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Tacos Cancun-- Lambertville

I think I found a menu here -

http://www.campusfood.com/restaurant....

A lot!

Thanks for the tip, pitterpatter...

Mar 04, 2011
JayinPortland in New Jersey

Tacos Cancun-- Lambertville

Damn, no tripas? My favorite!

:(

Ha, thanks for the link anyways. This looks like a place I'm gonna try if I can get down to Lambertville / Frenchtown again in a couple of weeks. Grew up in North Jersey, coming back for a family visit in two weeks. I sometimes live off of our numerous taco trucks here in Portland (and back in Fruitvale when I was down in Oakland...) for what seems like weeks at a time these days; a little bit spoiled, but I'm looking forward to trying some places back there.

Off to look up Mexican in New Brunswick on the boards now, closer to where I'll be staying...

Mar 03, 2011
JayinPortland in New Jersey

Final choices for Portland this weekend, critiques welcome

Oh! And bonus points for being able to check out Cheese Bar afterwards, 17 blocks east of the pod at Belmont & 60th-ish. You could even do a light lunch there, in fact...

http://www.cheese-bar.com/

Feb 17, 2011
JayinPortland in Metro Portland

Final choices for Portland this weekend, critiques welcome

I'm gonna third the suggestion to look into food carts for Saturday lunch if you're feeling up to it - beautiful weather for it, as well.

Good Food Here, at SE Belmont & 43rd, is a pod with a nice selection (a dozen or so carts). The 15 bus also stops right out front if you want / need it.

Feb 17, 2011
JayinPortland in Metro Portland

In PDX for a few days is this food excursion feasible

Yes, exactly. To clarify, I only meant to rank them in order of personal preference amongst those places on the list.

Feb 15, 2011
JayinPortland in Metro Portland

In PDX for a few days is this food excursion feasible

I think you mean "Give Pizza a Chance." Cart downtown at Stark & 5th. It's a Beautiful Pizza is the place on Belmont that shut down last year...

;)

To the OP -

I can definitely recommend K&Z's, OP, Beez Neez Sausages, a burger at Garden State, Ziba's zeljanica platter if you have the time; and if you only eat one thing from a food cart in Portland it should be Tabor's Schnitzelwich!

Seriously, a must have. I dream of the friggin' thing.

Also, consider a stop at Meat Cheese Bread (SE Stark & 14th-ish) for lunch. Loving the green bean sandwich there these days (and most everything else), I'd rank it above all but K&Z's or Tabor right now...

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Meat Cheese Bread
1406 SE Stark St, Portland, OR 97214

Feb 14, 2011
JayinPortland in Metro Portland

Fried Aku Bone - Anybody know where I can get some?

I don't really do much fish outside of salmon myself, but maybe you'll be able to find something by getting in touch with one of the places on this list -

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/699716

Jan 23, 2011
JayinPortland in Metro Portland

Fried Aku Bone - Anybody know where I can get some?

Aku is another name for skipjack tuna, but to be honest I've never heard of fried aku bone myself.

Jan 21, 2011
JayinPortland in Metro Portland

Lee's Hawaiian Islander in Lyndhurst

Would be interested to hear how this place is holding up these days. It's long been a favorite of my parents and my mother's family (all from Passaic).

We all ate there when I made the trip back home from here in Oregon for a visit two years ago, but I'll be damned if I can remember anything about the meal. Trying really hard to remember how the food was, but I'm coming up blank at the moment.

I know I enjoyed a couple beers at the little bar in front and watched a Mets game with the bartender after we ate and while the kids played outside. Ah, Mets games and beer... ;)

Nov 05, 2010
JayinPortland in New Jersey

Where to stay for good food in walking distance?

Quick correction - actually, that place is on the streetcar line (and the 77 Montgomery Park-Troutdale bus), from which you can connect to MAX with about a 15-minute ride or so...

Oct 29, 2010
JayinPortland in Metro Portland

This will stump you: Pizzoccheri - It's buckwheat pasta, but where can you find it?

Looks like this pasta is on the easier end of the "made by hand" scale, but as for premade -- best bet is probably to ask one of our coops if they'd consider carrying it? People's here in SE is very responsive to such requests...

Oct 26, 2010
JayinPortland in Metro Portland

inexpensive lunch locations

Nobody, is the (unnecessary) answer to your rhetorical question re: Tabor above...

;)

I just missed out on Lardo the other day, passed by for lunch around 11:40 but they didn't open for twenty minutes and I couldn't stick around.

(cue pose from "The Scream" painting...)

Really, really wanted to try their pork belly, tomato and arugula sandwich. Doubt tomatoes will be around by the next time I can make it up there. Bunch of other great looking stuff on their menu, though. The (lard-cooked) hand-cut parmesan & herb fries sound really good.

The People's Pig porchetta is very good.

