Insider’s Guide 2019: Expert Picks

Juicy Tips From Insiders on How to Make the Most out of Portland

From concierges to baristas, local experts give us their picks for how to enjoy the city like a pro.

03/26/2019 By Portland Monthly Staff

First Impressions

Matt’s BBQ Goes Tex-Mex

One of Portland’s premier meat slingers is serving Austin-style breakfast tacos on SE Hawthorne.

03/12/2019 By Benjamin Tepler

Word of Mouth

Food Cart Matta Is Vietnamese Soul Food, Lost and Found

The NE Alberta cart serves up super-homey dishes, braised catfish to pandan doughnuts.

02/26/2019 By Karen Brooks

Eat with Your Eyes

First Look: Fried Egg I’m in Love

The popular food cart moves into a brick-and-mortar with new veggie sandwiches, hash browns, and breakfast drinks.

01/16/2019 By Benjamin Tepler

Breaking News

Farewell to Nong’s Original Downtown Cart

The cart that started it all—and helped make Portland a food tourism destination—has rolled away to make room for the new 12-story Moxy Hotel.

08/30/2018 By Benjamin Tepler

Recipes

Make Kim Jong Grillin’s Salty-Sweet Galbi Short Ribs at Home

The secret ingredient? Strawberry Sunkist.

07/17/2018 By Benjamin Tepler

Summer Eats: Fun in the Sun

11 Amazing Ways to Savor Summer in Portland

Garden bowers. Yacht-side patios. Slurping banana pudding milkshakes and swilling beers with llamas. We’ve got ideas.

06/19/2018 By Karen Brooks, Kelly Clarke, Rebecca Jacobson, Sam Pape, Benjamin Tepler, and Sarah Williams

Eat This Now

Meet the Woman Launching a Hmong Food Movement in the Pacific Northwest

From her Aloha cart, La Vang-Herr aims to make Hmong sausages (and culture) as recognizable as Vietnamese banh mi.

05/10/2018 By Natasha Tandler

Eat Here Now

Find Great Hand-Stretched Noodles at This Downtown Food Cart

Slurp, sip, and repeat.

03/27/2018 By Kelly Clarke

Global Comfort Food

We Asked 20 Portland Chefs and Foodies: What Tastes Like Home?

From hearty Haitian soups to pupusas, here's what makes these locals feel safe and loved—and where to score these touchstone eats.

02/27/2018 Edited by Kelly Clarke By Karen Brooks, Ramona DeNies, Zach Dundas, Rebecca Jacobson, Pechluck Laskey, Fiona McCann, Benjamin Tepler, and Molly Woodstock

Food Event Spotlight

Portland Mercado Chefs Serve 4 Pop-Up Dinners in March

Posole parties to arepa blowouts, special meals from Latino-owned carts come to pop-up hub Feastly PDX.

02/20/2018 By Kelly Clarke

Openings

DC Vegetarian’s Brick-and-Mortar Sandwich Shop Now Open on Division

Meanwhile, the flagship downtown food cart plans to close … someday.

02/19/2018 By Molly Woodstock

Eat This Now

Where to Eat This Week: Feb 7–14

Eye-popping hotcakes at Proud Mary and rose-honey-filled pita sandwiches at Ya Hala are your required eating for the week.

02/07/2018 By Eat Beat Team

Eat Here Now

What to Eat This Week: Jan 17–23

From cart-smoked meat at Bark City BBQ to 100-layer lasagna at Park Avenue Fine Wines, these are the things you must eat this week.

01/17/2018 By Eat Beat Team

Breaking News

Downtown Food Cart Stars Ole Latte and Picnic to Join Forces on SE Clinton

Get ready for charitable coffee and amazing, from-scratch sandwiches.

12/13/2017 By Karen Brooks

Eat This Now

Eat Spicy Hand-Pulled Chinese Noodles at This Downtown Food Cart

Stretch the Noodle is your new go-to for takeout lunch.

12/06/2017 By Kelly Clarke

Eat With Your Eyes

First Look: Sammich Portland’s Brand-New Brick-and-Mortar

The Ashland-born sandwich shop is officially open on E Burnside.

12/01/2017 By Benjamin Tepler

Breaking News

You Can Soon Devour This Delicious Burger at Pioneer Courthouse Square

We've got all the tasty details on the new food cart pod in Portland’s living room.

11/03/2017 By Kelly Clarke

Breaking News

Pastrami Zombie to Open Brick-and-Mortar on E Burnside

The purveyor of the city’s best pastrami—and one of Portland Monthly’s favorite food carts of 2017—puts down roots.

10/17/2017 By Benjamin Tepler

Best Restaurants 2017: Eat Here Now

5 Portland Food Carts We Just Can't Quit

From crazy-creative scratch pastas to cult-worshipped pastrami, these are the year's standout carts.

10/12/2017 By Eat Beat Team