When I mentioned going to the art museum when it’s free, I said something about having only expensive options for dinner.
Then I got called out by Food Carts Portland, a blog that makes me hungry while reading Google Reader. Duh! Food carts!
Food carts, of course, are not unique to Portland, but I’d argue that we do them better than any other city. For one, the carts don’t have to have wheels. So, there are private parking lots in all different neighborhoods in Portland, where a number of carts get together to form little cities of delicious dining options. There are ten or eleven so-called cart pods across Portland. And the food?
Is so good.
See, people who make one thing well are the perfect candidates for operating a food cart. So there are carts that specialize in dumplings, or eggs, or waffles, or Thai food, or Balkan street food.
And the prices are reasonable. Often, you can find lunch for five dollars, and either get really full or have leftovers.
It’s a really fun way to eat lunch (or yes, dinner after the Portland Art Museum).
Check out Food Carts Portland for ways to get hungry.