Food Carts

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

Portland’s selection of food carts — the city has hundreds — 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. Explore international flavors and unique new food concepts — without the wait of a sit-down restaurant — at Portland’s many food carts.

Food Cart Finder

Search 200+ Portland food carts by cuisine, trademark dishes and dietary needs.

Food Cart Pods

Portland’s selection of more than 600 food carts, most grouped in “pods,” has drawn raves from the likes of Bon Appétit and CNN.

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Favorite Food Carts

These unique carts throughout Portland are serving up some of the city's best food.

  • Nacheaux

    Inspired by his own background, chef Anthony Brown mixes Cajun and Mexican influences in his dishes. Nacheux offers staples like tacos and mac n’ cheese, but you can also find unique Southern-Mexican creations by Anthony.

  • Union Burger

    John Hunt, former co-owner of Stoopid Burger, brings you Union Burger—all the simple things you know and love about burgers, but made with quality ingredients. Opt-in for one of the classics, like a cheeseburger, or try a specialty burger.

  • Birrieria PDX

    Birrieria PDX is a family owned and operated cart serving freshly made birria de res in quesadillas, tacos and instant noodle bowls. Specialty drink menu includes in-house horchata, as well as cucumber-lime-chia and pineapple agua frescas.

  • Farmer and the Beast

    With a menu offering burgers, vegetable bowls and sandwiches, Farmer and the Beat serves classic Americana dishes made with care and the freshest local products. Menu features vegan and vegetarian options and unique daily specials.

  • MF Tasty Food Truck

    This food cart’s theme is “Southwest Inspired. Portland Made.” They use fresh, local products to create exciting dishes like fennel- and pepper-crusted pork loin or cola-braised beef cheeks.

Food Cart Scene

Portland's eclectic food carts have diners' cravings covered, all over town.

Popular Food Carts

Rather than being overwhelmed by the hundreds of food carts in Portland, choose a day's worth of meals from these popular food carts.

Portland Mercado

With a neighborhood grocery, meat market, coffee shop, food cart pod and more, the Mercado is one of the city’s most delicious destinations.

Food Cart Finder

Search 200+ Portland food carts by cuisine, trademark dishes and dietary needs.