12 Days Gift Give Away – Day 7

When my in-laws told us they had found a new (to them) vegan restaurant in Portland, it wasn’t much of surprise.  While the Portland vegan restaurant scene isn’t quite at swing a cat levels of density, many commercial strips of the city’s lovely residential neighborhoods feature vegan eateries.  What was surprising is that this place is located in a huge glittering shrine to mass consumerism.  Not just any mall but what has to be Portland’s most upscale mall.  It was very un-hippie and not what I was expecting to say the least.

Any doubts I may have had went out the window when I made inside the restaurant.  The fire in the corner was inviting and the staff welcoming & friendly.   Everything we’ve tried on our multiple visits has been excellent and I could drink nothing but the watermelon fresco the rest of my life and be happy.  It’s so good that I’ll deal with the mall just to eat there.

NFC

In their own words Native Foods Cafe is “…America’s premier fast-casual vegan restaurant group serving made-from-scratch, chef-crafted cuisine….”.  It is currently a smaller chain, concentrated mainly in southern California and Chicago, so you might not be familiar with them but chances are you will soon be, as NFC has an ambitious nationwide expansion planned for the next couple of years.    Until then you can see their menu here.

One of the things we’ve always liked about NFC is the shirts the staff wears.  They tend to be clever, pro vegan statements, with a little self promotion thrown in for good measure.  Interestingly enough though, the shirts are not for sale to the public.  I’d buy one if they were, but a bunch of lucky readers lucky DFV readers will not have to worry about that. For today’s gift we have 9, that’s right 9! NFC long sleeve t-shirts to give to our readers.

NFC

Sizes and designs vary, when you leave your comment, please note your preferred size.  We’ll do our best to match sizes, no promises, and the design you might receive will be chosen at random.

Let’s be clear this isn’t a ‘contest’.  We’re giving away gifts to our friends.  However the limit quantities available gifts means we need to make some choices.   If you want to receive a gift, please leave a comment on the Don’t Fear the Vegan blog post for that day.  Commenting on Facebook doesn’t count.  Around midnight Pacific time the day after a post, a  recipient will be randomly chosen from the comments section.  We will reveal the gift recipients in individual posts the following day in a new post, a reply in the comments and a fair attempt at emailing.  The giftee will have 48 hours to contact us from the time of post, otherwise we will choose another lucky reader will be chosen who then has 48 hours to get back to us, and so on…. We have learned from past give aways that it is sometimes very difficult to get a hold of folks.  Lastly we can only afford to ship within the United States.  Sorry the rest of the world.

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17 Responses to 12 Days Gift Give Away – Day 7

  1. SueK says:

    Love, love, love Native Foods….would love a small t-shirt……;)

  2. Lindsay hetzel says:

    I love pro vegan shirts! I can’t get enough.

  3. Native Foods is terrific, especially their amazing Oklahoma Bacon Cheeseburger! It’s one of my favorite sandwiches. I would so love for them to build a location where I live. Small for me if I win! 🙂

  4. Suzy says:

    What a great prize! I would love a small.

  5. Lea says:

    These are awesome shirts! I love the elephant and the beet. The hubby (M) and I (M) loved the food scene in Portland (among other things), and want to visit again…would actually love to live either there or Seattle, to be honest. We missed this one, NFC, unless it wasn’t there at the time (2009). There was a stationary food cart I would highly recommend though, Taqueria Los Gorditos, if you’re in the mood for Mexican. Now, if you’re gifting a trip to Portland later, I’d like to withhold my name from this one… 😉

  6. emily says:

    Super cute shirts!! I love the heart beet one!

  7. Holly Newton says:

    They just opened the 1st NF in San Diego earlier this year. They are by far my favorite chain vegan place to eat. The nachos are my favorite! I’d love to show up to eat them in any medium shirt! 🙂

  8. Sara Petrosky says:

    I wear tee shirts everyday to the gym. I could be a walking advertisement for the ANIMALS. I hope I get this!

  9. Keriann Hoover says:

    Great shirts! Would love a medium:)

  10. Kimm Macdonald says:

    I LOVE NFC!! It’s my favorite place to eat, and as today is my birthday, I’ll be going there today and definitely getting one of their delicious cupcakes!
    If the giveaway is still going, Size: SMALL

  11. Laura says:

    Love all of the shirts, but especially the beet one! I’m a small.

  12. Terri Cole says:

    I have never eaten at a Native Foods. I hope they come to Cincinnati! I would be happy to wear any of those cool shirts, if you have one that is XXL (or XL, since I’m losing weight at a slow but steady pace).

  13. I love Native Foods. I’ve been to one in Chicago and one in LA when I visited my son in Chicago and daughter in LA. And now my son is in Portland, and they have one there. For now I’ll have to visit my kids to get to a Native Foods. Because we DON’T HAVE ONE in Pittsburgh, PA!!! It makes me very sad. We have some very good vegan places but Native Foods would be an excellent addition!
    By the way, I would need an XL/XXL. But, if you only have a large I could send it to my son in Portland. He would love it. I sent him your info in case he doesn’t know about your blog. He has his own blog. It’s the Vegan Skate Blog.

  14. mardijoy says:

    I love Native Foods. I’ve been to one in Chicago and one in LA when I visited my son in Chicago and daughter in LA. And now my son is in Portland, and they have one there. For now I’ll have to visit my kids to get to a Native Foods. Because we DON’T HAVE ONE in Pittsburgh, PA!!! It makes me very sad. We have some very good vegan places but Native Foods would be an excellent addition!
    By the way, I would need an XL/XXL. But, if you only have a large I could send it to my son in Portland. He would love it. I sent him your info in case he doesn’t know about your blog. He has his own blog. It’s the Vegan Skate Blog.

  15. Deanne O'Donnell says:

    Dying to experience Native Foods but they haven’t traveled to this part of PA yet. I live outside of PIttsburgh.. I would love a large or xlarge for my husband who is a new vegan.

  16. Sarah J. says:

    I’ve been wanting to try this restaurant because I love supporting any business that embodies the vegan lifestyle.

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