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Portland Food Carts - The Oregonian's Top 10 for 2014

CNN has declared Portland to be home to the world's best street food. No wonder, since there are 400+ operational food carts at any one time out of 600 - 800 total. Unlike in cities like New York, Portland food carts tend to stay in place rather than be rolled in day-by-day.

The Oregonian just announced its list of Top 10 new food carts for 2014. And the winners are....

  • Umai PDX - best ramen
    Noon to 8 p.m., Wednesday-Sunday; down the alley at Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard and 33rd Avenue (behind Mag Big); 503-502-4428;
  • Burrasca - rustic Tuscan peasant food
    11:30 a.m. to 7  p.m., Tuesday-Saturday; 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sunday; 113 S.E. 28th Ave.; 248-882-7941;
  • Henry's Diner - best new brunch
    8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Friday-Monday; 103 E. Main St., Carlton; 503-447-6887;
  • Ash - wood-fired pizzas and farmers market vegetables
    11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Wednesday to Saturday; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sunday; 7875 S.E. 13th Ave., 503-941-0196,
  • Haan Ghin - unique Thai-like food
    11 a.m. to about 2:30 p.m., Monday-Friday; just north of PSU's Branford Price Millar Library;
  • Maine Street Lobster Company - lobster rolls
    11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday; noon to 5 p.m., Sunday; 8145 S.E. 82nd Ave.; 770-480-3437;
  • Duende - Andalusian fare
    Noon to 8 p.m., Friday-Sunday; corner of Hawthorne and S.E. 32nd Ave.; 503-208-1288;
  • Mama Chow's Kitchen - Chinese American comfort food
    11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday-Friday; noon to 5 p.m., Saturday; corner of Southwest Second Avenue and Stark Street;
  • PDX Sliders - little hamburgers and fries
    11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesday-Thursday; 11 a.m. to close, Friday-Saturday; noon to close, Sunday; 8064 S.E. 17th Ave.; 971-717-5271;
  • Thick - deep-dish pizza
    11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday-Thursday; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. Friday-Saturday; Southwest Washington Street and Third Avenue; 630-697-6581;


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Portland - Unique, Wonderful City of Coffee

Spanish Coffee at Huber's CafePortland's American Barista & Coffee school proudly calls its home town a "unique, wonderful coffee mecca." awarded Portland a High Five for being the "unlikely capital of American coffee culture" for its simple, handcrafted pour over cups of coffee (

Really it's not surprising that a city so serious about microbrewed beers and bottling fine wines would also be part of a movement to produce high-quality, artisan coffee. Coffee Bean International, the city's largest roaster, describes Portlanders as "really interested in that handcrafted, living free kind of thing," and says "coffee falls into that category when you start to learn more about it."

—Mark Tilson

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The Nines - A Luxury Collection Hotel in Portland's Living Room   2015-04-18
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Last Minute Romance Ideas -- Valentine's Day Date Ideas   2015-02-16
Historic Portland   2014-11-12
Movies Showing This Weekend in Portland Metro!   2014-11-12
Kid-Safe Halloween Fun!   2014-11-06
Halloween Fun Checklist!   2014-11-06
How To Make Sure You Use Web Images Appropriately   2014-11-06
Portland's Sustainable Luxuries & Exquisite Food Picks   2014-10-18
Fun, Kid-Friendly Attractions in Portland!   2014-10-18
Enjoy Portland through Professional Soccer   2014-10-18
There's A Store for You at Pioneer Place!   2014-09-22
Greenleaf Juicing Company   2014-09-19
Portland - Unique, Wonderful City of Coffee   2014-09-18
Ploy's Thai - Wonderful, Authentic Thai Food in SW Portland!   2014-09-18
The Ananda Health & Arts Festival in SW Portland!   2014-09-16
Way To Go, Blazers! and a Tribute to Coach Jack Ramsay   2014-09-16
Our Business Is Growing Your Business!   2014-08-19
Getting Found on the Internet Tip: Best Books   2014-08-19
Getting Found on the Internet Tip: Google My Business   2014-07-25
Portland Food Carts - The Oregonian's Top 10 for 2014   2014-07-05
Unique Things To Know About Portland   2014-06-25
Portland's Nicknames   2014-06-25
Portland's World Class Transportation System   2014-03-28
Vancouver, Washington Celebrates Neighborhoods!   2014-03-24
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