We Be Weiners


We Be Weiners

Location: SW 5th and Harrison
Hours: Daily for lunch

The Story:

Every pod needs a good hot dog vendor and for A la Carts on SE 50th, just south of Division, We Be Weiners fits that bill.

Chili Dog from We Be Weiners

Chili Dog from We Be Weiners

Ron “Shortz” Cunningham is the man behind the dog at We Be Weiners. A guy’s guy, Ron greets you with a hearty hello and takes your order while engaging in comfortable chit chat, genuinely interested in the customer. Using Hebrew National, considered by many as the gold standard for dogs, Ron puts together a solid frank on a bun. You can always opt for a simple dog, but why be vanilla? Live a little and order one with chili, some chopped onions and grated jack cheese, then top it with yellow mustard, ketchup and relish and you have yourself a meal! I know that sounds like a gut bomb, yet for American hot dogs, you have to amp it up.

We Be Weiners opened this past summer and seems to be doing well in the neighborhood. Most of the carts on the lots stay open into the evening and are open on the weekends. Beyond hot dogs, you can also get sandwiches if that is your bailiwick. Ron will hook you up. Let him know that Food Carts Portland sent ya.

Sample Menu:

  • Regular Hot Dog – $2
  • Chili Dog – $3
  • Polish dog – $3
  • Polish with chili and cheese – $4
  • BBQ Chicken Sandwich – $3
  • Meatball Sandwich – $3
  • Chili Cheese Nachos – $3

Hours: Daily for lunch and weekends beyond lunch
Phone: (503) 260-0586
Email: webeweiners@comcast.net



  1. Ron 'SHORTZ' Cunningham says

    Thanks for a great write up about our cart. We are open Monday thru Saturday 11:00 a.m. till 8:00 p.m. and have added items to our menu. Again thanks, Shortz

  2. my family and i loves coming down to 50th & division good dogs

  3. So, he knows he misspelled “wieners”, right?

  4. Great tube steaks! Try the Rueben Dog – it’s wonderful! Lots of kraut and special dressing. You wouldn’t expect to see biscuits and gravy at a hot dog cart, but you can get some really yummy B&G there, too….

  5. Oooh, those dogs at WBW are good! It’s hard to find a decent hot dog in my neighborhood, so it was nice to find a good hot dog stand.

  6. Had a great time at A’la Carts food pavillion. We Be Weiners has the best deals in the place and it’s not just hot dogs. I had the biscuits and gravy for dinner and it was great. My husband had the “reuben dog” that the owner “Shorts” and his wife developed for the Oktoberfest. It was such a hit, they kept it. Something for everyone.

  7. Great s picy polish sausage. And lava cake

  8. We Now Have. Buffalo Wings. $ 7.00. Hot and Ready

  9. Try our new Salsa Dog. A hebrew-national dog with salsa/chesse sauce and Salsa topping with a Fill pickle spear. $ 4.00

  10. Our newest dog. The Portlandia. A Hebrew National split with swiss cheese in the split wraped with a thick cut of bacon then deep fried served on a bun with mustard yum!

  11. The man behind the counter very nice and helpful however I was saddened when I walked up to the cart for my first time. I was expecting a hot juicy dog hot off the hot dog rollers, my spirits sunk as I heard the microwave door open and shut. I could have done that at the office.

  12. I was not into this place at all. The mass of food I got there was uninspired to say the least. I’ve been to gas stations in Manitoba that serve a better dog! If you love mustard then this is the place for you. If you’re a fan of a well crafted frank, my advice is to skip this cart entirely.

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