balsamic dressing. Our soup is a hearty split pea. Of course, we have great drip and espresso from Happy Cup Coffee Roasting, Columbia Gorge Organic Juice, SOMA kombucha, bagels and conventional pastries from Broadway Bagels, and gluten free, vegan pastries from Petunia's Pies & Pastries. We open at 8 a.m., so come have breakfast with us!

Published on 2015-02-16 04:34:40 GMT

Good morning, Green Roots Cafe community! We have good stuff to get you through this Friday the 13th. -- Seasonal veggies for the egg or tofu scramble are onions and tomatoes. -- For the hearty home fries, you may add red onions and green peppers. -- Add bananas to our huge vegan pancakes. We start serving lunch at 11 a.m., when you can: -- Add broccoli, mushrooms and sweet onions to the Green Bowl, which consists of quinoa and navy beans with a curry sauce. -- The seasonal salad has oranges, red onions, and goat cheese over mixed greens with tahini dressing. -- Soup is creamy vegan potato. We have new flavors for our SOMA kombucha today. Wild sweet orange and sassparrilla join the blueberry ginger. Plus, drip coffee and espresso drinks from Happy Cup Coffee Roasting, bagels and conventional pastries from Broadway Bagels, and gluten-free, vegan treats from Petunia's Pies & Pastries. We're open until 2:3o p.m., so come for breakfast, lunch or a jolt of caffeine.

Published on 2015-02-13 16:42:33 GMT

Hey friends -- We're delicious and nutritious again today at Green Roots Cafe, the student-run, sustainable joint in the basement of Smith Memorial Student Union on the campus of Portland State University. -- You can add onion and tomato to our hearty tofu or egg scrambles. -- Our home fries are delicious plain or with red onion and garlic. -- Our vegan pancakes will fill you up! Order them plain, or with bananas. -- We have a fresh batch of Columbia Gorge Organic Juices! -- Fresh bagels and conventional pastries from Broadway Bagels, and vegan, gluten-free treats from Petunia's Pies & Pastries. -- And, as always, hot coffee and espresso drinks from Happy Cup Coffee Roasting. Lunch is served at 11 a.m.; we'll send out specials when we get them figured out.

Published on 2015-02-12 16:44:50 GMT

Hey friends! Here's what's cooking at sustainable, student-run Green Roots Cafe today: -- Our delicious egg or tofu scramble, with onion and tomato as the optional veggies. -- You can add red onion and garlic to our hearty home fries. -- Our vegan pancakes come either plain or with bananas. When we serve lunch starting at 11, we'll have: -- Our rice and lentil Green Bowl, with broccoli, squash, and red onion with a spicy carrot sauce. -- A delicious creamy vegan potato soup. -- We're still working on our fresh seasonal salad. Plus: Happy Cup Coffee Roasting espresso and drip, Broadway Bagels conventional bagels and pastries, and Petunia's Pies & Pastries, which are vegan and gluten free (though we don't have their pies). Plus, we support our fellow student services by playing KPSU, Portland State's college radio. We're open 8 a.m. to 2:30 Monday through Friday, so come see us!

Published on 2015-02-11 17:18:45 GMT

Good morning! We have great stuff for your Friday breakfast today. -- You can add tomato and garlic to the tofu or egg scramble. -- The home fries can be served with the onion and mushroom veggie mix. -- Add some apple to our vegan pancakes, or have them plain. We always serve Happy Cup Coffee Roasting drip coffee and espresso drinks. We'll post lunch specials soon!

Published on 2015-02-06 16:50:06 GMT

Good morning! Green Roots Cafe has great breakfast for you today: -- Our huge vegan pancakes come either plain or with poached pears today! -- Home fried potatoes either on their own or with onions and mushrooms. -- Scrambles with egg or tofu, or add tomato and garlic. When lunch starts at 11 a.m., we'll have: -- The Green Bowl comes with black beans and jasmine rice, and you can add a vegetable stir fry with a garlic ginger glaze.. -- We have a pasta salad with goat cheese. -- Soup is vegan chunky vegetable. See you here! --

Published on 2015-02-05 17:29:46 GMT

Morning All! Today's specials are packed with nutrients and tasty flavors (: You can find up in the SMSU basement (Room 26) and use your Dining Dollars to purchase your food! Remember to add your daily dose of veggies for only $1, fruit for 75¢, and cheese for 50¢! We are serving breakfast all day until 2:30PM! Egg or Tofu Scramble: The veggies for the scramble today are spinach, tomato, and red onion (or only $3 plain) Pancakes: The fruit for the special pancakes today is poached pears (or $1.50 for two/$2 for three pancakes plain.) Lunch is on at 11:00AM: Green Bowl: You can expect a hot Mediterranean style pasta salad with seasonal veggie options for the Green Bowl (or $4 plain.) Home Fries: The home fries today come with white onion, mushrooms, and garlic (or $3 plain). Seasonal Salad: Our Seasonal salad for the day features celery, orange, cucumber, white onion, tomato, and a suggestion of citrus dressing. ($3.50 for a small or $5.25 for a large) Soup: Today we offer a Vegan Chunky Winter Veggie soup with Brussels sprouts, celery, carrot, and white onion. ($2.50 for a cup or $3.50 for a bowl) So stop on in and grab a bite between class or even if you have no classes today, we would love to serve you! -Green Roots Team

Published on 2015-02-04 17:26:15 GMT

Good morning! We have lots of good things to eat and drink at Green Roots Cafe today. We're open 7:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. in the basement of Smith Memorial Student Union, and we accept your Dining Dollars. For breakfast, our veggie scramble comes with tomatoes and garlic. The veggies for the home fries are onions and mushrooms. You can order your vegan pancakes plain or with bananas. When lunch is served at 11 a.m., our Green Bowl features winter vegetables with a marinara sauce and parmesan cheese over penne pasta. The seasonal salad has oranges, red onion, almonds, and mixed greens with a tahini dressing. We have a chunky vegetable soup. Looking for a little extra vegan flavor? We now serve Daiya vegan cheese. Plus, of course, our Happy Cup Roasters coffee, both drip and espresso, SOMA Kombucha, Columbia Gorge Organic juices, gluten-free, vegan pastries from Petunia's, and conventional pastries and bagels from Broadway Bagels. We look forward to seeing you today!

Published on 2015-02-03 17:01:57 GMT

Are you ready for lunch yet? Starting at 11 a.m., Green Roots Cafe will be serving our delicious Green Bowls, salads, sandwiches and soups. If you order the veggie version of the Green Bowl, you'll get it served with brussels sprouts and carrots with a balsamic reduction over rice and red beans. The seasonal salad features cucumbers, apples, and tomatoes with balsamic vinaigrette over mixed greens, and the soup today is spicy, creamy potato leek. Come check us out in the basement of Smith Memorial Student Union on the campus of Portland State University.