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3439 SE Belmont, Portland, OR 97214

503-232-7508 – Café/To Go

503-232-5525 – Office



We know that current times are hard on people and pocketbooks. We still want to continue to offer you quality food products at a reasonable price.

We want your experience here to be a good one. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to make your time here more enjoyable.

Blessings!  :)

For Starters….

Chips & Dip (V & GF)                                          $4

House made corn tortilla chips with your choice of salsa or cheese sauce.

Poutine (V & GF)                                                   $5

A plate of seasoned shoestring fries smothered in cheese sauce & homemade gravy.

Nachos (GF)                                                         $6.50

House made corn tortilla chips with black bean chili, cheese sauce, salsa, sour cream & scallions.

Hummus pizza                                                     $5

Warmed flatbread with hummus, raw spinach, fresh tomato & feta.

French Fries (V & GF)                                    $4 / $6

Hand cut & lightly seasoned! Real food takes a bit longer to cook but completely worth the wait!

Artichoke dip (V & GF)                                        $ 7

Served with corn tortilla chips.

“Tots” (v & GF)                                                   $ 3

“Cajun style”….$.25

“the mac” cheese, sour cream & scallions….$3.50

“pub grub” tossed with fresh garlic, parmesan & malt vinegar….$3.95

Paradox Breakfast

Served all day!

Basic Beginning (V)                                                                 $4.75

Your choice of one egg or tempeh or tofu with either breakfast potatoes or rice; finished off with your choice of toast. Real hungry? Ask for the basic “doubled-up” for only $2!

Paradox Veggie Scramble (V)                                            $7.75

Your choice of breakfast potatoes, brown rice or quinoa, with scrambled vegetables; topped with your choice of one egg, tempeh or tofu.

Try it “curry style”; same as above mixed with Asian curry sauce, raisins & toasted nuts…add $1.00.

Belmont Combo                                                                     $8.50

Choose from a pancake, French toast or waffle.  Then, choose two sides…sausage, breakfast potatoes, veggies, one egg, tempeh or tofu.

Holy Frijoles!                                                                              $7.25

Corn or wheat tortillas layered with our house chili and cheese topped with your choice of an egg or tofu, with rice, sour cream, and salsa.

Country Comfort (V)                                                              $9.50

Your choice of two eggs, tempeh or tofu, veggies or sausage; breakfast potatoes and a wheat biscuit smothered in almond gravy.

The “Big” Burrito (V)                                                                 $8.50

A blend of steamed vegetables, your choice of an egg, tempeh or tofu and our house chili; wrapped in a giant wheat tortilla topped with salsa & green onions; served with breakfast potatoes.

Breakfast Bundle (V)                                                                $7.50

Steamed veggies served over a half order of biscuits and gravy topped with your choice of egg, tofu or tempeh.

Paradox Benedict (V)                                                             $9.50

Our original, back by demand! Seasoned tofu and veggie sausage served on thick-sliced sourdough topped with our tree hugger hollandaise. Served with breakfast potatoes.

Spitfire Scramble                                                                     $9.50

Seasoned tofu cooked with chipotle sausage, caramelized onions, peppers and jalapenos scrambled with spinach; served with a side of sour cream and breakfast potatoes.

HOG Pile (V)                                                                              $8.50

Grilled tofu, mushrooms and onions scrambled with spinach, served over a full order of herb & onion bread smothered with almond gravy!

Mediterranean Scramble                                                          $9

Spinach, artichoke hearts, veggie sausage, red peppers and onions scrambled with tofu, herbs and spices; topped with feta cheese and fresh tomato; served with breakfast potatoes.

Supermodel Scramble (V)                                                          $7

Veggie sausage, mushrooms, onions and tofu served over brown rice with Bragg’s and scallions.

SW Corn & Green Chili Potato Cakes (V)                         $8.50

Potato cakes served with roasted corn & avocado salsa and your choice of egg, tofu or tempeh.

Oh My Yum!

Served all day!