The other nearby East Side cart pod I'd recommend is A La Carts, SE 50th & Ivon just south of Division. Very eclectic selection - wild game burgers, seafood, coffee, a SW tortilla take on 'pizza', barbecue, vegetarian, fondue, hot dogs & meatball sandwiches, schnitzel & currywurst, and of course the obligatory above-average Mexican truck with a larger-than-usual menu. And a few other things I'm not remembering off the top of my head...

If I had to choose one East Side cart pod, I'd go with A La Carts these days.

Oct 23, 2010
JayinPortland in Metro Portland

Best Coffee

Downtown, Spella (520 SW 5th, M-F 7:30-4) is one of the best. My personal favorite is Ristretto, 2 locations on the East Side - NE 42nd & Fremont, and N. Williams a few blocks north of Fremont. Barista at 13th & Glisan in the Pearl is another good choice, as is Coffeehouse Northwest at W. Burnside & 19th.

Collect 'em all!

Oct 22, 2010
JayinPortland in Metro Portland

Lunch near Reed College

Eastmoreland Market & Kitchen (3616 SE Knapp) has good sandwiches, burgers, soups, etc...

Oct 19, 2010
JayinPortland in Metro Portland

Alberta Arts District (and some other questions)

Yes, Mono Malo is in the Area 23 cart pod and they have covered seating. I believe they're open until 8 or 9.

Oct 19, 2010
JayinPortland in Metro Portland

Stopping in Portland - foodie recs, best of Portland

Hmmmm, sorry I don't think he does that. Just great fish and chips. He might know where to stop for some while you're here, though...

Oct 18, 2010
JayinPortland in Metro Portland

Stopping in Portland - foodie recs, best of Portland

SW 10th & Alder, SW 5th & Stark. Wander the (3 dozen or so) food carts in those two pods for your lunch on the way down. You'll all find something(s) you'll love. Highlights = Tabor Schnitzelwich, Korean Twist, Addy's, Nong's, Frying Scotsman.

Oct 18, 2010
JayinPortland in Metro Portland

Sunday Market?

Oh, as for gifting - as always, be sure you know what can be taken back across the border and all...

Oct 09, 2010
JayinPortland in Metro Portland

Sunday Market?

Hillsdale - yes!

Check out Olympic Provisions, they'll have a booth there tomorrow. Also, Kathryn Yeomans will be the cook in the market tomorrow, with the topic - “Goat, yak, elk - It’s what’s for dinner!” I hope I can make it over myself... :)

Definitely worth a trip if you can make it. Here's a list of who and what will be there tomorrow -

http://www.hillsdalefarmersmarket.com...

Plenty to bring back for gifting there.

As for breakfast tomorrow, not in the Pearl but just across Burnside Kenny & Zuke's is always a great choice...

Oct 09, 2010
JayinPortland in Metro Portland

Best produce selection

New Seasons or one of our co-ops (People's, Food Front, Alberta) work well in a pinch, quality and variety-wise. And then there's smaller places like Pastaworks, Eastmoreland Market...

Sep 25, 2010
JayinPortland in Metro Portland

Best produce selection

The farmers' markets are still going strong, and there's at least one running somewhere in the city every day except Friday for at least another month or so (in addition to the three year-round markets at People's, Hillsdale and Lloyd) -

http://oregonfarmersmarkets.org/direc...

I'm not too familiar with the Asian markets here, but I understand there are a couple of good ones.

Outside of the farmers' markets, you can't go wrong with a trip to a New Seasons.

Sep 25, 2010
JayinPortland in Metro Portland

Portland - Best and Fastest Trader Joes and Whole Foods Stop

Yes!

Hmmmm...

By the time the OP gets here, the Hawthorne New Seasons will be open, and from there it's only about 10 minutes or so south down SE Cesar Chavez / 39th to the TJ's below Holgate...

Sep 22, 2010
JayinPortland in Metro Portland

Weekend in Portland (breakfast and lunch ideas)

Re: food carts on weekends - the downtown carts will be closed (with a few exceptions on Saturday). On Saturday and Sunday, you'll want to head over here to the East Side and hit the Mississippi Marketplace (N. Mississippi & Skidmore), Cartopia (SE Hawthorne & 12th) or Good Food Here (SE Belmont & 43rd) cart pods.

Aug 27, 2010
JayinPortland in Metro Portland

Best spots for solo dining in Portland?

Well, there goes my first suggestion (K&Z's) for a great solo meal spot!

Generally, I don't think you'll have much of a problem dining solo in most if not all places here, at least not compared to other cities. If you want a great Portland experience while you're here, consider hitting the food carts at Mississippi Marketplace (4233 N Mississippi Ave) or Cartopia (SE Hawthorne & 12th) or Good Food Here (SE Belmont & 43rd, hit this one before 7 PM if you go) for dinner tomorrow. All close enough to downtown (if that's where you're staying), and all easily accessible via transit if you need, too.

Wide variety of selections at each, you'll be sure to find something you like!

