Cobra Dogs

Cobra Dog

Cobra Dog

Location: Government Camp, OR on Mt. Hood


I’ve been out on a roadtrip for the past few weeks seeing America. As we rolled through Oregon on the way home after 8500+ miles, I thought to myself – “hey, we should stop by Cobra Dog while we’re in the neighborhood.” I’m glad we did.

Cobra Dogs is a food cart up in Government Camp at the base of Mt. Hood. Cory Grove opened the cart up there during the summer months to cater to the snowboard and ski crowd. Did you know that Mt. Hood, specifically Palmer Glacier at Timberline, is the only place in the continental US that you can ski year around? That is why Government Camp is bustling with teens from every state in the union and beyond who just want some lunch after a long morning on the mountain. Captive audience.

Cobra Dogs sells hot dogs and brats, including veggie dogs. I opted for the Hot Snake Brat with Cobra sauce and jalapenos. Sounds good doesn’t it. A Hot Snake Brat is a bratwurst on the hot side, similar to a Louisiana Hot. The dog came served on a larger than normal french roll type bun with the aforementioned Cobra Sauce and a sprinkling of jalapenos. Holy smokes was it hot. My mouth was burning for awhile after I noshed it down. The Cobra sauce is Cory’s famous spicy sauce that he offers on any order and I highly recommend it. My wife enjoyed the “Very Veggie” dog. Served up hot, it was a great dog I was told.

Cobra Dogs is in its final days of the summer session. I’m glad I stopped by when I did since they close their doors for this summer on Friday, August 15. But don’t fret, Cory plans on travelling around with the cart to different events, so if you can’t get up there before Friday, you may be able to find him in the fall. I suggest a roadtrip. Oh, and when you do get your Cobra Dog, be sure to ask for it “Cobra Style” and tell them FoodCartsPortland sent ya.

Sample Menu:

  • All Beef Boa – 100% beef dog – $4.50
  • Cheddaconda – Frankfurter infused with real Tillamook cheddar – $5
  • Brattlesnake Brat – German brat with a hint of black pepper – $5
  • Hot Snake Brat – German brat on the hot side – $5
  • Very Veggie – tofu based veggie dog – $5
  • assorted drinks and munchies – $1-$2
  • toppings include jalapenos, onions, relish, cream cheese, sauerkraut, cobra sauce, etc.

Hours: June 15 to August 15, 1pm to 9pm
Twitter: CobraDogs

Altengartz German Bratwurst


Altengartz Bratwurst

Location: SW 10th and Alder Parking Lot


Bratwurst. Brat. The best known and most basic of German Sausages. Everyone knows it and everyone has had one – even veggie brats. Jameson Wittkopp, the owner of Altengartz has built a business behind the Brat. Not the bier sausage, not the weisswurst, not the kielbasa – just the Brat. Jameson’s bratwurst are all natural pork sausages and he prides himself that the dogs are hormone free and Made in Oregon.

I have enjoyed a few Altengartz Brats over the years. The truck has been in the 9th and Alder lot for a few years now, kinda the elder statesman of the bunch. I recently visited and enjoyed the garlic brat. I assumed it may be a brat with chunks of garlic in it, but as I pointed out above, there isn’t anything but a traditional brat sold there. The dog I enjoyed was a perfectly cooked brat with fresh garlic mixed in with Sauerkraut. Throw in some stone ground mustard and…well…yum.

The Altengartz cart offers both a traditional Bratwurst and a Veggie Brat with all the fixins.  They also do a hamburger if that is your thing.  Salads? Yep. And they are affordable.


Sample Menu:

  • Bratwurst – $4.50
  • Double Bratwurst – $6.50
  • Veggie Brat (chickpea base) – $4.50
  • Toppings – 5oc each – grilled onions, sauerkraut, cheese, garlic
  • Potato Salad  – $1.25
  • Baked Beans or 4 bean salad – $1.25
  • drinks and sodas and chips also

Hours: Lunch weekdays
503 699 4962 or 1 866 Top Brat