Touchdown’s BBQ

Jonathan Amato
Touchdown's BBQ

Touchdown’s BBQ


Location: SW 10th and Washington
Hours: Mon-Fri, 11am-5pm; Sat, 12pm-4pm

The Story:

In downtown Portland, it’s not too hard to find a BBQ food cart. But at Touchdown’s (which also caters, by the way), you’ll also get some warm Southern hospitality from Sandra, one of the cart owners. With family roots tracing back to Little Rock, Arkansas, she was born in Chicago and then lived in Texas before settling in Portland. BBQ must be either in the genes or picked up along the way. The cart, which has been open for nine months, started from a family passion for cooking. Gotta love those “soul food” origins; it’s all about love and food uniting as one.

Tourchdown's BBQ

Tourchdown’s BBQ

I saw a small line (perhaps 4-5 people) had formed in front of the cart. A poster board with pictures of virtually every entrée and side dish caught my eye. Mmm…BBQ. Touchdown’s had a special going the day I went: a pulled pork sandwich on  a toasted bun with cole slaw and baked beans for $7.95. The pork was juicy, flavorful, and wanted to melt on my tongue. Touchdown’s toasts the buns, so a lovely slight crunch comes with each bite. The fresh, crunchy cole slaw has some sweet connotations and is a classic pairing with the pork. The warm baked beans had a nice consistency, a good second side dish to get.

Try any of Touchdown’s other sides as well: potato salad, collard greens, mac and cheese, yams, cornbread, and garlic bread. If you’re unsure, just ask Sandra for a sample, she loves giving out samples. A cart I’d definitely go back to. Check them out! Let them know Food Carts Portland sent ya.

Sample Menu:

  • Quarterback Special: Smoke or Hot Link Topped with Cheese, BBQ pulled pork w/cole slaw ($8.95); combo w/two sides ($10.95)
  • 1st and 10: BBQ Ribs w/garlic bread ($8.95); combo w/two sides and garlic bread ($10.95)
  • Out of Bounds: BBQ Pulled Pork or Chicken Sandwich w/cole slaw ($7.95); combo w/two sides ($10.95)
  • Huddle: BBQ Chicken w/garlic bread ($8.95); combo w/two sides and garlic bread ($10.95)
  • Blitz: Grilled Smoked or Hot Link with all the trimmings ($6.95); combo w/two sides ($8.95)
  • Super Bowl Sides: potato salad, cole slaw, greens, mac and cheese, baked beans, yams, cornbread, or garlic bread
  • Starting Lineup: Soda ($1); water ($1)

Hours: Mon-Fri, 11 am to 5 pm; Sat, 12 pm to 4 pm
971 217 1193



  1. Homemade cornbread also?! Wow, i will definitely have to check her out. I also have deep southern origins and lived in Texas for most of my childhood. It’s awesome to see that there so many southerners that have settled down in Portland.

  2. Sandra won me over with a sample of her ultra-creamy mac & cheese and continued to warm my heart when I got the Huddle (bbq chicken combo). The food is a little pricier than surrounding carts, but it does not disappoint!

  3. Oh my goodness, my daughter wanted ribs for her birthday dinner and I’m a busy single parent.

    I found Touchdown’s BBQ cart via this site and it wasn’t too far from the office so I called in an order of a slab and a half to take home.

    They were utterly delicious! I have a picture of my daughter giving two thumbs up, and my other daughter (not a fan of “messy” foods) loved them too.

    Thanks so much!! 🙂

  4. Awesome BBQ pulled pork sandwich, it has so much flavor and lots of pork pilled on. The homemade mac-n-cheese and greens were cooked to perfection. Way to go Touchdowns! Go Ducks!


  6. I can’t speak about the other things on the menu but I made the mistake of having the fried chicken wings special. For 9 dollars I ended up with 6 small drumettes, a small side of greens (how small can they make this container?) and a piece of ok garlic bread. After lunch I felt hungry and ripped off. Small portions and big prices sums up my experience. Nice people at the cart but in a block full of great choices this is not one of them.
    I hope the BBQ portion of the menu is better, but I doubt I will want to risk it again.

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