Food carts

Portland food carts offer a wide range of simple, satisfying eats and some surprisingly sophisticated fare.

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Portland’s selection of food carts — the city has more than 600 — has drawn global acclaim (CNN declared Portland home to the world’s best street food).

Most carts are grouped in “pods” all around town, making it easy to sample several carts at a time.

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Did you know?

  • Unlike other cities’ food trucks, Portland’s carts tend to be stationary.

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