Portland Food Truck Recipes

In Portland, Oregon, food carts are revolutionizing the way the city eats. These 13 recipes from some of the city's best trucks first appeared in our June/July 2012 issue with Dana Bowen's story Food of the People.

Iraqi Stuffed Onions (Dolma Mahshi)
Iraqi Stuffed Onions (Dolma Mahshi)
Pomegranate molasses, coriander, and curry powder perfume the filling for these tender stuffed onion rolls.Todd Coleman
Fettuccine with Heirloom Tomatoes
Fettuccine with Heirloom Tomatoes
This homemade fettuccine is simply tossed with heirloom tomatoes and basil.Todd Coleman
Ham, Cheese, Egg, and Lemon Sandwiches
Ham, Cheese, Egg, and Lemon Sandwiches
Lemon curd and goat cheese lends this breakfast sandwich a pleasing tang. Get the recipe for Ham, Cheese, Egg, and Lemon Sandwiches »Todd Coleman
Spicy Thai Chicken Wings (Peek Gai Nam Daeng)
Spicy Thai Chicken Wings (Peek Gai Nam Daeng)
These sweet-spicy wings, bathed in a ketchup-soy hot sauce, are a specialty of the cart Nong's. Get the recipe for Spicy Thai Chicken Wings (Peek Gai Nam Daeng) »Todd Coleman
Herbed French Fries
Herbed French Fries
Classic double-fried french fries get extra savory flavor from a sprinkling fresh herbs and grated parmesan.Todd Coleman
Porchetta Sandwich
Porchetta Sandwich
This succulent roast pork is delicious served on ciabatta buns with hazelnut gremolata and lemon-caper aioli.Todd Coleman
Rigatoni in Tomato Sauce
Rigatoni in Tomato Sauce
Hearty, satisfying rigatoni is tossed in a simple tomato-herb sauce at the cart Artigiano. See the recipe »Todd Coleman
Guam-Style Chicken with Red Rice (Tininon Mannok yan Hineska' Agaga)
Guam-Style Chicken with Red Rice (Tininon Mannok yan Hineska' Agaga)
Marinated with the traditional Guam-style sauce finadene, a blend of cane vinegar, soy sauce, and aromatics, this succulent grilled chicken is served with annatto-tinged red rice at the cart PDX 671.Todd Coleman
Spaghetti all'Amatriciana
Spaghetti all'Amatriciana
This Italian pasta classic uses a slow-simmered tomato sauce infused with lots of bacon. See the recipe for Spaghetti all'Amatriciana »Todd Coleman
Guam-Style Chicken Salad
Guam-Style Chicken Salad
Marinated in cane vinegar and soy sauce, this succulent grilled chicken salad gets a dose of sweetness and heat from coconut and chiles.Todd Coleman
Chocolate-Dipped Orange Financiers
Chocolate-Dipped Orange Financiers
These moist small cakes, suffused with nutty brown butter and bright orange zest, come from chef Kir Jensen at The Sugar Cube. See the recipe »Todd Coleman
Crepes with Mushrooms, Gruyere, and Spinach
Crepes with Mushrooms, Gruyere, and Spinach
Savory beer-batter crepes get stuffed with mushrooms, eggs, gruyere, and spinach in this take on classic French quiche.Todd Coleman
Chickpeas with Mango Pickle (Zalata Amba)
Chickpeas with Mango Pickle (Zalata Amba)
The recipe for this zesty Iraqi salad, which uses pickled mango, comes from the cart Aladdin's Castle Cafe.Todd Coleman
Garlic and Dill Fava Bean Salad (Bagula)
Garlic and Dill Fava Bean Salad (Bagula)
Cumin and lemon bring a smoky and tart savoriness to this classic Egyptian bean dish.Todd Coleman