Leading the resurgence in the Albina neighborhood is a bright, quirky, veggie-friendly place known as the Vita Cafe (3023 NE Alberta St., 503/235-8233, 9 a.m.–10 p.m. Mon.–Fri., 11 a.m.–10 p.m. Sat.–Sun., $7–17). With an easy-on-the-wallet menu that pleases vegans as well as burger lovers (serving free-range and hormone-free beef), and a clientele that runs the gamut from eastside matrons to spike-haired students, this place embodies the changing character of the neighborhood. Local artists’ creations adorn the walls, and all kinds of meat substitutes fill the plates.