10 new meals cart pods to discover or foresee from Southeast Portland to Forest Grove

Very last week, we profiled Collective Oregon Eateries (3612 S.E. 82nd Ave.), a new foods cart pod, which currently has one of Portland’s most spectacular collection of carts, in spite of just holding its grand opening on June 5, and with several open slots and an complete indoor foods hall nevertheless to occur. That pod, named Core for brief, signifies a increased shift for pods by themselves, that signature Portland foodstuff globe creation that after dominated the city’s center but is more and more located closer east of 82nd Avenue and in the city’s suburbs — see: Beaverton’s big pod, BG Food Cartel (4250 S.W. Rose Biggi Ave.), already a Washington County spot.

Below, obtain 10 new pods that opened through the pandemic or prepare to open in the close to foreseeable future from Southeast Portland to Forest Grove.

Carts on Most important

Hillsboro’s 1st food cart pod opened previously this calendar year, adding substantially-necessary out of doors seating to the great deal at 365 E. Key St. next to Amelia’s Mexican restaurant. Showcasing Mad Greek Deli, Kama’aina and Up ‘N Smoke BBQ Pit, the new pod arrives thanks to Boro Burgers owner Larry Riviera and the metropolis alone, which chipped in $29,000 in funding from its share of the federal CARES Act, the Hillsboro Information-Periods described in January.


At first supposed as a pre-recreation choice for Blazer games and concert events at the Moda Heart (the title is a engage in on “courtside”), this petite pod and hooked up bar opened all through the early days of the pandemic at 1825 N. Williams Ave. with waffle sandwiches, Korean ease and comfort food and the fantastic but unfortunately small-lived pasta cart L’Unico Alimentari.

Fairview Meals Cart Plaza

However the challenge has however to be formally named, the Town of Fairview is deep in the setting up method for a new pod at the corner of Northeast Halsey Avenue and 223rd Avenue with up to 16 carts, an enclosed bar and eating hall, a participate in area, giant fork sculpture and much more, the Gresham Outlook reported in March.


As 1st noticed by The Oregonian/OregonLive, this new pod taking about the previous household of a Mount Tabor acupuncture clinic at 2216 S.E. 50th Ave. will feature a third outpost of community smash burger stalwart Burger Stevens among the its 50 % dozen carts and comprehensive bar. Focus on opening date: Mid-September.

Nob Hills Foods Carts

Soon after opening a single month into the pandemic, this Northwest Portland cart pod throughout from the since-closed Ataula at 1845 N.W. 23rd Area has a sound lineup together with tacos and mole from Tehuana Oaxacan, fantastic burgers and fresh salads from Farmer & The Beast and a thoughtful craft beer lineup from the Pour Residence.

Scout Beer on Glisan

The most current Scout Beer site is predicted to open up soon with a craft beer counter and all over 10 carts in close proximity to Migration Brewing at Northeast 28th Avenue and Glisan Street, Eater PDX first claimed. The roster is headlined by Poppyseed, a newer cart from Tim Willis (Le Pigeon) and Lissette Morales Willis (Baker & Spice) that has drawn detect for its braised brisket and its crunchy peanut butter and marionberry jelly sandwiches, the latter served on fresh-baked pain de mie.

Shady Pines

Identified a block north of Pizza Jerk at 5240 N.E. 42nd Ave., this all-vegan food cart pod opened very last spring with no-fish sushi from Sushi Love, Persian-affected ramen from Safframen and almond milk-based mac and cheese from the Los Angeles pop-up Avocadamama. The pod has currently introduced a soaring star in Filthy Lettuce, an totally plant-primarily based Southern restaurant that opened a brick-and-mortar area last thirty day period at 4727 N.E. Fremont St.

Troutdale Station

Couple specifics have emerged about this new undertaking at 151 S.W. 257th Travel in close proximity to the gateway to downtown Troutdale, but if the web site is any indicator, the job should search a large amount like its sister, Satisfied Valley station, which opened in 2015 with 18 carts wrapped around an indoor beer bar and dining hall.

The Yard Montavilla

The latest pod coming to 82nd Avenue arrives from brothers Jeffrey and Kevin Dennis, who beforehand designed apartments in Northeast and Southeast Portland. The Property, which is now capturing for a July opening at 8220 N.E. Davis St., will have close to 17 carts, like two Thai selections, vegan tacos from La Taquiza Vegana and craft beer from Scout Beer’s Joe St. Martin.

Zesti in Forest Grove

However a handful of carts have sat on the whole lot at 2131 Yew St. for some time, Forest Grove’s new pod started off to glance, nicely, a lot more like a pod very last drop, when carts such as Los Pinchis started off slinging bacon-wrapped Sonoran hot canines, The Feisty Greek & Him offered their Cypriot kebabs and breakfast burritos and a new bar opened with a lot more than 30 taps of beer and wine.

— Michael Russell, [email protected], @tdmrussell

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