Portland Food Carts

Bianca D'Alessio, Zeta Zeta, Babson College
Bianca D’Alessio, Zeta Zeta, Babson College

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of spending some time exploring Portland and checking out the food cart scene. In Portland there are more than 400 food carts throughout the city, clustered together in what is known as a pod. With so many choices, and being the professional sampler I am, I figured the best way to approach the pods would be by going on an organized tour through Portland Walking Tours. Our tour guide, over the course of two hours, took me and two other people to three different pods within a mile radius of one another and we got to sample from ten different carts. Each one was better than the next and we were given a variety of flavors, cuisines and portions. Of course you can stroll through the pods by yourself and at your own leisure but if that was the case I would have missed out on some seriously good eating!

The Dump Truck- Mr. Ma’s Special & Bacon Cheeseburger Dumplings (Japanese inspired)IMG_2434IMG_2436

Savor Soup House- Butternut Squash Apple BisqueIMG_2440

Altengartz German Brand Bratwurst- Bratwurst (German)IMG_2448

Steak Your Claim- The Purist Pastrami Sandwich (NYC Jewish Deli Style)IMG_2461IMG_2460

Kargi Gogo- Khinkali (Georgian Dumpling)IMG_2468IMG_2464

Aybla- Falafel (Mediterranean) IMG_2478IMG_2480

Korean Twist- Korean Beef Taco


El Pilon- Chicken Arepa (Colombian)IMG_2500IMG_2497

Cultured Caveman- Bacon Almond Dates (Paleo)IMG_2502

The Gaufre Gormet- Chocolate Peanut Butter Waffle IMG_2519

The Grilled Cheese Grill- The Big HuevoIMG_2685


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