Location: SW 3rd and Stark
Hours: Mon-Sat, 11am-7pm and later on the weekends.
Every summer I get invited to events where someone has the grill going. Invariably, they have meat or veggies on a stick for everyone to enjoy. Being winter though, those skewers are put away except for at Skewed Concoctions where they have most anything available skewered and grilled.
Zach and Katay, the owners, specialize in marinated meat and veggie skewers with an Asian theme. Thai, Hawaiian, Laotian – all of these cultures and their culinary secrets are represented on the menu and more. They have pork, turkey and chicken and even large chicken wings on skewers. If you’re looking for non-meat options, you can get a papaya salad or egg rolls. There seems to be something for everyone.
One item on the menu caught my eye due to the interesting combination of fruit and pepper. The cranberry chipotle glazed turkey skewer comes with two skewers, some rice, a salad and fried egg roll. The cranberry chipotle glaze was both sweet and smoky as the name would imply. It infused the turkey well, providing a great flavor profile throughout the meat.
Skewed Concoctions is open for lunch through dinner daily and late night on the weekends. Drop on by for a skewer or a full meal and let them know Food Carts Portland sent ya.
- Individual skewers are $2-2.50
- Pineapple Teriyaki Chicken Skewer meal – $7
- Chicken Satay Meal – $7
- Pineapple Teriyaki Pork Skewer meal – $7
- Beef Satay Meal – $7
- Orange Glazed Chicken Wing Meal – $7
- Ramen Vegetarian Pad Thai Meal – $7
- Papaya Salad – $5