Truck Yeah


NE MLK at Lombard

The Story:

When I heard of this new truck’s name, I asked my friend to repeat it so I could hear the emphasis on the Yeah! Say it loud – Truck YEAH. Love the ingenious naming.

Truck Yeah, a fully mobile truck for you looking for one to come to your wedding, opened this past month at a new pod on the corner of NE MLK and Lombard. There has been an espresso stand there for awhile and now they are refitting the lot with electrical and other amenities to support food carts. By year’s end, there will be 3 different pods on NE MLK alone. One way to revitalize this piece of NE Portland’s history. Truck Yeah is the first to setup shop with a menu consisting of fish and chips, salads, gyros and falafel.

There are a lot of places in Portland where you can find a good falafel or gyro. I’m glad someone opened shop in my neighborhood so those choices are closer. We tried both the falafel wrap and  fried fish wrap. Falafel, crispy chickpea pattie, is a dish that needs to be made well. Bad falafel is dry and without taste and no amount of secret sauce and fix it. The falafel from Truck Yeah was well made, moist and very flavorful and wrapped in a pita with fresh chopped romaine, some tomatoes, onione and cucumbers and tzadziki, a yogurt based sauce. All the flavors together made for a great meal. For the fish wrap they had beer battered and crispy fried whitefish, a good choice. It too was wrapped in a pita with some tarter sauce, lettuce and other goodies. Again, a well made sandwich.

While Truck Yeah’s current regular location is NE MLK and Lombard, they have been spotted in SE Portland on Sunday evenings down at Devil’s Point on SE Foster around 52nd. Being mobile has its advantages. If you are in the neighborhood, head on up MLK and give Truck Yeah a try. Let them know Food Carts Portland sent ya.

Sample Menu:

  • Gyro: beef or lamb in a pita – $5
  • Falafel: crispy chickpea patties in pita – $4.50
  • Greek: cucumber and feta cheese in pita – $5
  • Fish: crispy fried whitefish in pita – $5
  • Fish and Chips: fried whitefish with french fries – $7
  • Greek Salad: cucumber, feta, olives, tomato – small, $3; large, $6
  • Tabouli: lemon parsley salad – $4
  • Couscous: pasta salad with weekly specials – $4

Hours: Monday-Friday, 11am-5pm
Phone: 503 933 4463
Twitter: @TruckYeah




  1. I’m a sucker for well made fried fish. In the USA, the trend is to cover fish with an inch of batter and deep fry the mess, resulting in a fish tasting oily doughnut. Thankfully Truck Yeah keeps the fish crispy with an thin crunchy envelope of heaven. The portions are generous. One day I’ll try something else on the menu, but I’m probably going to have to eat about a 100 of the fish pitas first.

  2. This is good stuff. I am so glad to have falafel in my neighborhood. The dude puts french fries in my falafel for a bit extra.

  3. Steve D. says

    Just had a gyro from this place today… It was amazing! The thing was huge for only 5 bucks…. Recommend to anyone.

  4. We finally made it out to Truck Yeah and had a great lunch. I tried the gyro and my boyfriend went with the fish and chips. I was kinda regretting my choice after watching the fresh beer batter being made right then and there – so light and crispy, just like it should be.
    Both meals were excellent and well worth the price – like Steve D. said, the gyro was huge. I had one at another food cart last week that cost me more and I got less. I give them two thumbs up!

  5. Having lived in that neighborhood for over 15 years, I can’t tell you how excited I am to see that corner being used in such a cool and vibrant way! I’m going to check out Truck Yeah as soon as possible!

  6. He has some Bayou blood in him. His Catfish and fried Okra was very good. He told me he sometimes does Gombo. A true litmus test of a Louisiana chef. I truly enjoy his food . It is a nice break from the fast food norm.

  7. Where did you go Truck Yeah? I need my Falafel fix! Truck Yeah has some of the best fafafel I’ve ever had hands down, but sadly he has not been there since the new year. I heard from the Cheese-stake guy that he moved in front of friend’s bar down in SE somewhere, but I don’t know exactly where. Hopefully close to my house. Give us an update if you read this, Mr. Truck Yeah. 🙂

  8. Truck yeah is no more… too bad, food was sooo good!

  9. Truck Yeah has moved to 53rd Foster in front of Devil’s Point bar nightly

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