Location: SE 43rd and Belmont and a Roaming Food Truck
Hours: Mon-Sat, 11am-5pm
Need a bro-licious dog for lunch? Well, Bro-Dogs is here to help. When I walked by and saw that they offered up a jalapeño and cheddar dog, I had to bite. Also, if you’re in for a laugh, have a chat with Scott and inquire about his “bro-tastic” day.
Bro-Dogs has been open now for over 3 years at their spot on SW 5th and Stark. Not your traditional food cart, Scott sports the traditional pull behind dog cart you would normally see on the streets of NYC and is on the go most days after his lunch shift. There are plenty of people who love having him at their event.
Bro-Dogs serves up exactly what you would think – hot dogs and sausages but with a gourmet twist. The one thing different than your standard hot dog offering is their choice for bun. Scott worked with his baker Alessio to design a sandwich bun which he then cuts in half and grills one side. With the sausage and grilled onions, maybe some extra cheese or even jalapeño slices, the structural integrity of the bun stays in tact. There is not seem for everything to fall out the bottom. Ingenious!
Scott started the cart with a standard menu offering different types of sausages and sandwich creations, but over the past three years, he has evolved to offer a plethora of extras one can stack above a jalapeno-cheddar or bratwurst sausage. One creation, simply named “Dude” is your choice of sausage, grilled onions, cheese, mac n’ cheese, jalapenos, and bacon. A crazy mess what makes every eater who tries one smile. Don’t like onions? Scott will leave them out. He’ll pretty much interview you about what you like and what you don’t like on your sandwich and make some strategic recommendations to sate your appetite.
Bro-Dogs has proven itself over the years and is now a staple in Portland’s cart scene. You’ll usually find Scott and his bright red cart at local events or fairs and maybe a wedding or two. On your next visit, chat with Scott and have him design your sandwich. Check out Bro-Dogs before the rains come and tell them Food Carts Portland sent ya.
[Post updated July 2012 to reflect changes after 3 years of business]
Sample Menu (see vendor for current menu and pricing):
- Classic Bro-Dog: all beef Sabbrett
- Derek’s double dog: 2 x Sabrett
- Polish: 1/4 pounder
- Jalapeno cheddar
- Chicken apple – (huge) –
- Vegan –
Hours: Monday-Saturday, 11am-5pm