Eclectic Eatery BBQ

Eclectic Eatery BBQ

Eclectic Eatery BBQ


Location: SE 82nd and Harney, Cartlandia
Hours: Tues-Sun, 11:30-7

The Story:

The lot at SE 13th and Lexington has hosted some great carts throughout the years and now they have a new group, just in time for spring. Eclectic Eatery BBQ is there to sate your sandwich and BBQ needs. [Eclectic Eatery moved to Cartlandia in August 2012]

Scott opened the cart after working in the food business for many years. With a BBQ attached to the front of the cart, he smokes the meat for upwards of 12-14 hours before he feels it is perfect for his sandwiches and entrees. He’s very proud of his brisket, but even more excited for his Jamaican Jerk Chicken. He put the salesmanship into overdrive trying to get us to try the chicken, but I had my sights set on the brisket, so will need to return another day.

Beef Brisket sandwich from Eclectic Eatery BBQ

Beef Brisket sandwich from Eclectic Eatery BBQ

The sandwich is slow smoked brisket rubbed with Scott’s special blend of spices and served with either sweet or spicy BBQ sauce and served with a side of coleslaw, baked beans or chips. The sandwich had a heaping amount of moist thick sliced brisket. One of those sandwiches that once you pick it up, you don’t want to put it down until you’re finished. A few of the pieces had some extra bark on them, imbued with the smoke and flavor of the grill – an extra treat. A great sandwich for $6.25.

Eclectic Eatery BBQ is the bright green cart on the lot. By spring there will be about four carts there, so make sure you weave your way to the back to try some BBQ before venturing down antique row. Let them know Food Carts Portland sent ya.

Sample Menu:

  • Pulled Pork Sandwich: slow smoked pork smothered with homemade BBQ sauce, topped with coleslaw and served on sesame seed bun – $5
  • Beef Brisket Sandwich: slow smoked BBQ beef brisket drenched with sauce and served on sesame seed bun – $6.25
  • BBQ Beef Brisket Entree: brisket served with BBQ sauce along with a side – $6
  • Jamaican Jerk Chicken Entree: chicken thighs marinated in Jamaican Jerk sauce and smoked until tender; served with a side – $6

Hours: Tues-Sun, 11:30-7
Phone: 971 678 0495
Facebook: Eclectic Eatery BBQ


  1. Went there this weekend. Dank Jamaican jerk chicken. The meat literally fell off the bone. Right amount of spice that kinda crept up on ya. Scott is a chill dude, gave me a sample of his brisket and it was bomb. The dude also has a great coleslaw.

  2. Went there today for lunch from clackamas. Guess I should have called first to see if they were open. To bad to I was looking forward to trying the chicken. O and don’t go there in a truck. The parking sux.

  3. Eclectic Eatery & BBQ says

    Eclectic Eatery is now located at Cartlandia at Location: SE 82nd and Harney, Cartlandia
    Hours: Tuesday through Sunday 11:30 to 7:00 or later if people are still showing up !!

  4. Has moved to 8145 SE 82ND AVE. Portland, OR 97266
    Had the Beef Brisket Sandwhich it was very yummy and melt in your mouth.

  5. this cart is closed as of Jan 2014

  6. Thank you.

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