Cartopia – Hawthorne – Portland

Portland is becoming very well known for our food carts. At any given time this city has over 200 carts, with any and all types of food you can imagine. Food Carts Portland is an awesome resource for information about it all.

The food cart pod at 12th and Southeast Hawthorne is called Cartopia, and Jason, Basil and I visited the other day while out running errands. There are several food choices at this location, with two rows of picnic tables in the middle.

Basil checks out the menus with a boost from Jason:

Our first stop was Potato Champion, where they serve up Belgian-style pomme frites with a huge list of amazing dipping sauces to choose from. They also have poutine and pb & j fries on the menu.

We ordered a medium cone of fries with a rosemary truffle ketchup and a pesto mayo. Their fries are perfectly seasoned, crispy with soft centers. The rosemary truffle ketchup was amazing, and for not really liking mayo, the pesto mayo was tasty too. Making the fries when you order them means you wait for fresh hot fries.

We also shared a crepe from Perierra Crêperie. I ordered and then watched them pour the crepe and fill it.

Prosciutto, fig, goat cheese and honey. Sweet and savory and lovely and delicious! This was a perfect midday snack to fuel our errands, and Basil enjoyed the people watching…

Does your city have many food carts?

Potato Champion (Food Cart) on Urbanspoon

Perierra Crêperie (Food Cart) on Urbanspoon