Portland, Oregon Has World’s Best Street Food

Portland, Oregon has recently earned the number 1 spot for world’s best street food. Portland has a proliferation of Food Carts and they seem to be growing in numbers and locations. Some might call them lunch wagons, taco trucks or even snack shacks, but whatever you call them, they are truly a phenomenon in Portland. Locals from various places and committed food-loving tourists from all over know that some of the best food to be had in any city from Bangkok to Baja is to be had at small street stands, carts, and other non-restaurant restaurants. Besides, Food Carts are part of the culinary fabric of our wonderful city and dining in Portland wouldn’t be the same without them! Hotel Modera would love to hear about the different Carts you try as you explore Portland. Don’t forget to check out the other events we have listed blow as well!

Food Carts Portland

Guide to Food Carts in Portland, Oregon: www.foodcartsportland.com

From spicy burritos to saucy Korean barbeque, twice-fried French fries to Nutella-smeared waffles, you’ll have no trouble satisfying that craving — whatever it may be — in Portland. According to Gourmet.com, this Pacific Northwest city is doing for street food what it did for coffee at the end of the 20th century: Made up of stands, carts, trucks and even bicycles, Portland’s community of snack vendors are working hard to supply an eclectic variety of cuisines in an efficient and cost-effective way. It’s the diversity of the fare and the friendliness of both the vendors and the fellow diners that have earned Portland’s street food scene the number one spot in the world. Not sure where to begin? Fellow gastronomes recommend the Cora Y Huichol Taqueria for their tangy Mexican food and Nong’s Khao Man Gai for a serving of creamy Thai curry. Make sure to try out as many different Food Carts as possible while enjoying Portland!


Podnah’s Pit (Willamette Week’s 2011 Restaurant of the Year)

Where: Podnah’s Pit
Address: 1625 Northeast Killingsworth, Portland, OR 97211
Website: www.podnahspit.com

The secret to great barbecue, according to Rodney Muirhead, is this: “The meat goes into the smoker completely raw and comes out completely cooked.”

That sounds easy enough, but it requires a lot of patience—a virtue that many barbecue joints that pre-boil their ribs, bake their briskets and microwave their leftovers can’t seem to muster. As far as barbecue is concerned, at least, Muirhead is a paragon of patience. With his formula of good meat, wood smoke and lots of time, he has, over seven years, gone from slinging ribs at the Portland Farmers Market to running one of the nation’s great barbecue destinations. At Podnah’s Pit, Willamette Week’s 2011 Restaurant of the Year, the trout is sweet, the biscuits flaky and the brisket soft as warm butter beneath its peppery bark. Podnah’s Pit is less than 15 minutes away from Hotel Modera.



When: 7:30 pm, Friday – Sunday, October 21st – 23rd
Where: Keller Auditorium
Address: 222 Southwest Clay Street Portland, OR 97201
Website: www.pcpa.com

BLUE MAN GROUP is best known for their wildly popular theatrical shows and concerts which combine comedy, music, and technology to produce a totally unique form of entertainment. The New York Times heralds the show as “One of the most delightful performance pieces ever staged.” E! Entertainment News exclaims, “BLUE MAN GROUP is what every live performance aspires to be.” Although it is impossible to describe, people of all ages agree that BLUE MAN GROUP is an intensely exciting and wildly outrageous show that leaves the entire audience in a blissful, euphoric state. With no spoken language, BLUE MAN GROUP is perfect for people of all ages, languages, and cultures.

Keller Auditorium is a 3 minute walk from Hotel Modera.


Brewpublic 3rd Brewniversary/KillerBeerWeek

When: Friday – Sunday, October 21st – 23rd
Killer Beer Week Information: www.brewpublic.com

Killer Beer Week aims to deliver some of the best and most interesting beers the region has to offer at some of the best pubs in the Portland area.

Here’s the lineup of events for the last weekend of Killer Beer Week 2011:

Friday October 21 6PM-close | Killer Beer Fest at Bailey’s Taproom | 213 SW Broadway

Saraveza is our home away from home. The staff is our family. The beer is utterly killer every day of the year. On this night we toast our friends, family, and loved ones who make this place Beervana. Look for phenomenal offerings from Upright, Boneyard, Laurelwood, The Commons, Walking Man, New Old Lompoc, Mt. Tabor, De La Senne, and Roots. Smeirlap!

Saturday October 22 4PM-close | KBW Recovery Brunch at The Hop & Vine | 1914 N Killingsworth

This is our salute to the brewers who blow our minds and have won our hearts. Not just great brewers, but friends and those who are insane about craft beer the way we are. For this, the climax of our KillerBeer festivities, we have curated an eclectic lineup of some hard to find one-offs to share. This year’s KillerBeerFest will also feature a handful of beers brewed with Rooibos dedicated to our favorite brewer Alex Ganum of Upright Brewing.

Sunday October 23 11AM | at The Hop & Vine | 1914 N Killingsworth

The Hop & Vine is a world class destination not just for beer and wine enthusiasts but also for foodies. Proprietor Yetta Vorobik is a woman with a vision for complex and innovative flavors that open new doors for your palate to pass through. For this brunch The Hop & Vine pairs four courses with beers from four of the best local breweries: Upright, Oakshire, Laurelwood, and MacTarnahan’s. There will also be a vegan option available.

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