Get Stuffed

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Get Stuffed

Get Stuffed

Location: SW 4th and Hall
Hours: Mon-Fri, 11:15-5pm

The Story: We have great burgers in this city, so how does one differentiate itself from the others? Get Stuffed, a food cart down by PSU, has chosen to create a well made burger with a rustic bun and high quality ingredients – just what the doctor ordered.

Get Stuffed opened this past summer, but had to close for a period of time after a kitchen fire. Now they have re-opened and the father, son and friend team are slinging away. Bob, the father, runs the window. Andy and Michael run the grill and prep the goods. Bob was great to chat with, a retiree helping out where he can with the right attitude a cart owner needs. Trust me, he’ll make you laugh. The goal is a simple, high quality product. “Dazzle them with quality.” Take a rustic bun from Grand Central and use an 80/20 chuck for the burger and you sold me. While I appreciate add-ons, they sometimes mask the quality of the burger as a whole which is why I’m there. At Get Stuffed, they put everything together just right for this burger fiend. Red leaf lettuce, tomato, ketcup and mayo. That first bite, with a bit of burger juice dripping down my chin, was magical. The bun impressed me, different than many burger buns I’ve enjoyed and I would highly recommend it. For burger fans, you need to visit, not only for a hamburger made with passion and care, but also for the witty repartee from Bob.

Burger from Get Stuffed

Burger from Get Stuffed

Get Stuffed is situated in the middle of the lot on SW 4th and Hall. They are planning on renaming themselves this winter, so we’ll update the post when that occurs. While I didn’t try them, I understand the hand cut fries in rice oil are the bomb. Drop on by, say hi and let them know Food Carts Portland sent ya.

Sample Menu:

  • Grilled Cheese  – $2.75
  • Grilled Cheese Club – $4.75
  • Burger – $5; add cheese, $1
  • Toppings – $1.50 – bacon, guacamole, mushrooms
  • Hand cut fries – $1.50

Facebook: Get Stuffed
Twitter: @GetStuffedPDX

Lily Oriental Food and Bubble Tea

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Location: SW 4th and Hall
Hours: lunchtime, weekdays

The Story: An Asian food cart serving up lunchtime nosh along with bubble tea. More details coming soon.

Phat Cart

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Phat Cart

Phat Cart

Location: SW 4th and Hall
Hours: M-F, 11am-5pm

The Story:

The food cart pod at PSU continues to evolve. You can get amazing vegan BBQ and an assortment of Thai and Mexican and now, pulled pork sandwiches and bento boxes from Phat Cart.

Sandwiched between Krua Bangkok and Fernando’s Mundo Fiesta, Phat Cart offers up a menu of sandwiches and bento boxes featuring slow cooked or stewed pork, chicken, beef or a vegetarian dish with pan fried tofu. The Samurai Sandwich I enjoyed offered up slow cooked stewed pork with tomato, sauteed zucchini and Kewpie mayo, a famous Japanese mayo that gives the sandwich a unique twist. The sandwich was wonderful with some great flavors brought out with the stewed pork. It literally melted in my mouth.

Samurai Sandwich from Phat Cart

Samurai Sandwich from Phat Cart

Phat Cart is the newest addition to the PSU pod and they have a prime spot right in the center. Drop on by for some wonderful creations and daily specials. Let them know Food Carts Portland sent ya.

Sample Menu:

  • Samurai Sandwich: slow-cooked stewed pork with tomato, sauteed zucchini and Kewpie mayo – $6
  • Stewed Pork Bento Box: pineapple gravy and served with rice, sauteed zucchini and Kewpie mayo – $6
  • Stewed Chicken Bento Box: roasted onion-tomato gravy and served with rice, sauteed zucchini and Kewpie mayo – $6
  • Stewed Beef Bento Box: roasted onion-tomato gravy and served with rice, sauteed zucchini and Kewpie mayo – $6
  • Vegetairan Bento Box: pan-fried firm tofu covered in soy gravy roasted onion-tomato gravy and served with rice, sauteed zucchini and Kewpie mayo – $6

Hours: M-F, 11am-5pm
Contact: unknown

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New Taste of India at PSU

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New Taste of India at PSU

New Taste of India at PSU

Location: SW 4th and Hall
Hours: Weekdays, lunchtime

The Story:

New Taste of India has multiple location throughout the city. Serving up traditional Indian food with large daily special that are enough to feed two people. More details coming soon.

Phone: 503 888 0489

Chilango

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Chilango

Chilango

Location: SW 4th and Hall
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:30am-7pm

The Story:

When one cart departs, someone is always there, ready to repaint and relaunch as something new. Chilango is one of the newest faces on SW 4th at the PSU pod.

When I visited the other day, it took me a few minutes of reviewing the menu to realize this cart served Mexican food. Normally, the first items on the menus are tacos and burritos. At Chilango, it is bowls. After ordering my lunch from Veronica, I asked what Chilango meant and she told me it was a boy from Mexico City and then pointed at Caesar who was making my lunch and said – him!

Chilango Bowl Taco

Chilango Bowl Taco

At Chilango, you can get soft tacos and burritos, vegetarian fare and other traditional Mexican food, but what caught my eye was the Chilango Bowl. Your choice of meat served with beans, rice, pico de gallo, guacamole, cotija cheese and handmade masa tortillas. What I pictured in my mind paled in comparison to what they served. A large portion of beans and rice covered with chicken tinga (my meat choice), a few large spoonfuls of fresh guacamole and pico. Chicken tinga is shredded chicken breast stewed with tomatoes and onions. The tortillas were amazingly fresh and putting it all together into a small little taco was a treat. The guacamole, made fresh that morning, had a hint of lemon that when paired with a bit of chicken and black bean was amazing. A very large portion, more than enough for a hearty lunch.

The bright red cart that looks like a small cabin is welcoming – especially with Veronica and Caesar there with their big smiles and wonderful food. They have an extensive vegetarian and vegan menu using tempe. Head on down if you haven’t visited the pod in awhile and give it a try. Let them know Food Carts Portland sent ya.

Sample Menu:

  • Chilango Bowl – choice of grilled chicken, asada, ground beef, carnitas or chicken tinga with black or pinto beans, rice, pico de gallo, guacamole, cotija cheese and corn tortillas – $6
  • Burrito – choice of meat with black or pinto beans, rice, lettuce, cheese, onions and cilantro – flour tortilla – $6
  • Soft Taco – corn tortilla with choice of meat with onion and cilantro – $2
  • Vegetarian Chilango Bowl – black or pinto beans, rice, guacamole, pico de gallo, cotija cheese and 3 corn tortillas – $5.50
  • Tempe Chilango Bowl – black or pinto beans, rice, guacamole, pico de gallo, cotija cheese, corn tortillas and tempe – $6
  • Breakfast Burrito – eggs, potatoes, black or pinto beans, cheese, pico de gallo – $4.50

Hours: Weekdays, lunchtime
Phone: 503 218 3352 (text to go orders)
Resources: Debit/Credit Carts accepted

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