Thai Mango is one of the best food carts in Portland and is found at the popular food truck pod, Cartlandia. All the food here is incredibly affordable with most dishes costing between $6 - $7. Here you will find Thai food favorites like Tom Yum soup, pad Thai, cashew chicken, drunken noodles, and chicken satay (chicken skewers) both of which are excellent. Which ever dish you decide to consume you will want one of their Thai ice teas to wash it down. If you would rather have a beer you will be glad to know it is situated next to a beer cart.
Guero's is not your average Mexican food restaurant, in fact it is a food cart. They have won local awards for having the best sandwich in Portland and yes, it is a Mexican sandwich also known as a Torta. They actually offer 3 types of tortas including a vegetarian one and 3 types of tacos Carnitas el Guero, Cochinita Pibil and Jitomate. They also have bowls, including completely gluten free bowls that you can top with their original carrot-habanero salsa. It doesn't hurt that their is a beer cart next door. Guero offers lunch and dinner everyday of the week.
PDX Sliders in Sellwood is crafting some of the best beef, chicken, and pork sliders in all of Portlandia. All their sliders are named after Portland's famous bridges. Beef burgers choices are one of a kind like their Hawthorne slider made with beef, bacon, goat cheese, strawberry preserves on a brioche bun. Their chicken sliders are equally as creative like their Morrison slider a herb marinated chicken topped with bacon, pesto, arugula and aioli served on a ciabatta bun. Their pork sliders are award winning. The Broadway pork slider made with braised pork, peppers, arugula, and spicy aioli won the Judge's Choice Award and the Eat Mobile & People's Choice Award at the Portland Food Cart Festival! They also offer two veggie burgers.
Chez Dodo is the first and only Mauritian food cart in not only Portland, but it's also the first in the country. Chez Dodo's menu is very diverse offering cuisine with Mauritanian influences where the friendly owner/chef hails from. The portions here are large, so large that one entre can easily feed two people. All the food is made from scratch. Here you can get try spicy curried lamb, pan-fried noodles, massive samosas, Portobello Burry, chickpea fritters, tamarind lemonade with mint, and many more. If your not sure what to order just ask the chef. He will let you sample some things before you buy.
Nong the owner and chef is originally from Bangkok, Thailand and serves some of the best Thai food in Portland at his food cart. He serves just one dish, Khao Man Gai (Chicken and Rice), but has several variations of this dish like poached chicken, crispy chicken, vegetarian, and pork. The portions are generous and only cost around $7. The regular size comes with 8 0z of rice and either one whole breast or the quarter leg of the chicken and a bowl of soup. They serve great drinks too, like Thai ice tea, mango juice, lychee juice, and more. Nong's Khao Man Gai does accept credit cards.
Beez Neez Gourmet Sausages is the top hotdog food cart in Portland, Oregon. Here you will find choices like Alaskan reindeer sausages, German bratwurst, Polish dogs, and even vegan hotdogs. All for $6 or less and served in a perfectly toasted bun with grilled jalapeños and caramelized onions. They offer an array of toppings including chipotle ketchup, apple sauerkraut, assorted mustards and hotsauces. Their desserts are also pretty amazing like the smores brownies. Portlanders will especially enjoy their drip coffee. Besides their location at third and Washington they also have A street cart. Check their website on the weekend to see where street cart will be serving their hotdogs.
Why is there a school bus parked permanently in a lot along NE Alberta St? Why, to serve gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches in, of course. Pop into the Grilled Cheese Grill for a taste of childhood, from the basic--a.k.a. Kindergartner--to the exotic (hot Brie and red peppers on sourdough). If you dare, go for the Cheesus, a hamburger between two grilled-cheese sandwiches The Grill has dessert covered too, with sandwich options like the Elvis (grilled banana and peanut butter) and the Fat Elvis (add bacon). Dining on the bus makes the experience complete â" the seats have been replaced by booths with tables covered in old yearbook photos, and the ceiling decorated with a psychedelic mural.
Mizu Ramen is a popular food cart located in Cartlandia in east Portland near Clackamas dishing up large bowls of warm comfort food. They serve 5 types of ramen bowls with options to customize and two types of rice bowls. All ramen bowls are made with bamboo shoots, spinach, seaweed, half an egg, and green onions. Then you have a choice of vegetarian tofu or meat like chicken or pork. They have options like sprouts, corn, kim chi, and mushrooms that you can have added in as well. At just $9 a bowl they is one of the most affordable ramen shops in Portland.
El Taco Yucateco is a food truck in downtown Portland that features a simple menu that includes burritos, paunchos and tacos. Whenever you try one of their burritos, tacos, or paunchos you will quickly see that they are so freaking good that they literally don't have to make anything else. A pauncho is a meat tostada with black refried beans topped with choice of meat, pickled onions, and cabbage. You can choose which meat you would like on any item. Choices include steak, al pastor, pork, or chicken. Be warned before you put the homemade habanero sauce on your food, it's hot!