Dining Out in Portland: On the Road with The Great Food Truck Race

by in Shows, August 27th, 2013

Portland GuideThe latest stop on The Great Food Truck Race took the seven remaining teams to Portland, Ore., where city restrictions and an exotic cooking challenge awaited them. One of the stipulations was that the teams had to sell on private property, forcing most to make partnerships with local Portland businesses, such as bakeries, bars, restaurants and cafes. Two teams, Tikka Tikka Taco and Boardwalk Breakfast Empire, parked in Cartlandia and A La Carts Food Pavilion, two popular food cart pods that feature some of the city’s best mobile eateries. With all these options, it’s easy to see that Portland is a foodie’s paradise and the bustling restaurant scene is one that’s worth exploring. FN Dish has highlighted some terrific options from Food Network’s On the Road guide to Portland. Check them out below.

For a neighborhood cafe specializing in comfort food, look no further than Arleta Library Bakery & Cafe. The cafe’s specialty dishes include Sicilian hash and sweet potato biscuits with pork and rosemary sausage.

Chef Andy Rickers has used his many travels across Asia as inspiration for coming up with the dishes he serves at Pok Pok. Try his Vietnamese fish sauce wings, topped with fried garlic.

Night owls can look forward to options like The Gilt Club, a lounge frequented by local chefs who love the charcuterie and cocktails. The paprika-dusted pork rinds and the foie gras-stuffed quail are must-try items.

Get the On the Road Guide to Portland restaurants plus visit Food Network On the Road for more restaurant listings from across the nation.

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Comments (3)

  1. guest says:

    I think that the lack of comments tells you how little interest this show after four seasons has for some of us. Who really cares if the individuals that you chose to be on there actually win?

  2. Pam says:

    It made me sick hat the Hawaiian truck came o Portland and ripped people off by charging $25 for a 6-7 plate of food! Total bull! I do not think they won fairly at all in Portland! And they took advantage of their own community by as they caled it, the wireless coconut..

  3. This is a great concept that shows just how deep the market is for a food truck service. The combination of a farmers market feel with the taste of a restaurant is exactly what the consumer wants today.

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