Food News

A Dungeons & Dragons-Themed Pizza Cart from a Nostrana Alum Is Coming to Alberta

Paladin Pie, which began as a backyard pop-up in summer 2020, is scheduled to open in March.

7:30am By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Year in Review

Portland's Most Obsession-Worthy Dishes in 2021

Breakfast champions, fast-food makeovers, and game-changing tasting menus top our best dishes of the year.

12/28/2021 By Karen Brooks and Katherine Chew Hamilton

Food Carts

9 Essential Beaverton Food Carts

Head west for Argentinian empanadas, New Orleans gumbo, deep-fried haggis, and more.

12/16/2021 By Dalila Brent

Best Restaurants 2021

A New Kind of Food Cart Pod

From living-room-like nooks to cavernous food halls, these places are reinventing the long-beloved food cart pod.

12/07/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

First Look

Why Mole Mole Mexican Cuisine Is Alberta’s New Must-Try Cart

Come for restaurant-quality mole, soups, and salads that feel like home.

10/25/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Dining Picks

11 Must-Try Portland Sushi Spots

From sets of adorable round nigiri to deep-fried rice patties topped with avocado and poke, Portland's sushi scene serves excellent fish and rice in traditional and creative ways.

10/19/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Eat This Now

Best Thing I Ate This Week: Pan-Fried Pork Dumplings from Shanghai’s Best

Downtown cart lunches are coming back, baby!

10/14/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Eat This Now

I Ate Pumpkin Spice Wings And Lived To Tell The Tale

Erica Montgomery is serving pumpkin-spiced wings this weekend only.

10/08/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Eat This Now

Best Thing I Ate This Week: Pork Chop with Plum, Fennel, and Basil at Ruthie’s

I love the rolls and rockfish sliders at this cart, but the pork dishes are a personal must-order.

10/01/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Best Restaurants 2021

Portland's Best New Food Carts

From kare kare fries to birria taquitos to vegan sushi rolls, this crop of newcomers offers a broad range of voices and experiences.

09/17/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton and Karen Brooks

Eat This Now

What to Eat This Week: Lamb Dibi and Niambi ak Ndiebe from Kabba’s Kitchen

This Senegalese-Gambian food cart delivers enthralling flavors and textures, with generous portions to boot.

09/03/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Best Restaurants 2021

Portland’s Best New Vegan Restaurants, Food Carts, and Pop-Ups

Where to eat Detroit-style pizza, barbecue ribs, banh mi, and spicy fried chicken sandwiches without any animal products involved.

08/27/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton and Karen Brooks

Eat This Now

11 Breakfast Sandwiches to Get You out of Bed

Start your day off with one of these delights between bread.

08/20/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton, Conner Reed, Julia Silverman, and Margaret Seiler

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WTF Is an Irish Spice Bag? Find Out at Skidbladnir

I’d never heard of a spice bag—until NE Portland food cart Skidbladnir introduced me to them.

08/06/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

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Tito’s Taquitos Is Portland’s Must-Try New Taco Cart

Eat crispy potato taquitos topped with birria, chickpea al pastor garnished with pineapple on handmade tortillas, and tres leches cake with fresh berries.

07/29/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Breaking News

Baon Kainan, Portland’s New Filipino-American Food Cart, Is 'Not Your Tita’s Cooking'

Seattleites Ethan and Geri Leung weave traditional home cooking, cheffy twists, breakdancing philosophy, and a love of American fast food.

07/28/2021 By Karen Brooks

Eat This Now

7 Must-Try Hot Dog Hotspots

Where to find the quintessential sausage of summer, whether you like yours Chicago-style, Coney-style, or topped with kimchi and mango.

07/09/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton and Nick Campigli

Food Carts

Erica’s Soul Food Makes the Best Wings in Portland

Erica Montgomery fuses Portland and Atlanta styles—extra-wet wings, exceptional sides, plentiful vegan and gluten-free options, plus coronavirus vaccines on site.

06/10/2021 By Jordan Michelman

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6 Must-Try Corn Quesadillas

The criteria: handmade corn tortillas, mouthwatering fillings, tongue-tingling salsas.

05/19/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Coming Attraction

Nico’s Ice Cream Blends Up New Zealand-Style Real Fruit Ice Cream

Nico Vergara, a former manager at Zeds Ice Cream, is going solo—with fun collaborations with local businesses and nonprofits.

05/13/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton