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Road Runner Barbecue


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After dark, as the eateries begin to close and dim, the sprawling Carts on Foster lot begins to look less like a food pod and more like a spooky trailer park—the sort of backwater roadside spot    More
 
Wednesday, January 8, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Maine Street Lobster


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The Maine Street Lobster cart is a mess of improbable. A streetside lobster seller might be normal at a wharf in the other Portland, where the beast actually exists, but here it’s a logistical nightmare: The   More
 
Tuesday, December 31, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Duende


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In flamenco, duende is the thing that makes you cry, or dance, or play at all—sort of the gypsy version of what James Brown meant when he said “soul.” It’s this spirit that inspired An   More
 
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Burrasca


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With Wolf and Bear’s stacked falafel wraps, Guero’s rich tortas and Captured by Porches beer around a fireplace, the little cart pod on Southeast 28th Avenue and Ankeny Street was already on   More
 
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Guero


Food Cart Reviews
Guero basically means “white boy,” and—let’s get this out of the way—that’s one of the people who’ll be making your tortas and huaraches at this pretty little cart on Southeast 28t   More
 
Wednesday, September 25, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Tiffin Asha


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Dosas are rare in Portland proper. The crepelike Southern Indian staple is mostly known locally through places like Southeast Hawthorne’s Dwaraka and Hillsboro’s Chennai Masala, which serves n   More
 
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 HALEY MARTIN

Gabagool


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Gabagool is a fun word to say. Turns out, it’s Jersey Italian slang for capicola, that gloriously salty cold cut of pork shoulder. It was a favorite of Tony Soprano’s, and if you swing by this   More
 
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 HALEY MARTIN

Thrive Pacific NW


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Thrive catered my wedding. That’s not so much a disclosure—we’re not friends with the owners and we paid the going rate—as it is an endorsement. Because if Thrive, which just opened its    More
 
Wednesday, September 4, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

Bones & Bits


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You want some good marinara, you go get it from some guy’s Sicilian grandma in New Jersey. If that fails, you get it from the guy with a grandma in New Jersey. At Bones & Bits, two lifelong    More
 
Wednesday, July 24, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Local Motive


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Local, vegan and vegetarian options are ubiquitous in Portland. Fresh and affordable seafood, not so much. Local Motive, the South Waterfront food cart that mother-daughter duo Janette Sinclair an   More
 
Wednesday, July 10, 2013 HALEY MARTIN
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