Location: SE 43rd and Belmont
Hours: Wed-Sun, 11am-8pm
Good Food Here. That is the name of the newest pod in SE Portland hosting food carts. I believe every pod could take on this title in this fine city with all the wonderful carts we have. One addition to the new pod is Dog Eat Dawg, a traditional hot dog cart with a little extra on the menu.
Dog Eat Dawg is the partnership between Van and Dan who recently relocated their cart from Coeur d’Alene ID. While Van and Dan serve up great Chicago style dogs using Nathan’s Kosher all beef wieners, they contribute to the community while they are at it. While in Coeur d’Alene, they partnered with a local animal shelter to profile an available dog as their special Dog of the week. A different special was named and crafted with the dog in mind. They are bringing that community spirit with them by donating $1 to the Oregon Humane Society for each dog of the week special.
Are you a hot dog connoisseur? If so, you may want to visit with Dan as he seems to know his franks. The Chicago Dog I enjoyed started with the Nathan’s 1/4 lb frank topped with tomato wedges, a pickle spear, raw onions, deli mustard, sweet relish, celery salt and topped with a sport pepper. We joked because Dan stated some customers who don’t know what a traditional Chicago dog is sometimes ask for ketchup. I guess that’s sacrilegious for the faithful. While they prepped my dog, a customer ordered a Philly Cheesesteak. My ears perked up when I heard Dan ask if they wanted Whiz. WHIZ! In Philly, cheesesteaks can be ordered with Cheesewhiz as a topping option and I simply love it. I haven’t been able to find it available here in Portland until now.
I am happy to see a neighborhood pod get a great hot dog and sandwich cart like Dog Eat Dawg. Dan and Van will great you with a smile and feed you their best. Try some of the garlic fries if you can. Dan insisted we try some on the house and they were brilliant. Its the batter I guess. Drop on by Good Food Here and say hi to Dog Eat Dawg and let them know Food Carts Portland sent ya.
[Updated December 2010 with new hours]
- 1/4 lb Kosher Beef Dog – $3
- 1/4 lb Chicago Dog – $4
- 1/4 lb Chili Cheese Dog – $4
- 1/4 lb Dog of the Week – $4
- Philly Cheesesteak – $5.50
- Combinations with dogs, fries and drinks available between $5.75 and $7.75
Hours: Wednesday-Sunday, 11am-8pm