Hold the phone, is this seriously a post for tacos? Are you trying to tell me there’s some grand secret for browning some ground beef in a skillet, adding some spices and then piling it into a crunchy store-bought shell with lettuce, cheese and salsa? Look closer, my friend. That there taco isn’t a standard issue Taco Bell remake. So what gives? It’s a pre-Taco Tuesday Taste-Off.
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Imagine a life without Mexican food. No tacos, no burritos, no enchiladas, no nachos, no refried beans, no mole, no posole. No such thing as Taco Tuesday, no guacamole for the Super Bowl, no chips and salsa, no tamales at Christmas, no combo plates. No Cinnamon Crispas, no Doritos. Just the thought is like falling into a spinning vortex, “Nooooooooooooooooooo!!!”
Portland has an amazing food cart culture offering a broad mix of international cuisines, including Cuban, Ethiopian and Czech, as well as American favorites — cheese steaks, sausages and fries. And while taco trucks might be a dime a dozen in other parts of the country, they may not be the first thing you think of when someone mentions Portland.
We’ve walked by the food carts in downtown Portland a few times, always on a weekend, because we just don’t seem to plan trips on weekdays when most of them are open. This time we got smart, planned a trip arriving on Friday and got there in time for lunch. I’ve been bookmarking food carts to try for ages — Kim Jong Grillin, Solar Waffle Works, Chili Pie Palace, but for this quick trip, we were centered downtown, which focused our options.