Chris and I arrived in Portland at around 2:45pm on the Thursday before Vida Vegan Con was going to start. We knew we had to rent a car, check in to our hotel and high-tail it on over to the White Owl Social Club where an unofficial VVC meet & greet was beginning at 3:30. We’d had a late breakfast and packed some snacks for the plane, thinking we would be fine until we were able to have dinner. By the time we got our car and got into town, however, we were famished.
Luckily, the White Owl Social Club has a great selection of vegan eats. We walked into the bar, and even though I saw faces I recognized from the vegan blog world (and wanted to meet), I couldn’t focus on anything but eating. We ordered, got our number and while looking for a place to sit down, we ran into Jackie (whom we had met before) and Erin with her husband, Jeff. I was so excited to see them but I was so hungry at that point, I honestly don’t remember what I said to them. Shortly thereafter, we were joined by Cadry (who I had met on her recent trip to Los Angeles) and her husband David. The two of them joined us at a table outside to while we waited for our food. We had ordered the BBQ jackfruit sliders but I was so out of it and having so much fun talking with Cadry and David, I didn’t even think to photograph them (the sliders or Cadry and David). I do remember that they were pretty great, though (both the sliders and Cadry and David).