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Portland's 7 BEST Food Carts

By smidkiff 06/30/2014

Portland News

There are few things Portlanders love more than a good food cart. Ask anyone and they will enthusiastically list their favorites. The word booming would accurately describe this meteoric food phenomenon. There are hundreds of food carts in all corners of the city serving all kinds of food ranging from a culture’s classic cuisine to bizarrely fantastic fusions. Though by all means not a comprehensive list, here is an introduction to some of Portland’s favorite food carts: 

1. Potato Champion

Serving an inventive array of twice-fried, Belgian french fry based dishes, Potato Champion has become one of Portland’s favorite late night food spots. 

2. Brunch Box

Brunch Box serves a mean breakfast sandwich that will have you coming back to partake of their lunch offerings before the day is through.  But before you trek over to the business district…wait for it… Brunch Box delivers! Through Portland Pedal Power, these tasty sandwiches can be delivered to your home, work, or park in the downtown area. 

3. PDX671

Named after Portland’s airport code and the area code for the island of Guam, PDX671 serves up a delectable array of traditional Guamanian dishes infused with seasonal ingredients of the Pacific Northwest. 

4. Big Ass Sandwiches

Love sandwiches? Love fries? Husband and wife team, Brian and Lisa Wood, combine these two great loves to create Big Ass Sandwiches.

5. The Frying Scotsman

Seeking out a British chippy with traditional recipes for mouthwatering, fresh fish and chips? Look no further than The Frying Scotsman on SW 9th and Alder. 

6. Stumptown Kimbap

A highlight of the A La Carts Food Pavilion, Stumptown Kimbap specializes in Korean hand rolls.  Everything is handmade and fresh when you order. With menu items for less than a fiver, it is definitely worth stopping by next time you are in southeast.

7. Perierra Creperie

via Yelp

Another great food cart that is open late is Perierra Creperie. They make both sweet and savory crepes with a list of gourmet ingredients that are hard to beat. For Portlanders looking for gluten free options, this is the place. Perierra Creperie also offers gluten free batter which can be substituted for any crepe on the menu.