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

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.

  • Que Bacano

    This food cart located at the colorful Portland Mercado serves traditional Colombian cuisine, including yuca frita, arroz con pollo and freshly baked arepas. (Hint: order the bandeja paisa for a taste of almost everything.)

  • Matt’s BBQ Tacos

    This food cart serves Texas-style brisket, pork belly, ribs, smoked portobello mushrooms and more. Take your food to go, or enjoy it at one of their covered picnic tables.

  • Gumba

    This celebrated food cart offers freshly made pastas and hearty portions of Italian specials, inspired by ingredients grown in Oregon.

  • Gracie’s Apizza

    Find New Haven-inspired, coal-fired pizza at this North Portland food cart. Their oblong pies arrive with a lightly charred bottom, a slight chew and an array of locally sourced toppings.

  • Kee’s Loaded Kitchen

    Kee's Loaded Kitchen is a food cart that makes Southern food from scratch. Enjoy generous helpings of fried chicken, brisket or pulled pork (courtesy of the on-site smoker), along with collard greens and mac and cheese.

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 Carts at PDX

Hungry travelers can now enjoy Portland’s famous street food at local food carts stationed at the Portland International Airport (PDX).