Po'Town Vittles

Po'Town Vittles

Po'Town Vittles

[Updated 3/2010 – cart no longer at this location – unknown whereabouts.]

Location: SW Moody and Abernathy in South Waterfront


Vittles. Love that word. Vittles. I think I actually use it more in casual conversation than I am aware of. When I heard there was a cart named Po’ Town Vittles, I knew I had to check it out. It was worth it.

Po’ Town Vittles had a great menu of sandwiches and salads. I was drawn there by the lure of fish and chips. I’m a huge fan of good fish and I haven’t discovered a cart yet that offered it. The fish is creole seasoned tilapia and the chips are double fried for extra tastiness. When we arrived and eyed the menu and specials, I almost changed my mind. Wow, some of the best sounding sandwiches I have seen offered. They even offer a muffuletta which makes my mouth water just thinking about it. The special of the day when we were down there was a Carolina Sand Lapper pulled pork sandwich. My buddy who foodcarts with me daily ordered that and in his words – it was one of the best he’d tasted.


My other foodcart friend ordered a Spring Chicken Dijon salad with cherry tomatoes, currants, blue cheese and tender fried chicken pieces on a bed of fresh salad greens. We were all pretty jealous of his meal. I almost abandoned my tilapia to go order the salad. Wow, what generous portions.


Po’ Town Vittles is located in South Waterfront, the area down south of the Marquam bridge where the new condo towers are going up. You can get down there by car, but it is challenging. I would suggest taking the streetcar or riding your bike. An added bonus would be riding the tram up to OHSU on a sunny day.

Sample Menu:

  • Fish and Chips – $5
  • Seafood basket – seasoned tilapia, shrimp and oysters – $6
  • Spring Chicken dijon salad – $6
  • Muffuletta – salami, mortodella, olive spread – $5
  • Fried Chicken – spicy chicken breast with comeback sauce – $5.50
  • Fries – old school twice cooked fries – $1.50 and $2.50

Hours: Lunchtime weekdays
Contact: Unknown
Website: Unknown




  1. Ye Olde Poor Towne Victuals.

  2. Po’Town is soooooo delicious and I like that they fry in trans-fat-free oils! :).

  3. July 3, 2009 are you open ? ? ? ?

  4. Just checked out Po’Town. Nice guy who runs it, makes a GOOOOD fried-chicken sandwich. Cabbage, red onion, chile peppers, and cilantro on a good bun.

    I’m goin’ back!

  5. po town vittles says

    I apologize to anyone who’s been by the cart lately, because I’ve been closed. I had some problems with refrigeration and now after 3 replacement refrigerators I finally have one that is up and working. I will reopen on Friday the 21st of August.
    Also, thankyou for the wonderful review and I will continue to improve my offerings. Soon I plan to add red beans and rice to complement meal plates like fried chicken, seafood and pulled pork. Later skaters; I hope to see you in the future.

  6. Went by today — cart was not there. There was a “Rip City” something or another; didn’t feel like eating quite that much meat.

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