March 10th, 2010 BEN WATERHOUSE | Special Section Stories
 

Cart Bites

Our 20 favorite carts in one sentence apiece.

     
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IMAGE: Mia Nolting

The Big Egg


4233 N Mississippi Ave., twitter.com/thebigegg. Breakfast and lunch Tuesday-Sunday.
The Mississippi Monte Cristo will be the happy death of us all.

Bombay Chaat House


804 SW 12th Ave., 380-3087, bombaychaathouse.org. Lunch and early dinner Monday-Saturday.
Avtar Kaur’s vegetarian legume goop is the best vegetarian legume goop, and the special’s just $5.

Flavour Spot


North Lombard Street between Denver and Greeley avenues, 289-9866; North Mississippi Avenue and Fremont Street, 282-9866, Flavourspot.com. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Friday-Saturday at the Mississippi location.
The Dutch taco: a waffle filled with a sausage patty and drizzled with maple syrup.

Koi Fusion


Roving, see koifusionpdx.com for locations.
Korean short ribs on handmade tortillas are great, if you can find the truck.

La Jarochita


Southwest 5th Avenue and Stark Street, 421-9838. Lunch Monday-Friday.
The reason this taco cart’s line is longer than the others? The best torta in town.

Leroy’s BBQ


Southeast 48th Avenue and Division Street. Lunch and dinner Monday-Saturday.
Good lord, can this man barbecue!

Moxie RX


North Mississippi Avenue and Shaver Street, moxierx.blogspot.com. 9 am-3 pm Friday-Saturday.
Hot, wonderful juice.

Nong’s Khao Man Gai


Southwest 10th Avenue and Alder Street, 971-255-3480, khaomangai.com. Lunch Monday-Saturday.
Nong Poonsukwattana does one thing—poached chicken with rice cooked in chicken stock—and she does it very well.

Nuevo Mexico


4233 N Mississippi Ave., facebook.com/nuevomexicopdx. Lunch and early dinner Wednesday-Sunday.
Before Jesse Sandoval started his red-and-orange cart, there was no good New Mexican food in town; now there is.

Number One Bento


Southwest 10th Avenue and Alder Street, 971-570-6040. Lunch and early dinner Monday-Saturday.
No. 1, certainly, but not at bento—this Korean cart makes the best bibimbap.

Parkers Waffles & Coffee


Northeast 18th Avenue and Alberta Street, 780-5363, twitter.com/parkerswaffles. Breakfast and lunch Monday-Friday.
These waffles come flat, not folded, and topped with eggs, bacon and cheese.

Potato Champion


Southeast 12th Avenue and Hawthorne Boulevard, potatochampion.com. Lunch, dinner and late-night Tuesday-Sunday.
There is not a better rock-’n’-roll Belgian/Canadian french-fry truck anywhere.

Savor Soup House


1003 SW Alder St., 750-5634, savorsouphouse.com. Lunch Monday-Friday.
In addition to three great soups per day, there is (yes!) a grilled-cheese bar.

Sawasdee Thai


Southwest 10th Avenue and Alder Street, 330-2037. Lunch Monday-Saturday.
Downtown’s prettiest cart makes a pumpkin curry that will haunt your dreams.

Tabor


Southwest 5th Avenue and Stark Street, schnitzelwich.com. Lunch Monday-Friday.
Hail Schnitzelwich, king of breaded-pork sandwiches!

The Fried Onion


SE 3rd Avenue and Alder St., 961-2534, thefriedonion.com. Lunch Monday-Friday.
Giant red dogs with chili and cheese, Fetzer’s brats, and burgers too; Red Sox fans pay extra.

The Frying Scotsman


2219 NW Raleigh St., 706-3841, thefryingscotsmanpdx.com. Lunch Monday-Saturday.
Authentic fish and chips, fried by an authentic Scotsman, that will put you in an authentic food coma.

The Sugar Cube


4237 N Mississippi Ave., thesugarcubepdx.com. Lunch and dinner Wednesday-Sunday.
Cupcakes, panna cotta and a brownie sundae!

Whiffie’s Fried Pies


Southeast 12th Avenue and Hawthorne Boulevard, 946-6544, whiffies.com. Lunch, dinner and late-night Tuesday-Saturday.
How better to end a night of drunken carousing than with a hot, deep-fried double-chocolate pie?

Ziba’s Pitas


Southwest 9th Avenue and Alder Street, 473-9372, zibaspitas.com. Lunch Monday-Friday.
Ziba’s are still our favorite Bosnian baked flatbread sandwiches.
 
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