The market was started in 1992 with a mere 13 carts, today the market hosts 250 vendors. The options of fresh produce and amazing made to order food is endless. Walking through the crowd and venders in summer air was nothing short of refreshing and made me glad to be back.
Before picking up some produce Mr. Z, mom and I decided it was time for a fresh farmers market breakfast starting with Salumeria di Carlo’s Italian sausage sandwich.
Pure delicious genius.
Packed with eggs, hash browns, cheese, bacon and sauce (we went for spicy) and wrapped in a flower tortilla this breakfast burrito was everything I’d remembered.
Fully and happy we explored the vendors, sampling as we went and selecting our favorites for dinner that evening.
The food carts cannot be missed when visiting Portland. It’s without a doubt a necessary part of the fully Portland experience. Don’t worry, you can find them scattered throughout the city.
Even though we had just left the farmers market we couldn’t pass up the delicious main downtown food carts we knew were just around the corner.
Covering all four corners of a downtown city block, the SW 10th and Alder food carts offer anything and everything food related you can think of. Mr. Z and I had to take a full walk around before we could make our final decisions on what to take away.
Then we came across The People’s Pig.
The People’s Pig is a fun and very Portlandie food cart sporting some of the best smoked pig I’v ever had. The menu features all types of great grill treats.
We went for the Cubano. Now let me tell you, this is not just any sandwich, this is THE sandwich. So perfect, the pork was so perfect and tender. The bread perfectly toasted with butter and sauce.
I can tell you wholeheartedly that on my next trip to Portland this will be the first place I revisit.
Really don’t miss it.
See I rhymed – it must be true.
To end on a sweet note we headed over to The Gaufre Gourmet (this little waffle cart I’d come across online with great reviews for their ‘chunky monkey’) however when Mr. Z and I saw that they offered a MonteCristo waffle we were sold.
Though I will say it could have had a bit more strawberry topping.
If you’re a foodie, go to Portland. Really, just go. You wont be disappointed.
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