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Garden Bar is the first counter-style salad shop in Portland serving healthy and nutritious salads made with fresh, high-quality ingredients. Customers can select from 9 chef inspired options or Create your Own by mixing and matching ingredients of choice.

And now Garden Bar is delivering through Portland Pedal Power! We asked Garden Bar to tell us a little about the people behind the scenes of this innovative idea:

Meet Ana and Chris, the yin and yang behind the scenes. Call us health nuts, and we’ll smile. Calls us salad freaks, and we love it. Tell us you love our salads and we say mission accomplished. We created a restaurant where visions of people eating veggies make us smile and a salad isn’t just a plate of lettuce topped with some of this or a little of that, with ingredients from I-don’t-know-where. We are genuinely, completely and utterly obsessed with the potential of the salad as the perfect meal. (Sorry burgers, you had a good run…)

We love big, generous bowls of crisp, locally sourced veggies, seasonal fruit, satisfying grains, gorgeous local cheeses tossed with seriously flavorful dressings. Great salads are built using only the freshest ingredients, and that doesn’t happen without knowing a farmer or two. We’re proud to say we source the majority of our ingredients locally. We are serious about what we’re putting in your bowl and we stand behind it 100%.

We’ve created an inviting, relaxing, farmer’s market inspired atmosphere, so you can come in and enjoy your meal. But understanding how busy we are, we partnered with Portland Pedal Power to have your salads delivered directly to you! Farm To Go, that is. We invite you to relax and savor the gorgeous bounty of produce presented in front of you.

We won’t even mind if you take a picture of your bowl before you dive in; these salads will make for some jealous friends. We’re feeling pretty great about what we’ve accomplished so far and we can’t wait for you to join us for the best salad you’ve ever had!

In carrots we trust.

Ana & Chris

Ready to order an original salad from Garden Bar? Begin with their Tuna Niçoise, featuring Olive Oil Poached Albacore, Butter Lettuce, and their House Red Wine Vinaigrette. Or how about their Bamboo Revolution with Bamboo Shoots, Soba Noodles, Cucumber, and  their Orange & Miso Sesame Vinaigrette. Check out our order page to get started!