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Jan 9, 2010 10:13 AM

Portland Street Food recommendations

Hello -- For my upcoming trip to Portland I've done extensive research on this board and I'm excited by the options. I'm intrigued by the food stands and so many of them sound tempting, so I'm thinking I'd like to try a few. Is there a specific stretch of street or neighborhood where there's a particularly dense concentration of them? I'm probably going on Friday or Saturday for lunch. Any specific recommendations? Thanks!

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  1. The rule of thumb is that downtown, most carts are NOT open on the weekends. Carts in other places around town are often open on the weekends and late night.

    Lots of great info here (including listings by cuisine, hours, and locations):

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      1. *5th btw SWStark and SWOak has both Tabor fried muenster cheese and's my fav! and Caraquena...arepas cart..yum!
        9th and SW Alder has Spella coffee and Euro Dish, and a bunch of new carts
        12 and SE Hawthorne has the late nite carts..potato champion has the best fries ( I would capitalize that, they are soo good) they open around 6pm till 4am ish
        NE Alberta st has the Grilled Cheese grill and a new tapas cart and some more..but not in one place
        N Mississippi has the Proust cart pod, you can order your food and stit insidr with a beer.
        PSU also has a stretch of carts on 4th...
        I second and

        1. youcanhascheeseburger

          Google it.

          1. If you want a inexpensive food in downtown, opt for a real plate and try Cafe Voila. They are also only open during the week. You can sign up for thier weekly menu at

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            1. re: davismichelle

              Not open on Sat, though. Great place for a $5-10 lunch, awesome salads.