10 new foodstuff cart pods to take a look at or foresee from Southeast Portland to Forest Grove

Final week, we profiled Collective Oregon Eateries (3612 S.E. 82nd Ave.), a new meals cart pod, which presently has a single of Portland’s most impressive selection of carts, despite just keeping its grand opening on June 5, and with numerous open slots and an overall indoor food stuff hall still to come. That pod, referred to as Core for limited, signifies a higher change for pods them selves, that signature Portland foodstuff earth creation that the moment ruled the city’s centre but is significantly observed closer east of 82nd Avenue and in the city’s suburbs — see: Beaverton’s huge pod, BG Food items Cartel (4250 S.W. Rose Biggi Ave.), now a Washington County vacation spot.

Down below, discover 10 new pods that opened during the pandemic or system to open in the near foreseeable future from Southeast Portland to Forest Grove.

Carts on Most important

Hillsboro’s 1st food stuff cart pod opened before this yr, incorporating a great deal-desired outside seating to the lot at 365 E. Key St. up coming to Amelia’s Mexican cafe. Featuring Mad Greek Deli, Kama’aina and Up ‘N Smoke BBQ Pit, the new pod arrives thanks to Boro Burgers proprietor Larry Riviera and the metropolis alone, which chipped in $29,000 in funding from its share of the federal CARES Act, the Hillsboro Information-Instances documented in January.


At first supposed as a pre-video game alternative for Blazer game titles and concerts at the Moda Centre (the title is a perform on “courtside”), this petite pod and attached bar opened all through the early days of the pandemic at 1825 N. Williams Ave. with waffle sandwiches, Korean ease and comfort food stuff and the great but sadly short-lived pasta cart L’Unico Alimentari.

Fairview Foodstuff Cart Plaza

Nevertheless the task has yet to be formally named, the City of Fairview is deep in the scheduling system for a new pod at the corner of Northeast Halsey Street and 223rd Avenue with up to 16 carts, an enclosed bar and eating corridor, a enjoy place, big fork sculpture and far more, the Gresham Outlook described in March.


As initially noticed by The Oregonian/OregonLive, this new pod using about the former home of a Mount Tabor acupuncture clinic at 2216 S.E. 50th Ave. will characteristic a 3rd outpost of area smash burger stalwart Burger Stevens amongst its 50 % dozen carts and whole bar. Target opening day: Mid-September.

Nob Hills Foods Carts

Right after opening a person thirty day period into the pandemic, this Northwest Portland cart pod throughout from the considering that-shut Ataula at 1845 N.W. 23rd Spot has a solid lineup such as tacos and mole from Tehuana Oaxacan, excellent burgers and fresh new salads from Farmer & The Beast and a considerate craft beer lineup from the Pour Household.

Scout Beer on Glisan

The most recent Scout Beer site is envisioned to open quickly with a craft beer counter and all-around 10 carts around Migration Brewing at Northeast 28th Avenue and Glisan Road, Eater PDX to start with documented. The roster was to be headlined by Poppyseed, a newer cart from Tim Willis (Le Pigeon) and Lissette Morales Willis (Baker & Spice) that has drawn discover for its braised brisket and its crunchy peanut butter and marionberry jelly sandwiches, the latter served on refreshing-baked agony de mie. Update, June 20: Willis tells The Oregonian that Poppyseed no for a longer period designs to be a part of the nonetheless less than-development Scout pod.

Shady Pines

Observed a block north of Pizza Jerk at 5240 N.E. 42nd Ave., this all-vegan food items cart pod opened final spring with no-fish sushi from Sushi Appreciate, Persian-influenced ramen from Safframen and almond milk-based mac and cheese from the Los Angeles pop-up Avocadamama. The pod has currently launched a soaring star in Soiled Lettuce, an completely plant-based Southern cafe that opened a brick-and-mortar locale previous thirty day period at 4727 N.E. Fremont St.

Troutdale Station

Couple of particulars have emerged about this new venture at 151 S.W. 257th Push close to the gateway to downtown Troutdale, but if the web page is any sign, the challenge should search a whole lot like its sister, Joyful Valley station, which opened in 2015 with 18 carts wrapped about an indoor beer bar and eating hall.

The Property Montavilla

The most up-to-date pod coming to 82nd Avenue will come from brothers Jeffrey and Kevin Dennis, who beforehand formulated residences in Northeast and Southeast Portland. The Lawn, which is now shooting for a July opening at 8220 N.E. Davis St., will have all around 17 carts, together with two Thai alternatives, vegan tacos from La Taquiza Vegana and craft beer from Scout Beer’s Joe St. Martin.

Zesti in Forest Grove

Nevertheless a handful of carts have sat on the great deal at 2131 Yew St. for some time, Forest Grove’s new pod started off to search, nicely, extra like a pod final slide, when carts these kinds of as Los Pinchis started off slinging bacon-wrapped Sonoran sizzling dogs, The Feisty Greek & Him made available their Cypriot kebabs and breakfast burritos and a new bar opened with more than 30 faucets of beer and wine.

— Michael Russell, mrussell@oregonian.com, @tdmrussell