Fire and Knives

Fire and Knives

Fire and Knives


Location: N Killingsworth and Greeley, North Station
Hours: Mon-Fri, 7:30am-3pm

The Story:

I get asked daily where the hot new spot will be for food carts. My answer? Q19. The lot with an onsite bar and food carts is smack in between last decade’s development and this coming decade’s new housing in NW. Prime real estate. Fire and Knives is one of those vendors who can see the long game.

Fire and Knives is one of the few vendors on the lot serving breakfast, a dish sometimes difficult to find at the carts here in Portland. While I’m the guy who wants someone to tell me what I’m going to eat (I don’t like being offered a ton of choices,) I do like me a ‘create your own breakfast’ option. Ever go to those greasy spoon breakfast joints and get the required undercooked hash browns? Not here. At Fire and Knives you can mix and match an omelet, a scramble or fried egg with a miss mash of ingredients including bacon, sausage, tomatoes, mushrooms, onions, cheddar, mozzarella and so much more. And they open at 7:30am for you early birds.

Italian Sandwich from Fire and Knives

Italian Sandwich from Fire and Knives

While I wasn’t there for breakfast, I did enjoy one of their lunches in the form of an Italian sausage sandwich with Mozzarella and marinara with fresh basil. A split sausage drowning in sauce with gooey cheese melted atop is just want I wanted on a cool autumn day. I stepped inside the Q19 bar, enjoyed a beer and watched a recap of the week’s sports while I devoured the sandwich. Oh so tasty.

Fire and Knives opens for breakfast at 7:30am and stays open till 3 to sate your appetite. Drop on by for something new when you have a craving. Let them know Food Carts Portland sent ya.

[Fire and Knives moved to North Portland in December 2012]

Sample Menu:

Breakfast: Omelet, Scramble or fried – 75c/egg

  • bacon, sausage, veggie sausage – + $1
  • Veggies like tomato, mushroom, onion, potatoes – 50c
  • Cheese – 50c
  • Home Fries – $1
  • Bananas – 75c


  • Grilled Meatball: choice of Mozzarella or Provelone; beef, $6; lamb, $7
  • Breaded Chicken – $6
  • Veggie Chicken – $6
  • Italian Sausage – $6

Hours: Mon-Fri, 7:30am-3pm
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