UPDATED NOV 11, 2019
Since going for juice is just as common as grabbing coffee or tea, we've put together this handpicked guide to the best freshly-made and cold-pressed options around Portland.
With six locations around the city, you can always count on this healthy hot spot to be somewhere nearby. Locations range from food carts to cozy kitchens lined with white walls and cute cacti. But no matter which spot you hit up, you’ll find a long list of made-to-order organic juices, smoothies, and acai bowls. If you're starting your day with a trip to Kure, you can't go wrong with the Liquid Sunshine juice made with orange, apple, kale, lemon, and ginger.
Okay, so truth be told, Moberi doesn’t really serve up juice, but their smoothies and acai bowls are worth a nod. Originally a 100% bike-powered smoothie bar, this Portland-grown cafe now has five locations (including at PSU campus and in the Portland Food Hall) and is a go-to destination for premium blends packed with all the good stuff (read: superfoods). And if you want to, you even have the option to pedal blend your own healthy treat!
One of the first raw, cold-pressed juiceries in town, this micro juicery is known for its 100% natural bottled juices and cleanse options. Not only that, the female-owned company uses local whenever possible and sources the freshest ingredients around, which is why each bottle only has a 72-hour shelf life (we guarantee you will drink it before it comes to that). So if you’re on the go but still want to score a healthy sip, swing by their SE shop or Firebrand Sports in NW Portland where they have a kiosk. And if you can't make it to the store, these bottles of goodness can be delivered right to your doorstep.
It's true, this place is known for its food, but that doesn't mean its juice and smoothie selections should be overlooked. You’ll find this little gem at Yoga Pearl in the Pearl District and at Portland Rock Gym in Northeast Portland, and with a handful of fresh juice options and a bevy of smoothie blends (plus wellness shots), you’re sure to find something that will quench your thirst. Fitt Tip: if you can’t make it to one of Prasad’s locations, try Harlow, its sister restaurant. No matter where you land, grab brunch and enjoy a cold juice — you won’t regret it.
Found off Alberta St. in NE Portland and 21st Ave. in SE, Sip is the most adorable juice joint in PDX. They first offered organic juices out of a renovated camper back in 2008. But since have opened a second location where they serve up juice out of a white bus that is oh-so-Instagram-worthy. Bonus: They offer steamed juice elixirs in the winter to boost immunity and kick those colds to the curb — the Sweet Shroom Cocoa is a must.
At Greenleaf, you’ll find only 100% organic, raw ingredients, which is probably the reason their healthy sips are brimming with so much flavor. And get this: every juice at their five Portland locales contains two pounds of juice or vegetables and absolutely nothing artificial, just simple, plant-based ingredients. Plus, their concoctions are organized simple categories like Super Green, Refreshers, and Veggie-packed, so figuring out which delicious blend you want to treat yourself to is a easy. And if you feel adventurous, check out their chia bowls for a filling, good-for-you snack.
While this spot is a smaller operation, it’s still essential for our list because this juice haven embodies everything we love about the PNW. Stop in and you'll be greeted by ultra-friendly people serving up creative, earthy, and healthy creations. Down with the green? Order an inventive smoothie with hemp. Rather be somewhere else on a misty, fall morning? A healthy take on a piña colada is sure to have you walking on sunshine. Check their Facebook to confirm their schedule, then head over to their shop in Sellwood to stock up on the good stuff.
This trendy SE Portland cafe is about more than just juice and smoothies, but that doesn’t mean you should sleep on them. They take pride in whipping up delicious, nutritious, and ultra-thirst quenching drinks that you'll likely become mildly addicted to. Whether it be a classic like the Hawthorne juice (with a nice ginger kick) or the Maca & Friends smoothie (that tastes sort of like a PB&J in liquid form), know that this colorful sustenance will do your body right.
This healthy destination on SE Division was founded by an interior designer turned entrepreneur who wanted to spread a big message — challenge the way you eat. Like many smoothie places, Green City Smoothies promotes a plant-based lifestyle. However, they take it a step further by sourcing minimally-processed, local ingredients locally. And each smoothie is a not-so-subtle nod toward the idea that healthy food choices can be both delicious and sustainable. We’ll take a “Kale Yeah” smoothie and cheers to that.
This totally cute juice and espresso truck in SE Portland is the perfect excuse to get out of bed on a Saturday morning. At least we think the PB Jr. Smoothie Bowl is a great motivator (but we’ll let you be the judge). Another favorite? The golden milk elixir — a spiced, sweet drink featuring turmeric and your choice of non-dairy milk. And, as the name suggests, after just one visit to this friendly, mobile cafe, you’ll consider this juice truck your new best friend (which, coincidentally, is also the name of one of their juices).
**Updated by Sarah Grothjan, February 2019