Food Carts

Now that the weather is warming up in Portland (in my dreams), we are getting to try out some more food carts. If you have not tried any, I recommend you visit one of these two pods: SW 10th/Alder or SW 3rd/Washington. Otherwise, they can be found everywhere in Portland. Read Food Carts Portland for the latest info and reviews.

PBJ’s opened up their second location at the Beaverton Farmers Market.

The Yelp reviewers were right. I had the “Good Morning” sandwich and it was delicious. Melts in your mouth like truffles. PBJ’s hit the spot on a Saturday morning at the Farmers Market.

Pinky Dirasoi is not technically a food cart but a stall inside the APNA Bazaar. We love the chaats 🙂 Shown here are Samosa Chaat and (?).

Caramelized onions and pistachios pizza from Pyro Pizza. Yes, they have a giant wood-burning oven inside the cart! They also make their own sodas.

One of our new favorites Built To Grill serves some of the best Italian food in town. Comparable to what you can find in Italy.

Best gnocchi Marcel has ever had

Charlotte’s favorite penne a la vodka

The Frying Scotsman

Choices were cod, haddock, mahi-mahi, red snapper, and halibut (seasonal). Marcel’s favorite fish and chips spot. No fish skin according to the Scottish owner.

Here is a video made by Men’s Health in 2010:

How about you? Do you have a favorite Food Cart in Portland?


This entry was filed under: Foodie, PDX local, Travel


  1. Posted May 17, 2011 at 2:02 pm | Permalink

    Working downtown, my husband is always getting to try out the food carts – naturally I’m jealous. I might get to try the pbj at the Beaverton market though!

    • Charlotte
      Posted May 17, 2011 at 7:22 pm | Permalink

      I am jealous too! I only get to go on weekends or if I have an appointment downtown. Some places are not open on weekends.

  2. Posted May 22, 2011 at 12:48 pm | Permalink

    Hey – just thought I’d follow up – I got to the Farmer’s Market yesterday and tried the “Cream of the crop” (Challah bread, strawberry jam, bananas, Gina Maria cream cheese, PBJ’s peanut butter). Super delicious and Chloe thought so too. Thanks for the heads up!

    • Charlotte
      Posted May 22, 2011 at 3:47 pm | Permalink

      I was not expecting much but they were good…melts in you mouth.

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