Portland Oregon is beautiful and bohemian. A remake of the Haight Ashbury district in San Francisco circa 1960. The street food scene is well established here. I am always amazed at what fantastic food is dispensed from a portable vehicle the size of a bathroom.
This particular street pod is extremely popular. It is located right in the middle of a residential area and is fairly permanent. D-Street Nosh Pod located at SE 32nd and Division. An old parking lot converted. One of my biggest complaints about street food is the lack of seating, but not here.
Nice covered tables for shelter when the rains come. Some of the wagons switch out but for the most part you got your regulars. The atmosphere is warm and friendly, not much of a wait when I was there mid-week. Food Network is filming on Saturday so I would imagine the place will be packed.
Naturally I hit the Pie Spot first, then decided to go with Mac and Cheese truck to finish. Pie Spot has single serving pies called pie holes for $3.50.
I got the marionberry pie and wow my mouth was bursting with flavor. Perfect ratio of filling to crust and tons of crumble on top.
They also offer regular size pies and savory pies. Some of the regular flavors are S’more, Chocolate Peanut Butter, and Lemon Vanilla Bean. Candied yam, bacon, and pecan was a seasonal flavor. Heirloom tomatoes with cheddar, and mushroom Gruyère are a couple of the savory types.
Next up the Mac and Cheese cart! Decisions decisions. I went for it- The First Date with diced tomatoes, major garlic, blue cheese, bacon, and hot sauce! Not kissing anyone after this
I ate away the top half of blue cheese for the photo-op. Scrumptious and full-bodied. Glad I ate the pie first ’cause this did me in. Had garlic breath for days. Sooooo worth it.
REMEMBER EAT SOMETHING SWEET EVERY DAY!