Location: NE 7th and Killingsworth at Piedmont Station
Updated September 2015: Saucy’s has reopened at Piedmont Station on NE Killingsworth. The following is from 2010. More details to come.
North Portland is getting a second Pod. Up at the intersection of N Greeley and Killingsworth, a developer has taken an abandoned gas station building and turned it into a pizza place with a lot to support about 10 food carts. The first carts arrived back in December and I first heard of Saucy’s via Byron Beck, who seems to live close-by based on his tweets and blog posts. Last week on a sunny January day, we decided to visit and see what they had to offer.
Saucy’s is a BBQ cart specializing in rib, fish and hot link sandwiches along with coleslaw and potato salad. When you arrive, you see Rick, the owner, either packaging up a plate for a customer or tending to the BBQ to the side of the cart. The smell is divine and immediately gets your belly growling. The best part? Almost everything on the menu is $2. So I had to try it all…
We picked up a rib sandwich, a hotlink sandwich, a potato salad and a fish plate which included fries and coleslaw. All for $14. And it was even a bit too much for me. I dove into that rib sandwich with gusto. I grabbed a cloth napkin in order to allow for the sauce to get everywhere. A nice thick piece of pork rib with the bone included between a nice simple roll. I just grabbed it and didn’t put it down until I was finished. A perfect rib with a great sauce that fell apart in my mouth. Super tasty.
The hot link sandwich was a Louisiana hot smothered with the same BBQ sauce that the ribs are cooked in. After the rib sandwich, I was a bit full, but powered through. I also got to nibble on the fish plate which included fried fish pieces, thick cut fries and coleslaw. A good portion for the price and a great meal.
Saucy’s is open Monday through Friday from lunch through dinner and for those prices you gotta check it out. I’m excited for the growth of the Pod and hope the new carts have the early success that Saucy’s has had. Go grab a rib sandwich and indulge. When you do, let them know Food Carts Portland sent ya.
- Rib sandwich – $3
- Fish sandwich – $2
- Hot link sandwich – $2
- Coleslaw or potato salad – $2
- French fries – $2
- Ribs, roll and salad – $8
- Fish, fries, roll and salad – $7
- Rib slabs available with sufficient notice – $25
Hours: Monday through Friday – 11am-6pm; Saturday – noon-6pm; closed Sunday
Phone: 503 807 7015