Carte Blanche

Carte Blanche

Carte Blanche

Location: SE 32nd and Hawthorne
Hours: Thurs-Sun, 12-7pm

The Story:

The ubiquitous silver Airstreams that banked so many miles on the byways of America have now carved out a second life for themselves as food carts. Carte Blanche is the newest on the scene with one pretty silver trailer.

Jesse and Ally have been friends since elementary school, so the cramped quarters of the cart don’t phase them. After culinary school, Jesse spent some time in the kitchen at Pok Pok before finding the cart on Craigslist and with the help of a fellow cart owner, got it built out and opened. Her friends and family also participated by crafting the curtains and bringing a bit of home to it. When you arrive, you’re invited under the awning where there are a few chairs and a small table so you can get out of the rain. Such a cozy spot.

Gromit's Feed from Carte Blanche

Gromit’s Feed from Carte Blanche

The menu at Carte Blanche ranges from sandwiches to bowls and salads and some tasty treats on the side. The day we visited, they were offering samples of their Kale chips which were perfectly crispy and also good for you. The Gromit’s Feed is a lamb and beef burger topped with tzatziki, caramelized onion, feta, tomato and an apple slaw then served upon a rosemary bun. Every bit of the sandwich is a flavor explosion from the burger to the bun to the slaw to the onions. So many unique flavors all put together to create a very special sandwich. I especially enjoyed how the caramelized onions mixed well with the sweetness of the apple slaw and the burger.

Carte Blanche has been open now for about a month at the corner of SE 32nd and Hawthorne with a couple of other carts. When I asked about their hours, they stated they are open till 7 or until they sell out. Be sure to try the Kale chips – something you don’t find on many menus and let them know Food Carts Portland sent ya.

Sample Menu:

[Menu changes regularly. Check the website for latest offerings.]

Hours: Thurs-Sun, 12-7pm
Phone: 971.222.8626
Twitter: @CarteBlanchePDX
Facebook: Carte Blanche



  1. Bertha Pearl says

    So, so delicious! Having the spacemans spiff and the bread pudding. This menu is only good till tomorrow, so go now!

  2. The Gromits Feed burger looks and sounds fantastic. Any other reviews on this? Nice Greek spin on the traditional burger.

  3. I love this cart!!! We stumbled on it last Friday and thought it was the best food we’ve had since we moved here four months ago. Exquisite food. Really loved the taste of bread pudding… Even my husband, who hates bread pudding, loved it. We’ll be back this week. Earlier this time so the break pudding isn’t sold out.

  4. One of the best versions of Bread Pudding I’ve ever had. Not to be taken home, but rather eaten immediately as it’s served piping hot.

    The gals who run the place are very sweet.

  5. Great to hear! A delicious product and great customer services. Sounds like a recipe for success, and I will have to try the bread pudding next time I’m around.

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