Cranberry-Hazelnut Whole Grain Pancakes (V)

Oregon hazelnuts & dried cranberries

1 cake – $4.35       2 cakes – $7.35        3 cakes – $8.75

Sweet Surrender Cakes (V)

Our whole grain batter, dark chocolate & toasted almonds

1 cake – $4.35       2 cakes – $7.35        3 cakes – $8.75

Solstice Corn Cakes (V & GF)

Fresh apples & toasted walnuts

1 cake – $4.35       2 cakes – $7.35        3 cakes – $8.75

:) No substitutions on pancake combos :)

Corn Cakes (V & GF)                  Whole Grain Cakes (V)

1 cake              $4.25                                $4.25

2 cakes             $6.75                                $6.75

3 cakes             $8.25                                $8.25

Combine your favorite flavors to any pancake from the above ingredients or make “Happy Heart” pancakes by adding blueberries or bananas for $.50 each!

:) Earth Balance or butter served by request :)

Paradox Waffle                                                                       $5

Scottish oats blended into a not-so-vegan, rich batter or try one of our vegan batters cooked waffle style!

French Toast (V)                                                                  $7.75

Sprinkled with powdered sugar.

Biscuits & Gravy (V)                            half – $3              full – $5

“HOG” Version: Herb & Onion bread with Gravy…add $.75

Sweet Corn Tamales (V & GF)                                                  $7

Three seasoned petite corn cakes cooked with jalapenos topped with salsa, guacamole, sour cream and green onions.

Smothered Taters (V)                                                         $4.25

Seasoned red potatoes smothered with your choice of house-made cheese sauce, nacho-style cheese sauce, or almond gravy topped with green onions.

:) We have special ways to “veganize” or make most anything “gluten-free” that is not prepared that way already. Just let us know! :)

Fresh & Fresh

Dressings:  Maple-Mustard, Sesame-Peanut, Lemon Tahini, Basil-Pesto Vinaigrette, Caesar, 1000 Island and Ranch.

Deluxe Green Salad (V)                  small  $4           large  $7

Mixed greens, tomato, cucumber, raw veggies, sunflower seeds and your choice of dressing.

Solstice Spinach Salad              small  $4.25     large  $8.50

Fresh spinach with dried cranberries, toasted walnuts, Fuji-apples, tomato, cucumber and feta cheese served with Maple-Mustard dressing.

Paradox Taco Salad                       small  $5           large  $8

Mixed greens served over fresh corn tortilla chips with black beans, seasoned taco “meat”, shredded cheese, salsa and sour cream.

Mediterranean Spinach Salad    small  $4     large  $8.25

Raw spinach topped with fresh cucumber, tomatoes, kalamata olives, roasted red peppers, feta cheese and your choice of dressing.

BBQ Tempeh & Sesame-Peanut Salad (V)                 $8.50

Nappa cabbage tossed with cashews, green onions and crispy yakisoba noodles in Sesame-Peanut dressing topped with tempeh cooked in our homemade BBQ sauce.

Roasted Beet & Asparagus Salad                                $8.75

Roasted beets, asparagus, “spiced” walnuts and arugula tossed with pesto vinaigrette; sprinkled with feta cheese; served with warm tempeh and pita points.

Quinoa-Kale Salad (V & GF)                                                    $7

Quinoa, kale, Fuji apples, raisins, cranberries and almonds; served with lemon tahini dressing and pita points.

Caesar BLT Wrap with Avocado (V)                         $6.25

Mixed greens, tomato, avocado and coconut “bacon” in homemade Caesar dressing; stuffed into a wheat tortilla.

The Dragon Wrap (V)                                                       $6.50

Spinach, cabbage, cucumber, cilantro tossed in sesame-ginger sauce in a wheat tortilla with brown rice, hummus and sweet & spicy tofu.


All of our soups and chili are made with love from scratch and vegan, unless we specifically mention otherwise.

Soup of the Day                                 cup  $3              bowl  $5

Served with sliced herb & onion bread.

Holy Mole’ Chili (V)                            cup  $3              bowl  $5

Served with homemade cornbread.

Add cheese or sour cream for extra love!

