Oops! I definitely visited the food carts last Friday for lunch, but didn’t get to photo-uploading until much later! So, my last week’s Street Food Friday post is today! Almost a week later. Whoops!
Downtown Portland Food Carts: 5th and Stark
We typically hit the food carts on Alder between 10th and 11th (because we live near there), but had some errands to run a bit further into downtown and wanted to walk around a little more anyway. We found our way to the food carts at 5th and Stark, and I had the TOUGHEST time deciding what to get. There’s a creole place that was tempting: Etoufee! Beignets! Jambalaya!
A Czech place with a sense of humor:
And some of Oregon’s finest fresh fish… deep fried and served up basket-style with chips. Halibut and fries? Om nom nom, indeed.
I went in thinking I wanted tacos. There are three taco stands. Then I found a Cuban cart with plantains. Platanos! I love me some plaintains. But when it came down to it, my pseudo-hangover (from the amazing dinner party the night before) won out and I opted for a big, fat juicy bacon cheeseburger.
Yes, it was the right decision.
We took our food down to the waterfront park and enjoyed an impromptu picnic by the river. NOT a bad way to spend a long lunch Friday!