Location: SW 5th and Oak
Over the past few years, we’ve all seen a change in the food cart pod at SW 5th and Oak. Many new carts have arrived and a few have stuck around through the growth. One cart has changed a couple of times now, but is always open. First it was Taste of Kasakhstan, then a combination of that and Gyro King. Now, it has re-opened as Crêperie – a crêpe cart. When I spoke with the crêpe slinger, Ilya, about the new cart he told me they were just trying something new.
My first introduction to crêpes in Portland was at Perierra Crêperie at Cartopia in SE. I loved that they were offering up both sweet and savory crepes. The new Crêperie received some guidance from Perierra prior to opening, so I was excited to see what they offered and glad to know cart owners help each other out. I was there during the first week, so the menu may change, but Ilya knew what he was doing with the crêpe griddle.
I ordered the chicken with Gruyere. I love that the carts are embracing these bold cheeses for their dishes. The thinly shaved chicken breast and chunks of Gruyere melded together just right on the crêpe. Everything was put together just right. I’m looking forward to trying the crêpe with arugula next time.
Crêperie is now open, going on their second week. Head on down and say hi to Ilya and try one of his crêpes – you won’t be disappointed. Tell him Food Carts Portland sent ya.
- Vanilla crêpe – $4
- Fresh strawberry with whip cream – $4
- Banana and nutella – $5
- Giradelle chocolate – $5
- Avacado and sea salt – $5
- Smore crêpe – $5
- Gorgonzola, pear, walnut and honey – $6
- Chicken and Gruyere – $6
- Fig, turkey, chevre and honey – $6
- Figs, brie, turkey and arugula – $6
Hours: Monday through Friday – lunchtime