Food Carts in Portland, Oregon
Some of Portland’s best dishes come in to-go containers.
Peckish for Peruvian? Tantalized by Thai? Just want a good taco? Food carts have you covered.
Just blocks from downtown hotels (and, increasingly, in other neighborhoods), you’ll find a staggering selection of lunch items that are as appealing to your wallet as they are to your taste buds.
For the latest information about the city’s food carts, including their locations, hours and menus, visit www.foodcartsportland.com.
The best way to sample Portland’s cart culture is to visit one of the main “pods,” or collections of carts, downtown. You’ll also find smaller groups and individual carts scattered around the city; Pioneer Courthouse Square features several carts. Many carts offer limited sidewalk seating, and most of the pods are near parks with benches and shade.
Notable eastside pods include a late-night location at Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard and 12th Avenue and North Mississippi Avenue’s Mississippi Market, the city’s first dedicated food cart space.
Southwest Alder Street, between Ninth and 10th avenues
Southwest Fifth Avenue, between Stark and Oak streets
Portland State University (PSU)
Southwest Fourth Avenue, between Hall and College streets
Southwest Third Avenue, between Washington and Stark streets
Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard at 12th Avenue
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Southeast Belmont Street at 43rd Avenue
North Mississippi Avenue at Skidmore Street