Aug 24, 2010
JayinPortland in Metro Portland

recommendation for brewpub with good food and not too expensive

Looking forward to hearing your thoughts on food at the Killingsworth Lucky Lab, Jeff!

Can you expand?

Aug 19, 2010
JayinPortland in Metro Portland

Help narrowing down where to eat and drink in PDX!

The PSU Farmers' Market is only on Saturday, but there are other markets on Sunday and Monday easily accessible via transit. Nowhere near as big or as much of a 'destination' market as Saturday PSU, but for the most part you'll find some of the best vendors at those, too. Hillsdale Sunday (20-minute bus ride from Downtown) and Pioneer Courthouse Square on Monday (smack dab in the heart of downtown) would be your two best bets there. Although if you can make it to Saturday PSU, definitely go for it!!! :)

http://oregonfarmersmarkets.org/direc...

Also, if you have the chance don't miss the quintessentially Portland experience of eating at our food carts (in the amazing summer weather, no less). Downtown for lunch on weekdays, places like Mississippi Marketplace for weekend evenings and frites and fried pies and whatnot at Cartopia late nights if you can't sleep, or just want to experience Portland at night.

http://www.foodcartsportland.com/

I'd say no trip to Portland would be complete without a Schnitzelwich from Tabor at SW 5th & Stark!

As for public transit, everything worth eating in Portland is within easy access of a bus or MAX line (see Jill's link above), if not exactly within walking distance of where you're staying (but you do have MAX a couple blocks away, and a major bus transfer point in Rose Quarter TC one stop down).

Only other thing I can add missing from your list and Jill's comment above is to hit Bailey's Taproom downtown at SW Broadway and Ankeny for beer (they're closed Sundays, but open every other day of your stay).

Personally, I could eat at Kenny & Zuke's every day for a year (if only I could afford to eat out, heh) and never get tired of anything there. Then again, I'm a huge Jewish Deli fan originally from Newark, NJ so that shouldn't be a surprise. Highly recommended, fwiw, and no family or friend I've taken there has ever been disappointed.

Aug 12, 2010
JayinPortland in Metro Portland

Hound consort seeks two good Portland meals on bleak biz trip

Oh, if a second cart isn't a problem then I'd definitely go with Garden State up in Mississippi Marketplace for dinner. See Nettie's suggestions below. Their burger is excellent, too.

It might sound kinda like 'sandwich overload', but the Schnitzelwich and either a meatball sub or burger from Garden State are definitely different enough things so that shouldn't be a worry.

If it wasn't a Tuesday I'd also suggest the sabich (an awesome Iraqi Jewish pita sandwich w/ eggplant, egg, hummus, Israeli salad and amba which until this cart opened here last year I hadn't seen anywhere else outside of Taim in NYC) - at Wolf & Bear's on SE Morrison at 20th, but unfortunately they're closed on Tuesdays. Otherwise, they make for a great lunch / dinner (open 'til 8 PM) as well. An idea to keep in mind for next time!

Aug 05, 2010
JayinPortland in Metro Portland

Hound consort seeks two good Portland meals on bleak biz trip

Schnitzelwich, lunch. It's at Tabor, the red cart on SW Stark between 4th & 5th. Open 10 AM - 3 PM Monday through Friday, although I've gotten there at 2:30 once or twice and missed out. A horrible thing, believe me. Ruined my weekend once! ;)

Edit to add - I'd probably say forget Nong's if he's scheduled to arrive late morning all the way up at PDX. I doubt he'd make it there in time. They're open 10 AM 'til gone, and once it's gone it's gone...

Aug 04, 2010
JayinPortland in Metro Portland

Food cart lunches for a 4 Portland vacation days

I still haven't tried the muenster cheese sandwich at Tabor. Problem is that whenever I manage to get down to that area on a weekday, I can't resist The Call of The Schnitzelwich!

Jul 30, 2010
JayinPortland in Metro Portland

Food cart lunches for a 4 Portland vacation days

Okay, food carts to hit -

Downtown =

Tabor at SW 5th & Stark

Ziba's Pitas at SW 10th & Alder

Beez Neez Sausages (reindeer sausage!) at SW 3rd & Washington

Big Ass Sandwiches - if you go there, make sure you get the cheese sauce on your sandwich because otherwise it's gonna be unbearably dry.

Keep in mind that the the downtown food carts are generally closed Saturdays and Sundays,

Here on the east side, I'll second Wy-East Pizza (like Jill said it's just north of Powell here in SE, not Sandy) - get there early though, because they only make about 18 pizzas a night.

Torres de Morelos at 30th & Powell has great tripas tacos, and all other kinds of offal if you're into that.

Mississippi Marketplace - Garden State. 'Nuff said! Can't go wrong with anything there, easily a Top 3 Favorite cart of mine in Portland.

Jul 29, 2010
JayinPortland in Metro Portland