Downtown food carts
I've landed in NW Portland, for good -- FAR northwest portland, up in Forest Heights. Nothing to write about here, but I go past the downtown (southwest) food carts fairly often on my way to the east side of town. What's good there? I've heard about Khao Man Gai, which I intend to try, and I like Francisco Taqueria. What else is good?
Hi Melissa -
A few recs for the 9th and Alder pod:
Khao Man Gai, yes try that
808 Grinds does really nice Hawaiian plate lunches, one is enough for two people
People's Pig: The porchetta.
Frying Scotsman if you like fish and chips
Altengartz does great brats and backyard-style burgers
Samuari Bento: Takoyaki
Mai Pho: I like her dumpling soup, best thing on a cold day
Addy's Sandwiches, European-style baguette sandwiches, reminds me of Paris
Huong's: 4 bucks for a tasty chicken banh mi
Eurotrash is there as well... they have some interesting ideas but I've never really had anything there that wowed me... might just be me as plenty of others seem to really like it.
I moved out of the neighborhood late last year, so there may be some new stars that have opened up recently, but those were my favorites of the bunch that's been there for a while... have fun exploring,
Thai Pasta on 4th @ SW Hall. It was one of the originals in that strip near PSU. I have to admit I've not been by there in a couple of months, but if it's still there, about two carts north of Thai Pasta there's a cart with REALLY good pastrami, called simply 'Pastrami on Rye'. Best Reuben sandwich in town, from a cart or a restaurant so far that I've found.
That's the spirit!
If you wanted to make one at home: http://www.bonappetit.com/recipes/2009/09/the_original_schnitzelwich
You can Czech out their menu here: http://schnitzelwich.com/