Portland’s Best Food Trucks
Terrific food at terrific prices
Food trucks can be found all throughout the country now, but the trend kicked off in Portland and is still one of the best way to tuck into local cuisine. Here are three food courts you must check out when visiting the City of Roses.
Kim Jong Grillin’
Located in Richmond, this freestanding cart helmed by Han Ly Hwang pays homage to Korean barbecue (think bulgogi, galbi, and spicy pork). The claim to fame here is the signature Bibim Box, which features your choice of meat generously piled on rice or sweet potato glass noodles. It’s all topped with a runny egg and gochujang (spicy-sweet Korean chili paste).
Open since 2008, this cart has doled out, as the name implies, a scrumptious variety of fried potatoes and sauces. Though the classic fries and poutine are no slouch, tuck into one of the more original creations. The Satay Poutine is smothered with Thai peanut sauce and cheddar cheese curds, while the Palak Paneer Fries come with curried spinach, paneer, and cilantro chutney.
You may be surprised that some of Portland’s best BBQ can be found at a food cart. But that’s because owner Matt Vicedomini does things the old fashioned way: by smoking all of his meats low and slow over white oak. His BBQ turns out so tender and flavor – his brisket is legendary – that many items sell out quickly. So come early. And come hungry.