Soup & Salad                                                                        $8.50

A bowl of soup or chili, fresh bread and your choice of a small deluxe, Solstice or Mediterranean salad.

:)  We love the land, trees, rivers and ocean.  Please recycle, reduce & reuse. :)

Burgers & Other Things

Choose from a 1/3 lb grass-fed beef patty or our homemade (V & GF) veggie burger; served on a pub bun; gluten-free bun available for $.50.  Add a cup of soup or chili for $1.75, a small salad, real fries or “tots” for $2

 The Firehouse (V)                                                               $6.75

Onions, jalapenos and bell peppers caramelized together; served with guacamole.

Sunshine Pesto Burger                                                $6.75

Fresh tomato, avocado slices, Swiss cheese and basil pesto.

The Basic                                          $5.75     w/cheese  $6.50

Served with lettuce, tomato, pickle chips and roasted garlic aioli.

Hallelujah Burger (V)                                                         $6.95

Artichoke and spinach blend, roasted red peppers and hummus.

Tempeh Reuben Remix!                                                 $6.75

Sauerkraut, seasoned tempeh, Swiss cheese and avocado on toasted dark rye with 1000 Island dressing.

Paradox Club  (V)                                                                 $7.95

Toasted Good Seed bread piled high with layers of hummus, pesto, lettuce, tomato, tempeh and  roasted garlic aioli.

Roasted Vegetable Ciabatta (V)                                  $7.75

Fresh seasonal vegetables served on grilled garlic ciabatta with basil pesto.  Served with a side of marinara for dipping.

Mac & Cheese (V & GF)                                                      $6.75

Gluten free pasta in our cheese sauce with raw spinach and tomatoes.

Add broccoli to pasta…$1.25

Add basil pesto for $1

Ginger-Peanut Bowl (V)                                                   $7.50

Raw spinach, tempeh, veggies, jalapenos, cilantro; tossed with noodles in ginger-peanut sauce; topped with almonds and green onion.

Tempeh-Avocado Tostadas (V)                                    $6.95

Black beans, quinoa, tempeh, arugula, son risa sauce and avocado; served with homemade salsa.

Sesame-Ginger Kale Bowl (V)                                        $6.95

Brown rice tossed with raw kale; served with cucumber, avocado, scallions, cilantro and sesame-ginger sauce.

To’da Pita (V)                                                                           $6

Hummus, tempeh, cucumber, spinach, tomato, avocado and spouts with tzatziki sauce stuffed in a warm pita.

Supa-Dupa Sandwich (V)                                               $6.50

Tomato, avocado, sprouts, cucumber, cream cheese and cranberry chutney served on Good Seed bread.

On The Side

Fresh Fruit (when available)              cup  $3.75     bowl  $5.25

Add yogurt (V)…$1

Add granola…$.75

Add raisins and nuts…$ .50

Side of Veggies                           small  $3.95     large  $5.95

Paradox Potatoes                                                                  $3

One egg / tofu / tempeh                    $1.50 / $2.75 / $3.50

Sausage                                                                     $3 / $ 3.25

Veggie (V), smoked apple sage (V), chicken-apple (GF)

Homemade Breads                                                  $2.75 / $2

Cornbread (GF), Herb & Onion or Wheat Biscuit

“Add” mushrooms…$1.50

Almond Gravy (V & GF)                                        $1.00 / $1.75

Queso/Mac Sauce (V & GF)                                   $.75 / $1.25

Toast                                                                                    $1.95

Ciabatta, Sour Dough, Dark Rye, or Good Seed

Sour Cream                                                             $.75 / $1.25

Salsa (V)                                                                    $.75 / $1.50

Sour Cream (V)                                                           $1/ $1.95

Cream Cheese (V)                                                           $ 1.50

Guacamole (V)                                                   $1.50 / $ 3.50

Basil Pesto (V)                                                                     $ 1.25


Notice:  Consuming raw or under cooked meat or eggs may increase your risk of food borne illness and will only be served upon customers’ request.

Banana                                                                                $1.50

Peanut Butter                                                                       $.95

Almond Butter                                                                    $1.25

:) Thank you for your business! :)