Location: SW 3rd and Ankeny
11pm on a Friday night and I needed to nosh. I knew there was a new cart downtown at SW 3rd so decided to pay Mason Goche (Go-Shay) and his Killa Dilla cart a visit. As I walked up, I asked what the specials were. Mason’s answer? “Fresh caught albacore my uncle dropped off….” Holy crap! Sold!
Killa Dilla has the cutest cart with the most awesomest sign/cart combo. 10 points just for presentation! Mason Goche opened Killa Dilla as a late night cart to serve Portland’s club scene. On the same block as Dante’s and directly across from both Voodoo Doughnut and Berbati’s Pan, Killa Dilla will do just fine. Mason decided to call his creation a “dilla” in order for people to have a familiarity with the item. Mason doesn’t serve Mexican food, more of a unique twist on a NW quesadilla. Oh, and no dill pickles either…
As stated, Mason sold me on the fresh line caught albacore tuna. He started with a large tortilla on the grill, then added Mozzarella cheese, the albacore and finally some cabbage, marinated onions and his secret tangy sauce. This creation, along with a little of his secret spicy sauce, was simply amazing. Hot, chewy, cheesy, and spicy. I only got a few bites when it was commandeered by another who never returned it. I’m glad I got what I did. This Dilla was truly a work of art and I can’t wait for another opportunity when I’m downtown late night looking for a bite to eat.
Killa Dilla is open on the weekend nights – Thursday through Sunday – from 9pm-2:30am. If you are downtown for an event or a show or just need a reason to get something tasty, go visit Mason and enjoy a Killa Dilla, you won’t be disappointed. Let him know Food Carts Portland sent ya.
- Cheese Dilla – Mozzarella with special seasoning – $3
- Chicken Sausage Dilla – Mozzarella with chicken sausage – $5
- Albacore Dilla – Mozzarella with wild hook line caught albacore – $5
- Veggie Dilla – Mozzarella, special seasoning, cabbage, marinated red onions, special tangy sauce – $5
- Albacore Killa Dilla – Mozzarella, cabbage, marinated red onions, tangy sauce – $7
Hours: Thursday-Sunday: 9:30pm-2:30am