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In February, the city’s premier torta cart shimmied up the street into the former home of orange-hued pasta standby Tabla. Yes, there are still tortas at Güero, but now you can pair them with a sour orange–mescal margarita blended with grapefruit liqueur, served across a beautiful ambrosia maple bar plastered with hand-painted Mexican tiles. (It helps that co-owner Megan Sanchez also runs the vintage shop Menina Portland.) Another bonus: a hidden projector for Blazer games, with a Mexican street-style hamburguesa to fuel loyal fans.

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$ Mexican, Sandwiches 200 NE 28th Ave

After four years in the food cart trenches, the beloved torta spot has transformed into a full-on cantina. The counter-service spot serves up eight or nine t...

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