With Portland being home to countless food trucks and carts — many owned by Top Chef alums — it can be hard to decide where to even begin for a tasting tour. Chef Gregory Gourdet (known for his Top Chef fame, James Beard Award nominations, forthcoming restaurant Kann, and debut cookbook Everyone’s Table: Global Recipes for Modern Health) takes us on a 13-stop-tour around Portland’s diverse and ever-evolving mobile eatery scene.
Portland is known for its diverse and eclectic culinary scene, and its collection of food trucks and carts are no different. From juicy fried chicken, to Vietnamese sausage, smoked beef brisket, to Japanese-style egg salad sandwiches, it’ll be hard to not order one of everything. And while some of the spots are still on Gourdet’s to-visit list, he collaborated with other past Top Chef contestants and colleagues to provide a perfectly curated list of Portland’s best.
The level of service offered is indicated on each map point. Some spots are offering indoor and outdoor dining with capacity regulations and social distancing, while others are focusing on only takeout and delivery. This should not be taken as an endorsement for dining out, as there are still safety concerns: for updated information on coronavirus cases in your area, please visit the Oregon Health Authority’s COVID update page. Studies indicate that there is a lower exposure risk when outdoors, but the level of risk involved with patio dining is contingent on restaurants following strict social distancing and other safety guidelines.Read More